Tenth full-length from San Francisco quintet and their first record for Polyvinyl label. “Vs Evil” is scheduled for January 25th, 2011 release with Polyvinyl responsible for CD/LP version of the album and Joyful Noise handling the tape version.
Having formed in 1994, Deerhoof is now that fateful age and by rites it’s the band’s turn to go out and challenge the world. The same way a rebellious adolescent turns tough and irrational, Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez, John Dieterich, and Satomi Matsuzaki just up and split from San Francisco, the only home they’ve ever known as a band, and left behind all notions of what a “Deerhoof record sounds like.”
The result is Deerhoof vs. Evil. The musical equivalent of hormones raging out of control, it explodes out of the speakers with its gawky triumph and inflamed sentimentality. These are songs that practically demand that you dance and sing along (however elastic the rhythms, or abrupt the melodies).
Qui Dorm, Només Somia
Behold a Marvel in the Darkness
The Merry Barracks (MP3)
No One Asked to Dance
Let’s Dance the Jet
Super Duper Rescue Heads!
Must Fight Current
Hey I Can
I Did Crimes for You
Almost Everyone, Almost Always
Digital Bonus Tracks
Pinhead (Live at Brudenell)
The Perfect Me (Live at Brudenell)
Pre-order the album via Polyvinyl website and/or read an interview with Greg Saunier.
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