Deerhoof Release New Album Early in a Pay-What-You-Want Scenario for Charity

Mountain Moves Was Due Out September 8 via Joyful Noise

Aug 28, 2017
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Deerhoof were releasing a new album, Mountain Moves, on September 8 via Joyful Noise, but they've now released the album to their Bandcamp page almost two weeks early. You can pay what you like for a digital download and all proceeds are going to The Emergent Fund, which a press release says "focuses on grassroots organizations in communities facing injustice by providing resources to defend against what's coming." The band will donate 100% of proceeds from the Bandcamp sales of the album between now and September 7.

The press release included this fuller description of The Emergent Fund: "The 2016 election results present immediate threats to a wide range of communities who were belittled, criminalized and attacked during the presidential campaign - immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color. These communities need increased capacity so that they can respond, act nimbly, and develop new strategies in this new period. The Emergent Fund focuses on grassroots organizations in communities facing injustice by providing resources to defend against what's coming." 

Previously Deerhoof shared Mountain Moves' first three singles, "I Will Spite Survive" (which features Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes), "Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You" (which features Awkwafina), and "Come Down Here And Say That" (which features Stereolab's Læticia Sadier).

Mountain Moves also features Juana Molina, Xenia Rubinos, and Matana Roberts. The 15-song album features 12 originals and three covers of songs by Bob Marley, The Staple Singers, and Violeta Parra.

A previous press release includes a new bio written by Kurt B. Reighley that describes the album as such: "If Mountain Moves were a movie, it would be a double feature, Journey to the Center of the Deerhoof and Escape from Planet Deerhoof, shown side-by-side simultaneously. The record epitomizes the band at its very best, exploring new realms between the poles of independence and invention. It also serves as a welcoming point of entry for new listeners outside Deerhoof's traditional orbit, an opportunity to bring even more voices into the communal conversation." 

Deerhoof Tour Dates:

08/28 - Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger Villa
08/30 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
08/31 - Opwijk, BE @ Nosta
09/02 - Aarhus, DK @ UJazz Festival
09/03 - Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/04 - London, UK @ Village Underground
09/05 - Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall - sold out
09/15 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +*
09/16 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe  +*
09/17 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo  +*
09/18 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +*
09/19 - Eugene, OR @ The Hi Fi Lounge +*
09/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall +*
09/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom +*
09/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent +*
09/24 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad +*
09/26 - Austin, TX @ Antone's =+
09/27 - Houston, TX @ Walter's =+$
09/28 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada =+
09/29 - Kansas City, MO @ Outer Reaches Fest @ Record Bar ^
09/30 - St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room +^
10/01 - Chicago, IL @ EB25 series @ Empty Bottle #^
10/03 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme #^
10/04 - Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick #^
10/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #^
10/06 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt #^
10/07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Villain #^
10/08 - Kingston, NY @ O+ Fest At BSP
10/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/10 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar (20 Year Anniversary of The Ottobar)

* w/ Mayya and the Revolutionary Hell Yeah!
+ w/ Christina Schneider's Genius Grant
= w/ Thor And Friends
$ w/ Rose Ette
^ w/ Lily And Horn Horse
# w/ Sad13

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