Deerhoof Unleash Janet Jackson Cover

Deerhoof share their cover of Janet Jackson's "What have you Done For Me Lately,"

As far as DIY-luminaries-turned-pop-daredevils Deerhoof are concerned, even the strange rules of the avant-garde underground need breaking. In 21 years we’ve never see them flinch away from the simple joy of a singalong. One year ago, with the help of the built-in microphone on his computer, drummer Greg Saunier proposed this cover of Janet Jackson’s hit “What Have You Done For Me Lately” to his bandmates. Although the idea was instantly rejected, album single “Paradise Girls” grew out of this rough cut.

“It’s a good indication of how lost we can get in the process of making a record, and the gulf that can grow between journalists’ and even our own fans’ understanding of the music we make, and our own, that we assumed that our musical debt to Janet Jackson and Madonna was obvious on this album. But we’ve been in Europe now for two weeks and the question I’m getting asked more than any other is whether the title “La Isla Bonita” was not just a joke, and our claims of influence a fanciful publicity concoction. This is what’s so funny about being in a band. This is why I’m grateful for the close contacts we have with the people who listen to Deerhoof, the great chats I share every day with people who’ve been coming to our shows or who interview me for their magazines, radio shows, and websites.” – Greg

US Tour Dates

3/09: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place – w/ of Montreal & Yonatan Gat
3/10: Boston, MA @ Paradise – w/ of Montreal & Yonatan Gat
3/12: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom – w/ of Montreal
3/13: Chicago, IL @ Metro – w/ of Montreal
3/14: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall – w/ of Montreal
3/15: Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave – w/ of Montreal
3/16: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room – w/ of Montreal
3/17: Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM@UCO Performance Lab – w/ of Montreal
3/18: Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown – w/ of Montreal
3/19: Austin, TX @ SXSW, TBA
3/20: Austin, TX @ SXSW, TBA
3/21: Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo – w/ Perfect Pussy & Fred Thomas
3/23: Atlanta, GA @ The EARL – w/ Perfect Pussy & Fred Thomas
3/24: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge – w/ Perfect Pussy & Fred Thomas
3/25: Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse – w/ Perfect Pussy
3/26: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar – w/ Perfect Pussy & WUME
3/27: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street – w/ Perfect Pussy & Zula
3/28: New York, NY @ Webster Hall Marlin Room – w/ Perfect Pussy & Zula

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