With well-received releases from Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox) and Lotus Plaza (Lockett Pundt), it seemed easy to forget that it's been nearly three years since the release of Deerhunter's critically acclaimed Halcyon Digest. I too have to admit that I was completely oblivious to any new material from the group, but welcome the surprise of their sixth studio album titled Monomania (May 7th, via 4AD). The album was recorded in Brooklyn at Rare Book Room Studio with Nicolas Vernhes, who also produced 2008's Microcastle. According to band members, the album's title is in reference to frontman Bradford Cox's "obsessive traits" and has been described as "a very avant-garde rock & roll record."
The song of the same name, "Monomania," debuted on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, with a rather interesting performance to say the least, and can also be heard below.