Deerhoof have shared the new song ‘Plant Thief’, taken from their upcoming album Actually You Can. The single, which the band describes as “a rage rock song responding to a patriarchal world that leeches off of unpaid caring labour and matriarchal knowledge,” comes paired with an animated video created by Molly Fairhurst. Check it out below.
“Sometimes when you are hurt, so much you could dissolve into ink, nothing can stop your shaking atoms other than being swallowed whole into the dark,” Fairhurst said of the video. “Sometimes a giant bird will be there, just in time to do that. Satomi’s verse penned a story in my head and I let the thrashing guitars and drums carry me away over the spikes and deep falls. Pulling and falling and tripping I did what I could to match the musical tensions.”
Actually You Can, the follow-up to last year’s Future Teenage Cave Artists, is set to drop on October 22 via Joyful Noise. The band previously shared a video for the lead single ‘Department of Corrections’.