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An easy qustion? Which is the album to get?

meister, Sunday, 17 October 2004 00:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


harshaw (jube), Sunday, 17 October 2004 00:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


seahorse genius (seahorse genius), Sunday, 17 October 2004 01:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


rsslflmbyns, Sunday, 17 October 2004 02:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


joseph pot (STINKOR™), Sunday, 17 October 2004 04:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

le revile

Al (sitcom), Sunday, 17 October 2004 05:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Milk Man, I say!

Douglas (Douglas), Sunday, 17 October 2004 05:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

DON'T get The Man, the King, the Girl, at least not unless yr obsessed

Dark Floyd, Sunday, 17 October 2004 13:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dirt pirate creed!

(ok, reveille)

zappi (joni), Sunday, 17 October 2004 13:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i like Apple O.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Sunday, 17 October 2004 13:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Reveille is their best record.

gygax! (gygax!), Sunday, 17 October 2004 16:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

milkman is gorgeous, but reveille and apple o are great places to start too.

j.m. lockery (j.m. lockery), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My Own Prison.

Oh wait, Human Clay.

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oops, I meant Weathered.

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
Anyone else going to the show at Northsix tonight? Hope it's not sold out...

(my answer to this thread is Apple O')

poortheatre (poortheatre), Wednesday, 28 September 2005 23:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Apple O! PAN-da PAN-da panda PAN-da pan PANDA etc!

telephone thing, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 23:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Apple O for me as well.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 28 September 2005 23:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Reviled. Get that one. (, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 23:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shit, i have reveille but never bothered to get it. actually the only track i really like is that one instrumental with the really long title off of milk man. and i LOVE that track.

dog latin (dog latin), Wednesday, 28 September 2005 23:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

apple O

Break'adawn, Thursday, 29 September 2005 00:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Milk Man!

ng-unit, Thursday, 29 September 2005 02:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Did anyone go tonight? I had too much shit due tomorrow :(

I think that the presence of, "Apple Bomb" on Apple O' pretty much silences the debate like the proverbial smashed plate of asparagus against the wall..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 29 September 2005 04:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

But the guitar on Frenzied Handsome, Hello from Reveille is just too awesome to pass up.

wmlynch (wlynch), Thursday, 29 September 2005 04:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that is a v good song

jimmy glass (electricsound), Thursday, 29 September 2005 04:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

1.The bassist left the band.
2. theres a new E.P to download in their website, but i cant download it - it gives me the error sign all the time.
am i the only one? if yes - how is the ep?

coco the kid, Tuesday, 23 May 2006 17:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it took ages to download. has some very funny cover versions.

zappi (joni), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 17:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Milkman! (Then Apple O. Then Reveille.)

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 17:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what is the MBV song they did?
(the others: Beatles - bungalow bill, Herman's Hermits - theres a kind of rush, and something by Canned heat)

song i dee, Tuesday, 23 May 2006 17:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Lose My Breath

zappi (joni), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 17:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

must have taken courage for chris to detach himself from the deerhoof rocket. but looking forwards to more albums by the curtains and less brainless reviews calling curtains a 'side-project'.

I wonder if chris is leaving before they open for radiohead next month

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 18:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it seems that Deerhoof are the calmest, quietest nerds in the music scene.
the bassist is leaving, but no dramas are involved:
"Best wishes to Chris who is leaving the band to do The Curtains."
one sentence in their goes on.bye bye.

coco the kid, Tuesday, 23 May 2006 23:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Satomi plays bass, right?
Cohen played guitar with them.

Zachary Scott (Zach S), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 04:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but they switched off a lot.

FWIW he was the newest member of the band, he replaced on/off again member Rob Fisk.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 17:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

anyone else heard the Natural Dreamers cd? it's Chris and John from Deerhoof, and Jay Pellicci on drums... the lp is great; instrumentals that remind me of old Television bootlegs and Mofungo.

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh: forgot:

--call me crazy, but i would recommend starting w/ The Runners Four.
--as for Curtains, i really only like the first lp, Fast Talks

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i dig the 'lose my breath' cover and am semi-amazed that they managed to figure out all those weird chords.

6335, Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Fast Talks is my favorite of the two I've heard, Flybys was scrambled but has moments

& I like the Natural Dreamers CD too, though live was better

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 18:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Last time i saw deerhoof live chris was playing bass and satomi guitar, which i'm guessing is the arrangement on 'The Runners Four' too.

Deerhoof are one of the very few bands that have never done a shit record ever - so yeah there's no 'best album' really, depends what butters your muffin - if it's noisy randomness try 'The Man The King The Girl', avant-pop songs try 'The Runners Four' or 'Holdypaws', growly guitars try 'Reveille' or 'Halfbird', spazzy prog try 'Milkman'... they're all fucking great records anyway.


andrew john browntown (crime pays), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 23:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
This back to trio lineup is excellent. I was never a fan of Chris, I think he was more annoying than anything.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 16:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Couldn't disagree more. I've seen their new incarnation once, and granted it was an opening slot for Radiohead on a very large stage, but the show screamed "missing member". They were better when they had two guitars that would play off each other. Part of the problem, I think, is that "The Runners Four" was my favorite album of last year, and it's centered around all the guitar work. At that recent show they couldn't come close to reproducing the beautiful interplay on the album. I don't need Chris back in the band, but someone! Please!

cosmo vitelli (cosmo vitelli), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Chris is great, and a super nice guy to boot.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And he's cute.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Rob is cuter, greater and nicer to boot, you are all crepes.

Anyways, saw them last night at a pretty big venue (600 people) and they were as good as I've ever seen them (as 4-some, 3-some, then 4-some now back to 3-some) in the past 10 years.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 19:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink


cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 19:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like the new trio as well, I saw them at Mighty a few months back -- though I do miss some of those grounding chords, the advantage to having the rhythm guitar gone is that there's more room for wilder, fucked up guitar leads, John goes further out

I'm in the camp that is slightly mild on Runners Four but think the new songs are as good as anything they've done when they play them live

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 20:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like the two-guitar lineup better. they didn't seem that full last time in town.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 20:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Deerhoof mk.1 = Rob and Greg
Deerhoof mk.2 = Rob, Greg and Satomi
Deerhoof mk.3 = Rob, Greg, Satomi and Kelly
Deerhoof mk.4 = Greg, Satomi and John
Deerhoof mk.5 = Greg, Satomi, John and Chris
Deerhoof mk.6 = see mk.4

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 20:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wait what Deerhoof covered Lose My Breath? I'm too drunk to read links what is this on, or was it live or something? I have to hear that. OK OK I'll look on P2P, you bastards.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 20:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who was playing on Apple O? Just Greg, Satomi and John? That remains my favorite.

Zachary Scott (Zach S), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 22:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

apple o = mk. 5

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 22:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

New album is the best since Runners Four. and I liked Breakup Song a lot.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:22 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah it's fantastic, maybe their best album....ever?

at the very least it's their most immediate album. usually takes 3-5 listens for a deerhoof album to sink in for me but i loved this from the first spin.
15 tracks and not a single dud.

streaming at npr for those who are interested.

woman in the dunes, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 02:39 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, this is a fun album! I need to spend more time with it. This and the last one are the best they've been in a good while.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 02:44 (two years ago) Permalink

digging this, it bangs

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 02:58 (two years ago) Permalink

recorded in 6 days (!)

flappy bird, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:24 (two years ago) Permalink

first track is lovely. thanks for the heads up

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Ensemble dal Niente collab is very nice.

spastic heritage, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:35 (two years ago) Permalink

apparently, the first 600 vinyl preorders of the new album come with a handmade cassette tape of the band covering david bowie, madonna, van halen, def leppard, malaria!, public enemy and sonic youth. here's "pour some sugar on me":

oculus lump (contenderizer), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 02:26 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah! i got that cassette and thought it was just someone's old mixtape. Polyvinyl always sends you tchotchkes with your record - pins, stickers, a mystery-flavored Airhead. imagine my surprise when I heard THAT ^...

flappy bird, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 02:49 (two years ago) Permalink

haven't checked the post office to see whether i made the cut. hoping, but i kind of doubt it.

oculus lump (contenderizer), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 02:51 (two years ago) Permalink

thank god for this band. they are our north star

flappy bird, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 06:39 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, loving this

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:39 (two years ago) Permalink


calstars, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:50 (two years ago) Permalink

so bummed i missed them when they came through (work night, burnt out from mixing all day). i looked at some of their recent setlists and was disappointed so many of my favorite songs on The Magic haven't been played live yet ("The Devil and his...," "Acceptance Speech," "Criminals of the Dream"), but it's cool that they have so many albums that they basically play one song from each plus 4 from the new one and bam, there's a set.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:56 (two years ago) Permalink

"Criminals of the Dream" is greattt

calstars, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 01:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Probably the best thing they've done since Offend Maggie imo. But like all Deerhoof albums there are a few standouts and a few tracks that I don't strongly dislike but could happily live without.

The Balter/Saunier thing is pretty great.

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 18:34 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

new single is bliss

calstars, Friday, 21 October 2016 00:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah we talked about it some on Rolling Indie Pop Rock last summer, and I'm still digging it:

Just finished my first listen to Deerhoof's The Magic. 15 tracks in 40' 29", and I know I haven't taken it all in, but plenty instant gratification---"Plastic Thrills" could've been the fitting title track---and I love the drumming throughout.

― dow, Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:11 PM (three months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah, ive never been a huge Deerhoof guy but i thought that new one sounded great...for the band's fans, is this their most "accessible"? or no?

― alpine static, Saturday, June 25, 2016

dow, Friday, 21 October 2016 01:15 (one year ago) Permalink

i saw them in berlin a while ago and i didn't appreciate the concert. very repetitive noisy short tracks which felt like sketches not like complete songs. the dynamic japanese singer with all her gestures towards the audience was quite funny. if these people master their instruments they were very successful in hiding it.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 21 October 2016 13:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Surprised to hear that. Saunier is a great drummer

calstars, Friday, 21 October 2016 13:33 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm surprised too. I've seen them 2 or 3 times and they're always really on point and excellent players

laraaji p. henson (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 21 October 2016 18:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Just discovered that Saunier and Satomi are married

calstars, Friday, 21 October 2016 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

was kinda thrown by the new vocals (Ed Rodriguez?), on a few tracks on The Magic... makes their music sound more generic somehow.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 21 October 2016 20:21 (one year ago) Permalink

or it's the songs themselves (structure, riffage etc.) that sounded generic.. on those songs where Ed (?) sings

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 21 October 2016 20:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Just discovered that Saunier and Satomi are married

― calstars, Friday, October 21, 2016 3:59 PM (twenty-six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


flappy bird, Friday, 21 October 2016 20:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Many of these tracks have classic rock nods, def. But it's not a bad thing. They do it rly well.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:48 (one year ago) Permalink

"Criminals of the Dream" is greattt
― calstars, Monday, July 4, 2016 8:19 PM (three months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

My favorite 🌟🌟🌟

6 god none the richer (m bison), Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:51 (one year ago) Permalink

lol at anyone being surprised by alex in mainhattan's incredibly poor judgement re: music quality

sleeve, Saturday, 22 October 2016 02:30 (one year ago) Permalink

new album is excellent, I play a track or two every week on my radio show since it's in rotation

sleeve, Saturday, 22 October 2016 02:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Life is Suffering - i keep coming back to this track

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:21 (one year ago) Permalink

still think this album holds up

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:37 (one year ago) Permalink

still haven't given it (The Magic) a thorough listen/rinsing. Breakup Song still holds up w/its high energy and novel hooks throughout--it's super concise, and it bangs. they've quite an impressive run of albums. i read somewhere that they recorded The Runners Four live, w/minimal post-production (additional layering etc.).. can anyone confirm that?

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Deerhoof - Mirror Monster (Official Video)

beautiful track and video

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

new single rules

flappy bird, Monday, 7 November 2016 20:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Thank god they're playing dh at the bar

calstars, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 03:05 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

their best album since friend opportunity imo

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Friday, 1 September 2017 00:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

Damn, that's high praise!

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 1 September 2017 01:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

Just got my copy the other day, listened to it 3-4 times yesterday. Listening now... it's not as immediate as The Magic, which I thought was their best record in years, but it's really, really great, and already growing on me. The guest features are really something else though - never thought I would hear Jenn Wasner or Laetitia Sadier on a Deerhoof record, but of course it makes perfect sense now. I think for the past couple years they've generally been on a roll that's so far matching what they did at the height of their rock powers in the mid-00s. I bought the Joyful Noise wooden box collection thing or whatever, and I've been getting LPs and tapes in the mail as part of it: side-projects, different configurations, covers, experiments. All really great stuff. We should do another album poll in a month or two, last one was in 2009 and Reveille won (????????).

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's certainly their most pointedly political record ever. Reading the lyrics is a bit shocking.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

man, this record really is something else. just stunning. i am so glad this band exists and continues to make work this good

flappy bird, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Excited to hear this!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 September 2017 01:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

Agree - seems very consistent and "melodically interesting" fwiw

calstars, Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

Greg and Satomi are the fleetwood and macVie of today

calstars, Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

staples singers cover is nice. march each and every day

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

closing with a cover of Small Axe is really sweet

flappy bird, Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

I don't dislike this album but it seems uncharacteristically straightforward and un-wacky for them!

northwest pass-agg (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

what did you think of The Magic? I thought that was a turning point for them - straightforward like you said, but the songwriting is so strong & they've really mastered their studio process. "Criminals of the Dream," "Acceptance Speech," and "Debut" are all excellent. If anything I thought some of their early '10s albums were too wacky/contrived.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

It felt like a return to, like, Apple 'O type stuff. I liked it! It was still wacky but less wacky than some of the prior ones. I think the the last one I deeply loved was La Isla Bonita

northwest pass-agg (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

Listened to this interview with Greg recently:

Cool to know that he's still recording the band on essentially the same gear as the older albums and that he doesn't feel like he knows what he's doing, very relatable.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

sweet, thanks for sharing that - i love his interviews

flappy bird, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 16:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

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