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Deerhoof releases new album early, with all proceeds going to charity

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Mountain Moves, the new album from Deerhoof, isn’t supposed to be released until September 8, but in an attempt to promote that physical release and do some good in the process, the band has decided to “leak” the album early and offer it on a pay-what-you-want system through Bandcamp. Furthermore, 100 percent of all the proceeds from this early sale will be directed to The Emergent Fund, an organization that—according to a press release—”supports grassroots organizations in communities that are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination.”

That same press release adds that Deerhoof usually makes albums “with virtually no input from the outside world,” but “now is not the time for artists to operate in isolation.” To that end, Deerhoof welcomed “myriad guests”—including Stereolab’s Læticia Sadier, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, Awkwafina, Juana Molina, Xenia Rubinos, and Matana Roberts—to collaborate on the album.


Again, Mountain Moves is available now at this link with all of the money going to charity, but it will only be available there until September 7.