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Deerhunter are an experimental noise rock band from Atlanta, fronted by the compellingly odd singer Bradford Cox. Cox's vocal style blends vocal experimentation along the lines of Meredith Monk or Yoko Ono with a more direct and punky howl inspired by the Fall's Mark E. Smith. Cox is also a striking on-stage presence: the exceedingly skinny 6'4" lead singer has Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that gives him abnormally long and spindly limbs. (The late Joey Ramone was another well-known frontman with Marfan syndrome.) Cox often exaggerates his otherworldly look by performing in Victorian-style party frocks and engaging in Iggy Pop-style acts of ritual self-abasement while his bandmates churn out an aggressive mix of industrial-grind guitars and fractured dance rhythms that often recalls earlier Georgia art punks like the Method Actors and Pylon. Deerhunter were formed in 2001 by Cox and drummer and keyboardist Moses Archuleta; guitarists Colin Mee and Lockett Pundt and bassist Josh Fauver completed the lineup over the following years. Deerhunter signed with the local Atlanta indie Stickfigure Records for their 2005 debut: nominally untitled, the album is also known as "Turn It Up, Faggot" (a phrase that doesn't appear on the sleeve), an insult that Cox claimed was often thrown at the band during its gigs. Deerhunter then signed to the higher-profile indie Kranky (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, etc.) for their second album, Cryptograms, as well as the EP Fluorescent Grey. Mee left Deerhunter and was replaced by former cheerleader Whitney Petty. The band recorded its third album, Microcastle, at New York City's Rare Book Room studio; the album was released digitally two months before it arrived on CD in fall 2008; like Fluorescent Grey, it found Brad Cox and company moving in a more pop-oriented direction. Deerhunter toured extensively on the indie festival circuit, but took a break in 2010 to record their fourth album, Halcyon Digest, in their home base of Athens, Georgia. Fauver left Deerhunter before they began recording their fifth full-length, but new bassist Josh McKay and additional guitarist Frankie Broyles joined the fold in January 2013 for the recording sessions, which resulted in that May's Monomania, which had a much rougher, looser sound than the band had exhibited in some time. The band performed at that year's All Tomorrow's Parties in Camber Sands, England, playing the entirety of Cryptograms, Microcastle, and Halcyon Digest during the three-day festival. In December 2014, Cox was hit by a car and hospitalized for his injuries; fortunately, he recovered and Deerhunter continued work on their next album. Fading Frontier, which featured collaborations with Stereolab's Tim Gane and Broadcast's James Cargill as well as a duet between Cox and Pundt, arrived in October 2015. ~ Stewart Mason
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  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Helicopter
  3.   Desire Lines
  4.   Living My Life
  5.   Revival
  6.   Breaker
  7.   Nothing Ever Happened
  8.   Coronado
  9.   He Would Have Laughed
  10.   Memory Boy
  11.   Game of Diamonds
  12.   Agoraphobia
  13.   Never Stops
  14.   Calvary Scars II/Aux Out
  15.   Leather and Wood
  16.   Tape Hiss Orchid
  17.   Ad Astra
  18.   Snakeskin
  19.   Basement Scene
  20.   Octet
  21.   Neither of Us, Uncertainly
  22.   Carrion
  23.   Dr. Glass
  24.   Microcastle
  25.   Hazel St
  26.   Ghost Outfit
  27.   Activa
  28.   Famous Last Words
  29.   Earthquake
  30.   Fountain Stairs
  31.   Cryptograms
  32.   Take Care
  33.   Don't Cry
  34.   Intro
  35.   Curve
  36.   Circulation
  37.   VHS Dream
  38.   Heatherwood
  39.   Twilight At Carbon Lake
  40.   Wash Off
  41.   Vox Humana
  42.   Saved By Old Times
  43.   Spring Hall Convert
  44.   Focus Group
  45.   Slow Swords
  46.   Cicadas
  47.   Operation
  48.   Calvary Scars
  49.   Little Kids
  50.   Fluorescent Grey
  51.   Sailing
  52.   Like New
  53.   Providence
  54.   Strange Lights
  55.   Dot Gain
  56.   All the Same
  57.   Cover Me (Slowly)
  58.   Moon Witch Cartridge
  59.   White Ink
  60.   Disappearing Ink
  61.   Weird Era
  62.   Duplex Planet
  63.   Red Ink
  64.   Backspace Century
  65.   Lake Somerset
  66.   Vox Celeste
  67.   Rainwater Cassette Exchange
  68.   Green Jacket

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