Deerhunter – ‘Never Stops’
I have mixed feelings about posting this track. When I was leaving the Primavera site one night last week in Barcelona, I came across Bradford Cox slumped outside his hotel. He had literally just found out that Deerhunter’s new album Microcastle had been leaked five months in advance. It was a slightly troubling sight that really hammered home the message about illegal downloading.
Saying that, as a fan of the band, I have bought their music on vinyl, bought the t-shirt, I go to the shows, I try to promote the band whenever I can and I know that I will certainly buy the new album when it finally comes out. So in this case, well, the temptation proved to be too great. When I met Bradford previously, I asked him when Microcastle was coming out and after answering he added, with a smile: “but I’m sure it’ll be on the internet much sooner.” And so here we are: it’s no secret…it’s out there and it’s fantastic. [It also has Brian Eno written all over it – particularly the Lockett Pundt-sung ‘Agoraphobia’.] But please, as always: if you like it, do buy it.
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