Atlanta’s Deerhunter has announced a new album and an extended tour that includes a headlining spot at the 2019 Savannah Stopover Music Festival.

 

The ninth iteration of the three-day indie music festival returns March 7-9. Deerhunter are slated to play Friday, March 8. Originally designed as a stopover for bands traveling on their way to the infamous South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, Savannah Stopover has grown exponentially in its near decade of life.

Each year, Savannah Stopover jams close to or over 100 bands in a slew venues in the Historic District during the three-day festival each March. The first wave of bands for next year’s festival will be announced soon.

VIP early bird tickets have already sold out and there are only a few early bird 3-day passes left. General admission, VIP passes and March 8 only passes are set to go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at savannahstopover.com.

Deerhunter’s eight-album career began in 2005 and spans a host of sounds, from noise rock to indie-rock, pop, psychedelic and more, accurately phrased “ambient punk.” Built around the musings of frontman Bradford Cox, Deerhunter has become one of the key institutions of the indie world and Georgia rock music.

The new album, “Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared,” is slated for a Jan. 18 release on 4AD and follows 2015’s well-received “Fading Frontier.” It was recorded in part in Texas, Los Angeles and Atlanta. They released the new single, "Death in Midsummer," along with the tour announcement.

In a news release, the band said, “Deerhunter have made a science fiction album about the present. Is it needed right now? Is it relevant? Perhaps only to a small audience. DADA was a reaction to the horrors of war. Punk was a reaction to the slow and vacant '70s. Hip-hop was a liberated musical culture that challenged the notions presented wholesale about the African-American experience. What is popular music today a reaction to?”