Deerhunter – Monomania

On Monomania, Deerhunter’s 6th full-length album, the glamorous indie rock outfit goes hard. I mean, for indie rock. I mean, for American indie rock… in 2013. It seems several eons and even more Internet subgenres ago since indie rock sounded as rocky and live as this. Deerhunter certainly hasn’t forgotten its DIY roots, and when I first heard that Deerhunter’s new album would draw upon that primordial sound, I got my hopes up because, in all honesty, I missed that guttural, gritty ethic of proto-Internet rock. On paper (or laptop screen, rather), Monomania looked as if it would deliver just that. When I ... Read More