Boomkat Product Review:
Don't let the fact that Deerhoof have been touched by the grubby-nailed hand of Kerrang put you off! The follow-up to their skew-whiff debut 'Milk Man', the San Francisco four-piece have shifted their sound a little, favouring the E-number rush of multi-instrumentation and half woman/half child vocals that distinguished them from the lo-fi inclined releases of the day. Equal parts Melt Banana, Sonic Youth, Wilco, Caribou and a whole Disco of weirdos, Deerhoof kick off proceedings with the suitably nutjob 'Come See The Duck', wherein squally guitars and an Xmas show of strings lurch around the vocals which intone "Come see the duck, It's really gonna go now". Daft as you like, but bloody infectious with it. Continuing with a similarly "you what?":success ratio is the poptastic title track, which mixes a gumbo of b-boy beats, stomping instrumentation and sugar-sweet vocals into a refracted mess of sheer delight. Elsewhere Deerfoot exhume The Electric Prunes on 'Malalauma', mix Blondie with god-knows what on the wonderful 'Spiral Golden Town', before topping it off on the angular pop-punk anthem of 'Byun'. Crazy listenable!