Deerhunter / Fading Frontier
Album: Fading Frontier   Collection:General
Artist:Deerhunter   Added:Oct 2015
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-01-10 Pull Date: 2016-03-15
Week Ending: Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 28 Feb 21 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31
Airplays: 1 2 6 4 6 4 6 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 17, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler
4. Apr 26, 2018: The Flannel Underground
2. Feb 27, 2019: nearby galaxies
All The Same
5. Nov 18, 2017: Reckless Burning
Breaker / Duplex Planet
3. May 24, 2018: The Flannel Underground
6. Oct 27, 2017: Quite Gnarly

Album Review
DJ Muscat
Reviewed 2016-01-07
Genre: indie rock, dream pop

Indie stalwarts Deerhunter return with an album that shakes off some of the rough-edged grime of "Monomania". The lyrics generally deal with themes of mortality and finding comfort amidst confusion. These are catchy, dreamy tunes that are right up KZSU's alley.

Favorites: 7, 3, 5, 8, 1, 9. No FCCs.

1. (3:05) ** All The Same - Brief ambience then swivels into mid tempo dreamy indie rock. Picks up some grit and pace as the song progresses.
2. (3:49) Living My Life - Hazy chords and drum machine. Bright and poppy feel. In the last third of the song, Moses Archuleta’s snappy drumming elevates the mood.
3. (3:31) **** Breaker - Fabulous song. Catchy guitar playing with lyrics that match the track’s feel. Bradford Cox recounts his experience being badly injured from a car crash and the revelations that came from that experience. One of the best of 2015.
4. (2:40) Duplex Planet - 2 seconds silence then jumps right into the first verse. Cool harpsichord-y guitar tones. Nice harmonies in the back half of the song. Cox meditates on aging.
5. (4:12) ** Take Care - 6/4 drum machine beat sets up a restrained, dreamy intro. Shifts into gooey gorgeous guitar. Nice bridge that breathes a sense of space into the track.
6. (5:56) Leather And Wood - Very reminiscent of Cox’s solo work with Atlas Sound. Slower, simple melody and Cox’s voice moving in and out of effects. Feels like just waking up in the morning. Last ~minute synth fooling around outro.
7. (4:21) **** Snakeskin - YES. Slithering, slinky, funky track. Like of Montreal meets Deerhunter. Play this all day long.
8. (5:32) ** Ad Astra - Synth driven. The only track with Lockett Pundt on lead vocals. Majestic, dreamy. Bridge features some cool samples that float in and out before breaking into a triumphant finish. Ends with a sample from a 1928 folk song.
9. (2:58) ** Carrion - Midtempo indie rock. Cox searches for meaning in loss, finding it difficult to move on without isolating himself.

Track Listing
1. All The Same   5. Take Care
2. Living My Life   6. Leather And Wood
3. Breaker   7. Snakeskin
4. Duplex Planet   8. Ad Astra
  9. Carrion