The latest in what may become my new favorite series, indie noise band Deerhoof and songwriter David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones) have just released a collaborative 7" featuring Bazan's somber vocals and newly written lyrics over a re-worked Deerhoof track. Affectionately known as DeerBazan, the release's A-Side, "No One Asked Bazan to Dance," is available to listen to right now.
Taken from 2011's Deerhoof vs. Evil, the track "No One Asked to Dance" originally sounded light and airy, and it still retains Deerhoof's fluttery guitars and rhythms here; but with Bazan at the mic, the new version strays down darker paths. Listen to the track and pick up the 7" to hear the B-Side, a reworking of Bazan's own "Gas and Matches," over at Polyvinyl Records. If that's not enough, Deerhoof just announced they're playing the Crystal Ballroom on March 23rd, supporting labelmates Of Montreal. Get tickets to that show here.