Friday, September 28, 2007

Deerhoof - Free Live Album

By turns cuddly and chaotic, San Francisco's Deerhoof mixes noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music. The group began as the brainchild of guitarist Rob Fisk and drummer/keyboardist Greg Saunier in 1994; early releases, such as 1995's 7"s Return of the Woods M'Lady and For Those of Us on Foot, had a more traditionally harsh, no wave-inspired sound, though they also included the quirky tendencies that dominated their later efforts. Vocalist/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki joined the group in time for 1996's self-titled double 7" on Menlo Park, but other members passed through Deerhoof, including Chris Cooper of Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase. The following year they released their full-length debut, The Man, the King, the Girl, on Kill Rock Stars and the Come See the Duck 7" on Banano a year later.

Fisk left Deerhoof after 1999's Holdy Paws, an experiment that saw the band trying to write songs that favored composition over individual sounds, and pursued similar ideas in his solo work and in Badgerlore. Halfbird, which was recorded before Fisk departed, was released in 2001, after John Dieterich was recruited as Deerhoof's new guitarist. That year the group also released the My Pal Foot Foot 7", a cover of the legendary Shaggs song that also appeared on the Better Than the Beatles tribute. In 2002, the group released the critically acclaimed Reveille; 2003's Apple O' followed soon after, and also featured auxiliary guitarist Chris Cohen. Their fifth album, the much more cohesive and focused Milk Man, appeared in spring 2004. The following year was another busy one for the band: not only did they embark on tours of the U.S., Europe, and Japan, but they released the Green Cosmos EP, the full-length Runners Four, and a Deerhoof tribute album that was only available on the band's website. In 2006, the group toured with the Flaming Lips, the Fiery Furnaces, and Mary Timony, among others. That spring, Cohen left Deerhoof to concentrate on the Curtains. Along with recording their own album, the band also collaborated with composer Ed Shearmur on the music for Dedication, a film directed by Justin Theroux. The concise yet eclectic Friend Opportunity arrived in early 2007.

Deerhoof have released a free MP3 album of live performances, outtakes, remixes, and covers. It's currently being offered on the Kill Rock Stars web site.

Deerhoof - Free MP3 Album

Future Of The Left - Curses (2007) !!!
VA - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten OST (2007)
50 Cent - Curtis (2007)
Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes !!!
The Sea And The Cake - The Biz !!!
The Definite Articles - Live To Retract Them (Cafe Bazaar Sessions) !!!
Kanye West - Graduation (2007)
Akon, Booba, Jaheim, Pharell Williams, The Game, Tom Snare, David Guetta, Mac Tyer, etc.
James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
The All-American Rejects - The All-American Rejects


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