Deerhunter, one of the key bands in contemporary indie rock, led by the provocative singer and guitarist Bradford Cox, is finally coming to Slovenia – bearing a new album! Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, released in January via the acclaimed 4AD label, is already garnering praise from reviewers – NME, Pitchfork and The Independent gave it a high mark of 8/10, Exclaim! an even higher 9, and The Skinny no less than 10/10. We’ll warm up with fresh solo material by Domen Don Holc, the guitarist for Koala Voice.
During a career spanning nearly 20 years and many a tragedy, Deerhunter have crossbred their indie rock foundation with more or less everything: psychedelia, experimental, ambient, garage, noise, post-rock, shoegaze, pop and more. The common thread that runs through their unique body of work are curiosity and boldness – as well as success, of course. Their discography contains well-received release after well-received release, including the crown jewel, Halcyon Digest, one of the 1001 albums you must hear before you die, which made numerous end-of-year best-of lists in 2010.
Their January release Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is another example of the band, notorious also for the unbridled sincerity of frontman Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound), hitting the mark. The album, a response to the contemporary disappearance of culture, humanity, nature, logic and emotions, is again exciting and unpredictable, as befits Deerhunter. “The slow, crumbling decline of civilisation has rarely sounded so good,” salivated The Skinny. The decline of civilisation in Šiška starts in August.
In these parts, Domen Don Holc is known mainly as the guitar player for indie rock band Koala Voice, but he has been wandering the world as a solo performer for several years now as well. He has collaborated with artists such as Jakob Kobal, persons from porlock and Haiku Garden, as well as warmed up for Tom Holliston of NoMeansNo and Ford Pier of DOA. He’s currently preparing material for his first solo album, slated for release towards the end of the year.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.