Release Date: Sep 8, 2017
Record label: Joyful Noise
'Society is broken,' I first typed in my empty apartment. I stared at the sentence, glanced across at the sofa, stared down at the shadow bruise on my right hand. This won.
Since forming in San Francisco more than 20 years ago, Deerhoof has managed to straddle a variety of lines between guitar-heavy punk, arty dream pop, fractured psychedelia and noisy earworms, keeping their commitment to artistic integrity intact while continuing to win over new fans with each new album and tour. Mountain Moves, their 14th studio album, continues along the same path they.
Deerhoof has enjoyed one of the most vibrant careers of any ensemble with roots in the world of 1990s indie rock. One of the group.
It's a good sign when the opening seconds of an album sound cool enough to just loop and repeat, and Deerhoof pull that off on Mountain Moves, their fourteenth album. "Slow Motion Detonation" unfurls with Satomi Matsuzaki repeating the song's title over the band's woozy, pounding foundation before rounding the corner toward punchy, proggy pleasures. "I'm not afraid of the microphone.
This isn't something new for Deerhoof - their 18 album discography has seemingly covered every plausible genre and sound - but on Mountain Moves, the bulky list of features and appearances adds a much needed kick to a record that could have turned out to be as dry as their 2016 effort The Magic. But the resulting Mountain Moves is something much more enticing. Their ambition shines; covering breezy blues licks, stop-and-start hip-hop and meticulously composed baroque pop.
Deerhoof never really stick to one sound for too long, and given that they have an apparently inexhaustible amount of musical ideas, the upside to that is that if you don.
Deerhoof have been refining their beguilingly odd kind of music for well over 20 years now. A winningly jagged mash-up of avant, rock, pop, garage and jazz influences, it.