Deerhoof celebrated ‘La Isla Bonita’ with three shows at Baby’s (pictures/setlist from Night 3 w/ Trans Am & White Reaper)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Deerhoof / Trans-Am @ Baby's All Right 11/6/2014
"Over the years, we put a lot of priority on our band staying together rather than getting a big hit," said guitarist John Dieterich. "When bands make a big push to go on tour for eight months straight and make it big, these are the kinds of things that break up bands. We did not want to do that."
The four-piece -- which is known for its densely composed, angular instrumentation and the sweet vocals of bassist Satomi Matsuzaki -- has also thrived by continually trying new things. Deerhoof's 12th and latest album, "La Isla Bonita," is comprised entirely of on-the-spot rehearsal recordings, Dieterich explained.
"We were just capturing it so we could remember it, so we were not thinking about how the recordings would sound, but after a few days, we said 'these sound pretty good," said Dieterich. "Aside from vocals, the whole album is what we captured that day." - [Brooklyn Daily]
Long-running indie rock experimentalists Deerhoof celebrated their 12th album, La Isla Bonita, and their 20th anniversary with a string of NYC shows this week. After a surprise appearance at Death by Audio on Sunday (11/2), the band played three consecutive nights at Baby's All Right, concluding Thursday night (11/6) with fellow '90s survivors Trans Am, as well as Louisville, KY's White Reaper (who will be on tour with Deerhoof).
Pictures from Thursday's show, and Deerhoof's setlist, are in this post, and continue below...
SETLIST: Deerhoof @ Baby's All Right 11/6/2014
Dummy Discards A Heart
Let's Dance The Jet (Mikis Theodorakis cover)
Buck and Judy
There's That Grin
Come See the Duck