Deerhunter are serious about November European tour, release 13-minute single “Timebends” to prove it to you

Deerhunter are serious about November European tour, release 13-minute single "Timebends" to prove it to you
Mindbending "Timebends" single art

So yeah. Seems Deerhunter are embarking on a large-ish tour of the Euro-America this weekend, with Cate Le Bon supporting at London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham shows. (You may recall that Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox and Cate Le Bon worked together on a 7-track EP which just came out via Mexican Summer.)

But seeing as how A) it’s been almost a year since Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared appeared via 4AD, and B) you and I are stuck here in lousy Regular-America this month, the band has mercifully thrown us the bone by releasing a new track, the nearly 13-minute “Timebends,” all-up-over the internet. (That’s, like, appreciably longer than Fog Hat’s “Slowride,” by the way.)

This “partly improvised stream-of-consciousness outpouring” was recorded in a single, semi-improvised session back on September 12 and is being EMPHATICALLY publicized as having been recorded “live direct to tape and in one take with minimal overdubs and mastered using a completely analogue signal chain.” So, if that sorta shit impresses you, then clear your (presumably analogue) calendar; because you’re gonna be busy for a little while.

Check out the video for “Timebends” (directed by Cox) below, followed by the list of those European dates I started talking about earlier, before shit got all avant-garde back there like WHOA.


11.02.19 - DUBLIN, IE - Whelans **SOLD OUT**
11.02.19 - DUBLIN, IE - Whelans [3pm matinee performance]
11.03.19 - LONDON, GB - Roundhouse
11.04.19 - BRIGHTON, GB - Concorde 2
11.05.19 - BRISTOL, GB - SWX ^
11.06.19 - MANCHESTER, GB - O2 Ritz ^
11.07.19 - BIRMINGHAM, GB - The Crossing ^
11.08.19 - UTRECHT, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
11.10.19 - KORTRIJK, BE - Sonic City Festival
11.13.19 - LYON, FR - Epicerie Moderne
11.14.19 - BOLOGNA, IT - TPO
11.15.19 - YVERDON-LES-BAINS, CH - L’Amalgame
11.16.19 - MUNICH, DE - Technikum
11.17.19 - BERLIN, DE - Synasthasie Festival
11.21.19 - TAVROS, GR - Fuzz Live Music Club
11.22-23.19 – ISTANBUL, TU - Babylon

^ Kate Le Bon

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