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Song of the Day

Posted in Music, Of the Day with tags , , , , , on 11 September, 2008 by Ally

Click the picture to visit the official Deerhoof website. Warning, it ain't easy on the peepers!

Deerhoof are probably my favourite band at the moment. I suppose when already using the qualifier “at the moment”, I don’t need to add the indecisiveness of “probably” to the mix… Deerhoof are my favourite band at the moment. There, happy? Their new album Offend Maggie is due out on ATP on 6th October in the UK, and the ‘hoof have been kind enough to whet my appetite with a sample. The title track is now free to download on their website, and I’m positively salivating.

Listening to Deerhoof makes me want to throw my hands in the air and say a BIG YES to life itself. That’s nonsense, sorry. Essentially they are a band of contradictions; shambolic but tight, experimental but anthemic, classic but innovative. Awkward and noisy but melodic and adorable. Deceptively simple songs with delightfully intricate arrangements. To use a nasty buzz-word, they’re synergetic. I am unable to adequately describe the joy that Deerhoof bring, so instead I refer you to a piece by my friend Rebecca. Take notes and have your essays back to me by the end of next week.

Recommended reading:
Official Deerhoof website
/ Deerhoof myspace / Heavy Soil