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Future Teenage Cave Artists, the new album from Deerfoof, is out on Joyful Noise Recordings and in rotation on CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Chicago!
by: Jenna Chapman
Whenever I want a friend to check out a band I’m really into, I usually recommend an “access point”: a particular album or song that provides a good introduction to the band’s sound and acts as a gateway to the rest of their work.
Deerhoof is one of those rare acts whose “access point”, in my mind, is their live show. It’s difficult to pick one album - let alone a single track - that captures the eccentricity, energy, and enthusiasm of Deerhoof’s singular sound. All of these traits were on full display last Tuesday night at the Bottom Lounge, and despite a set list that was surprisingly frontloaded with new material, everyone in attendance was undoubtedly along for the ride.
Wind up your generals - Deerhoof are taking over the Bottom Lounge on Veteran's Day! (That's the 11th, by the way.) Satomi and the guys will be bringing their signature blend of multilingual lyrics over raucous guitar riffs in mixed meters to the stage after the opening acts – DC’s Priests and Kentucky trio White Reaper – kick off the show at 9 PM.
As they’re touring in support of their newest album, La Isla Bonita (out November 4th), be prepared to hear some new material mixed in with the old favorites. Lead singer Satomi’s J-Pop-esque dance moves, however, will hopefully still be in full swing!
The show is 17+, so tell your kid sister to skip her morning class at DePaul and check out something a little different. She’ll surprise herself when she’s humming “Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back” on the L ride home! Doors open at 8 PM, tickets are $15. Check out the band at deerhoof.net. The Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 West Lake Street in Chicago.