Indie rockers Deerhunter have shared a new track, “Element,” from their upcoming album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Deerhunter's primary songwriter Bradford Cox described the song as “an elegy for ecology (a landscape done in toxic watercolors),” as Pitchfork reported.
The song certainly has elements of an old-timey dirge (and a little bit of sea shanty thrown in for good measure), with harpsichord and strings. But the rolling, retro-sounding drums with the harpsichord give the song a certain psychedelia as well. You can listen to “Element” below.
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, Deerhunter’s eighth studio album, arrives on Jan. 18. It follows the indie outfit’s 2015 album Fading Frontier and 2013’s Monomania. “Element” is the second single from Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, following “Death in Midsummer" which came out in October.
Deerhunter is set to tour around Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? in 2019 including stops in major East Coast markets like Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Click here to browse AXS for tickets to select Deerhunter dates.