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Here’s something I wasn’t quite expecting: Every last one of the videos on this week’s list has some kind of narrative to it, even if that story is just “intense guy wanders around motel and weird things happen.” Most of them are pretty cartoony. Some of them involve actual professional actors. All of them are… More »

Let’s be honest: This was a pretty stacked week. It’s always a joy to find new music that surprises and impresses you, and while this week’s list is indeed impressive, it may not be especially surprising. These are just five (well, six) artists at the tops of their respective games, and they’re fucking killing it. More »

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerves crammed full for the day. But if you’re done with it, or you’re somehow low on viewing options this weekend, please note that plenty of other good music videos came… More »

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Deerhoof – “Sexy, But Sparkly”

The latest 7” in the Less Artists More Condos singles series features a split-side release from Deerhoof and Haif Waif. Today, Famous Class dropped the A-Side from the ‘hoof, a jagged, propulsive cut called “Sexy, But Sparkly.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 22, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Mystical Weapons (Sean Lennon & Greg Saunier) – “Mechanical Mammoth”

New band alert! Veteran musical traveler Sean Lennon has formed a new duo called Mystical Weapons with Greg Saunier, Deerhoof’s mindbending tourettic drummer. The partnership began after Deerhoof played a San Francisco show with Sean’s mom’s Plastic Ono Band a few years ago, and it seems to be a vehicle for the two to explore… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012 - 10:20 am

Deerhoof – “Fête D’Adieu” Video

Fête D’Adieu” is the surprisingly melodically generous single from Deerhoof’s new album Breakup Song. And in its new video, the band members and friends stage a zombie-trance dance party in Brooklyn’s McGolrick Park, a place that looks way less pretty in real life than it looks in that video. (Seriously, I used to live around… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Stream Deerhoof Breakup Song

Mercurial Bay Area art-pop veterans Deerhoof are about to release their new album Breakup Song, and both of the early tracks we’ve heard from it, “The Trouble With Candyhands” and “Fête D’Adieu,” display a warmth and melodic friendliness that goes beyond anything we could’ve expected from this band. Right now, NPR has a stream of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Deerhoof – “Fête D’Adieu”

Last month, we heard the unexpectedly lilting psych-funk jam “The Trouble With Candyhands,” our first taste of the forthcoming Deerhoof album Breakup Song. And now they’ve shared another album track: The intricately chiming “Fête D’Adieu.” Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Progress Report: Deerhoof

Name: Deerhoof
Progress Report: World’s most unpredictable noise pop band chat about the making of Breakup Song.

I had no idea what to expect when I turned up to interview Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki and Greg Saunier, but I sort of anticipated a conversational experience that would be likely just as funny and… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 9, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Deerhoof – “The Trouble With Candyhands”

The nervy and unpredictable San Franciscan art-poppers Deerhoof have a new LP called Breakup Song coming out soon, and the early track “The Trouble With Candyhands” makes use of something I wasn’t expecting at all: Latin horn stabs! There’s also a vaguely funky psychedelic guitar bit. The whole thing is a lot friendlier and le… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2012 - 4:03 pm

of Montreal – “Feminine Effects”

For Record Store Day, of Montreal will put out a split 7” with Deerhoof called “A Filthy Fifth,” and today the Athens indie vets posted their contribution to that release on their Soundcloud page. Stream “Feminine Effects” below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 9, 2012 - 1:56 pm

GIVERS – “Meantime (Deerhoof Greg Saunier Remix)”

Today knotty popsters GIVERS got the remix treatment from Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier. Download the rework of “Meantime” below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 7, 2011 - 5:14 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week’s bounty of videos, things slowed way down this week, and that’s too bad. The best video of the week was the one where the camera more-or-less holds steady on the band for almost the entire length of the clip. The second-best one is the crass TV-show tie-in. Still, there’s some fun stuff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Deerhoof – “Secret Mobilization” Video

Deerhoof’s cinematic new video for the Deerhoof Vs. Evil track “Secret Mobilization” revolves around the eternal struggle between cute girls and disgusting-looking alien beasts. It involves a Volvo, a dart gun, and a desert landscape, and to say any more would be to give to much away. Ewan MacLeod directs, and I have to say,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Download Deerhoof’s 99% Upset Feeling Live LP

The rock deconstructionists of Deerhoof have released a freely downloadable lie album titled 99% Upset Feeling over at their site. It’s 11 tracks and reps their discography, which is a treasure trove of shifty, spastic rock explorations. Download it, and if you are a Deerhoof die-hard, check out drummer Greg Saunier’s newish 2 synth/4 drummerMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 12, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Watch IIII (Members Of Deerhoof, Man Man, Soft Circle, Lichens) & Light Asylum @ Union Pool, Williamsburg 9/3/11

This past weekend, NYC presented a number of only-in-NYC type concerts to help locals feel like they did some unique shit before the summer was over. For me, that meant seeing Lemonade, Reggie Watts, and Small Black at a open-air dumpster pool party that served lobster rolls for refreshments (that was a first), and joining… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 7, 2011 - 1:02 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s best videos include new ones from The Death Set, Deerhoof, Snoop Dogg, Starkey, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. It’s another week of totally safe for work videos too, but the Starkey video, which is set at a Pentecostal church, has several scenes of religious ecstasy that you could mistake for a (solo) sex scene:… More »

By: jessica / January 14, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Animal Collective, Deerhoof Play Congolese Street Music

The 2-Disc Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics finds “indie rock” (and etc.) folks like Animal Collective, Micachu & The Shapes, Andrew Bird, Optimo, Oneida, Deerhoof, and Megafaun remixing and/or covering songs from Congotronics excellent series of Congolese street music. Stream it at 3VOOR12 (via P4K). And here’s a download of Deerhoof’s take o… More »

By: brandon / November 8, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Deerhoof – “The Merry Barracks”

I like the calmer, relatively languid feel of “The Merry Barracks,” the lead track from the older, wiser Deerhoof’s forthcoming 10th studio album Deerhoof Vs. Evil. (Bigger or smaller claim than High Places Vs. Mankind?) The song’s been floating around here/there, but Satomi’s explanation finally pins it to one place. (Sort of.)… More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2010 - 12:11 pm

The Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Deerhoof To Perform LPs For ATP Don’t Look Back 2011

As we prepare ourselves for this weekend’s pleasingly loud ATP NY (see: Holy Mountain, Superfuzz Bigmuff, Raw Power, Sunn O))) + Boris, SY, ATP regulars Fuck Buttons, etc.), it’s been announced that on 7/1 of next year Flaming Lips will do the 11-year-old The Soft Bulletin, Dinosaur the older Bug (one of my all-time favorites),… More »

By: brandon / September 1, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Zach Hill – “Memo To The Man”

It’d make sense for a solo release from from a man as ubiquitous in virtuosic metal/noise/prog/punk/shred circles as big spending Zach Hill to come packing a stacked cameo list. Just yesterday we heard shards of his muscular invention on Marnie Stern’s ace junior LP lead listen “For Ash,” today it’s the first MP3 from Zach’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2010 - 11:05 am

Xiu Xiu, Deerhoof, WHY?, Pictureplane, Fang Island @ JellyNYC Pool Party, Brooklyn 7/12/10

Between the World Cup’s conclusion hijacking the standard operating procedure of most any establishment serving alcohol and space enough for a TV screen, and Jelly NYC’s Pool Parties kick off at the East River State Park, on Sunday the greater Williamsburg area was even more a playground of creatively outfitted drunken dilettantes than usual. Which is saying… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 12, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Xiu Xiu & Deerhoof Cover Joy Division At Donaufestival

Last night at the Donaufestival in Lower Austria, Jamie Stewart collaborated with labelmates Deerhoof on a complete run-through of Joy Division’s 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures. Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier is sort of an honorary Xiu Xiu member, so things were likely pretty cozy. And now Stewart can now scratch covering a Joy Division record off… More »

By: brandon / April 30, 2010 - 1:40 pm