VIDEO NEWS: Deerhoof Release Video For New Single ‘Scarcity Is Manufactured’
Deerhoof have released their new single Scarcity Is Manufactured, taken from their forthcoming album Actually, You Can.
“The anthem’s spirit comes from Ritchie Valens’ rendition of the traditional song La Bamba,” explains guitarist Ed Rodriguez. “I was moved by his declaration of Mexican pride and that he did it in his own style. He was able to be his past, present and future, everything at once. I’ve struggled with my identity, being raised by parents who embodied their culture yet pushed me to be more American, hoping to shield me from the racism they endured. I never felt like a ‘real’ Mexican but I also wasn’t seen as a ‘real’ American by many. At our shows, people began to tell me it meant a lot to them that there was someone of Mexican descent playing in Deerhoof. Community gives us the strength to accept and celebrate ourselves in a way that we may not be able to on our own.”
Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Scarcity Is Manufactured HERE.
Actually, You Can is due for release on 22nd October 2021 via Joyful Noise Recordings, available to pre-order HERE. The vinyl version of the record will be released on 19th November 2021.