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at the Teragram Ballroom, in Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 2017


Oct 28, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week, the highs and lows of life with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. More

Sep 28, 2020

Deerhoof have surprise released Love-Lore, an ambitious new covers album that features 43 songs in only 35 minutes. What’s more it’s a free download. Love-Lore was recorded live in the studio and is out now via Joyful Noise. More

Deerhoof Announce Live Album With Wadada Leo Smith, With Proceeds Benefiting Black Lives Matter

To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough out July 3 via Joyful Noise; Listen to “Breakup Songs” Now

Jun 18, 2020

Today Deerhoof have announced a new live album, To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough, which features legendary jazz composer Wadada Leo Smith. It will be released exclusively on Bandcamp on July 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings. All album proceeds will benefit Black Lives Matter. You can preview the track “Breakup Songs,” featuring Smith and an explosive instrumental jam session More

Apr 20, 2020

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, Future Teenage Cave Artists, on May 29 via Joyful Noise. Now they have shared another song from it, “‘Farewell’ Symphony,” via a video for the track. The band have also announced that at 4 p.m. EST today they will be hosting a live stream listening party and Q&A for Future Teenage Cave Artists on YouTube. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Braids, NZCA LINES, Muzz, Sorry, and More

Plus Bob Dylan, Man Man, Hamilton Leithauser, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 27, 2020

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2020. It was another scary week out there, as America surpassed China and Italy to become the country with the most COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the world, with 101,242 known U.S. cases at the time of this writing and 1,588 American COVID-19 deaths. Meanwhile the world economy is in tatters and there’s no realistic end to the quarantine in sight, despite what President Trump says about everything opening back up again in time for Easter. More

Mar 25, 2020

Deerhoof have announced a new album, Future Teenage Cave Artists, and shared two songs from it, title track “Future Teenage Cave Artists” and “The Loved One,” the former via a lyric video. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Deerhoof Announce “Shining” Covers 7-Inch, Shares “Midnight, The Stars and You”

Deerhoof Plays Music of The Shining Due Out October 26 via Famous Class

Sep 26, 2018

All work and no play does not make Deerhoof a dull band, apparently. Meaning that the ever-prolific band continue to be involved in interesting projects. Before you can say “redrum” over and over again in a creepy voice, the band have announced a new 7-inch EP where they cover songs from Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 horror film The Shining. It’s fittingly titled Deerhoof Plays Music of The Shining and they have shared its B-side, a cover of “Midnight, The Stars and You” (the original was by Ray Noble and His Orchestra, featuring vocals by Al Bowlly, and played in the ghostly ballroom scene in the movie). More

Jan 24, 2018

Deerhoof have covered the Madonna classic “Live to Tell” (from her 1986 album True Blue). The cover can be found on Post​-​Trash: Volume Three, which is a charity compilation benefitting (via Maria Fund) those in Puerto Rico affected by last year’s hurricane. More

Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Deerhoof Release New Album Early in a Pay-What-You-Want Scenario for Charity

Mountain Moves Was Due Out September 8 via Joyful Noise

Aug 28, 2017

Deerhoof were releasing a new album, Mountain Moves, on September 8 via Joyful Noise, but they’ve now released the album to their Bandcamp page almost two weeks early. More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Widowspeak, Bully, Yumi Zouma, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Deerhoof, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 04, 2017

The War on Drugs’ last album, Lost in the Dream, was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. Based on the four singles shared thus far from their forthcoming new album, A Deeper Understanding, the band is already in strong Album of the Year waters for 2017. More

Listen: Deerhoof - “Come Down Here And Say That” (feat. Læticia Sadier)

Mountain Moves Due Out September 8 via Joyful Noise

Aug 04, 2017

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, Mountain Moves, on September 8 via Joyful Noise. Previously they shared its first two singles, “I Will Spite Survive” (which features Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes) and “Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You” (which features Awkwafina). More

Jul 18, 2017

Deerhoof are releasing a new album, Mountain Moves, on September 8 via Joyful Noise. Previously they shared its first single, “I Will Spite Survive” (which features Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You,” which features Awkwafina. More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Midnight Sister, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus The National, Temples, Widowspeak, Deerhoof, Girl Ray, EMA, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2017

Despite leading up to a long holiday weekend, it was a packed week for great new songs. Quite a few notable artists shared new songs this week, including Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, The National, Liam Gallagher, Neil Young, Mogwai, Weezer, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi, and more. More

Deerhoof Announce New Album, Share “I Will Spite Survive” Feat. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner

Mountain Moves Due Out September 8 via Joyful Noise, Album Also Features Læticia Sadier and Juana Molina

Jun 28, 2017

Deerhoof have announced a new album, Mountain Moves, and shared its first single, “I Will Spite Survive” (which features Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes). More

Cass McCombs, Speedy Ortiz, Deerhoof, and More on Planned Parenthood Covers Album

Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 Due Out May 26; Also Features Hinds, TEEN, The Lemon Twigs, and Luke Temple

Apr 18, 2017

Another benefit for Planned Parenthood has been announced. Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 is due out May 26 via Lionfish Music. It features covers by Cass McCombs (Pointer Sisters), Speedy Ortiz (TV on the Radio), Deerhoof (Public Enemy), Hinds (Dead Ghosts), TEEN (David Bowie), The Lemon Twigs (Dido), Luke Temple (Scott Walker), Porches (Big Star), and more. More

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 Society. More

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 Bonita. Meanwhile, 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 Song. More

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 Django, Lost in the Trees, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Deerhoof 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 Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken 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 30, 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 13, 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


May 18, 2020

When I talked to Deerhoof multi-instrumentalist Greg Saunier about Deerhoof’s next album in early March, the world was on the verge of changing. More

Dec 05, 2017

The fall of 2016 was the best of times and the worst of times for the members of Deerhoof. Devastated by the election of Donald Trump, they simultaneously were experiencing the elation of doing their first tour of South America. More

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


Sep 14, 2017

It’s a good sign when the opening seconds of an album sound cool enough to just loop and repeat, and Deerhoof pull that off on Mountain Moves, their fourteenth album. More

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

Dec 02, 2014

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

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

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

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

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