Artist Releases

Deerhoof Green Cosmos KRS528 04/17/10
Deerhoof Apple O' (reissue) KRS398LP 04/17/10
Deerhoof Live Session EP KRS497 02/03/09
Deerhoof Offend Maggie KRS485 10/07/08
Deerhoof Matchbook Seeks Maniac KRS491 09/11/07
Deerhoof Friend Opportunity KRS472 / GER078 01/23/07
Deerhoof The Runners Four KRS429/GER048 10/11/05
Deerhoof Milk Man KRS406 03/09/04
Deerhoof Apple O' KRS398 03/18/03
Deerhoof Reveille KRS380/GER017 06/04/02
Deerhoof Holdypaws KRS343 07/13/99
Deerhoof The Man, The King, The Girl KRS4444/GER002 10/28/97
Deerhoof Return of the Wood M'Lady KRS243 03/01/95

About Deerhoof

By turns cuddly and chaotic, San Francisco's Deerhoof mix noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music. The group began as the brainchild of guitarist Rob Fisk and drummer/keyboardist Greg Saunier in 1994; early releases, such as the 1995 7"s Return of the Woods M'Lady and For Those of Us on Foot, had a more traditionally harsh, no wave-inspired sound, though they also included the quirky tendencies that dominated their later efforts. Vocalist/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki joined the group in time for 1996's self-titled double 7" on Menlo Park, but other members passed through Deerhoof, including Chris Cooper of Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase. The following year they released their full-length debut, The Man, the King, the Girl, on Kill Rock Stars and the Come See the Duck 7" on Banano a year later.

Fisk left Deerhoof after 1999's Holdy Paws, an experiment that saw the band trying to write songs that favored composition over individual sounds, and pursued similar ideas in his solo work and in Badgerlore. Halfbird, which was recorded before Fisk departed, was released in 2001, after John Dieterich was recruited as Deerhoof's new guitarist. That year the group also released the My Pal Foot Foot 7", a cover of the legendary Shaggs song that also appeared on the Better Than the Beatles tribute. In 2002, the group released the critically acclaimed Reveille; 2003's Apple O' followed soon after, and also featured auxiliary guitarist Chris Cohen. Their fifth album, the much more cohesive and focused Milk Man, appeared in spring 2004. The following year was another busy one for the band: not only did they embark on tours of the U.S., Europe, and Japan, but they released the Green Cosmos EP, the full-length Runners Four, and a Deerhoof tribute album that was only available on the band's website.

In 2006, the group toured with the Flaming Lips, the Fiery Furnaces, and Mary Timony, among others. That spring, Cohen left Deerhoof to concentrate on the Curtains, and that fall, a ballet based on Milk Man was performed in North Haven, ME. During that time, the band recorded its own songs and collaborated with composer Ed Shearmur on the music for Dedication, a film directed by Justin Theroux. The concise yet eclectic Friend Opportunity arrived in early 2007. Guitarist Ed Rodriguez joined the band in early 2008, and played on that year's Offend Maggie; prior to the album's release that fall, the band gave away one of its songs, "Fresh Born," as sheet music so fans could make their own versions of the song. Starting in 2010, Deerhoof began leaking songs from their next album on different media outlets, creating a kind of musical scavenger hunt for fans leading up to the 2011 release of their tenth studio album, Deerhoof Vs. Evil.

Heather Phares, All Music Guide


Booking Info

North America : Erik Carter @ Uncle Booking
Europe : Andreas Oberschelp @ Puschen



Newsworthy

September 4, 2012
Deerhoof are playing shows all over the USA this fall in celebration of their new album, Breakup Song (out today on...[read]

Artist Info

Members

  • Greg Saunier
  • John Dieterich
  • Satomi Matsuzaki
  • Ed Rodriguez

Past Members

  • Kelly Goode
  • Rob Fisk
  • Chris Cohen
  • Chris Cooper
  • Jess Goddard

MP3's (Click to play)


Upcoming Tour Dates

Tour Date City State/Prov Venue Name
08/02 Denmark ME Dam Jam [info]
08/04 North Haven ME Waterman's [info]

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