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Deerhoof Post New Track Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates Of Hell Ahead Of 'Actually, You Can' Release

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Jess Joy

Deerhoof have shared Be Unbarred, O Ye Gates of Hell, the opening track of their upcoming album.

'Actually, You Can' will arrive this Friday (October 22) via Joyful Noise Recordings. The single, meanwhile, is led by anthemic twin guitar riffs and follows the previously unveiled cuts Scarcity is Manufactured, Plant Thief and Department of Corrections. Commenting on the song's inspiration, Deerhoof said:

"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."

Head below to check out the accompanying animated clip, directed by Geoff Hoskinson. Deerhoof have also revealed details of a Bandcamp livestream event tomorrow (October 21). Head here for further information.

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