Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil
Lush, funky and joyful as always, Deerhoof nevertheless chose a different path in recording their latest. "Deerhoof vs. Evil" was a DIY affair, self-recorded and mixed from sounds laid down in various private spaces and rooms. While the result isn't that much different in sound, that free spirit infects the record to the core.
From the jittery percussive "Must Fight Current" to the huge bright tones of "Super Duper Rescue Heads!" drawing equally from Zappa and classic rock as from funk, "Secret Mobilization," "The Merry Barracks" and "I Did Crimes for You" contribute to the dreamlike, celebratory feel. "Almost Everyone, Almost Always" wraps up the CD (the vinyl version has a couple bonus live tracks) with a quiet , ambient psych dreamscape.
Deerhoof will always be Deerhoof, and that is a beautiful thing. On "Deerhoof vs. Evil" the band proves they can do it all themselves, but we knew that, as they have already proven to be masters at almost applying almost everything they touch, and make it perfectly, infectiously Deerhoof.
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