Deerhoof “Breakup Song” | Polyvinyl Record Co. | ATP Recordings
Deerhoof drummer Greg here to introduce you to our latest record.
We’ve been called a lot of things, as you know. But pop has always marked the spot on the Deerhoof treasure map.
Pop = catchy
Pop = new
Pop = no rules
If you want to come dance or sing karaoke with Deerhoof, you don’t have to ask twice.
We’ve just finished this sensational slice of Cuban-flavored party-noise-energy music. We called it Breakup Song. Just don’t expect a bunch of Grammy®-baiting sob stories, OK? In Deerhoof’s thesaurus, freedom’s just another word for feeling good again and raising hell and getting away with it. Stick with us and the bad guys with guns will never catch up…
You can’t really break down in more clear terms than what drummer of Deerhoof has in the following press statement above. Breakup Song, the brand new record from Deerhoof, is a wild ride and something I have no clue how to diagnose. All I know is I absolutely love what they have done with their latest album and feel it’s just as unique and intoxicating as anything they have released. With recordings now being conducted in bigger studios, the state of sound on this new album still retains that gritty and raw Deerhoof sound that many of their fans have loved for years now.
Every Deerhoof album really stretches out my perception of not only what they can achieve but the possibilities in music and particularly what can be achieved with the basic rock format and a lot of extra gadgets/effects. Deerhoof have one of the most oddly shaped and bizarre sounds in music today and Breakup Song is fresh and incredible because of this foundation. Every album is a really new approach to their sound and it’s beyond words to realize how much music they have released and how much of it is really unique. The band has always pushed the boundaries of experimental rock music into areas I would have no clue describing and they are probably one of the most original bands in the last decade or so. When I listen to Breakup Song, a big smile comes over my face as I think about how they continue to push their sound into new areas.
Part power pop, part psych, part classical, and part everything else that doesn’t seem like it could exist together, the methods this band has relied on to construct Breakup Song stretches to every corner of the world. The musicianship is off the charts, something that makes this experimental voyage endless in scope.
Get a copy of Breakup Song, turn it up obscenely loud and have a dance party; your life will be better because of it.
Don’t miss Deerhoof live if they are coming near…
09-05 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat *
09-06 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival @ Memorial Auditorium &
09-17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg $^
09-18 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East $^
09-19 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal @ Cabaret Du Mile End $^
09-21 – Lexington, KY – Boomslang Festival@ Cosmic Charlie’s $
09-22 – Chicago, IL – Scuba’s Tavern (early all ages show)^
09-22 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern (10PM door 21+ show) $
09-23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Brick $^
09-24 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room $+
09-25 – Denver, CO – The Hi Dive $+
09-27 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective $+π
09-28 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project $+
09-29 – Portland, OR – Branx $+
09-30 – Arcata, CA – The Depot @ Humboldt State University $+
10-01 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s $+
10-02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex $+
11-03 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar =%?
11-04 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-05 – Houston, TX – Walter’s =?
11-06 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon =~?
11-07 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box =?
11-08 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder =?
11-09 – Orlando, FL – Accidental Music Festival @ The Plaza Live
11-10 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club =?
11-12 – Richmond, VA – The National =?
11-13 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar =*?
* w/Dope Body
& w/Liars and Airstrip
$ w/Buke And Gase
^ w/Mirel Wagner
+ w/Raleigh Moncrief
= w/Liam Finn
? w/Formica Man
% w/Skating Polly
~ w/Twin Killers
π w/Luke Wyland (of AU)