Deerhunter - ‘Monomania' + Death at Dusk
Ingredients: 1/2 ounce crème de violette, 5 ounces sparkling wine, 1/4 ounce absinthe, and a maraschino cherry.
Mixing Instructions: Pour the crème de violette and wine into a champagne flute. Float the absinthe on top, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Notes: Do you have any friends that you occasionally feel like you need to “prepare” your other friends for before you introduce them? That’s how I feel with Bradford Cox of Deerhunter whenever I tell my friends about his music… even if I think they’re a good fit. Bradford Cox can be a quirky guy, but not without his reasons. If your first introduction to him was on his recent Jimmy Fallon performance, I can see how you might approach his music with some trepidation. One thing I’ve learned though is that Cox usually gets the responses that he is looking for, and I always end up loving his music no matter how “out there” he presents himself. True artists in that sense, along with a catalog of phenomenal music, Deerhunter is a band I appreciate time and time again. I glazed over the new album the first time I heard it and had to really talk myself into listening to it the second time I played it. But something happened on that second listen that stuck with me… some piece of the title track that I couldn’t get out of my head, and lately I listen to the album in full a couple times a day. I expect that to continue… monomania, you might say.
Enjoy this album with a Death at Dusk, a cocktail suited for the likes of Deerhunter.