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Deerhoof Debut “Risk Free,” Announce Dates With Red Hot Chili Peppers

Experimental rock OGs Deerhoof just released their umpteenth album The Magic this past summer, and they’re already back next month with a new two-song EP called I thought We Were friends. The band recorded, mixed, and mastered it themselves between tour dates in their Brooklyn practice space and drummer Greg Saunier’s basement. (It’s also being printed and pressed in Brooklyn, so consider it a fully local affair created between travels around the world.) Today we present the A-side, “Risk Free.” It’s a poppy duet between Saunier and Satomi Matsuzaki built around one of Deerhoof’s trademark jittery rhythms. Listen below.

UPDATE: Deerhoof have just announced a bunch of European dates opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers, which isn’t as crazy as fellow deer band Deerhunter opening for Kings Of Leon but is pretty surprising and awesome nonetheless. Check out their updated itinerary:

10/20/16 São Paulo, Brazil @ SESC Pompéia
10/22/16 Recife, Brazil @ No Ar: Coquetel Molotov
11/01/16 Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/03/16 Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/05/16 Heidelberg, Germany @ Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof
11/06/16 Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/07/16 Brussels, Belgium @ TBA
11/08/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/09/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/10/16 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who? Festival
11/11/16 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/12/16 Leipzig, Germany @ TransCentury Update Festival
11/14/16 Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/16/16 Herning, Denmark @ MCH Messecenter Herning Kongrescenter (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/17/16 Hannover, Germany @ TUI Arena (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/19/16 Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle Frankfurt (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
11/21/16 Vienna, Austria @ Wiener Stadthalle (with Red Hot Chili Peppers)
03/23/17 Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival

I thought We Were friends is out 11/18 on Famous Class on standard black vinyl or green with blue marbled vinyl. Pre-order it here.