He Would Have Laughed

Album: Halycon Digest (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the closing track from Halycon Digest, the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Deerhunter. Vocalist Bradford Cox stated, "The album's title is a reference to a collection of fond memories and even invented ones, like my friendship with Ricky Wilson or the fact that I live in an abandoned Victorian autoharp factory. The way that we write and rewrite and edit our memories to be a digest version of what we want to remember, and how that's kind of sad."
  • Cox recorded this song separately at Notown Sound in Marietta, Georgia. It is a tribute to his late friend, the American garage rock musician Jay Reatard.

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