Are bands just calling ‘singles’ ‘EPs’ now? TMT loves Deerhoof, and new Deerhoof is always welcome, but this seems a bit suspect. Yes, it’s all just semantics, but let’s break the We Do Parties ‘EP’ down anyway:
• 01. The title track is from Deerhoof’s 2012 full-length release Breakup Song.
• 02. Track 02 appears to be a remix of another track from Breakup Song by Silver Apple’s The Simeon.
• 03. Track 03 is indeed a new song. Hooray!
• 04. A live cover of a Velvet Underground song. Awesome, but not exactly album-material.
Survey says: single. But again, if you’re a Deerhoof fan, who cares. They’ve put an album out just about every year for over a decade, so there’s probably lots of truly new Deerhoof just around the corner.
To get folks excited about the ‘EP,’ the band has released a video (courtesy of Pitchfork) for the title track (below) featuring Satomi and company having quite the good time out on the town. One might even say, in broken English, that they’re “doing a party.”
Last but not least, there’s always the real thing: Deerhoof live, (when AREN’T they on tour??) a not-to-be-missed experience. Full tourdates down below the video of Deerhoof shredding up Tokyo.
02.20.13 - New York, NY - Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Festival)
03.01.13 - Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo
03.02.13 - Sydney, Australia - The Annandale
03.03.13 - Melbourne, Australia - Schoolhouse Stuidos
03.06.13 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Festival
04.04.13 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
04.06.13 - Madison, WI - UW-Madison Music Hall
04.07.13 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill (Mission Creek Festival)
04.08.13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall %
04.09.13 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme %
04.11.13 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Pike Room %
04.12.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Theatre %
04.13.13 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall %
04.14.13 - Albany, NY - Valentine’s %
04.15.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer %
% People Get Ready
We Do Parties EP tracklisting:
01 .We Do Parties
02. Mario’s Flaming Dessert (Simeon Silver Apples Remix)
03. Just for That
04. All Tomorrow’s Parties (live) (Velvet Underground Cover)