Fading Frontier, the highly anticipated new album by Deerhunter, is released worldwide today.
After sharing the video to new single 'Living My Life' earlier this week, and riding on a wave of critical acclaim, Deerhunter's new record is now available to buy on LP, CD, digitally and stream on all platforms.
Fading Frontier, Deerhunter’s seventh studio album, was written and recorded in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, with production duties shared by the band and Ben H. Allen, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s acclaimed Halcyon Digest. Fading Frontier also features contributions from Broadcast’s James Cargill and Tim Gane from Stereolab. You can learn more about the record at the band's new interactive website, which features a concept map designed by Bradford Cox, here.
"Remarkable album, one that only grows more awesome with each listen." - NME *****
"Thrilling” - Uncut (9/10)
"Certainly belongs in any discussion of their best." - Spin (9/10)
"Phenomenal" - Under The Radar (9/10)
"Deerhunter's most content, warm and plainspoken work to date." - Pitchfork (8.4 - Best New Music)
"Takes the band into more straightforward pop territory - but there's still a deep disquiet to it all." - The Guardian **** “Deerhunter’s most accessible songs yet are also their most affecting.” MOJO ****
Following the death-rattle garage catharsis of Monomania, the group have shifted towards something strikingly balanced, focused on melody and texture. The songs are brighter; if not in content, then in the album's production. Starkness plays against clutter in what is the band’s most complex yet accessible work to date.
Cox and Pundt share lead vocal duties (a first for the band) on the enthralling ‘Breaker’, while the darker ‘Take Care’ (featuring Broadcast’s James Cargill on synthesizers and tape manipulation) and ‘Leather and Wood’ – a strange hybrid of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian grey-skied science fiction, and the most spartan Motown downer imaginable – paint a varied spectral landscape. Elsewhere, the likes of ‘Snakeskin’ showcase a sinister flirtation with minimalist funk, whilst Pundt makes a typically masterful statement with the synth-diffused ‘Ad Astra’, which culminates in one of the album’s most transcendent moments.
Fading Frontier shows that a decade in, Deerhunter has lost none of its intensity. As the group matures, so they have grown into the most consistent purveyors of art-rock of their generation.
Stream on the platform of your choice here.
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