Released October 30th, “Death in Midsummer” is the first new track from noise rockers Deerhunter since their 2015 album Fading Frontier.
Typically champions of the noisier rock, this is one of their most thoughtful tracks to date.
Starting from a long, slow build-up, this track explodes into a methodical exploration of their view of deceitful monotony. A cheery tune riddled with smooth background noise and a breakdown into ambient soundscapes about working your life away, this is a great insight for what is to come for Deerhunter.
Their next LP, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is out on January 18th. If this single is any indication for the future of Deerhunter, there is a lot to look forward to.
Until winter comes around bearing their next project, relish in the psychedelic glory that is “Death in Midsummer” (with accompanying music video) below:
Izaac Tompkins is a Cal Poly Environmental Sciences senior and a KCPR DJ, spinning disks as El Barto from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday mornings. He wrote the article. Image credit to 4AD.