Deerhunter Share Another New Single, the James Dean-Inspired "Plains"

Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? comes out next Friday, Jan. 18

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Deerhunter Share Another New Single, the James Dean-Inspired "Plains"

Deerhunter have shared another new song ahead of the impending release of their eighth studio album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, due out on Jan. 18. The LP, described in a press release as “a science fiction album about the present,” will be the Atlanta-based quintet’s first since 2015’s Fading Frontier.

“Plains” is the third advance track off Deerhunter’s new album, following previous singles “Death in Midsummer” and “Element.” The song was “inspired by James Dean who spent the last summer of his life filming Giant in Marfa, Texas, in 1955,” per the band’s announcement.

Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Moses Archuleta, Josh McKay and Javier Morales are joined on “Plains” by Ben H. Allen III, who plays a “synthetic bass system” on the song. “I was racing against time with this friend of mine,” sings Cox. “Collapsing just before we reach the end of the line.”

Listen to “Plains” here and revisit a 2009 Deerhunter performance from the Paste archives below. You’ll find the band’s tour itinerary further down.

Deerhunter Tour Dates:

January
17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room !
21 – Osaka, Japan @ Bigcat *
22 – Nagoya, Japan @ Electric Ladyland *
23 – Tokyo, Japan @ O-East *

February
15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom #
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Art Institute of Chicago (Modern Wing)
17 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
18 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Mahalls 20 Lanes %
19 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club %
21 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall %
22 – Montreal, Que. @ Le National %
23 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall %
24 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale %
27 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel % &

March
01 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer &
02 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club &
03 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar
05 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Small’s Theatre &
06 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliner’s Music Hall &
08 – Savannah, Ga. @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival

April
25-27 – Marfa, Texas @ Marfa Myths Festival

May
03-05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival
27 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound opening party

June
03 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Den Grå Ha
04 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller

July
06 – Yellow Springs, Ohio @ Springsfest ** on-sale Jan. 11

(! – with Confusing Mix of Nations)
(* – with Gang Gang Dance & Ex:Re)
(# – with Faye Webster)
(% – with Mary Lattimore)
(& – with L’Rain)

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