Deerhoof have their newest album, Breakup Song, up on NPR as of Sunday where you can listen to it in full. We have already been graced with the gifts of both “Fête d’Adieu” and “The Trouble With Candyhands” (the former last week and the latter in July).
The album contains all the groovy little eccentricities, wiggles, and twirly vocals and noises you would expect from Deerhoof. They have mastered that sound that makes you feel like dancing, but catches you in that awkward, I-don’t-know-exactly-how-to-dance-to-this state. Either way, my heart and mind are dancing while I listen to this, for sure.
Give it a listen through HERE, and let us know what you think.
These albums that get announced, promoted for a few weeks and then released in almost no turnaround time at all are some of my favourite, especially when it’s by one of my favourite bands.
Today this album is brought to you by the letter Deerhoof, as only a few weeks ago they announced their new album Breakup Song, the followup to last year’s Deerhoof vs. Evil. Now, just a few weeks later we’ve heard the first song in "The Trouble With Candyhands" and they’re back with another new track "Fête d’Adieu".
Breakup Song is released in just three weeks on September 4th via Polyvinyl.
Last week Deerhoof announced a new album and a jingletron on their website. The album is for us to treasure for the rest of our lives, and the jingletron is for us to sample bits of the new album on their site before it’s released.
If you know Deerhoof and their music, then you’ll know that the only thing you can expect from the band is something out of this world and off the wall. From one song to the next they continually surprise you, and the same can be said for their new track "The Trouble With Candyhands".
I’m not going to pretend to know what the fuck that means, but it opens with the most tropical-sounding music I’ve heard this year and then makes 11 twists and turns within the space of its three minutes, leaving you mesmerized and zoning off into your computer screen’s unnatural glow.
"The Trouble With Candyhands" is the first new track from their new album Breakup Song, due out on September 4th via Polyvinyl.
It’s one thing to be a singer that can hit the notes, come in where you’re supposed to, but it’s a whole other to be good. I was thinking of this when I saw Björk in early February performing songs from her latest “Biophilia”. The stage was setup so you got a 360 view and from where I stood I saw small screens were set up at the bottoms of the stage where the cut-and-dry lyrics to her songs were displayed. It was far from karaoke though: these were just the words, just in case. For one of the newer tracks I tried following along with Björk, which proved an impossible task because, well, she is a great singer. Intuitively knowing where to drag something out, where to repeat a phrase, how to catch up with the other instruments and performers, where she’s technically “supposed to be”.
Il Abanico's Juliana Ronderos is a great singer. In full possession of her voice, she goes from soft to deceivingly strained with ease, and fluctuates like another memorable vocalist, Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof . Ronderos knows how to weave herself in and out of her bands indie rock, where to harmonize with the instrumentals and where to pop out in the foreground…