Nick Sylvester is the guy in charge of Godmode Records, a small New York indie that’s been releasing very, very good music for a couple of years. He’s also a former rock critic and a good friend. So I’m very excited that Sylvester is producing La Isla Bonita, the forthcoming album from the long-running indie-skronk band Deerhoof. Deerhoof have been Nick’s band for as long as I’ve known him, and I have to imagine that he feels how I would feel if Rancid called my up and asked me to work on their next record. Moreover, the two tracks we’ve heard from La Isla Bonita give Deerhoof some extra heft by giving their sound an Albini-style physical immediacy. The band has already shared first single “Exit Only,” and now they’ve followed it up with the jittery “Paradise Girls,” a song about the band’s female musical heroes. Check it out below.
La Isla Bonita is out 11/4 on Polyvinyl.