Deerhunter ask the world 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?'

 
 

We’ve already begun looking ahead to 2019, and now we can add a new LP from Deerhunter to our lists of anticipation. Bradford Cox and the band have detailed their eighth album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, which hits January 18 via 4AD.
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is billed as “a science fiction album about the present,” and its first single is the buoyant “Death in Midsummer”; watch the video below. And the whole presentation is already asking a lot of questions:
“How do you describe an album out of time, concerned with the disappearance of culture, of humanity, of nature, of logic and emotion? Why make this album in an era when attention spans have been reduced to next to nothing, and the tactile grains of making music have been further reduced to algorithms and projected playlist placement? Why wake up in the morning? Why hasn’t everything already disappeared?
Shortly after its release, Deerhunter will embark on a 14-date North American tour, and that lands at Boston’s Royale on February 24.
Deerhunter 2019 North American dates:
February 15 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
February 18 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s 20 Lanes
February 19 Detroit, MI – El Club
February 21 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
February 22 Montreal, Quebec – Le National
February 23 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
February 24 Boston, MA – Royale
February 27 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
March 01 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
March 02 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
March 03 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
March 05 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
March 06 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
March 08 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival