Album: Offend Maggie
Label: Kill Rock Stars
Playtime: 43:21 min
Rip date: 2008-10-04
Street date: 2008-10-07
Size: 62.95 MB
Quality: 191 kbps / 4410kHz / Joint Stereo
- Release Notes
"Say what you will about Deerhoof, but they know how to write a beautiful
song. And "Offend Maggie" is all the more beautiful for the fact that it
seems to come out of nowhere. For all its sparkling musicanship, it sounds
casually tossed off like it was nothing at all. It's a new sound for the
band as much as it's a new sound for pop music.
While John Dieterich's acoustic guitar seems to channel Malian guitarist Ali
Farka Toure, Ed Rodriguez's electric conjures classic Townsend. Singer /
bassist Satomi Matsuzaki (with drummer Greg Saunier on harmony vocal) tells
a plaintive story in which telemarketing calls are a metaphor for unrequited
love. The bittersweet magic of this short song promises a major thrill ride
when its 14-track namesake is released next month.
For those who have been following their remarkable career, "Offend Maggie"
represents another Deerhoofian high-water mark, even as it shows another
abrupt shift in direction. With these master gamesters, you can never guess
their next move, but once they've made it, it somehow seems inevitable. One
listen and you'll know "Offend Maggie" could only be Deerhoof. Two listens
and you'll be in love."
This is Deerhoof's 7th album, and one of their best. Pick it up Tuesday.
- Track List
01. The Tears And Music Of Love ( 3:58)
02. Chandelier Searchlight ( 3:31)
03. Buck And Judy ( 3:25)
04. Snoopy Waves ( 2:05)
05. Offend Maggie ( 2:02)
06. Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back ( 2:36)
07. Don't Get Born ( 0:49)
08. My Purple Past ( 3:49)
09. Family Of Others ( 2:47)
10. Fresh Born ( 3:35)
11. Eaguru Guru ( 4:00)
12. This Is God Speaking ( 1:15)
13. Numina O ( 3:40)
14. Jagged Fruit ( 5:49)