With eighth studio album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? released next Friday, Atlanta’s Deerhunter has shared a new song, ‘Plains’, today. Inspired by James Dean who spent the last summer of his life filming ‘Giant’ in Marfa, Texas in 1955, ‘Plains’ follows the singles ‘Element’ and ‘Death in Midsummer’.
Deerhunter’s eighth LP Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared forgets the questions and makes up unrelated answers. It gets up, walks around, it records itself in several strategic geographic points across North America. It comes home, restructures itself and goes back to bed to avoid the bad news.
Deerhunter have made a science fiction album about the present. Is it needed right now? Is it relevant? Perhaps only to a small audience. DADA was a reaction to the horrors of war. Punk was a reaction to the slow and vacant 70’s. Hip Hop was a liberated musical culture that challenged the notions presented wholesale about the African-American experience. What is popular music today a reaction to?
Listen to ‘Plains’ – BELOW:
DEERHUNTER TOUR DATES:
17 January – LOS ANGELES, Lodge Room [TICKETS] !
21 January – OSAKA, Bigcat *
22 January – NAGOYA, Electric Ladyland *
23 January – TOKYO, O-East *
15 February – NASHVILLE, TN, Cannery Ballroom [TICKETS] #
16 February – CHICAGO, IL, Pitchfork Midwinter 2019 [TICKETS]
17 February – CHICAGO, IL, Lincoln Hall [TICKETS]
18 February – CLEVELAND, OH, Mahalls 20 Lanes [TICKETS] %
19 February – DETROIT, MI, El Club [TICKETS] %
21 February – TORONTO, ON, Danforth Music Hall [TICKETS] %
22 February – MONTREAL, QC, Le National [TICKETS] %
23 February – NEW HAVEN, CT, College Street Music Hall [TICKETS] %
24 February – BOSTON, MA, Royale [TICKETS] %
27 February – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel [TICKETS] % &
1 March – PHILADELPHA, PA, Union Transfer [TICKETS] &
2 March – WASHINGTON, DC, 9:30 Club [TICKETS] &
3 March – BALTIMORE, MD, Ottobar [TICKETS]
5 March – PITTSBURGH, PA, Mr. Small’s Theatre [TICKETS] &
6 March – LOUISVILLE, KY, Headliner’s Music Hall [TICKETS] &
8 March – SAVANNAH, GA, Savannah Stopover Music Festival
25-27 April – MARFA, TX, Marfa Myths Festival
3-5 May – ATLANTA, GA, Shaky Knees Festival
27 May – BARCELONA, Primavera Sound opening party [TICKETS]
3 June – COPENHAGEN, Den Grå Hal [TICKETS]
4 June – OSLO, Rockefeller [TICKETS]
! with Confusing Mix of Nations
* with Gang Gang Dance & Ex:Re
# with Faye Webster
% with Mary Lattimore
& with L’Rain
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is released digitally and on brutalist grey vinyl and CD on 18th January 2019.