Ethereal music makers Deerhunter, predominately known for tip toeing along orchestral peaks of dreamlike mountains, were thrust into a horrific nightmare in their hometown of Atlanta Friday night when singer Bradford Cox and guitarist Lockett Pundt were robbed at gunpoint. The scumsucking bandits snatched everything from Cox's rent money to an Orange Bic lighter, leaving the frail singer not only scared shitless and broke, but lucky to be alive. Apparently Cox & Pundt had just finished taking the breath away from a swarm of awestruck fans at a club called Lenny's. While serenely attempting to pass out in a parked automobile, Cox was startled back to reality when the terrifying sounds of a deadly handgun pinged against the window pane of the passenger side door.
Deerhunter, currently penning the follow up to their 2007 Kranky releases Cryptograms and Fluorescent Grey titled Microcastle, will kick off a Fall "tour" on August 26 at something called the Fuck Yeah Fest IV in Los Angeles. Here is the entire blog from Cox, who along with his free floating instrumentalists of Deerhunter, will hopefully collect their marbles after succumbing to such a felonious act of aggravated violence.
Last Night | BRADFORD COX | DEERHUNTER BLOG (JULY 28, 2007)
"We got a friendly homecoming surprise last night in Atlanta when Lockett and I got robbed at gunpoint after our show at Lenny's last night. We literally had just walked off the stage and I was pretty wasted. Lockett was trying to take care of me and get me home. He grabbed my guitar and my stuff and we walked to his car which was parked about a block away from Lenny's because it was so crowded. I heard a commotion behind us but like I said I was pretty out of it. I just opened the door to the car and collapsed in the passenger seat. Then I heard all this yelling and I hear this loud metallic banging on the window and look up and there is a gun in my face and a guy yelling "get the fuck out the car man" I stumbled out and see the other guy has Lockett with his arms spread on the roof of his car and is patting him down. Lockett was begging them to leave me alone. The guy put his gun up to my temple and said "give me EVERYTHING motherfucker I aint fucking with you" I just mumbled something and he put his hands in my pants and took everything I had. My cellphone, my wallet (empty except for credit / bank cards which kristin immidietly cancelled, and about 450 dollars in cash I had for my rent.) They also got all of Lockett's money. They even took my fucking Camel Ultralights and Orange Bic. All I can say is that I'm glad we are not dead. Or more specifically, I am REALLY glad they didn't hurt Lockett. He was just trying to help me get home and would not have even been there at that time otherwise."
Deerhunter On Tour
08.26.07 - Los Angles, CA (Fuck Yeah Fest IV)
08.30.07 - Washington, DC (Black Cat Backstage)
08.31.07 - New York, NY (Seaport Music Festival)
09.01.07 - Baltimore, MD (Ottobar)
09.06.07 - Seattle, WA (Neumos)
09.08.07 - Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
09.27.07 - Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)
09.28.07 - Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)
09.29.07 - Chicago, IL (Adventures In Modern Music Festival)
10.01.07 - Urbana, IL (Canopy Club)
10.02.07 - Newport, KY (Southgate House)
Deerhunter "Spring Hall Concert" in Denver April 2007