“One of today’s great American bands… Some of Deerhunter’s prettiest songs to date.”
– Uncut 8/10
“Their poppiest, most direct album yet.” – Q , ★★★★
“Solid-gold tunes.” – MOJO, ★★★★
“This is how you turn pop into art.”NME, ★★★★
With eighth studio album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? released next Friday, Atlanta’sDeerhunter have 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 singles‘Element’ and ‘Death in Midsummer’. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is released digitally, on brutalist grey LP and CD on Friday 18th January via 4AD / Remote Control.
“I was listening to the trains. I was up all night. And something glistened in the strange blood-diffused light. My friend was missing. And I was ghost. I was flame. I was bright. I was listening to the trains. I was up all night. “Oh, James. You’ve got no reason to stay in these plains.” I was racing against time with this friend of mine. Collapsing just before we reach the end of the line. He was lifted. Diamond straight. Straight was cold. Cold was black. And black was glistening. All the night – the sound of trains. “Oh, James. You’ve got no reason to stay in these plains.” These plains are barren and hateful terrain. And what remains is the sound of trains.” – Bradford Cox
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?