What an odd medley of people...
How to make a Deerhoof 1. San Francisco 2. Rob Fisk and Greg Saunier3. Add tiny Satomi Matsuzaki of Tokyo4. Add Kelly Goode on keyboards5. Subtract Fisk and Goode6. Add John Deiterich on guitar7. Add Chris Cohen on guitar8. Subtract Chris Cohen on guitar9. Pause, breathe, and relaxmp3 Giga Dance
So now we're left with Greg Saunier, John Deiterich, and Satomi Matsuzaki. Satomi provides the vocals for Deerhoof sans apologies and sans restraint. Her high-pitched Japanese-inflected squeals are actually reminiscent of Karen O... if Karen O got hit over the head with a Japan stick... The riffs and beats are messy and noisy and fuzzy and trippy, but extremely catchy nonetheless. It almost seems as if Deerhoof was created by throwing random musicians ironically without musical backgrounds into a box and then shaking it until some fell out. The end product? Volatile, risky, angry, Japanese, insane rock music.
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