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The Magic

by Deerhoof

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1.
we did nothing wrong, it's just your fault
2.
Kafe Mania! 02:43
searching for buono kafe
3.
you were born to be my grave
4.
note my screams of joy
5.
you can dream things aren't as bad as they seem
6.
I am tough and I dont give up
7.
one, never say you're sorry and two, chicken little shouted at you
8.
Dispossessor 02:09
live it up while you can
9.
I've lost all ambition for worldly acclaim
10.
but allow us out of tune and flying sticks sometimes
11.
kicked seven colors and I don't know
12.
Debut 02:54
extra virgin debut
13.
my eyes a phony mask
14.
one reflection for a second on a spaceship's wing that was everything
15.
Nurse Me 02:41
hospital they let me go home

about

After all the accolades from press and peers, what’s a legendary band to do? Forget the recording studio, rent out an abandoned office space in the middle of the New Mexico desert, set up, plug in and play REALLY LOUD. Starting with hardly a notion of the outcome, by seven days later Deerhoof had found (you guessed it) The Magic: a raw and refreshing 15-song wallop of an album about what happens when you leave your comfort zone.

The version of Deerhoof you hear on The Magic is a most punch-drunk proposition. Everyone showed up in the mood to sing. Satomi, Greg, John and Ed dream up alchemies of punk, pop, glam, hair metal, doo-wop, hip hop, and R&B, late-night car rides, long days, attitude and spandex. Poetry into noise. Volume knob into gratification. Friendship into rock band.

According to drummer Greg, the music on The Magic was lurking in the shadows of "what we liked when we were kids - when music was magic - before you knew about the industry and before there were rules. Sometimes hair metal is the right choice."

For singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki The Magic is but the latest episode of an ongoing gamble: "I joined Deerhoof a week after I arrived in San Francisco from Japan. I hopped on a MUNI bus to have a first meeting but got off at a wrong stop. I was lost and confused. They found me on a dark street corner after I called for help from a pay phone. Since then my adventure expanded. Deerhoof is a vehicle with four powered wheels that takes me through forest, desert and buildings. My life is adventure!"

The Magic is a mixtape imbued with Deerhoof's sorcery -- boldness, wonder, technical know-how, risk. It is a mixtape by the kid with the biggest music collection you've ever seen, who will take you camping and show you how to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

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released June 24, 2016

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Keepin it boxy and harsh since 1994.

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