DEERHUNTER Oran Mor, Glasgow, March 28 * * * *

August 11, 2011

It’s not often a band write a song during a sound-check then debut it hours later. Well with opener Glasgow 90 that’s exactly what Atlanta-based quartet Deerhunter did tonight, and in so doing ensured their 90-minute set got off to the best possible start. Simpler than what was to come but no less potent, it was a real signal of intent.

What did follow was nothing short of mesmerising at times especially on the epic Desire Lines and Never Stops. Both laden with atmosphere and punctuated by ragged bursts of heavily-distorted guitar, the former provoked the kind of sustained applause few bands achieve but all aspire to.

Deerhunter’s ‘Memory Boy’ Live on Letterman

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