Preview: Deerhunter Friday at the Metro

Deerhunter will be performing at the Metro this Friday 10/21 in support of their excellent album Fading Frontier from last year.

Unlike their last tour, frontman Bradford Cox will not be opening with his solo project Atlas Sound. And unlike the last tour, the four-piece band’s sound will be filled out by Rhasaan Manning on percussions and Javier Morales on keyboards and saxophone.

The psychedelic, shoe-gazing garage-rockers are following a jam-packed schedule tour this month after playing shows in Japan. They’re performing most days from the 5th to the 25th. Deerhunter also just announced that they will tour Kings of Leon this January (no, we don’t know why either).

Their seventh full-length record Fading Frontier is a kaleidoscopic record filled with shimmery guitars, meditative synths, and the occasional opaque lyric. Their Thalia show in Chicago last year sold out so fast that the band and the venue decided to perform twice that day: once during the evening, and another during the night.

Tickets cost $20, which can be bought here, and doors open at 8pm. The fellow Atlanta art rockers Jock Gang and the New Zealand-based artist Aldous Harding will be opening.

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith thinks that Chicago right now is the place to be for music. He works for Illinois Humanities, is a freelance writer, and plays psychedelic-pop songs with his band.