Who does a freaky-ass combo like Deerhoof think they are, being so downright sunny? Apparently, somewhere in between the Minutemen and Shonen Knife exists a magical, mystical place, a locale where Satomi Matsuzaki's bizarro melodies and lilting pigeon-coo roosts in the lofty upper reaches of bandmates Greg Saunier and John Dieterich's experimental beat-smart stop-start art rock. With each new release, the glitchy trio's music gets a touch more pop, and more unexpectedly gorgeous—which only sends their weirdness quotient higher into orbit. LM
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
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