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Deerhunter Share Interactive Map Highlighting Influences on Their New Album

Fading Frontier Due Out October 16 via 4AD

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Deerhunter are releasing their new album, Fading Frontier, on October 16 via 4AD. Today the band has shared a new interactive map put together by frontman Bradford Cox that highlights the various influences on the album, both musical (Tears for Fears, Pharoah Sanders) and personal (Cox’s car accident in 2014, his dog Faulkner). You can check out the map below or a bigger version here. It includes links to various things, be them YouTube pages or a website for his dog.

Vulture premiered the map and interviewed Cox about it. “When I made a concept map, I felt like I wanted to acknowledge the specific things that were influencing me at the time, but it can easily be mistaken as saying these are the things that influenced this collection of songs, which is completely not true,” Cox said in the interview.

One of the points on the map is the decline of the music industry. Cox had this to say about that: “The music industry is a giant shrieking ghost. It means nothing. It never meant much. It’s just an appalling apparition. It has no vitality. How can you expect much from someone who thinks only of profit? They’re simple creatures. I might sound so arrogant. I’m not a socialist in any dogmatic way. I don’t believe that I have the answer. I think [indie-film pioneer] John Cassavetes had the best answer for the creation and distribution of art: Pay for it yourself, do it yourself.”

Previously Deerhunter has shared videos for Fading Frontier tracks “Snakeskin” and “Breaker.” Below the map their upcoming tour dates.

Deerhunter Tour Dates:

10/17 Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater *
10/17-18 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10/20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
10/21 Seattle, WA - The Showbox *
10/29 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival
10/30 Brighton, UK - All Saints Church *
10/31 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Music Week
11/01 Dublin, IE - Button Factory *
11/03 Glasgow, UK - SWG3 *
11/04 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club *
11/06 Manchester, UK - Gorilla *
11/07 London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire *
11/09 Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix *
11/10 Reims, FR - La Cartonerrie *
11/11 Nimes, FR - Paloma *
11/12 Milan, IT - Magnolia *
11/13 Ravenna, IT - Bronson *
11/14 Geneva, CH - L’usine *
11/15 Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik *
11/16 Heidelberg, DE - Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof *
11/18 Berlin, DE - Lido *
11/19 Copenhagen, DK - Vega *
11/21 Brussels - Botanique Orangerie *
11/22 Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival
12/04 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
12/05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
12/06 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
12/08 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
12/09 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw *
12/10 Boston, MA - Royale *
12/12 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
12/13 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
12/14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
12/15 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
12/17 Columbus, OH - Skully’s *
01/08 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
01/09 Athens, GA - Georgia Theater

* w/ Atlas Sound


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