Watch: Deerhunter “Snakeskin”

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Listeners may be more familiar with Deerhunter’s early sound of noise rock. Since their first studio album, Cryptogram (2001), Deerhunter’s sound has developed into experimental rock, which can be contributed to their use of uncommon instruments and recording distortions. Since their start in Atlanta, Georgia, Deerhunter has released four other studio albums, Halcyon Digest being one of the most successful with popular tracks such as “Helicopter” and “Revival.”

More recently, Deerhunter has released their newest single “Snakeskin,” accompanied with a music video as equally experimental as their music. “Snakeskin” immediately opens with a catchy guitar beat, which leads to an upbeat melody. This is more than just stereotypical “noise.” Although it leans towards a pop rock style, Deerhunter still incorporates a little bit of their quirk in the last half of the track. The positive tambourine transitions into a reversed violin, which gives the track that signature experimental sound and a hint of eeriness.

The video features front man, Bradford Cox, sitting in a chair, donning a vintage pair of overalls. It is a piece of art. Claymation snakes surround Cox’s jumping dog, Cox’s lanky arms clap in reverse, and projector scenes spread across Cox’s painted face.

Deerhunter is set to release their upcoming album, Fading Frontier, October 16th.

 

Nikki grew up in an imitation German town in Georgia by the name of Helen. It wasn’t until middle school that she started to get interested in the arts: painting, music, and writing. She wrote in her diary, sketched in art class and listened to regretful music. By high school, her tastes became a little more refined. She found Fiona Apple, Lou Reed and Giant Drag, and they remain her favorites in college. She was accepted to the University of Georgia in 2012 and is currently majoring in English. Upon moving to Athens from a town with more trees than people, Nikki was a bit overwhelmed. However, there is certainly no lack of inspiration in Athens, and she appreciates its love for the arts and its service as a platform.

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