I see fireflies when I hear The Deer Tracks’ dark, sparkling lullaby, “Yes This Is My Broken Shield”. The Deer Tracks hail from GÃ¤vle, Sweden (on second thought, I’m not sure you can hail from anywhere but Detroit), and they are the musical equivalent of Valium. You think it’s doing nothing and then suddenly. . . you’re. . . relaxed.
Light, crystalline vocals. Minimal piano. Is this smooth electronica? Clothe me in gossamer and send me on my way floating into the mist! This is, I can tell you, definitely the soundtrack to your favorite make-out daydream. (And the camera is doing that 360 rotate thing. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.)
The Deer Tracks is two adorably indie-looking individuals, Elin Lindfors and David Lehnberg. Their debut album Aurora is in stores now. To hear them tell it:
“Now streaming from this coalition is the tender sadness of the north, coated in its northern lights. Electrifying vibrations meets a gentle forest, where tracks of magic leaves shaped patterns. The castaway’s last hope, a message in a bottle drifting against the stream.”
Oh my god, you are so precious. I need to go watch a Wes Anderson movie now.
No, but seriously folks. “Slow Collision” is a beaut. You’ll live your life in it.
“Yes, This Is My Broken Shield”