Deerhunter’s Microcastle Album Art & “Game Of Diamonds” (Demo)

People are rightfully enjoying Microcastle, Deerhunter’s Heasley-eque followup to 2006’s Cryptograms. Most of us have seen and heard most of it, but you might not have all the facts or artwork. For instance, access iTunes: the leak had a couple of track titles conflicts (“Intro” is “Cover Me (Slowly),” while “These Hands” is “Neither Of Us, Uncertainly”). it was recorded in one week at Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn with Nicolas Verhes. The band was the four-piece of Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Joshua Fauver, and Moses Archuleta. Also, it’s Lockett singing on “Agoraphobia.” He also takes lead on “Neither Of Us, Uncertainly.” Additionally, “Saved By Old Times” is a vocal collage by the Black Lips’ Cole Alexander, childhood pal of Bradford. To nobody’s surprise, the first single’s “Nothing Ever Happened” (b/w a demo version of “Little Kids”). Speaking of demos, Bradford just posted a new Deerhunter demo at the band’s multi-purpose blog. You can listen while you look at the Microcastle album art and tracklist.

01 “Cover Me (Slowly)”
02 “Agoraphobia”
03 “Never Stops”
04 “Little Kids”
05 “Microcastle”
06 “Calvary Scars”
07 “Green Jacket”
08 “Activa”

09 “Nothing Ever Happened”
10 “Saved By Old Times”
11 “Neither Of Us, Uncertainly”
12 “Twilight At Carbon Lake”

Now, something not on Microcastle.

Deerhunter – “Game Of Diamonds” (MP3)

Bradford explains:

Here is a demo I made for a new Deerhunter song. This version is just me but it will be a Deerhunter song as soon as I see them tomorrow night at practice. Lockett is in Mexico. I bought the loudest amp possible. It’s an old Univox head.

You can read more about “Game Of Diamonds” at the Deerhunter blog.

Microcastle is out 10/28 in North America via Kranky and via 4AD in the rest of the universe. Bradford and pals are also heading out on tour with Nine Inch Nails. Dates without NIN in October and November TBA soon.

07/31 – Mt. Pleasant, SC @ The Village Tavern
08/01 – Norfolk, VA @ The Boot
08/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ McCarren Park Pool %
08/05 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre $
08/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit’s Soundlab
08/07 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena $
08/08 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center $
08/09 – Lancaster, PA @ The Sugar Tank
08/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
08/11 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
08/12 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum $
08/13 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Arena $
09/02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater $
09/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ E Center $
09/05 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena $
09/06 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum $

% with Black Lips, King Khan and the Shrines, Tall Firs
$ with Nine Inch Nails