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Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Black Lips' Cole Alexander Release New Song as Ghetto Cross

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Deerhunter/Atlas Sound's Bradford Cox and Black Lips' Cole Alexander have reformed their Ghetto Cross side-project, which they initially began in January 2008. But aside from a one-track release (2008's Dog Years) and Alexander's guest stint on Deerhunter's "Saved by Old Times" track, the project never went anywhere. Four years later, the pair are at it again — this time with the inclusion of bassist Asha Lakra and drummer Frankie Boyles. "We recorded an album of songs around the time of [Deerhunter's 2009] Rainwater Cassette Exchange," says Cox. "We are revisiting them now as a fall project for fun."

Cementing the revival, the band have released new song "Still," which is about "the relationship that develops between two young boys, one of whom is autistic and cannot talk, and the other who is an outcast and beaten by his emotionally manipulative father," as Cox tells it. 

You can hear the song via Pitchfork and catch the band's live debut on August 21, when they perform a free show at Atlanta's Club 29.

 
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