Deerhunter is a band that enjoys challenging expectations. They started by putting out a few albums of sprawling, lo-fi, psych rock before evolving toward an album full of soaring, dream pop jams like “Desire Lines” and introspective noise ballads like “Helicopter”. But on their most recent disc, they’ve taken a step back from the shoegaze feel they had on Halcyon Digest and instead put together an album of shorter, more concise, garage rock tunes.
“Back To The Middle” is my favorite of the bunch, and it earns its keep by alternating between a jangling guitar lick and some smooth keyboard work while Bradford Cox spits out a few verses about the cruel cycles attached to that frustrating experience we like to call love.[audio http://thehypist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Sallie-Ford-and-The-Sound-Outside-Shivers.mp3]