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Deerhunter | Halcyon Digest

The only reason Halcyon Digest doesn't get a perfect four stars is that absolute classic isn't Deerhunter's style.
4AD (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 01, 2010

2009: Year in national pop

These days, it's not so easy to feel useful as a music critic.
The cocky and the cock-blocked
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 25, 2009

Privacy policy

When last we left Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, it was November of 2008, and he was ready to put that year to bed. A couple of months earlier, an eager fan downloading one of Cox's many "virtual seven-inches" had sleuthed out a whole Mediafire folder full
Atlas Sound shines through on Logos
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 16, 2009

Off the record?

Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009
New Atlas Sound featuring Panda Bear, "Walkabout"

New Atlas Sound featuring Panda Bear, "Walkabout"

Remember when Bradford Cox had that freakout after someone found the rough sketches of the next Atlas Sound album on an unguarded Mediafire account? He...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 21, 2009

Practice makes precious

After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 12, 2009


Market demand

The first time I saw Deerhunter was two years ago at Emo’s in Austin, as part of SxSW.
Deerhunter’s redistribution of rock
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 03, 2008

Adolescent funks

Bradford Cox reminds me of my man Polyphemus — not just the one Odysseus conned in the cave but the one posted up in the countryside and pining in song for the sea nymph Galatea.
Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox takes a solo shot
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  February 19, 2008

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008

Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007

The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007


Chicago-based experimental

Rarely is one label responsible for so many of the year’s best releases.
The year of Kranky
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  September 24, 2007

Amerindie Echoes

There were no frocks or fits of self-abuse on stage.
Deerhunter, Institute of Contemporary Art, July 12, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 23, 2007

Off the record: Week of May 11, 2007

The Battles album Mirrored plays like an impossibly taut hipster remix of an air strike from Star Wars .
The National, Battles, Handsome Furs, and Deerhunter
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 09, 2007


From their MySpace quote (“the sadness of laughter”) to this album’s glorious failure to wed atrophied guitar drones with screw-it-all garage-rock propulsion, the Atlanta psych-rock act Deerhunter seem obsessed with paradox.
Cryptograms | Kranky
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  January 30, 2007