Friday, August 5, 2011

Stream: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy & Deerhoof's "Behold A Raccoon In The Darkness"

Via Polyvinyl Records
Lovable indie rock weirdos Deerhoof, favorites of FN and post-college musical gamechangers for our Editor-In-Chief (and me too), are in the midst of a victory lap for most recent excellent album Deerhoof Vs. Evil. They've been celebrating with a series of vinyl 7" singles featuring some of their favorite artists and contemporaries, and we've learned today via Pitchfork that the latest single will feature none other than Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy taking over lead vocal duties for Satomi Matsuzaki on Vs. standout "Behold A Marvel In The Darkness."

This version of the track is called "Behold A Raccoon In The Darkness," and for good reason - it's the A-side to another song called "Own It" by The Raccoonists, a band consisting of Tweedy and his two sons Sam and Spencer. The "Behold A Raccoon In The Darkness" single is out on October 11 through Polyvinyl, but you can stream the whole thing at Pitchfork here - gotta say, it's much more appropriate than you'd think to hear Jeff Tweedy on a Deerhoof song.

Deerhoof also have a bunch of tour dates coming up, bringing them back to NYC on September 20 to play the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and then to nearby Asbury Park, NJ for the Portishead- and ATP-curated I'll Be Your Mirror Festival on October 2. Check out the rest after the jump, along with the video for one of my other favorite songs from Deerhoof Vs. Evil, "Super Duper Rescue Heads!"


08-07 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
09-15 San Francisco, CA - Atrium at SFMOMA
09-20 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
09-21 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live ^
09-22 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater @
09-23 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-24 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival
09-25 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge #
09-26 St. Louis, MO - Luminary Center for the Arts $
09-28 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt &
09-29 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East %
10-01 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ~
10-02 Asbury Park, NJ - I'll Be Your Mirror Festival

* with White Suns, Mick Barr
^ with Joshua Stamper
@ with Gull, Invisible Hand
# with Trin Tran, the Cloak Ox
$ with Sleepy Kitty
& with Keir Neurings, Powerdove
% with the Toughcats, Fat Worm of Error
~ with Benjy Ferree

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