15 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Deerhoof’s experimental rock restlessly draws on a number of styles. One section of a song might evoke prog; later, punk energy might morph into classic-rock grandeur. Guitarists John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez wrench an impressive array of tones from their instruments, and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki’s gentle vocals fit nicely into various settings. And what can you say about Greg Saunier’s drumming — is there a better drummer in all of indie rock? 2011’s Deerhoof vs. Evil is the group’s 10th full-length and it’s a keeper. “The Merry Barracks” is a good example of how the group melds disparate elements. Punching and crunching guitars, New Orleans-meets-Led Zeppelin drumming, melodic vocals, and other elements make for a winning track. “No One Asked to Dance” displays Deerhoof’s quiet side. Jazzy guitar runs, gentle strums, keyboard flourishes, and wispy vocals mark this unusual cut. “Let’s Dance the Jet” is a lively cover of an instrumental from a Greek film, while “Qui Dorm, Només Somia” features lyrics sung in Catalan amidst the tinkling of bells.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Deerhoof’s experimental rock restlessly draws on a number of styles. One section of a song might evoke prog; later, punk energy might morph into classic-rock grandeur. Guitarists John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez wrench an impressive array of tones from their instruments, and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki’s gentle vocals fit nicely into various settings. And what can you say about Greg Saunier’s drumming — is there a better drummer in all of indie rock? 2011’s Deerhoof vs. Evil is the group’s 10th full-length and it’s a keeper. “The Merry Barracks” is a good example of how the group melds disparate elements. Punching and crunching guitars, New Orleans-meets-Led Zeppelin drumming, melodic vocals, and other elements make for a winning track. “No One Asked to Dance” displays Deerhoof’s quiet side. Jazzy guitar runs, gentle strums, keyboard flourishes, and wispy vocals mark this unusual cut. “Let’s Dance the Jet” is a lively cover of an instrumental from a Greek film, while “Qui Dorm, Només Somia” features lyrics sung in Catalan amidst the tinkling of bells.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

All In 1 Media ,

Greatly Different !!?

I wasn't sure what to expect and frankly I'm still not sure how great it is. The more I look into this band, all their albums have different nuances about them. This definitely is strangely different, pleasant sometimes and then 180 degree turn. It kept me interested all the way through and I wanted to hear it again. GREAT JOB!

Smigdal fentwist ,

dang ummy ummy dang

What da whiz? Dis is da wickedis. Frikkin ma spinejamhole. Fuggles wid spized cheezbowls. Dang!! NO Dang!!!

Jenwagz ,

This is just cool

I really don't know how else to describe. The vocals are so strange yet this band is intriguing as hell. I'm not gonna lie...I haven't a clue what the lyrics are, but don't care! I personally love "Qui Dorm...."

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