“Breaker” is the second single from Deerhunter’s Fading Frontier, but it’s also a first for the band. The song marks the only instance to date of frontman Bradford Cox and guitarist Lockett Pundt sharing lead vocal duties on the same track. Musically, “Breaker” forgoes the Southern funk of “Snakeskin” for something closer to Deerhunter’s dreamy wheelhouse, pulling influence from psych, power-pop, and new wave. Perhaps this is what Cox meant when he talked about the album’s heavy INXS influence? The video, also a collaboration between Cox and Pundt, mostly fades between their two faces, sometimes stopping in between or fitting in bandmates Moses Archuleta and Josh McKay. Watch below.
Fading Frontier is out 10/16 on 4AD.