The members of chameleonic indie rock outfit Deerhunter sift dreamily amongst each other in the vibrant, trippy new video for “Breaker,” off the band’s upcoming LP, Fading Frontier.
Guitarist and vocalist Bradford Cox directed the video, in which band members are superimposed on top of each other, their instruments and other visuals that blossom into a kaleidoscopic collage. The faces of Cox and fellow songwriter Lockett Pundt are most frequently blended, as well, a fitting image as “Breaker” marks the first time the pair have shared lead vocals on a Deerhunter track.
While Deerhunter’s last album, 2013’s Monomania, found the Atlanta band exploring the darker edges of garage rock, Fading Frontier is a brighter, albeit more complex effort, as evidenced by the sun-soaked “Breaker.” A taut bass groove and simple, sweet percussion anchor Cox and Pundt’s winding guitar work and airy vocals.
Fading Frontier arrives on October 16th via 4AD and marks Deerhunter’s seventh studio album. The group announced the record in August with the release of the funky, spacey first single, “Snakeskin.” The album was co-produced with Ben H. Allen, who helmed Deerhunter’s beloved 2010 effort, Halcyon Digest. The LP also features Broadcast’s James Cargill, who provided synthesizers and tape manipulation on “Take Care.”
Deerhunter have a handful of West Coast shows scheduled around the release of Fading Frontier, before heading to Europe for much of November. The band does, however, have a U.S. trek scheduled for December, along with a two-night homecoming stand in Atlanta on January 8th and 9th, 2016.