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Editors’ Notes

A simultaneous release alongside Deerhunter’s brilliant Microcastle, Weird Era Cont., like its partner disc, offers more moments of pop brilliance than artful meandering. Far from being an afterthought collection of outtakes, the songs here continue pushing into pop territory while retaining the Bradford Cox/Atlas Sound affection for ambient textures and atmospherics. Weird Era reminds us that all is not rainbows and unicorns in the land of Deerhunter, even when they frolic in ‘60s pop sunshine. Sure, “Vox Humana” is what the Shangri-Las might sound like produced by Cox in the new millennium, and “Backspace Century” and “VHS Dream” offer crystalline guitars that glisten through the fog; but the spastic, dance-punk guitar strumming of “Operation” gives way to gloomy keys and lyrics (“I hate you, I hate you, I hate you”) and the resolutely beautiful “Dot Gain” and brash My Bloody Valentine paean “Vox Celeste” are just too narcoticized to feel good in a healthy way. On the brighter side “Focus Group” is bewitching in its comparable nakedness, “Moon With Cartridge” is mostly light-hearted, hand-clapping fun, and the epic version of “Calvary Scars II / Aux. Out” (a version of “Calvary Scars” is on Microcastle) is massively, thunderously satisfying.

Customer Reviews

Microcastle's Other Half

It's about time this showed up on iTunes! Weird Era Cont. is considered a "bonus" disc for the hard copy of Microcastle album, but many people, including myself consider it side two to Microcastle's side one. This is a must for anyone who owns Microcastle, though if you already own Microcastle, I probably don't have to say that. This disc really completes the Microcastle album. It is a necessity. I love it... It would be a perfect album in it's own right.

If you like Cryptograms, then you will love this album.

Microcastles is really good, but this album seems to be more of an extension of the Cryptograms sound and more evolved. It is great.

Sigh of relief

Anyone who obsessed over Cryptograms and felt extremely let down with Microcastle will enjoy this album, and breathe a sigh of relief that Deerhunter hasn't completely turned to the dark side.

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Deerhunter are an experimental noise rock band from Atlanta, fronted by the compellingly odd singer Bradford Cox. Cox's vocal style blends vocal experimentation along the lines of Meredith Monk or Yoko Ono with a more direct and punky howl inspired by the Fall's Mark E. Smith. Cox is also a striking on-stage presence: the exceedingly skinny 6'4" lead singer has Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that gives him abnormally long and spindly limbs. (The late Joey Ramone was...
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