Thursday, 10 September 2009


I just received today what I think is the last volume of the third Sub Pop singles Club edition. If you jog your memory you will remember that in previous editions they have put out some of the most interesting and influential bands of the last two decades such as Nirvana, Mudhoney, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips, Afghan Whigs, Fugazi, Babes in Toyland, Codeine, JSBX, Lou Barlow, or Bonnie Prince Billy to name just a few. So you can imagine how excited I was when I found out a new edition was coming through. And they did it again putting out some of the most talked about bands of the moment including records from Black Lips, Mika Miko, Blues Control or The Oh Sees, but they needed at least one of the three most admired bands of these days to call it a total triumph; I'm meaning Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective or Deerhunter, and they got it with the last one. Deerhunter has become one of the most blogged and admired bands in the last three years so there's nothing new I can say about them and I'm going to concentrate in this single because basically that's what this post is about. The two songs included here must be two outtakes of the Microcastle sessions as both original songs are in the album; one the title track of Microcastle and the other one on the evil brother that was Weird Era and maybe or maybe not they had already the intention of releasing this as a single for Sub Pop. Although they are alternative takes of those songs this doesn't mean they are less interesting. Vox Celeste 5 is a classic Deerhunter tune and it's a more clean and polished version than the one in Weird Era, as if this take was due to appear in Microcastle, while Microcastle Mellow 3 is an instrumental and completely changed version of the title track of the record that is only recognisable when you read the title and sounds like the credits tune of an imaginary documentary of the band.
If you didn't booked the Sub Pop Singles Club 3.0 you are going to regret it as there's no way you can get this record anywhere else (well, maybe paying a fortune on eBay).

Deerhunter - Vox Celeste 5.mp3


Rafael said...

hey i think the link to download the track is broken. could you possibly fix it, or maybe email it

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