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Atlanta indie-rock mainstay Deerhunter has gone through several permutations—in terms of both sound and membership—since the group hit the house-show circuit with its borderline-antagonistic, noise-freakout vibe in the early 2000s. The band’s latest album, 2015’s Fading Frontier, showcased a decidedly mellower Deerhunter, with smoother edges and a slicker patina than its predecessor, 2013’s tattered Monomania. Charismatic frontman Bradford Cox turned to his hometown of Athens for two of his latest recruits, bassist Josh McKay and multi-instrumentalist Javier Morales, both of whom balance Cox’s more esoteric instincts with much-needed groove.
DEERHUNTER Critically-acclaimed noise-pop group from Atlanta, led by talented and eccentric frontman Bradford Cox.
PALM New York-based noise-rock band.
JOCK GANG Atlanta-based noise-pop group featuring members of k i d s and Shepherds.