New Deerhoof – “Offend Maggie”

Deerhoof offered up that “Fresh Born” sheet music and then it was relative silence on the Offend Maggie front, but in just a couple days our knowledge of their forthcoming ninth album’s grown twofold with the “The Tears And Music Of Love” live video and now the title track in MP3 form. “Offend Maggie”‘s not as raucous as the former; instead, it’s a short-and-sweet love song that overlaps John Dieterich’s acoustic and Ed Rodriguez’s electric guitars with Satomi and Greg Saunier harmonizing about phone calls as a metaphor for unrequited love: “Ring Ring / I hang up / A bother,” “Calling / Wrong Number / Do I know you? / Don’t call this number,” “Tens, hundreds and thousands of love messages,” etc. Pick up already:

Deerhoof – “Offend Maggie” (MP3)

Offend Maggie is out 10/7 on Kill Rock Stars. An on-the-road reminder:

10/03 – Los Angeles @ Avalon *
10/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
10/06 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^!
10/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s ^!
10/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^!
10/11 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird ^!
10/13 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown ^%
10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^%
10/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall ^%
10/16 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theater ^%
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^#
10/18 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom ^#
10/21 – New York, NY @ Spiegeltent
10/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza ^#
10/23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East ^#
10/24 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street ^#
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom ^#
10/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^#
10/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^#
10/29 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle ^#
10/30 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ^#
10/31 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club ^#
11/01 – Orlando, FL @ The Social ^#
11/02 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^#
11/05 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues ^#
11/06 – Houston, TX @ Numbers ^#
11/07 – Dallas, TX @ Granada ^@
11/08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 – El Paso, TX @ Club 101 ^+
11/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress ^+
11/13 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse ^+

* w/ Okay, Happy Hollows
^ w/ Experimental Dental School
! w/ Coconut
% w/ Au
# w/ Flying
@ w/ Hawnay Troof
+ w/ KIT

[Photo by Eric Landmark]

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