Deerhunter – “Timebends” Video
At the beginning of the year, Deerhunter released their new album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Tomorrow, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox is releasing the collaborative EP Myths 004 with Welsh singer-songwriter (and Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? co-producer) Cate Le Bon. And today, out of nowhere, we’re apparently getting a new Deerhunter song.
Although just calling “Timebends” a “new Deerhunter song” might be a bit of an understatement. In reality, it’s a nearly 13-minute psych jam full of ’70s rock piano and gloriously fuzzy guitars that takes a few stylistic detours before building to a well-earned epic climax. Is it a one-off? Is it a harbinger of things to come? Who knows, but either way, you can (and should) hear it below.
UPDATE: “Timebends” now has a music video directed by Cox. We also have some background info: Vorhees, aka Dana Wachs, recorded it straight to 2″ tape with no automation and no plugins. According to a press release, it’s “a partly improvised stream-of-consciousness outpouring” recorded in one night in New York — the night of 9/12/19, to be exact.
Watch the video below.