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Listen: Deerhoof - “Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You” (ft. Awkwafina)

Mountain Moves Due Out September 8 via Joyful Noise

Jul 18, 2017
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Deerhoof are releasing a new album, Mountain Moves, on September 8 via Joyful Noise. Previously they shared its first single, "I Will Spite Survive" (which features Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You," which features Awkwafina. The song was shared via Adult Swim's Singles Program, but was premiered by Stereogum. Listen below.

Deerhoof issued this statement about the song to Stereogum: "In the span of 10 short days last April, Prince passed away, and Bill Clinton shouted down a small group of black women who dared question the morality of 90s legislation with which he ushered in the era of unprecedented mass incarceration that continues to this day. Something about the random concurrence of Prince's glowing obituaries and Clinton's elitist intimidation tactics seemed to point at an absurd contradiction at the heart of America's treatment of its citizens of color. Fortunately a favorite writer, The Guardian's great Steven W. Thrasher, helped make sense of these events in his crucial commentaries: 'Prince broke all the rules about what black American men should be' and 'How dare Bill Clinton shout over Black Lives Matter protesters?'

"Now over a year has passed. Many Americans, suddenly in search of strategies for surviving state repression, are turning away from witless neoliberal politicians who exploit fear to amass more power for themselves, and towards those vulnerable communities who have responded to a history of violence not with submission, but with humor, creativity, anger, and love. The song we are debuting today grew out of these observations. Strictly speaking it is not the first Awkwafina-Deerhoof collaboration, as both Satomi and Greg have guested on 'My Vag' onstage. But this call-and-response is our first co-composition. Enjoy!"

Mountain Moves also features Juana Molina and Stereolab's Læticia Sadier, 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:

08/18 Sudbury, ON @ Up Here Fest at the Fuse Niteclub
08/19 Ottawa, ON @ Arboretum Festival at RIDEAU PINES FARM
08/20 Toronto, ON @ Wavelength Music Festival
08/25 Praha, CZ @ Underdogs' Ballroom & Bar
08/26 Storkow, DE @ Alinæ Lumr Festival
08/27 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel Sommerfest
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 @ Terragram 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 ^

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

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