Deerhunter Share New Song “Element” – Bradford Cox Calls it “An Elegy for Ecology”

Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Due Out January 18, 2019 via 4AD

Dec 06, 2018
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Deerhunter are releasing a new album, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, on January 18, 2019 via 4AD. Previously they shared its first single, "Death in Midsummer," via a video for the song (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Element." In a press release frontman Bradford Cox calls the song "an elegy for ecology (a landscape done in toxic watercolors)." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? is the follow-up to 2015's Fading Frontier, although in May they released the tour-only limited edition cassette The Double Dream of Spring. Deerhunter are, as always, led by Bradford Cox. The current line-up also features longtime member Lockett Pundt, founding member Moses Archuleta, Josh McKay, and Javier Morales. The album also features Cate Le Bon playing harpsichord on "Death in Midsummer" and singing on "Tarnung," Tim Presley of White Fence playing "abstract lead guitar" on "Futurism," Ben H. Allen III playing a "synthetic bass system" on "Plains," and Ian Horrocks playing contrabass on "Nocturne." Deerhunter produced the album alongside Le Bon, Allen III, and Ben Etter. Cox engineered the album with Etter and Samur Khouja, Cox, Etter, and Allen III all mixed the album. Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? was recorded in various cities at several studios: Marfa Recording in Marfa, Texas, Sonic Ranch in Texas, Seahorse Sound in Los Angeles, Maze Studios in the band's native Atlanta, and in Cox's attic in Grant Park, Atlanta. The album is 37 minutes long.

Also read our rave 9/10 review of Fading Frontier.

Deerhunter Tour Dates:

January 17 - LOS ANGELES, Lodge Room !
January 21 - OSAKA, Bigcat *
January 22 - NAGOYA, Electric Ladyland *
January 23 - TOKYO, O-East *
February 15 - NASHVILLE, TN, Cannery Ballroom #
February 16 - Chicago, IL - Art Institute Of Chicago (Modern Wing)
February 17 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall -  **on sale Fri, 12/7
February 18 - CLEVELAND, OH, Mahalls 20 Lanes %
February 19 - DETROIT, MI, El Club %
February 21 - TORONTO, ON, Danforth Music Hall %
February 22 - MONTREAL, QC, Le National %
February 23 - NEW HAVEN, CT, College Street Music Hall %
February 24 - BOSTON, MA, Royale %
February 27 - BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel % &
March 01 - PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer &
March 02 - WASHINGTON, DC, 9:30 Club &
March 03 - BALTIMORE, MD, Ottobar
March 05 - PITTSBURGH, PA, Mr. Small's Theatre &
March 06 - LOUISVILLE, KY, Headliner's Music Hall &
March 08 - SAVANNAH, GA, Savannah Stopover Music Festival
April 25-27 - MARFA, TX - Marfa Myths Festival
May 3-5 - ATLANTA, GA - Shaky Knees Festival

! with Confusing Mix of Nations
* with Gang Gang Dance & Ex:Re
# with Faye Webster
% with Mary Lattimore
& with L'Rain

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