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Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. [VINYL]

Deerhunter Vinyl
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Deerhunter is an American four-piece indie rock group originating from Atlanta, Georgia. The band, consisting of Bradford Cox, Moses Archuleta, Josh Fauver, and Lockett Pundt, have described themselves as "ambient punk," though they incorporate a wide range of genres, including noise rock, art rock, shoegaze, and post-punk, as well significant pop elements.
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  • Vinyl (8 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B001EDKZW0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,359 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cover Me (Slowly)
2. Agoraphobia
3. Never Stops
4. Little Kids
5. Microcastle
6. Calvary Scars
7. Green Jacket
8. Activa
9. Nothing Ever Happened
10. Saved by Old Times
11. Neither of Us, Uncertainly
12. Twilight at Carbon Lake

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Vinyl LP pressing of the 2008 release from one of the most exciting new bands currently coming out of the U.S. Microcastle is the follow-up to the critically lauded Cryptograms and was recorded over the course of a week at the Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn, NY with studio proprietor Nicolas Verhes (Les Savy Fav, Silver Jews). Kranky.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bargain... 19 Jun 2009
By T. LYON
Format:Audio CD
effectvely youre getting 2 CD's for the price of one, and although Wierd Era isnt as immediate, after a few listens, you'll be sucked in.. VHS Dream and Backspace Century imo are 2 of the best songs out of the whole lot and fully represent Deerhunter's fuzzed out pop psych.

Microcastles has more of the Pixies/Pavement feel to it in songs like 'Never Stops' and 'Nothing Ever Happens' and sounds great on first listen, the melodies stick in your head like a blissful dream, and having bought this 2 months ago, i still play both CD's regularly, cant recommend it enough
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4.0 out of 5 stars Music That Gets Under Your Skin 3 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent cd which I bought after some of the music magazines raved about the group. The main man is also responsible for Atlas Sound also critically acclaimed but I have not got around to exploring them. I have had this in my car for months now and it constantly engages me. It is most definately not some sonic distortion which some groups class as art but has commercial appeal as well. Good value album and not the norm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shot Through The Heart 2 Feb 2009
By Gannon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
To tar Deerhunter with the label `easy listening' is to do them a grand injustice. The album however does sound very lazy, but in an entirely great way, like it was somehow recorded with all the switches only turned up to nine. It sounds summery and laces dreamy, peculiar qualities through that fuzzy, warm haze.

Grandaddy's The Sophtware Slump is an immediate point of reference, as is The Shins entire catalogue. The tracks often seem to have an innate rhythm, and this is exacerbated in `Agoraphobia' by assonatic vocals, which elsewhere are gently distorted to further recall alt. heroes Grandaddy.

These influences point the album toward its natural hunting grounds of pop, but a dark shimmer lurks in the shadows that can only be accredited to the shoe-gazing fraternity, and it allows the album's insular qualities to appear. Also in the shadows, is Bradford Cox' tendency to embrace the musical anecdote, `Green Jacket' leaves the path well trodden and enters `aside' country. This murky domain of the interlude and skit, here hosts a mid-section of tracks, rather than songs, which make the album difficult to love yet compliment the whole seamlessly, the evocative spoken sample in `Saved By Old Times' seems irrelevant yet wholly congruous.

This understated record matures with each listen and repays dedicated relistening in full. As such, it is not an immediate album, which should serve as praise enough, as good records very rarely are.

Cox was a busy boy in 2008, first releasing Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel under the name of Atlas Sound, and this at the end of the year, and his output rightly garnered much positive attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Double Disk Bargain Review 17 Mar 2013
By tallmanbaby TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This band were recommended to me by the Pocket Hipster App, and I have been enjoying their double album for a while now. The songs are somewhere between the blissed out instrumentals of bands like Album Leaf and more commercial pop fare. The songs all hang together, but are varied enough not to sound like they are all inferior variations of the same song. The vocals are not to the front of the mix, but are audible and intriguingly cryptic.

There is a slightly sixties sensibility about the variety of instruments, and an openness to experiment in how the songs are put together. Wisely they have chosen to include a mix of tempos, so a few mid tempo numbers can be followed by something more urgent. Of the two albums, Microcastle is probably the stronger, but at this price, getting the pair is a no brainer. If you like this, then the EP Rainwater Cassette Exchange will also appeal.

Although not as edgy as some of the 4AD label roster, this is a well put together pair of records that are a pleasure to listen to.

The CD case is standard size, with a slightly fiddly fold out arrangement that lets you access the two CDs. I have uploaded a few photos, just in case it is a deal breaker for anyone.
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