Watch Deerhunter Improvise Extended Version of ‘Snakeskin’ on KCRW
The Atlanta-based indie-rockers opened with their second Fading Frontier single, “Breaker.” The set included more cuts from their newly minted album, including “Living My Life,” “Duplex Planet” and “Snakeskin,” the latter of which included an improvisation dubbed “Escape From the Nursery.” They also played “Desire Lines” from 2010’s Halcyon Digest. Check out the set list in order of performance at the bottom of the page.
During his interview, Cox spoke about Fading Frontier's album’s title and artwork. “My personal take, it’s not that I feel like my artistic or creative interests are fading,” Cox said. “But I feel that culture… is fading a bit, tastes are being engineered.”
Cox also said the corporate music industry and “so-called” independent labels are “pretty much on a breathing machine,” while underground music is no longer challenging the mainstream. He also took a dig at Disclosure, saying the electronic duo are “killing” Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
Fading Frontier is out now on 4AD.
Deerhunter -- KCRW Set List, Nov. 6, 2015
"Living My Life"
"Snakeskin" (with "Escape From the Nursery" improvisation)