The Deer: “Static”

Photo by Michael Schaffer

The Deer’s orchestral folk hit a high point on 2014’s On The Essence Of The Indomitable Spirit, but on its new single, the Austin band finds a new gear. “Static” shows off the Deer’s alchemy, honed in part thanks to the Texas State School of Music, where several of the members originally met. But the song isn’t a classroom exercise; it’s more of a study in interlocking parts, marrying delicacy with the most rousing music of the band’s young career.

“Static” appears on Tempest & Rapture, out now via the Deer. Catch the Deer tomorrow night at the Parish.

–Art Levy

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