Last Night

Last Night: Halcyon Digest

By Josh Feit October 18, 2010

My New Year's resolution for several years now has been to stop listening to albums I've been listening to since I was 16 (though I do love my Psychedelic Furs) and discover something new.

I always kinda pretend to be hooked on something new, but it doesn't stick. And if I do get into something, it's only new to my collection—hardly post-20th Century. Latest "new" finds? Sly & the Family Stone, Bix Beiderbecke, Burning Spear.

Until last night, that is. Deerhunter's new album, Halcyon Digest, is all I need. We used to say "auto reverse" in the '80s when you let a cassette play over and over, but I guess today you say "repeat." Repeat.


And, it turns out they're playing the Showbox next Wednesday, October 27.

Abstract: If glittery T. Rex had made albums in the late '60s instead of the early '70s—with a time machine set for the 2000s, it would be Deerhunter's blisstronic pop. I'm hooked.
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