September 30th, 2008
Deerhoof is more than just a progressive band, they are actually a driving force for OTHER bnds to create progressive music. Their initial single from the upcoming album, Offend Maggie was released first as sheet music. The result was 39 cover versions of every possible description having been created and posted to their site. On sept 30th, the world will get to hear Deerhoof’s original version as the album hits shelves.
If you’ve never heard of Deerhoof, they are a Bay area 4 piece with Japanese/English lyrics from the frontwoman Satomi Matsuzaki. There have been comparisons made with Stereolab and Captain Beefheart and they are typically classified as indie rock, but the unconventional nature of Deerhoof’s music makes a genre label difficult. The music contains just as many beeps and click as lyrics. It’s a concise patchwork of odd harmonies and disjointed melodies. More avante garde and pop craziness than indie can ever account for, in my opinion.
For those of you who already know all this drivvel, I’ve got something that JUST might pique your interest. A pair of guest list spots to the upcoming show at Neumos on October 7th. To enter the drawing, email me with DEERHOOF in the subject. Winner will be picked at random and notified Thursday morning and posted in the “Contests” area.