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Deerhunter - 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?' Out Now
Deerhunter : 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?' Out Now
18th January 2019

Today sees the release of Deerhunter's fantastic new record, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?.

+ You can buy on brutalist grey LP, and CD, via 4AD here +
+ You can download and stream on all platforms here +

“Unexpected, strange and beautifully done.” - The Guardian (Album of the Week) ****
“Their poppiest, most direct album yet.” - Q ****
"Solid-gold tunes.” - MOJO ****
“This is how you turn pop into art.” - NME ****
“One of the most original bands in America.” - The Times ****
"This is a new side of Deerhunter that gives the listener much to contemplate." - The Independent ****
"They provide a breezy distraction from the chaos outside, and it's most welcome." - DIY ****
"Dreamy classic pop." - The Mail On Sunday ****
"The slow, crumbling decline of civilisation has rarely sounded so good." - The Skinny *****
"I for one am happy to wait out my days, whatever’s left of them, listening to Deerhunter." The Quietus
“One of today’s great American bands… Some of Deerhunter’s prettiest songs to date.” - Uncut 8/10
“It’s futuristic but warm, nostalgic but distant, pretentious but human. A delectable mess of contradictions.” - The Line Of Best Fit (8.5/10)
"Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is the first full length of its generation to confront the escapism vs. engagement debate by planting It firming in the middle. In thirty-seven minutes, it offers up a plethora of intelligently crafted societal takes, and yet presents them invitingly enough that you can just let the music wash over you." - Loud And Quiet (Album of the Month) 8/10) 

Several fascinating features have run in the past week, including The Quietus, Stereogum, Noisey, and Paste.

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?

Next up, the band travel to Japan for a handful of special 4AD Presents tour, with support from Gang Gang Dance and Ex:Re. before embarking on a headline North American tour.  It was also just announced that they will perform at Field Day, London in June.  All dates and ticket links available below.

21st - Bigcat, Osaka, Japan * [TICKETS]
22nd - Electric Ladyland, Nagoya, Japan * [TICKETS]
23rd - O-East, Tokyo, Japan * [TICKETS]

15th - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN, US # [TICKETS]
16th - Art Institute Of Chicago (Modern Wing), Chicago, IL, US [TICKETS]
17th - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, US
18th - Mahalls 20 Lanes, Lakewood, OH, US % [TICKETS]
19th - El Club, Detroit, MI, US % [TICKETS]
21st - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada % [TICKETS]
22nd - Le National, Montreal, QC, Canada % [TICKETS]
23th - College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT, US % [TICKETS]
24th - Royale, Boston, MA, US % [TICKETS]
27th - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY, US % & [TICKETS]

1st - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US & [TICKETS]
2nd - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US & [TICKETS]
3rd - Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, US & [TICKETS]
5th - Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA, US & [TICKETS]
6th - Headliner's Music Hall, Louisville, KY, US & [TICKETS]
8th - Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Savannah, GA, US [TICKETS]

25th-27th - Marfa Myths Festival, Marfa, TX, US

3rd-5th - Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA, US
27th - Primavera Opening Party, Barcelona, Spain

3rd - Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen, Denmark
4th - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
6th-7th - Field Day, London, UK

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