Deerhoof releases an epic animated video for “Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates of Hell,” the opening track from their new LP, Actually, You Can, out this Friday via Joyful Noise Recordings. Created by Geoff Hoskinson, the new video brings to life the track’s lyrics and depicts a world where superfluous corporate overlords are unseated. Deerhoof explains the song’s inspiration: “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. 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.”
“Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates of Hell” joins previous album singles “Scarcity is Manufactured”, “Plant Thief”, and “Department of Corrections”, which collectively earned praise and support from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Remezcla, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, and more. Actually, You Can is available for pre-order digitally and on chlorophyll-colored vinyl, CD, and cassette HERE (vinyl will be released on November 19th).
Deerhoof Hosting Bandcamp Livestream Q&A And Debut Of Full New LP On Thursday, October 21ST (3pm ET / 12pm PT), Tune In HERE