On Oct. 16, Deerhunter will release their sixth album Fading Frontier. The band has already shared one track from the album, the post-punk cowboy noir single “Snakeskin,” which featured a slow moving but sort of creepy video with frontman Bradford Cox grinning sinisterly. Now, the band has yet another new single and video from the album, “Breaker.” This one’s a bit dreamier and more straightforward, with more than a hint of a late-’80s college radio sound in its shimmering hooks and wonderful vocal harmonies. The video is also pretty simple, mostly focusing on Cox and Deerhunter guitarist/vocalist Lockett Pundt’s faces double exposed against simple, peach-colored walls with eroding color. There are some kaleidoscope effects as well, and the whole thing is light and blissful.
Watch the Deerhunter “Breaker” video below.
Fading Frontier follows 2013’s Monomania.[4AD]
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