Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Deerhunter, Atlas Sound full-length LPs leaked unintentionally by Bradford Cox

Not a good weekend for Bradford Cox. Cox posted some new Atlas Sound material as a virtual 7" but the download link unintentionally sent you to his private Mediafire directory containing a treasure chest of demos and unreleased material, including the new Atlas Sound album Logos in unmastered form, not anticipated to be released until 2009. Even more surprising, looters found a new Deerhunter full-length (not Microcastle but something entirely new) titled Weird Era Continued and a horde of other miscellaneous covers, mixes and demoes. It amounted to Bradford Cox accidentally opening up his personal hard drive for the masses and as I've mentioned before, this guy is prolific.

The mistaken link didn't last for long, but long enough of course. All of the material is now readily available if you have the urge. It's unfair to give a judgment on the new songs, but I'm definitely impressed by what I've heard so far and the sound quality excellent.

Later, Gorilla vs. Bear discovered that Bradford Cox, angry about the invasion, posted the following on his blog, along with a deliberate link to the Logos album. This post has since been removed:
"Logos (R.I.P.) 2007-2008"
Fuck this shit. I can just make another album. It's not finished and now it never will be."

Sheesh. I feel sorry for the dude but I guess blogging can have its risks. Bradford is a volatile guy so I hope this doesn't cause him to shut down the blog and truly abandon some fantastic future material.

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