Deerhoof to embark on star-studded tour – News

Deerhoof to embark on star-studded tour

With Special Appearances by Assembly (mems. Grizzly Bear), Busdriver, Cibo Matto, Crystal Skulls (mems. Fleet Foxes), Go Dark, Lightning Bolt, Priests, Tim Barnes, Trans Am, White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos and Zannie Owens w/ Mount Yucca. 
“Deerhoof have been making music for more than 20 years; they’ve recorded 12 albums and released 30 singles, each time morphing into a different, distorted version of their fundamentally batshit sound. This band are in it for the long haul.” – The Guardian, August 27
“Exit Only” is the latest in a long lineage of absolutely bonkers art-punk tracks. It bears all of Deerhoof’s beloved trademarks: Satomi Matsuzaki’s cheery chirps, Greg Saunier’s off-balance clatter, hyper-real post-Pixies guitar leads, and the general sense that we had better get out of the way … It’s classic Deerhoof, and it feels good to have them back.” – Stereogum, August 20
“the greatest and most underrated band of our time” – Tiny Mix Tapes, August 21
” …as gleefully noisy as ever but with a more refined pop edge … Deerhoof have taken upon themselves the task of keeping punk weird, even when it seemed like they were going at it alone.” –Entertainment Weekly, September 9
“It’s a straight shot of saccharine-flavored dissonance, like mainlining a couple dozen Pixy Stix in one sitting.” – Consequence of Sound, August 20
“Digging on this new Deerhoof. Easily one of the most hard-hitting songs in the band’s growing discography. Bring it on!” – The Needle Drop, September 2
Deerhoof’s defiant attitude has kept fans on their toes for the past 20 years. Their thirteenth full-length album La Isla Bonita breathes the casual, joyous sound of the band at a creative peak. The album reinforces the band’s influential place with the aggressive female-fronted acts of today such as Priests, St. Vincent and Perfect Pussy, all the while never losing their sense of adventure … and humor.
The first La Isla Bonita single revealed was the bold, punk and possibly unexpected track “Exit Only” to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans & media alike. The band has just revealed the second album track “Paradise Girls” which showcases the band’s signature minimalist approach, enveloped in nervy feminist funk. Rebelling against the need for patriarchal approval, the song is an aggressive call to strong, smart and sassy women that challenge societal constraints. “Our heroes on this song are Joan Jett, Janet Jackson, Kim Gordon, and Kathleen Hanna. It’s about how girls are and have always been smarter,” says drummer Greg Saunier.
La Isla Bonita was co-produced by former journalist-turned-label owner and music producer Nick Sylvester, and recorded in band member Ed Rodriguez’ basement studio.
Deerhoof National Tour Dates: 
11/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Tim Barnes, Xenia Rubinos)
11/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Assembly, Zannie Owens w/ Mount Yucca)
11/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ White Reaper, Trans Am)
11/7: Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre (w/ White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos)
11/8: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern (w/ White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos)
11/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (w/ White Reaper, Cibo Matto)
11/11: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
11/12: Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Back Room (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
11/13: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
11/14: Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Piccolo Rialto (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
11/15: Pawtucket, RI @ The Met (w/ Priests, Lightning Bolt)
11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (w/ Go Dark, Crystal Skulls)
11/18: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/ Go Dark, Crystal Skulls)
11/20: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)
11/21: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)
11/22: Vancouver, BC @ Fortune (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)