Deerhoof not too long ago launched Shock Symphonies on Bandcamp Day, and so they’ll observe that with their correct new album, Future Teenage Cave Artists, on Could 29 by way of Joyful Noise. They only put out the ultimate pre-release single off that album, “Broken Eyes Squinting into the Lovely Overhot Solar,” and to make this tune launch additional enjoyable, guitarists Ed Rodriguez and John Dieterich have additionally launched a video for Guitar World’s Sick Riffs sequence, the place they train you how you can play the tune.
John says, “The tune is concerning the seemingly inexorable warming of the earth and the descent of human civilization. As every part melts a tragic individual thinks again to an earlier time and the way issues have been presupposed to end up.” Sonically, it is an off-kilter prog/punk freakout, and as you’d anticipate from Deerhoof, they do a killer job of pulling it off. Hear and watch the Sick Riffs video under.
We additionally requested John what music he is been listening to in quarantine, and he made us an inventory of 12 albums — together with a mixture of classics and a few newer stuff — with insightful commentary and private anecdote on every decide. Try his record under.
WHAT DEERHOOF’S JOHN DIETERICH HAS BEEN LISTENING TO IN QUARANTINE
Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
Generally I really feel like I don’t get to take pleasure in music the way in which I used to. Not that I don’t prefer it, however simply that I don’t give myself the time to fall in love with it the way in which I used to. That is one file that I heard, instantly cherished after which bought distracted and didn’t take heed to for some time. I got here again to it not too long ago and fell in love once more. Such unusual and but completely satisfying music. One thing concerning the stereo area of sure songs makes my head damage in a very nice means.
Swingle Singers – Christmastime
My dad and mom have been eliminating their information a few years in the past, and I went via and nabbed a bunch of them. This one gave me the strangest feeling. My dad and mom bought it after I was actually little, and so they didn’t prefer it a lot, in order that they in all probability listened to it a pair instances and put it away. The unusual factor is, after I introduced it residence not too long ago I remembered it! These are jazzy vocal ensemble preparations of Christmas songs with all of the lyrics taken away. It’s the type of factor that would actually drive one up a tree, however I like it. It makes me really feel like I’m 5 years outdated.
Les Paul and Mary Ford – The Biggest Hits
This has change into our jam of late. A few of the greatest sounding recordings I’ve ever heard, lovely songs and singing, incomprehensible taking part in and manufacturing, and simply enjoyable.
Jack Identify – Bizarre Moons
My buddy Max Knause gave this to me a few years in the past, considering I would really like it, and he was very very proper. Numerous drum machine and complicated floating emotions.
Andrew Raffo Dewar/Anne LeBaron/Andrea Centazzo – Encantamientos
This can be a lovely file from a number of years in the past made by my outdated buddy Andrew Dewar, who’s an extremely gifted soprano saxophonist and composer. The final time I noticed him play was after I was nonetheless dwelling in Oakland, in all probability twelve years in the past, and it was such spacious and transferring music. This file captures a few of what I cherished about that live performance. A welcome feeling of openness.
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland – Black is Lovely
Again after we used to tour, we had a superb buddy named Jakub who would drive us round Europe in his van and play us music all day. He’s actually obsessive about Arnold Schwarzenegger and might recite from reminiscence the script from Whole Recall. I sat within the entrance seat with him and was subjected to the loudest of it. Someday, I used to be making an attempt to work alone music on my laptop after I turned distracted by this lovely music popping out of the automobile stereo. I appeared to change into much less and fewer certain of what I used to be listening to because it performed. It was this file, and it was and stays one thing else.
Waylon Jennings – Dreaming My Desires
I’ve big musical blindspots, and Waylon Jennings has been one in every of them. My buddy Caleb Dailey despatched me some covers he had been engaged on, and one in every of them was of “Dreaming My Desires with You.” I used to be floored (by each the tune and Caleb’s cowl of it)! I requested him what Waylon Jennings file I ought to try first, and that is what he advisable. I’m very grateful.
Houndog – Houndog
This can be a file that I actually ought to have heard about when it got here out as a result of I am an enormous David Hidalgo fan, however it in some way flew underneath my radar. This file is David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos/Latin Playboys, and so forth.) and Mike Halby (of Canned Warmth)) taking part in blues songs at a glacial tempo. It’s a beautiful and splendidly odd file. It’s slllloooowwwweeddd ddddooooowwwwwwwnnnnn.
Los Caballeros – Flute, Guitar and Harp of the Andes
That is, as one may suspect, incredible, and the artwork is de facto nice, as effectively. I’ve spent a lot time this cowl. It is actually calming.
Difficult – Practically God
This music has come into and out of my life for the previous 20 plus years, and it all the time astonishes me. It’s music of magic, and it speaks to me in a means not that a lot music does.
Skinny Pet – Rabies
Okay, I used to be actually into this file when it first got here out. It simply felt like pure tactile evil in the easiest way, and I didn’t take heed to it for a really very long time, after which I got here again to it a bit in the past, and I nonetheless assume it’s so completely incredible. It’s actually minimal, and it’s efficiently nauseating in a means that little or no music is, and I actually love listening to it.
Eric B and Rakim – Paid in Full
I put this on right here as a result of my neighbor is in his automobile blasting this proper now, and it sounds completely incredible. This actually is one in every of my faves. Once I moved to California, I drove throughout the nation in a Chevy Movie star Eurosport, and my cassette of Paid in Full bought caught within the participant, however it nonetheless performed. So, it was both Paid in Full or, like, nothing. It was in that cassette participant for possibly three years earlier than it lastly died one night time that Deerhoof performed in Sacramento. Oh, and that is an instance of music that sounds means higher on cassette than another format. It’s all blown out and loopy sounding.