[ Polyvinyl / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 8 July 2016
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With 'The Magic', Deerhoof dreamed up an alchemy of '77 punk, pop, glam, hair metal, doo-wop, hip hop, and R&B, late-night car rides, long days, spandex, shadows, and attitude. Poetry into noise, volume knobs into pleasure, friendship into rock band.
For singer and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki, making 'The Magic' was the latest episode of an ongoing gamble. "I joined this band a week after I arrived in San Francisco from Japan. I hopped on a MUNI bus to have a first meeting with Deerhoof. I 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."
"Maybe it came from the music we liked when we were kids, when music was like magic - before we knew about the industry and before there were rules - sometimes hair metal is the right choice. We all showed up in the mood to sing," says drummer Greg Saunier.
1.The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue
3.That Ain't No Life To Me
4.Life is Suffering
5.Criminals of the Dream
7.Learning to Apologize Effectively
9.I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
11.Patrasche Come Back