Turn It Up Faggot

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Turn It Up Faggot
Deerhunter TurnItUpFaggot.JPG
Studio album by Deerhunter
Released June 28, 2005
Recorded July 27-28 2004 at Radium Studios
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, noise rock, experimental rock
Length 30:31
Label Stickfigure
Deerhunter chronology
Turn It Up Faggot
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Turn It Up Faggot is the debut album from indie rock group Deerhunter. The album's title refers to a taunt that was shouted at the band during early live shows although the album is also referred to as self-titled.[2] The album's notes dedicate the album to Justin Bosworth, the band's original bassist, who died in 2004.

Lead singer Bradford Cox produced the cover photography, typography and montage for the album. For the album artwork, Cox took a picture of Jared Swilley from the Black Lips, recognizable to some because of the tattoo on his arm.[3] The music video for "Oceans" is available as a CD-ROM extra.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bradford Cox.

  1. "N. Animals" - 2:34
  2. "Adorno" - 4:36
  3. "Tech School" - 2:29
  4. "Ponds" - 2:50
  5. "Language/Violence" - 2:36
  6. "Oceans" - 3:47
  7. "Basement" - 2:59
  8. "Young Layer" - 2:19
  9. "Death Drag" - 6:16
  • "Oceans" (video) - 3:47


  • Bradford Cox - guitar, vocals, tapes, piano
  • Moses Archuleta - drums, percussion
  • Josh Fauver - bass, piano, percussion
  • Colin Mee - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Chris Bishop - recording, mixing

Music videos[edit]

Screenshot Title/Description
OceansVideo.JPG "Oceans"
Although the song was never released as a single, a video was made for the track "Oceans". The video is directed by Shana Wood and features a montage of images from crashing waves to sea creatures such as the jelly fish which appear at left. The band themselves make no appearance.


  1. ^ Turn It Up Faggot at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Allmusic". Turn it up Faggot Review. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Interview: Deerhunter". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2007-06-25.