Deerhoof to stream new album, US tour announced.

Tuesday 2nd November, 2010

In preparation of the release of Deerhoof vs. Evil, Deerhoof will leak the entire album to the world a song at a time, with various media outlets from around the globe posting one track every week. Keep an eye on the map on this website to keep up with all the leaks. See below for the previously announced info about the new album.

As mentioned yesterday, The Guardian have the first song up now. To hear Super Duper Rescue Heads ! head on over to their music blog. The band have also announced a new U.S. tour, see below for all of their forthcoming dates:

Sun 5th Dec Nightmare Before Christmas Festival w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor Butlin's Holiday Centre, Minehead
Thu 27th Jan w/ Nervous Cop Harlows, Sacramento
Fri 28th Jan w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Sat 29th Jan w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Echoplex, Los Angeles
Tue 1st Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Mohawk, Austin
Wed 2nd Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Palladium Showroom, Dallas
Thu 3rd Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad The Hi Tone, Memphis
Fri 4th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Mercy Lounge, Nashville
Sat 5th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad 40 Watt, Athens
Sun 6th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad King's, Raleigh
Mon 7th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad 9:30 Club, Washington D.C.
Tue 8th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Ridgewood Masonic Temple, Brooklyn
Thu 10th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Middle East, Cambridge
Fri 11th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia
Sat 12th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Altar, Pittsburgh
Mon 14th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac
Tue 15th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Bottom Lounge, Chicago
Wed 16th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad High Noon Saloon, Madison
Thu 17th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
Fri 18th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Blue Moose, Iowa City
Sat 19th Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad Waiting Room, Omaha
Mon 21st Feb w/ Nervous Cop + Ben Butler and Mousepad The Marquis, Denver
Fri 25th Feb w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad Neumo's, Seattle
Sat 26th Feb w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad Holocene, Portland
Mon 14th Mar w/ Ichi Le Poisson Rouge, New York City
Fri 1st Jul performing Milk Man w/ Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr Alexandra Palace, London

 

ALBUM PRESS RELEASE

New album from Deerhoof released 24th January 2011 on ATP Recordings

Download the first single, "The Merry Barracks" for free here - http://tinyurl.com/DeerhoofVsEvil

 

1. Qui Dorm, Només Somia

2. Behold a Marvel in the Darkness

3. The Merry Barracks

4. No One Asked to Dance

5. Let’s Dance the Jet

6. Super Duper Rescue Heads !

7. Must Fight Current

8. Secret Mobilization

9. Hey I Can

10. C’Moon

11. I Did Crimes for You

12. Almost Everyone, Almost Always

Remember what it was like to turn 16? No one could tell you what to do. You were a force to be reckoned with - filled with the undeniable feeling that you could take on anything and win.

Having formed in 1994, Deerhoof is now that fateful age and by rites it's the band's turn to go out and challenge the world. The same way a rebellious adolescent turns tough and irrational, Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez, John Dieterich, and Satomi Matsuzaki just up and split from San Francisco, the only home they've ever known as a band, and left behind all notions of what a "Deerhoof record sounds like."

The result is Deerhoof vs. Evil. The musical equivalent of hormones raging out of control, it explodes out of the speakers with its gawky triumph and inflamed sentimentality. These are songs that practically demand that you dance and sing along (however elastic the rhythms, or abrupt the melodies). Right from "Qui Dorm, Nomes Somia" (sung in Catalan), it's evident that Deerhoof aren't afraid to take chances (critics be damned).

To document their musical "coming-of-age" the band members could only trust themselves. Besides their cover of an obscure Greek film soundtrack instrumental ("Let's Dance the Jet"), and a song done for NY artist Adam Pendleton's documentary film installation BAND ("I Did Crimes for You"), these songs were completely self-recorded, mixed and mastered in practice spaces and basements with no engineers or outside input.

Ironically the result is polished, blissfully exuberant, and huge-sounding. Going DIY meant freedom to reinvent themselves, playing each others' instruments, altering those instruments so drastically as to be unrecognisable, (those aren't Joanna Newsom or Konono No. 1 samples, those are John and Ed's guitars), and generally splashing their sonic colours into the most unexpected combinations.

"Those cars with super loud subwoofers.
They frightened me at night. The sounds present nightmares, fears and darkness. Still I am attracted to them.
I play bass to overcome my own fears for loooooowwww heavy frequencies.

It's interesting how all the parts are woven in this song. I love Greg's drumming on this one. A bit behind the beat, silences, feel the air, rhythm is leaded by guitars. Imagine going under terrible storm. Thunders, rain, can't see an inch ahead. Then what can we do? Fear goes away. Calmly I am gonna just sing to pray..."

- Satomi on "The Merry Barracks"

 

Release Details

Deerhoof vs. Evil will be released in the UK on January 24, 2011 by ATP Recordings, Polyvinyl Record Co (USA & Canada) and on cassette from Joyful Noise on January 25, 2011, P-Vine (Japan) on January 6, 2011, and Polyvinyl Record Co. (Europe).

In the UK Deerhoof Vs Evil will be available on CD, limited edition pink vinyl (with MP3 download) and digital download. Pre-order packages in the UK for Deerhoof vs. Evil will be announced very soon! It's going to be a "Sweet 16"!