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Microcastle

27th October 2008

Microcastle is the follow-up to 2006’s critically lauded Cryptograms and was recorded over the course of a week at the Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn, NY with studio proprietor Nicolas Verhes (Les Savy Fav, Silver Jews).

The band on the record are a four-piece consisting of Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Joshua Fauver and Moses Archuleta (they have since been joined by an additional guitarist, Whitney Petty). All tracks on the record feature Bradford on lead vocals except ‘Agoraphobia’ and ‘Neither of Us, Uncertainly’, which are fronted by guitarist Lockett Pundt, while ‘Saved by Old Times’ also features a vocal collage by Cole Alexander of the Black Lips.

In addition to Microcastle, Deerhunter have added Weird Era Cont., a bonus disc of brand new material. An album in it’s own right, the band wanted it to appear with little fanfare and as a surprise to the fans on release day.

1 Cover Me (Slowly) 1.21
2 Agoraphobia 3.23
3 Never Stops 3.03
4 Little Kids 4.23
5 Microcastle 3.40
6 Calvary Scars 1.35
7 Green Jacket 2.09
8 Activa 1.49
9 Nothing Ever Happened 5.50
10 Saved By Old Times 3.49
11 Neither Of Us, Uncertainly 5.25
12 Twilight At Carbon Lake 4.20
1 Cover Me (Slowly) 1.21
2 Agoraphobia 3.23
3 Never Stops 3.03
4 Little Kids 4.23
5 Microcastle 3.40
6 Calvary Scars 1.35
7 Green Jacket 2.09
8 Activa 1.49
9 Nothing Ever Happened 5.50
10 Saved By Old Times 3.49
11 Neither Of Us, Uncertainly 5.25
12 Twilight At Carbon Lake 4.20
1 Backspace Century 2.18
2 Operation 4.04
3 Ghost Outfit 0.33
4 Dot Gain 3.19
5 Vox Celeste 3.34
6 Cicadas 2.26
7 Vox Humana 2.32
8 VHS Dream 2.31
9 Focus Group 2.48
10 Slow Swords 3.25
11 Weird Era 2.40
12 Moon Witch Cartridge 1.31
13 Calvary Scars II/Aux. Out 10.09
1 Cover Me (Slowly) 1.21
2 Agoraphobia 3.23
3 Never Stops 3.03
4 Little Kids 4.23
5 Microcastle 3.40
6 Calvary Scars 1.35
7 Green Jacket 2.09
8 Activa 1.49
1 Nothing Ever Happened 5.50
2 Saved By Old Times 3.49
3 Neither Of Us, Uncertainly 5.25
4 Twilight At Carbon Lake 4.20
1 Backspace Century 2.18
2 Operation 4.04
3 Ghost Outfit 0.33
4 Dot Gain 3.19
5 Vox Celeste 3.34
6 Cicadas 2.26
7 Vox Humana 2.32
8 VHS Dream 2.31
9 Focus Group 2.48
10 Slow Swords 3.25
11 Weird Era 2.40
12 Moon Witch Cartridge 1.31
13 Calvary Scars II/Aux. Out 10.09
1 Cover Me (Slowly) 1.21
2 Agoraphobia 3.23
3 Never Stops 3.03
4 Little Kids 4.23
5 Microcastle 3.40
6 Calvary Scars 1.35
7 Green Jacket 2.09
8 Activa 1.49
9 Nothing Ever Happened 5.50
10 Saved By Old Times 3.49
11 Neither Of Us, Uncertainly 5.25
12 Twilight At Carbon Lake 4.20
1 Cover Me (Slowly) 1.21
2 Agoraphobia 3.23
3 Never Stops 3.03
4 Little Kids 4.23
5 Microcastle 3.40
6 Calvary Scars 1.35
7 Green Jacket 2.09
8 Activa 1.49
9 Nothing Ever Happened 5.50
10 Saved By Old Times 3.49
11 Neither Of Us, Uncertainly 5.25
12 Twilight At Carbon Lake 4.20
1 Cover Me (Slowly) 1.21
2 Agoraphobia 3.23
3 Never Stops 3.03
4 Little Kids 4.23
5 Microcastle 3.40
6 Calvary Scars 1.35
7 Green Jacket 2.09
8 Activa 1.49
9 Nothing Ever Happened 5.50
10 Saved By Old Times 3.49
11 Neither Of Us, Uncertainly 5.25
12 Twilight At Carbon Lake 4.20
13 Little Kids (Demo) 4.02
1 Backspace Century 2.18
2 Operation 4.04
3 Ghost Outfit 0.33
4 Dot Gain 3.19
5 Vox Celeste 3.34
6 Cicadas 2.26
7 Vox Humana 2.32
8 VHS Dream 2.31
9 Focus Group 2.48
10 Slow Swords 3.25
11 Weird Era 2.40
12 Moon Witch Cartridge 1.31
13 Calvary Scars II/Aux. Out 10.09

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20th May
'Microcastle' LP Repress To Include 'Weird Era Cont.' Bonus Album

'Microcastle' LP Repress To Include 'Weird Era Cont.' Bonus Album

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On 30th June, Microcastle will be released to buy on vinyl through 4AD, along with Weird Era Cont. which hasn't previously been available on the format outside of the US.

Initially released in October 2008, the critically acclaimed Microcastle was recorded over the course of a week in Brooklyn with Nico Vernhes on production detail, and represented the highly anticipated follow-up to 2006's Cryptograms.  Conceived as Deerhunter's 4AD debut, it garnered widespread plaudits internationally, with Pitchfork awarding it Best New Music, and The Guardian heralding "a remarkable band"...  

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