Psych-poppers Deerhunter (who play a Bowery Boston show at Royale in August) have announced their newest album, the follow-up to the double-shot of brilliance that was Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. It will be called Halcyon Digest, and, if history is any guide, it will rule.
For those wishing to get a taste before it hits stores on September 28 (or inevitably leaks to the internet before then - unless Bradford Cox figures out a way to get it on lockdown), there's a special . . . maybe "contest" isn't really the right word, more of an "interactive promotional dealie" where you can go to the new album's site, download a high-resolution version of that poster that you see above this text, tape it up somewhere in your town (within the law, everybody), and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with an indication of what city you're in, and you'll receive an e-mail with a link to be one of the first to hear one of the new singles from the album (along with a special non-album track). The idea, the press release explains, stems from Cox's fascination with "the ephemera of 70's – 80's artrock in record stores like Wuxtry in Athens where I hung out as a kid or Wax 'N Facts in Atlanta. You'd see a photocopied faded B-52's flyer next to a poster for Lou Reed or XTC. It was like an artpunk scrapbook on those walls. It made my head spin. Who are these people? Who are the fucking Residents with these weird-ass eyeball faces?" The e-mailers will get their tracks within "the next few weeks," so go find some packing tape.