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Deer Park Share Single 'In Ur Prime'

Deer Park Share Single 'In Ur Prime'

Monday 2nd October, 2017 10:31AM

Auckland electronic trio Deer Park are celebrating the release of their upcoming album Saboteurs with lush new single 'In Ur Prime' and a launch party this Saturday! Both gentle and unpredictable, the poppy track draws listeners in with warm vocals and Juno synth melodies, then keeps them on edge with expertly arranged drum patterns. This weekend's show will see a live local version of Deer Park as the band's recording members are scattered across the globe. They'll be supported by Ron Gallipoli fresh from last week's Silver Scroll performance of Lorde's 'Green Light', Kieran Tahir and Deer Park side project Park Tapes.

Deer Park album release party - Saturday 7th October at Strange Haven, Karangahape Road w/ Ron Gallipoli, Kieran Tahir and Park Tapes (Deer Park side project).

We chatted to the band about their new album Saboteurs, read the interview here and have a listen to new single 'In Ur Prime'.

Deer Park's new album 'Saboteurs' is out Saturday 7th October. 

Press Release: Deer Park Announce New Single and Album Release Party

To celebrate the release of their sophomore album ‘Saboteurs’, Auckland electronic outfit Deer Park are releasing their third single ‘In Ur Prime’ a week ahead of dropping their album on the 7th of October.

Blending Juno synth lines, Casio-tone melodies and glistening vocal layers, ‘In Ur Prime’ perfectly captures the bands development from their earlier loop based work toward the more rounded pop sensibility of ‘Saboteurs’. 

Join Deer Park and friends at Strange Haven, Karangahape Road, from 6pm, to celebrate the release of the album. Although the band's members are separated by a vast ocean, they have invited some of their friends to reinterpret and remix selected tracks from the album and perform these at the release party.

The night will feature performances by Ron Gallipoli, Kieran Tahir and Park Tapes (Deer Park side project).

It’s been a very long time between drinks for New Zealand/Shanghai band Deer Park. Their debut album ‘Walk Into The Sea’ was released way back in 2010. Since then the band have played extensively around New Zealand, scoring themselves a coveted Laneway festival slot and sharing bills with many of the country’s most beloved underground bands (Die! Die! Die!, Dimmer, Pop Strangers, Seth Frightening).

Their follow up album comes almost 2 years since the band hastily announced a key member would be relocating to Shanghai, China. Recorded in storage spaces, bedrooms and kitchens around New Zealand, and produced trans-continentally by founding members Nick and Shannon Walsh, ‘Saboteurs’ is the sound of a band working beyond their means. With the album close to completion, the band called in producer Djeisan Suskov (Cool Rainbows, LEISURE, Ladi 6, Tiny Ruins) for final production flourishes and mastering duties. 

Sonically, ‘Saboteurs’ sees Deer Park take their singular sound into new territory, incorporating a horn section and a stronger focus on hip hop informed production. Completely eschewing the hallmarks of popularized New Zealand music (read jangly guitars), the album offers potent slices of modern pop with a tendency to whimsically change tact and direction, resisting any clear musical or moral resolve. 

With lyrical themes spanning self-creation, self-sabotage, ageing, love and lust, the album’s 10 tracks offer almost as much light as they do darkness. Moments of saccharine tenderness give way to unsettling sound collage, reminding the listener that for every high there is a low, and for every low there is a lower low. 

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