Deerhunter Reveal ‘Monomania,’ an Avant-Garde Album of ‘Nocturnal Garage’
With a new lineup in place, the band shares the track list, cover, and credits for the May 7 LP
Deerhunter have announced their forthcoming fifth album Monomania, due out May 7 on 4AD, via a strangely worded and somewhat scrambled press release. The odd missive describes a “Mystery disc of NOCTURNAL GARAGE. rat tapes / NEW FORMAT,” which, apparently, “is avant garde(?) but only in context not form (original intent of avant garde (1912-59) / before logic: FOG MACHINE / LEATHER / NEON.” Well, duh. Who didn’t see that coming?
The announcement shares the cover art (above) and the track list (below), and describes the group founded by Bradford Cox as “Resistant to HISTORICAL / FUTURIST SNARES (1959 _),” plus “formed 2001, AMENDED JAN. 2013.” Those amendment include the expansion of the band to a five-piece, with Lotus Plaza touring member Frankie Broyles now lending guitars, and bassist Josh McKay replacing Joshua Fauver. Their detailed credits are below as well.
Monomania, which is named for a pathological preoccupation with a single thing or idea, was recorded using “MULTIPLE 8TRAX” in Brooklyn by Cox and Rare Book Room mix-master Nicolas Vernhes (Marnie Stern, Matthew Dear, Wild Nothing). Looking for more information on this “American (GA) Rock Group” and their new full-length? Glean what you can from the drag-tastic press photo, band members’ credits and colorful song titles.
Bradford Cox: Vocals, Rat Tapes, Fog Machine, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Treatments, Percussions, Melody Bass on Final Track, Microphone Placement, Typesetting.
Lockett James Pundt IV: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals on ‘The Missing’, Synthesizer, Percussions, Laser Focus, Neons.
Moses Archuleta: The Drumset, Videos, Percussions, Decorations.
Frankie Broyles: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Steel Guitar on ‘Pensacola’
Josh Mckay: The Electric Bass, Wurlitzer, Transistor Organ.
Deerhunter, Monomania track list:
1. “Neon Junkyard”
2. “Leather Jacket II”
3. “The Missing”
5. “Dream Captain”
6. “Blue Agent”
9. “Back to the Middle”
12. “Punk (La Vie Antérieure)”