Deerhoof Announce New Album ‘Actually, You Can’, Share New Single

    Deerhoof have announced a new album: Actually, You Canthe band’s eighteenth studio record lands October 22 via Joyful Noise. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Department of Corrections’, which arrives with a stop motion video created by Jess Joy. Check it out and find the album’s cover art and tracklist below.

    “Think of all the beauty, positivity and love that gets deemed ugly, negative and hateful by the self-proclaimed guardians of ‘common sense,” Deerhoof remarked of the album’s themes in a press release. “We’d hardly be destroying society by dismantling their colonial economics and prisons and gender roles and aesthetics. We’d be creating it!” A press bio penned by Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz and Sad13 describes Actually, You Can as “a genre-abundant record that uses technicolor vibrancy and arpeggiated muscularity to offer a vital shock from capitalism’s purgatorial hold.”

    According the band, ‘Department of Corrections’ is about “all the marvellous mysteries of life that don’t add up on a ledger sheet or figure into an AI algorithm. It’s about Judas going electric. It’s about how the human species itself is meaningless without a planet to live on. How we vastly outnumber our would-be masters if only we could get organised.”

    Actually, You Can will follow the band’s 2020 album Future Teenage Cave Artists. Last September, the group surprise-released a covers album titled Love-Lore.

    Actually, You Can Cover Artwork: 

    Actually, You Can Tracklist: 

    1. Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates of Hell
    2. Department of Corrections
    3. We Grew, and We Are Astonished
    4. Scarcity Is Manufactured
    5. Ancient Mysteries, Described
    6. Plant Thief
    7. Our Philosophy Is Fiction
    8. Epic Love Poem
    9. Divine Comedy

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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