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Deerhoof

La Isla Bonita

upset the rhythm



cd

Released: 3rd Nov 2014

£12.99

out of stock


lp + download

Released: 3rd Nov 2014

£16.99

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20 years into their career, the avant-punk/noise-pop band resolved to make a groove record, with streamlined arrangements & killer repeating riffs.

as such ‘la isla bonita’ happily serves its riffs up on a platter. & it rocks. but there's a darkness to the songs. while satomi's voice might ring like a sweet bell, john & ed's guitars resound with uncanny, virtuosic abandon, & greg drums with his ingenious wallop, the gnomic lyrics juxtapose images of false paradise with a sense of declining empires & decay, a foreboding portrait of an american weimar. ‘mirror monster’ is an exquisite ballad, one of the most beautiful things deerhoof has ever done, with classical chords & prismatic guitars & dramatic key changes, but it's also an angry, post-apocalyptic song. still, deerhoof can't resist infusing the gloom with joy, revelling in furious punk rock in the most life-affirming way possible.

La Isla Bonita

Tracklist

  1. Paradise Girls
  2. Mirror Monster
  3. Doom
  4. Last Fad
  5. Tiny Bubbles
  6. Exit Only
  7. Big House Waltz
  8. God 2
  9. Black Pitch
  10. Oh Bummer