If you’ve visited the Guardian website this week you might have noticed that they’re streaming a brand new Deerhoof track, ‘Super Duper Rescue Heads !’, the second song to emerge from the band’s forthcoming LP (their tenth studio release!) Deerhoof vs. Evil, out January 24 through ATP Recordings/Polyvinyl. It’s fascinating, of course, but even more interesting is that the band plan to ‘leak’ the whole album one track at a time, one per week, through various media outlets around the globe.
Handily, there’s an awesome map that tells you exactly which song can be heard at which website on which date. According to this, the next track to ‘leak’ will be ‘Behold A Marvel In The Darkness’, due to hit Australian website BEAT on November 9.
Of course, being Deerhoof, you could be assured of the album’s quality even without the two tracks we’ve heard so far. Might as well pre-order it then!
In other Deerhoof news, the band release a split 7″ single ‘Hoofdriver’ with Physical Forms, the new project of LA-based MC Busdriver and members of The Mae Shi, on November 5 through Polyvinyl. The A-side features Busdriver singing over the Deerhoof instrumental ‘I Did Crimes Behind Your Eyelids’, with the B-side a Physical Forms track called ‘On The Brink’. Only 1000 copies are being pressed; you can get one here.
In yet more Deerhoof news, Crammed Discs are offering a free download of Deerhoof’s contribution to their new compilation Tradi-Mods vs Rockers, a hybrid tribute/remix album that features Western musicians (including Animal Collective, Andrew Bird and Lonely Drifter Karen) taking on Congolese street music. Download Deerhoof’s version of the Kasai Allstars song ‘Wa Muluendu’ (renamed to ‘Travels Broaden The Mind’) here.
01 Qui Dorm, Només Somia
02 Behold A Marvel In The Darkness
03 The Merry Barracks [MP3]
04 No One Asked To Dance
05 Let’s Dance The Jet
06 Super Duper Rescue Heads !
07 Must Fight Current
08 Secret Mobilization
09 Hey I Can
11 I Did Crimes for You