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About Deerhoof

One of the most acclaimed acts of the early 21st century, Deerhoof mix vibrant melodies and an experimental spirit into utterly distinctive music. They could explore any style or influence -- from classic rock to classical music -- and make it sound purely Deerhoof. On 1997's debut The Man, The King, The Girl, they were noisy and improvisational; on 1999's Holdy Paws, they were controlled and direct. Over the years, they revealed countless sides to their music, touching on post-punk, jazz, and psych-rock with 2007's Friend Opportunity, incorporating elements of Tropicalia and synth pop into 2011's Deerhoof vs. Evil, and riffing on surf, disco, and punk on 2014's La Isla Bonita. Deerhoof's long-standing dedication to social justice came to the fore on 2020's searching Future Teenage Cave Artists and 2023's direct, vulnerable Miracle-Level, which continued to inspire and surprise listeners in the band's own inimitable way.

San Francisco, CA, United States
March 1994

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