Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil (2011)

It starts with a Dirty Projectors “Stillness Is The Move”-style riff and then drops into a determined and measured movement – alternating between harmless innocence and a bit menacing so you’re not quite sure where it’ll go next.

Deerhoof – Qui Dorm, Només Somia

The song is the opener to the latest and 11th album from experimental rock band, Deerhoof.

Looking at the list of bands who cite them as an influence on their Wikipedia page – Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent, AutoluxDirty Projectors – and they’re lined up with The Flaming Lips at Alexandra Palace in July. It’s no wonder this has come up.

This isn’t actually the first one I heard from the new album, Deerhoof Vs. Evil, which was released track by track through various online means on ATP Recordings in the UK. The first was The Merry Barracks – equally frenzied and fuzzy.

Oddly hypnotic.