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Deerhoof & Xiu Xiu

Deerhoof is probably your favorite band’s favorite band. Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has gone on record praising the band’s brand of chopped up, bioploar indie rock, and even their current tour mates, Xiu Xiu, claim that Deerhoof’s music has changed their lives. Founding members Greg Saunier and Rob Fisk have been playing  music together, under various alias’, since 1992. In 1994 they found a voice for their music in Japanese born singer Satomi Matsuzaki, who quickly adapted her tiny but beautiful vocal tones to Deerhoof’s sporadic and massive guitar based rhythms. In the past decade the band has managed to release an album every year, up to their latest release, 2008’s Offend Maggie. Now with an album in the post-production phase, Deerhoof are back on the road and spreading their music to the masses. Their songs “Milk Man” and “Blue Cash” appeared on the indie rock studded soundtrack for this year’s sleeper comedy hit The Kids Are Alright, staring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. In anticipation of their new, yet to be titled record, Deerhoof will release Hoofdriver, a split 7″with ambiguous rock band Physical Forms, next month. Xiu Xiu joins Deerhoof on tour to support their latest, Hoof influenced record, Dear God, I Hate Myself, an appropriately titled, dark art-pop album. The two bands will appear at Mohawk Place on Friday (Oct. 8).

cory perla

  • Roberta

    Gee wilkliers, that’s such a great post!