Deerhoof Unveil Video for New Song ‘Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates of Hell’

    Deerhoof are releasing their new album, Actually, You Can, this Friday (October 22) via Joyful Noise Recordings. Today, they’ve shared one final single from it, ‘Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates of Hell’, which follows previous entries ‘Scarcity Is Manufactured’, ‘Plant Thief’, and ‘Department of Corrections’. Check out the track’s Geoff Hoskinson-directed visual below.

    “Maya Angelou once said, ‘You can’t plant onions and expect to harvest tomatoes,’ and that kind of sums up our philosophy on this record,” Deerhoof explained in a statement. “This song is a sort of cover of a Baroque opera aria by G F Handel (of Messiah fame). We wanted to pair our cartoon death metal version of that aria, about a jailbreaking angel kidnapping souls from Hell, with a video of dancing anticapitalist tomatoes.”

    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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