The physical disc of Deerhunter‘s third full-length, Microcastle, is still slated for a release date of October 28 in North America and October 27 throughout the rest of the world, but due to internet leak drama earlier this year, most fans have already heard and made a call on the band’s latest offering. Few would argue it’s not a straightforward indie rock affair, heavily influenced by Bradford Cox’s Atlas Sound side project, which has occupied much of his time of late. The gauzy arpeggios and effects-laden guitar chords on this track remind of 2008’s Let the Blind Lead Those Who See but Cannot Feel, while the wistfully repeated chorus, “to get older still”, is, in typical Cox fashion, as moving as it is cryptic. Photo by Kasey Price.

Deerhunter – Little Kids