Deerhoof Show Moved To Europa, New Album Out Now, Tour Dates

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Deerhoof‘s new album, Deerhoof vs Evil came out last week on Polyvinyl Records, here’s what bumpershine critic-at-large Drake LeLane had to say to about it.

Deerhoof – Deerhoof Vs Evil
Download: “The Merry Barracks” [mp3]

Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs EvilIt sounds a bit silly to say, but with every Deerhoof release, you come to expect the unexpected, and that’s saying a lot for a band that put out an album a year from 1999-2008. With this album, they manage to change it up while at the same time maintaining the essence of what makes them sound distinctively like themselves. It’s been nearly three years since their last record, which has apparently allowed the band time to condense their output into the most focused, melodic and yet still weirdest collection of songs they’ve ever released. And, as is often the case with Deerhoof, the joyous wild abandonment means if you listen closely, you can actually hear the band grinning through the speakers. Aside from the horrible album cover, the only thing that keeps Deerhoof vs Evil from being one of their best is that the album is missing a song or two that isn’t continually tearing itself apart in the name of idiosyncrasy, because the prog-pop balance that Deerhoof dances on feels like it’s a losing battle for the ‘pop.’ [Drake Lelane]

Deerhoof are playing Brooklyn on Feb 8, 2011 at Europa (the show was originally scheduled for the Ridgewood Masonic Temple). More Deerhoof 2011 tour dates after the jump.

Deerhoof 2011 Tour Dates
feb 01 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (w/ Fingaar Bangaar, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 02 – Dallas, TX – The Loft (w/ S. Carey, Ben Butler and Mousepad, Yann Teirsen)
feb 03 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 04 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 05 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt (w/ tunabunny, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 06 – Raleigh, NC – King’s (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 07 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/ Ben Butler & Mousepad, Chain & the Gang)
feb 08 – Brooklyn, NY – Europa (w/ Buke And Gass, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (w/ Prowler, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar (w/ Ennui, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 14 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom (w/ Marco Polio, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 15 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 16 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club (w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 18 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose (w/ The Tanks, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 19 – Omaha, NB – Waiting Room (w/ Conduits, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 21 – Denver, CO – The Marquis (w/ Lil’ Slugger, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 25 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (w/ Special Explosion, Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 26 – Portland, OR – Holocene (21+ show w/ Ben Butler and Mousepad)
feb 26 – Portland, OR – Holocene (6pm ALL AGES show! w/ Neal Morgan)
mar 14 – New York, NY – JapanNYC Festival at Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Ichi)
apr 19 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
apr 20 – Belfort, FR – Impetus Festival at Le Poudriere
apr 21 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
apr 22 – Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
apr 23 – Lausanne, CH – Impetus Festival @ La Romandie
apr 24 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
apr 26 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
apr 27 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
apr 28 – Groningen, NL – Vera
apr 30 – Aarhus, DK – Pop Revo Festival at Voxhall
may 01 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
jul 01 – London, UK – Performing Milk Man at Alexandra Palace (w/ The Flaming Lips performing The Soft Bulletin and Dinosaur Jr performing Bug)

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