Widely Praised Nostalgic Psych Pop Album ‘HALCYON DIGEST’ By DEERHUNTER Is 10 Today

28 September 2020

Band: Deerhunter (Georgia, US)
Album: Halcyon Digest – the band’s fifth LP
Released: 28 September 2020 – 10 years ago today

NME said: “For all its occasional lack of bite and drama, ‘Halcyon Digest’’s
tender, transgressive pop proves a fine and focused addition to a uniquely
haunting body of work. Cherish it like you would a phantom limb.”

Bradford Cox (the band’s singer/songwriter) “The more you try to sound original and non-derivative, the less you allow yourself to write freely. Our songs are written as improvisations, either individually at home or as a group. The album’s title is a reference to a collection of fond memories and even invented ones, like my friendship with Ricky Wilson (note: the founder of
glorious The B-52’s who died, only 32, due to Aids-related complications) or the fact that I live in an abandoned victorian autoharp factory. The way that we write and rewrite and edit our memories to be a digest version of what we want to remember, and how that’s kind of sad.”

Full album…


(band photo: FB Deerhunter)