Deerhoof suffer crippling ennui after defeating evil, announce new album Breakup Song for September and depressing fall tour

Deerhoof suffer crippling ennui after defeating evil, announce new album Breakup Song for September and depressing fall tour

Deerhoof love music, so it comes as no surprise that they’d follow up their polygenre Polyvinyl debut Deerhoof vs. Evil (TMT Review) with another album of distinct songs containing music. Other bands in their cultural position have found alternate methods of keeping the public’s interest — visually stunning Tumblr accounts, promotional fonts, salvia grinders, skulls containing snuff films — but Deerhoof are still having too many melodic dreams to ride the storm. Instead, Ms. Matsuzaki, Mr. Saunier, Mr. Dieterich, and Professor Rodriguez are promoting their new batch of 11 songs by sharing bits of the music so that one might consider the worth of a melody and perhaps even smile.

The new album is called Breakup Song, and you can hear some loops over at the DEERHOOF JINGLETRON, where they’ve even supplied you with unlimited tokens — just like the arcade at DisneyQuest!! The album can be heard in full when before it’s released in North America on September 4 (September 3 in the Rest of The World) on CD, white vinyl, and limited-to-250 white cassettes. Depending on your location, the album will be available via Polyvinyl, ATP, Lost and Lonesome, High Note, or Joyful Noise. Preorder here for best results. Greg Saunier describes the new set of tunes as “Cuban-flavored party-noise-energy music,” and indeed the snippets are fairly party-noise-energy’d. The band will be bringing the party-noise-energy across America merely one day after Breakup Song’s release. Go to the show! Once I went to a Deerhoof show and they threw a couple bananas into the crowd; A+.

Breakup Song tracklisting:

01. Breakup Songs
02. There’s That Grin
03. Bad Kids to the Front
04. Zero Seconds Pause
05. Mothball the Fleet
06. Flower
07. To Fly or Not to Fly
08. The Trouble with Candyhands
09. We Do Parties
10. Mario’s Flaming Whiskers III
11. Fête d’Adieu

Dateshoof:

09.05.12 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat *
09.06.12 - Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium (Hopscotch Festival) !
09.17.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg %#
09.18.12 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East %#
09.19.12 - Montreal, Quebec - Pop Montreal @ Cabaret Du Mile End %#
09.21.12 - Lexington, KY - Boomslang Festival @ Cosmic Charlie’s %
09.22.12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern # (early)
09.22.12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern % (late)
09.23.12 - Minneapolis, MN - The Brick %#
09.24.12 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room %$
09.25.12 - Denver, CO - The Hi Dive %$
09.27.12 - Garden City, ID - Visual Arts Collective %$
09.28.12 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project %$
09.29.12 - Portland, OR - Branx %$
09.30.12 - Arcata, CA - The Depot @ Humboldt State University %$
10.01.12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s %$
10.02.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex %$
11.03.12 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar ^~
11.04.12 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.05.12 - Houston, TX - Walter’s ^~
11.06.12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^~
11.07.12 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box ^~
11.08.12 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder ^~
11.09.12 - Orlando, FL - Accidental Music Festival @ the Plaza Live
11.10.12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club ^~
11.12.12 - Richmond, VA - The National ^~
11.13.12 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^~<
12.09.12 - Camber Sands, UK - Camber Sands Holiday Camp (All Tomorrow’s Parties)

* Dope Body
! Liars
% Buke & Gase
# Mirel Wagner
$ Raleigh Moncrief
^ Liam Finn
~ Formica Man

• Deerhoof: http://deerhoof.net
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com

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