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Sep 15, 2016

The great Champaign, Il based indie record label Polyvinyl turns 20 this year. To honor that they are putting out a new compilation, Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, in which its artists cover other artists on the label. And today they have already shared four of the tracks from the compilation, all of which you can stream below. More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Jun 24, 2016

Deerhoof have shared the music video for their new song "The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue." More

Stream the New Album by Deerhoof - “The Magic”

The Magic Due Out June 24 via Polyvinyl

Jun 16, 2016

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, The Magic, next Friday, June 24, via Polyvinyl. Now you can stream the whole album via NPR First Listen. Check it out below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Listen: Deerhoof - “Acceptance Speech”

The Magic Due Out June 24 via Polyvinyl

Jun 06, 2016

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, The Magic, on June 24 via Polyvinyl. Now the band has shared another song from it, "Acceptance Speech." Listen below via The Line of Best Fit (who premiered it), followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Listen: Deerhoof - “That Ain’t No Life to Me”

The Magic Due Out June 24 via Polyvinyl

May 23, 2016

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, The Magic, on June 24 via Polyvinyl. Now the band has shared another song from it, "That Ain't No Life to Me." The song features guitarist Ed Rodriguez on lead vocals, a first for the band. Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Watch: Deerhoof - “Criminals of the Dream” Video

The Magic Due Out June 24 via Polyvinyl

May 17, 2016

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, The Magic, on June 24 via Polyvinyl. Now the band has shared a video for "Criminals of the Dream." Trevor Shimizu and Josh Brand of the New York Video Photography Group directed the clip, which looks VHS-like and features the band in a park by a freeway, the Empire State Building, and some close-ups of a dog.  More

Watch: Deerhoof - “Debut” Video

No word yet if part of new album

Apr 18, 2016

Deerhoof has shared the video for a new song called "Debut." More

Sep 24, 2015

Deerhoof are releasing a new live record this fall, Fever 121614. No it was not recorded at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland (see the cool performance by them there that we posted last week), but was recorded last December 16 at Fever in Tokyo, Japan. The band has shared a video from that show of them performing "We Love Parties." More

Watch Deerhoof Perform an Improvised Piece at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva

As Part of the Ex/Noise/CERN; Band Also Has a New Song on a Syrian Refugee Charity Compilation

Sep 18, 2015

Proving that the scientists over at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are hipper than you maybe thought they might be, they recently invited Deerhoof to do an improvisational performance at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. You know the one, where they are trying to ascertain the origins of the universe and have been conducting amazing experiments in particle physics since it opened in 2008 (when it was once feared it might tear a whole in time and space when activated or something like that). More

Deerhoof Announce Tour Dates

On the Road with Perfect Pussy and of Montreal

Jan 09, 2015

Deerhoof have announced plans for a month-long tour through North America this coming March. More

Dec 03, 2014

Deerhoof are currently on tour celebrating the release of their thirteenth album, La Isla BonitaMeanwhile, Perfect Pussy have shared a remix of "Exit Only," off the aforementioned LP.  More

Nov 11, 2014

Deerhoof’s new video for La Isla Bonita cut “Exit Only” features the many sides of actor Michael Shannon—who goes a little mad when he hears the song. More

Listen: Deerhoof – “Paradise Girls”

La Isla Bonita is Out Nov 4 Via Polyvinyl

Sep 10, 2014

On November 4 Deerhoof will release their new album La Isla Bonita More

Watch: Deerhoof – “Flower” Video

Strangers in the Laundromat

Jan 29, 2014

Deerhoof’s video for “Flower,” a cut from recently released album Breakup Song, celebrates what happens when strangers catch each other’s eye at a laundromat. More

Listen: Deerhoof – “Sexy, But Sparkly”

Out October 23 Via Famous Class

Oct 22, 2012

Ever wonder what Deerhoof might sound like with a little extra spit and polish? Take a listen to new track, “Sexy, But Sparkly." More

Aug 27, 2012

Next week Cat Power will return with Sun, her first album of original material since her 2006 effort The Greatest. More

Deerhoof Premiere New Song “Fête D’Adieu”

From Forthcoming Breakup Song

Aug 16, 2012

San Francisco based Deerhoof have released the first single from their forthcoming album, "Fête D'Adieu." More

Deerhoof Announce New Album, “Breakup Song”

Out September 4 Via Polyvinyl

Jul 23, 2012

On September 4, Deerhoof are out to crush us with new album, Breakup SongMore

Check Out Photos from Friday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Lost in the Trees and Django Django

Mar 20, 2012

Check out photos from Friday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of Django DjangoLost in the TreesCymbals Eat GuitarsLa SeraDeerhoof and of Montreal. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern.  More

Deerhoof – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Deerhoof. More

Listen: Unreleased of Montreal Track - “Feminine Effects”

Part of a Split Record Store Day Release with Deerhoof

Mar 09, 2012

Of Montreal have released a stream of a previously unreleased song, "Feminine Effects." It's part of a split 7" record with Deerhoof. Don't forget that both of Montreal and Deerhoof are playing our Friday SXSW party. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Deerhoof Announce “DeerBazan”

The Latest Installment in Their Collaborative Project

Nov 29, 2011

DeerBazan, the latest in Deerhoof’s collaborative project where guest vocalists sing over Deerhoof instrumentation, is set for release on January 17. As implied by the name, their guest for this round is none other thanDavid Bazan. More

Polyvinyl Announces a Commemorative DVD Compilation

Features of Montreal, Mates of State, Deerhoof, and More

Nov 17, 2011

In celebration of 15 years of releasing great music, Polyvinyl have announced A Brief History in Moving Pictures, which features 60 music videos from 26 Polyvinyl artists. Check out the tracklist here. More

Deerhoof Release Free Live Album

99% Upset Feeling Available on Band’s Website

Sep 12, 2011

The last time San Francisco's Deerhoof released a free web album to their fans was in 2007. More

Deerhoof Team Up With Jeff Tweedy For 7-inch

“Behold A Raccoon in the Darkness”

Aug 05, 2011

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy took a turn at the mic with Deerhoof recently, fronting the band for 7-inch single, “Behold a Raccoon in the Darkness.”  More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Polyvinyl Releases Compilation to Benefit Japan

Includes Material from of Montreal, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Love Is All, and more

Jul 12, 2011

Polyvinyl have released a compilation to help raise money for Japan, which suffered a devastating tsunami in March of this year. More

Portishead Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Follows Band Curated I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival

Jul 11, 2011

As previously announced, British trip-hop legends Portishead will be curating and headlining ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, October 1 and 2. More

Deerhoof Unveil Single “Hey I Can”

Track Off Newest LP, Due January 2011

Nov 30, 2010

The Bay Area art punkers released today at Japan's Qetic magazine "Hey I Can" as part of their Global Album Leak promotion for Deerhoof vs. Evil. More

Deerhoof Leak Track “Qui Dorm, Només Somia”

Latest Single Released Off Upcoming Record

Nov 22, 2010

Deerhoof unleash "Qui Dorm, Només Somia," a fresh track off Deerhoof vs. Evil, at Time Out, Barcelona. More

Deerhoof Drops Single “Must Fight Current”

Latest release off upcoming Deerhoof vs. Evil

Nov 16, 2010

Last week, Deerhoof was soaking up the sun Down Under at Beat Magazine. Today, the art-punk outfit has landed at Dont Party in Cape Town, South Africa, where it released "Must Fight Current," the latest single off upcoming LP Deerhoof vs. Evil. More

Deerhoof Leaks New Song from Evil Album

“Global Album Leak” Premiers New Tracks In Different Countries

Nov 10, 2010

The eccentric punk rockers decided to save us the trouble of, you know, piracy, and leak tracks off upcoming album Deerhoof vs. Evil—due out January 25, 2011—themselves, including "Behold a Marvel in the Darkness," which was leaked today. More

The Go! Team Announce Album Details

Best Coast, Deerhoof to Guest

Oct 15, 2010

Earlier this year, we spoke with The Go! Team’s Ian Parton about the band’s upcoming third album. Today, additional information has surfaced regarding the project.  More

Jul 02, 2010

After plenty of speculation, the lineup for 2010’s Jelly Pool Parties (a free concert held Sundays at Williamsburg Waterfront) has finally been announced. We have the full details.  More

Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu to Tour This Fall

The East Coast Just Got Louder

Jun 23, 2010

Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu are combining their powers to rock the east coast this fall. We have the dates.  More

Mar 04, 2010

In celebration of Record Story Day on April 17th, noise rockers Deerhoof are re-releasing Apple O’ and Green Cosmos on vinyl, complete with a series of bonus tracks. More

Yoko Ono, The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra Added to Noise Pop Lineup

Also: Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson, !!!, Deerhoof, Memory Tapes, Scout Niblett, Mirah

Jan 08, 2010

After an initial announcement, the list of bands set to play the 18th annual Noise Pop Festival is growing real long. The San Francisco fest goes down February 23rd-March 1st, and here are a few new notable inclusions: More


Interviews

A Season For Cynics: Musicians Contemplate a Lesser-of-Two-Evils Election

A Conversation with Billy Bragg, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Kristin Kontrol, Mew's Jonas Bjerre, Moby, Thurston Moore, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Amanda Palmer, Henry Rollins, Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, Superchunk's Laura Ballance, and Andrew W.K

Nov 03, 2016

On July 11, 2016, Democratic nominee for president Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, thereby ending one of the unlikeliest campaigns in American political history. It had been a remarkable run for the 74-year-old Vermont senator, going from barely registering in national polls to running neck and neck with Clinton throughout much of the primary. And, if public statements and Twitter endorsements are to be believed, the world of indie rock stood almost unanimously in their support for him. Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear-all performed for Sanders at his rallies. Killer Mike of Run the Jewels filmed interviews with Sanders to help spread his message. More

2014 Artist Survey: Deerhoof

Ed Rodriquez on Loving Liberace, His Parents, U2’s Free Album, and Being So Damn Attractive

Feb 12, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Ed Rodriquez of Deerhoof. More


Reviews

The Magic

The Magic

Polyvinyl

Jun 20, 2016

Ever since the release of Deerhoof vs. Evil in 2009, the normally rambunctious San Francisco ensemble has seemed somewhat restrained. The improvisation that punctuated Milk Man and The Runner's Four has vanished. Instead, the contents of Breakup Song and La Isla Bonita brought about a purer, more consistent reliance on melody. More

Fever 121614, Live in Japan

Fever 121614, Live in Japan

Polyvinyl

Dec 30, 2015

Somehow able to continuously skate the cliff of insanity for extended periods of time without falling, Deerhoof is a true pearl of progressive rock (while still holding off on the proggy bullshit, thank God). More

La Isla Bonita

La Isla Bonita

Polyvinyl

Dec 02, 2014

The world doesn't realize how much it needs Deerhoof until a new Deerhoof album appears. More

Deerhoof vs. Evil

Deerhoof vs. Evil

Polyvinyl

Feb 04, 2011

There's really only one way to approach a new Deerhoof album: with the expectation that you didn't really see it coming. The band, after roughly 15 years, is still reliably unpredictable. More

Green Cosmos (Vinyl Reissue)

Green Cosmos (Vinyl Reissue)

Kill Rock Stars

May 20, 2010

Green Cosmos, Deerhoof’s 2005 EP, was a wildly varied record that featured Satomi Mastuzaki singing exclusively in her native Japanese. For a new edition released by Kill Rock Stars for this year’s Record Store Day, the original fifteen-minute sequence is bolstered by an additional eight minutes of live/demo bonus tracks, all on green vinyl with a digital download. More

Apple O’ (Vinyl Reissue)

Apple O’ (Vinyl Reissue)

Kill Rock Stars

May 20, 2010

Deerhoof had expanded from a trio to a quartet by the time of the recording of 2003’s Apple O’, and the members gelled for what would become some of their most memorable music to date. With guitarist Chris Cohen joining drummer Greg Saunier, singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki and guitarist John Dieterich, the songs evinced a new immediacy, veering from the electronic elements included in the previous year’s Reveille to more of a live-sounding, muscular approach. More

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

January 7th, 2007

Jan 07, 2007

I’m happy to say that Deerhoof is getting the popular appreciation that they deserve. A band whose sum is exponentially greater than its parts, Deerhoof has been blowing me away for years, and while critics have adored them, they have often been unfairly categorized as too difficult for the casual listener. More