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Deerhunter is an American indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2001. The band consists of Bradford Cox (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Moses Archuleta (drums), Lockett Pundt (guitar, vocals) and Josh McKay (bass).

Founded by Cox and Archuleta, Deerhunter's first solidified line-up included guitarist Colin Mee and bass guitarist Justin Bosworth. After recording a split EP with Alphabets, Bosworth died of head injuries, suffered during a skateboarding accident. His death influenced the recording of the band's first studio album, Turn It Up Faggot (2005), with Josh Fauver occupying the vacant role of bass guitarist. Following the album's release, Cox asked childhood friend, Lockett Pundt, to join Deerhunter as its second guitarist and occasional lead vocalist.

Recorded in two days, the band's follow-up, Cryptograms (2007), combined ambient work and indie rock songs. The release was quickly followed by the EP, Fluorescent Grey. While touring the releases, Mee departed from Deerhunter, due to disagreements over the band's schedule, but rejoined soon after. Deerhunter released two studio albums, Microcastle and Weird Era Cont., in 2008. Both albums were recorded without the participation of Mee, who again departed for a second and final time. The band enlisted former cheerleader and high school friend of Cox, Whitney Petty, as his touring replacement.

Recorded as a four-piece with producer Ben H. Allen, the band's fourth studio album, Halcyon Digest (2010), was released to widespread critical acclaim. In 2012, the departure of long-time bassist Fauver placed the band's future in doubt. Cox, Pundt and Archuleta regrouped with new members, bassist Josh McKay and guitarist Frankie Broyles, to record the garage rock-influenced Monomania (2013). The following year, Cox suffered a serious car accident which greatly influenced the band's seventh studio album, Fading Frontier (2015).

Deerhunter have described themselves as "ambient punk," though they incorporate a wide range of genres, including noise rock, garage rock, art rock, shoegaze, and post-punk, as well as significant pop elements.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Turn It Up Faggot Deerhunter 2
2005 Carve Your Initials Into the Wall of the Night Deerhunter 2
2005 Unrequited Narcissist Deerhunter 1
2007 Cryptograms Deerhunter 1
2008 Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. Deerhunter 5 4
2010 Halcyon Digest Deerhunter 5 7
2013 Monomania Deerhunter 4 2
2015 Fading Frontier Deerhunter 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live Athens 2005 Deerhunter 1
2008 Platts Eyott Island Session Deerhunter 1
2011 iTunes Live From SoHo Deerhunter 1
2011 Rhapsody Original Deerhunter 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Deerhunter Deerhunter 1
2006 Deerhunter / Hubcap City Deerhunter / Hubcap City 1
2008 Unrequited Deerhunter 1
2008 Nothing Ever Happened Deerhunter 1
2009 Vox Celeste 5 Deerhunter 1
2010 Revival Deerhunter 3
2011 Memory Boy Deerhunter 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Fluorescent Grey Deerhunter 1
2009 Rainwater Cassette Exchange Deerhunter 4

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Daytrotter Session Deerhunter 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Deerhunter / Alphabets Deerhunter / Alphabets 1

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