Thursday 28 February 2013

The Deer Tracks - Lazarus/W

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This month saw Swedish dreampop duo The Deer Tracks complete their trilogy of albums with the release of 'The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3', and the good news for fans isn't just the opportunity to get your hands on more of their splendidly experimental pop tunes, but you'll be able to catch them live as they're hitting the road too. Before the album and current single 'Lazarus', the band also put out album track 'W' as a single last year and the contrast between the two songs serves to show how eclectic and versatile they are, so we've included streams to both below.

Whereas 'W' was possibly more abstract, a strange form of pop music that defied easy categorisation, current single 'Lazarus' is a different sound altogether. The vocals are what really makes this track so great, as they move from dreamy coos and sighs to actual verses, both sound sublime. Musically you can hear the electronic shoegaze buzz of bands such as The Radio Dept. being pressed against a pop backing that could be taken from a Niki & The Dove remix. It all results in a truly wonderful alternative pop track that leaves you wondering just why the hell these guys aren't more celebrated?

The Deer Tracks' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

2/28/13 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room
3/01/13 – Montreal, QC – Divian Orange
3/02/13 – New York, NY – Piano’s
3/03/13 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s
3/04/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
3/06/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
3/07/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
3/08/13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
3/09/13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory
SXSW – Austin, TX
3/17/13 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
3/18/13 – Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
3/19/13 – Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
3/21/13 – San Diego, CA – Quality Social
3/23/13 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside

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