With their first full length since 2008’s Offend Maggie coming out early next year, Deerhoof seem to have been everywhere lately, with a bunch of news and new music floating around the Internet. To review:

New album on Polyvinyl in January

Deerhoof vs. Evil comes out on Polyvinyl on January 25, 2011, and the band’s embarking on a “global album leak,” with a new song from the album turning up at a different media outlet around the world every week until release day. Check out the first two leaks below:

Deerhoof – “The Merry Barracks”

Deerhoof – Super Duper Rescue Heads ! by Polyvinyl Records

You can see the whole map of past and upcoming leaks at Deerhoof’s web site.

Appearing on Congotronics tribute compilation

Deerhoof’s also one of 26 artists featured on Crammed DiscsAlternative Takes on Congotronics, a set of covers of songs from Crammed’s Congotronics series, which documented Congo’s “tradi-moderne” artists. Check out the ‘hoof’s contribution below:

Deerhoof – “Travels Broaden the Mind” (Kasai All Stars cover)

New Hoofdriver 7″ with Busdriver

LA MC Busdriver has teamed with Deerhoof for a new split 7″ called Hoofdriver. On the A-side, Busdriver sings over a Deerhoof instrumental for “I Did Crimes Behind Your Eyelids,” while his new band, Physical Forms, featuring former members of The Mae Shi, takes over for the B-side, “On the Brink.” Polyvinyl coyly describes the release as “the first of a possible series of Deerhoof 7″s,” and it comes out on November 16th.

Another sneak peek at Deerhoof vs. Evil from Deerhoof’s New, Improved, LIVE session

Remember Deerhoof’s New, Improved, LIVE session last year? There, the band premiered a cover of “Let’s Dance the Jet,” an obscure song from the 1967 film The Day The Fish Came Out that’s also on the tracklisting for the band’s upcoming album. While we don’t yet know what the Deerhoof vs. Evil version of the song will sound like, you can take a listen to the NIL version of “Let’s Dance the Jet” below:

Deerhoof – “Let’s Dance the Jet” (New, Improved, LIVE version)

Tour dates

What would a new album be without an accompanying tour? Deerhoof kicks off its US tour with Sacramento and SF shows in January, before heading across the country and back. Full tour dates are below. Nervous Cop (Zach Hill and Greg Saunier) and Ben Butler And Mousepad accompany the band for most of the shows.

1/27 Sacramento, CA @ Harlows *
1/28 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
1/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
2/1 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
2/2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
2/3 Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe
2/4 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
2/5 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
2/6 Raleigh, NC @ King’s Lounge
2/7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
2/8 Brooklyn, NY @ Ridgewood Masonic Temple
2/10 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
2/11 Bala Cynwyd, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
2/14 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
2/15 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
2/16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
2/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
2/18 Des Moines, IA @ Blue Moose
2/19 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
2/21 Boulder, CO @ The Marquis
2/25 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
2/26 Portland, OR @ Berbatti’s
3/14 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge