Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange

Rainwater Cassette Exchange
(05.2009, Kranky)
RIYL = Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.

My first thought after listening to Deerhunter’s new EP sized outing, Rainwater Cassette Exchange, was more of the same. Then I listened to it again and realized that this ‘same’ that I was thinking of was also one of the best albums to come out last year. So with that, yes, more of the same – a veritable extension of the ridiculously wonderous Microcastle (which already had one extension in Weird Era Cont.) and, consequently, another batch of equally ridiculous bouts of syrupy goodness. These Deerhunter folk just can’t be stopped can they? With only five songs, Rainwater Cassette Exchange flies by in no-time flat, but that also means that I’ve had time to run through this thing a couple dozen times. The experience has taught me that what Deerhunter’s most recent output lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. Each track here is perfectly constructed dream pop with nary a misplayed note. Methodical and addictive, Rainwater Cassette Exchange shows that not only do Deerhunter have plenty left future highlights to look forward to, but that it only takes five perfect songs to keep even their most reserved followers in tow.


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