Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Deerhunter Release FREE 2005 Album!


[pitchfork.com] Given the sheer volume of free music that Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox has posted to the internet, it's something of a shock to discover that there's still more out there. But there is!

This past weekend, Cox posted on his blog a 46-minute Deerhunter CD-R called Carve Your Initials Into the Walls of the Night. The recording, which dates back to 2005, features the band at their most murky and lo-fi, so don't download it expecting another "Nothing Ever Happened".

Here's what Cox writes about Carve Your Initials: "It features only me and Moses [Archuleta] and is very experimental in nature. This was during our 'tape phase' when we would often play shows as a duo (or as a trio with Colin [Mee]) playing only tape machines and vocal loops... Recorded live to 2-track cassette machine at Moses' old house on North Ave & Ponce. 'Mastered' at the Old Notown building on my dad's ancient PC using Soundforge."

That image above? The one that looks like a psychedelic version of Charlie Brown's t-shirt? That's the cover art, apparently, taken from a Flickr set that Cox posted of artwork for Carve Your Initials. Below, we've got the tracklist. Bonus points for including songs called "Snow Dogs" and "Dogs Are Cool" back-to-back.

01 Bright and Early
02 Cicadas
03 Rotation
04 But I'm a Boy
05 Three Dolphins Melting Into Orange Wax
06 Snow Dogs
07 Dogs Are Cool
08 Homorobotic
09 Cordless
10 When I Taste Blood

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