Boomkat Product Review:
We love Deerhoof here, in fact I'd even go so far as to say they're one of the finest rock bands active right now. in the WORLD. Yeah they're great, and their album 'Friend Opportunity' is still one of the best records of the year, even though it seems like it was released ages ago, so to see a brand new limited picture 7". well, I'm excited. On the A-Side we get a brand new mix of album track 'Matchbook Seeks Maniac' (one of the highlights of the album), but really what we're all fidgety about is the exclusive track 'Makko Shobu'. This could be one of the slowest most 'obviously' gorgeous tracks the band have ever written, with Satomi Matsuzaki's vocals smokily sailing through the track like a Japanese Francoise Hardy or Brigitte Bardot. The angular art-rock Deerhoof made their name with is all but gone, but their sense of humour is still present in spades, with the keen compositional sense right up front as usual elevating this simple track into the realms of genius quite effortlessly. What I'm attempting to say is that this is a killer record, pure and simple and since it's a super limited picture disc, well. don't say I didn't warn you. Huge recommendation.