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Deerhoof – “Department of Corrections” – Actually, You Can

  • July 21, 2021
  • 2 min read

Deerhoof – “Department of Corrections” – Actually, You Can

Deerhoof, one of my favorite bands, has a new album coming out in October.  Before that debut, they have dropped the sing, “Department of Corrections”.  According to their bio:

“‘Department of Corrections’ is about all the marvellous mysteries of life that don’t add up on a ledger sheet or figure into an AI algorithm. It’s about Judas going electric. It’s about how the human species itself is meaningless without a planet to live on. How we vastly outnumber our would-be masters if only we could get organized.” – Deerhoof

This is exactly the type the of song one expects from Deerhoof.  Coming from San Francisco, they are a combination of noise rock, surf, melodic pop, and funk, all mixed up in their tremendous smash-up of styles.  Another great quote, which says so much about the band is:

Think of all the beauty, positivity and love that gets deemed ugly, negative and hateful by the self-proclaimed guardians of ‘common sense.’ We’d hardly be destroying society by dismantling their colonial economics and prisons and gender roles and aesthetics. We’d be creating it!

Deerhoof currently is comprise of Bass and vocals by Satomi Matsuzaki; Left Guitar by Ed Rodriguez; Right Guitar by John Dieterich; and Drums and Vocals by Greg Saunier.  Be prepared to destroy and rebuild the world according to Deerhoof.


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