Editors’ Notes Deerhunter’s dark, dreamy indie rock reached its crest on their fifth album, Halcyon Digest. Marrying punk grit with the romantic lilt of doo-wop ballads and early '60s pop, the band created a kind of modern noir—seductive and mysterious but alluringly rough around the edges. Songs like “Revival” and “Memory Boy” ring out like a basement-dwelling version of The Byrds; “Basement Scene” is their “La Bamba”—a fascinating take on the past by one of the present’s most unusual indie rock bands.

SONG
Earthquake
1
5:00
 
Don’t Cry
2
2:49
 
Revival
3
2:13
 
Sailing
4
4:59
 
Memory Boy
5
2:08
 
Desire Lines
6
6:44
 
Basement Scene
7
3:41
 
Helicopter
8
4:58
 
Fountain Stairs
9
2:37
 
Coronado
10
3:19
 
He Would Have Laughed
11
7:29