DEERHOOF Announce New Single 'BEHOLD A MARVEL IN THE DARKNESS',
Reissue Remastered Classic 'MILK MAN' To Coincide With London Live Show
- BOTH RELEASES AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW FROM ATPFESTIVAL.com -
"...you'll keep returning to Vs Evil for it's winningly alien hooks, it's pop moments: the gossamer delight of Behold A Marvel In The Darkness (with Matsuzaki's starkly affecting chorus of, "What is this thing called love?")..." - MOJO
Behold a Marvel in the Darkness is the second single to be taken from the acclaimed latest Deerhoof album 'Deerhoof vs. Evil' and will be released on 7" vinyl picture disc (ltd. to 500 copies) and digital download by ATP Recordings on 31st May 2011.
The b-side features two live tracks from the album 'Milk Man' performed at The Flaming Lips curated ATP New York Festival in 2009, 'Giga Dance' and 'Milking', the latter featuring Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips.
The 7" (with download) is available to pre-order now via the ATP Recordings store - any orders from ATP include four bonus downloads on top of the 3 tracks from the 7" - 'Flower', 'You Can't Sit Down', 'Panda Panda Panda' and 'Numina' all recorded live in New York.
Hear the single now at Soundcloud.
"Deep dub FX launch Behold A Marvel In The Darkness into ionospheric orbit" - UNCUT
9/10 - NME
"Whip-smart, to keep you on tip-toes and smiling" - Mojo
"Deerhoof have only gone and made one of the most beautifully insane records since The Shaggs." - ID
The band are back in the UK on July 1st supporting The Flaming Lips at Alexandra Palace in London where they perform their stunning 2004 album 'Milk Man' from start to finish. Tickets are on sale now.
To celebrate this event, ATP Recordings will reissue a special Remastered edition of this classic album on CD and Heavy White Vinyl (with MP3 Download) limited to just 1000 copies on the 27th June.
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 band's 11th album!). 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).
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.