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The Magic

by Deerhoof

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Joe de Larios
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Joe de Larios Damn I love this album. Funky, punky, and playful without ever being too poppy/sugary. Deerhoof flows (and pivots) from riff to riff with enthusiasm. Not sure what the lyrics are about and I don't care. They suggest themes and the music punctuates and perfectly carries those ideas.
steven smith
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steven smith I was so excited to see Deerhoof in Houston tonight! Unfortunately they had a traffic incident on the way from Louisiana. They are all reportedly fine, but I've been listening to this newest album all day (and yesterday) so I went ahead and bought this with a nice tip, because I love these guys. Please, please come on back now. Ya hear? Thank you Deerhoof!
Angus Spittle
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Angus Spittle pre sale offer that rtr have been playing regular. Sorry, this songs ability and colour is quite something to behold. Crazy thing is this the first and only Deer Hoof song I've ever (herd). lol?
Anyhow, if you're here - that's great and enjoy. Favorite track: Plastic Thrills.
Lee
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Lee Best Deerhoof album since Offend Maggie! Favorite track: Little Hollywood.
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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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