Satomi Matsuzaki plays bass and sings, Greg Saunier plays drums, John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez play guitars.

But what is Deerhoof really? Hell if we know.

The New York Times described them as “one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade.”

From their humble beginnings as an obscure San Francisco noise act, they’ve become one of indie music’s most influential bands with their ecstatic and unruly take on pop.

'La Isla Bonita' the new album from Deerhoof, reviewed by Evan McDowell for Northern Transmissions
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Review Of ‘La Isla Bonita’ by Deerhoof

On November 4th, Deerhoof return with La Isla Bonita, their 12th studio album and most recent release since 2012’s Breakup Song. In an interview, Greg Saunier noted that the album was recorded during “a weeklong sleepover arguing over whether to try and sound like Joan Jett or Janet Jackson”, appropriate pop culture references given the Madonna-referencing title. Bonita is, like most:

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