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Everyone who's into pop music is aware that this kind of music is full of potential perils, because if it was not than people wouldn't get so intoxicated and disturbed over it. San Francisco's experimental quartet Deerhoof has found different ways of relinquishing this danger. By relentlessly plucking the basic noesis of the pop song, sometimes playing them continuous, sometimes turning them around, and sometimes flinging them wholly in favor of liberation from noise absorption. Blonde Redhead and the Boredoms have often been offered by critics as reference points (in large part, perhaps, due to the presence of Japanese female vocalists with unconventional singing styles in all three), and while those comparisons do help contextualize Deerhoof's sound, they fail to get to the essence of what this unusual band is all about.

In 2002, Deerhoof's released, Reveille. The album characterized the sound of modern Deerhoof, with more compounding of melody and dissension within each song. Matsuzaki delivery was becoming more positive and streamlined and she no longer shrieked any vocals. Matsuzaki also drew the album's artwork. Their want of an album-a-year pace, they released Milk Man in 2004. Each part of the album was recorded on an individual basis on a computer; the band members never played at the same time. Milk Man is founded on a character created by Japanese artist Ken Kagami, a friend of the band. The band creates a story to explain the strange character, which lyrically plays out in a comparatively tenacious narrative. In May 2006, Cohen left Deerhoof and the split was ostensibly peaceful and the band released a nine song EP free on their website to memorialize the departure. The EP consisted of five live recordings and four covers. The band didn't specify a name to the EP, so reviewers classify it as Untitled E.P. for simplicity.

Their songs explicitly modify between cacophonous, shrilly, flicky noise and more approachable pop de-constructions. By comparison, the integrality of their 1999 follow-up, Holdypaws, was "song-based," though the so-called songs' freakish musical compositions and cognitive dynamics shuddered and twinged. Their overtures are pleasing with capricious sweetness and distress with bilious noise assaults. The unsteady, off-balance "My Pal Foot Foot" is a cover of a song by the obscuro '70s New England trio of sisters known as The Shaggs, from the intrepid titled 2002 Animal World compilation, Better Than the Beatles: A Tribute to the Shaggs.
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Jan 18 Thu 9:00 PM Deerhoof Brighton Music Hall - MA
Allston, MA
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Hamden, CT
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Richmond, VA
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Deerhoof is an empirical rock band whose music is illustrious for its bohemian song structures, lyrics and rhythms. A critical favorite, they sound like pop nursery rhymes when they had started. There are quite a lot of daring elements in their songs, very original like blatant guitar figures, bleep Casio music, sporadic bursts of drum clack, metallic production etc. Singer Satomi's singsong vocal pitch, always has one questioning "where is she taking that melody?...is that a melody". However what's peculiarly extraordinary is the way they relinquish an sparkling childlike energy. Just childlike and not at all primitive by any expanse.

John Dieterich is a guitarist is a Wisconsin native-born turned Californian. He is renowned for his endeavour to many prestigious experimental bands throughout this past decade. He is a primary member of Deerhoof at the same time, also a member of Gorge Trio and was a member of Colosamite.

Greg Saunier is a rock drummer and one of the two founding members of the experimental group Deerhoof. Primitively from Maryland, he shifted to the San Francisco Bay Area and studied music at Mills College. He has also played in Nitre Pit. He became a member of Nervous Cop which had him playing along the sides of Zach Hill (of Hella) and Joanna Newsom in 2002. He has attended the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He is married to Deerhoof vocalist/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki. His drumming style is convulsive and extemporizational while bearing a rock-steady rhythm. He uses the marginal setup of a bass drum, snare, and two cymbals when playing live with Deerhoof. His singing style most notably on "The Runners Four" is mellow and sweetish as we hear him on such tracks as "odyssey."

Satomi Matsuzaki is the lead singer and bassist of Deerhoof.
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