Samantha Gilweit, contributor
Deerhoof is a band that doesn’t give a FUCK what you think about them. They didn’t give a fuck in the mid-90’s when they first formed and went on stage wearing bear suits, destroying instruments and they definitely don’t give a fuck now with the long awaited release of the masterful and fantastically chaotic live album, Fever 121614.
“Hey, what should we call the album?”
“I dunno, a word and then a bunch of fucking numbers.”
Avant-garde music isn’t supposed to be easily digestible upon first listen, but Deerhoof’s weirdness is incredibly tangible. Fever 121614 showcases Deerhoof’s ability to be amazingly proficient at avant-garde, both technically and artistically. Lead singer Satomi Matsuzaki’s tender vocals cut through a sea of high-energy noise, like a more raucous Little Dragon. I highly recommend the tracks “Paradise Girls” and “We Do Parties.”
You’ll start to sweat just listening.
Rating: 11 out of 12 cans of PBR!