Boomkat Product Review:
Deerhoof have carved out a very unique space in the pantheon of contemporary rock and pop. Arriving at their 11th album, 16 years into a uncompromising career, they're still without any direct precedents and continue to serve as a catalyzing influence for relatively newer groups such as Grizzly Bear or Dirty Projectors. Their fractal art-pop would take a team of musicologists at least another 16 years to fully unpick, but that would be a fruitless task because the beauty of 'Deerhoof vs Evil' lies in delightful melodic juxtapositions and totally intuitive timings which require no explanation other than that they sound brilliantly like nobody else. From some kind of jagged garage skronk on 'The Merry Barracks' to Latin-tinted acoustic ballads with French synth floruishes on 'No One Asked To Dance' via the ecstatic kaleiopop of recent single 'Super Duper Rescue Heads' and some sorta indie-soul with 'I Did Crimes For You', Deerhoof make the sort of music that doesn't bear up to too much talking about it, you just gotta soak it up. We'd imagine if you tried to dissect this album a hundred million little Deerhoofs would flood out and just make the situation exponentially more mental.