Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox Reveals New Direction for Next Album
It's been two years since Deerhunter released their last album, 'Halcyon Digest,' a comparative eternity for a band that put out five albums between 2005 and 2010. However, frontman Bradford Cox has been writing songs, even if he is not sure if they will work for the Atlanta-based quartet.
“I’ve been writing a lot of songs for Deerhunter but I don’t know if they’ll be used because they’re so weird,” he told MTV Hive. “I don’t use any effects pedals or reverb or anything like that."
Cox said that he's been steeping himself in "American roots like blues hollers," and that their influence is creeping into the new songs.
"I use a lot of roots sounds but they’re kind of like field recordings and they’re more like songs," he continued. "There are a lot of lyrics and an American narrative. I think our next record is going to be our early ‘50s one.”
Regardless, Cox, who has recently been performing solo under the name Atlas Sound, is looking forward to getting Deerhunter back together, even if he has no definite date set.
“I think we’re all getting a little stir crazy. It’s nice to have time off but, frankly, I’m tired of playing solo and I’m tired of the acoustic guitar set up I have.”