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Albums Of The Week: Deerhoof | Miracle-Level

After 18 albums, the San Francisco indie oddballs try something new — recording in an actual studio — and end up with a potent, pointed & powerful gem. Go figure.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Did you know that miracles happen every day? We don’t always see it that way. We look at the state of the world and think, ‘It’ll be a miracle if we make it out alive.’ But miracles are what humans do. We’re Earth’s most inventive and unpredictable species, when we’re allowed to be. Also the most destructive. Miracle-Level is Deerhoof’s mystical manifesto on creativity and trust. It celebrates the infinite small wonders of existence that spontaneously present themselves, when not obstructed by our death-driven masters.

Musically, Miracle-Level is vulnerable, brave, and brimming with spicy surprises. Deerhoof’s 19th album is also their first to be recorded and mixed in a recording studio. Production was entrusted to Mike Bridavsky at No Fun Club in Winnipeg. This is also their first album written entirely in Satomi’s native language. Deerhoof once again speak in a secret code that only their fans understand, in which hooks abound, and genre is nonexistent.

The cover of Miracle-Level is by acclaimed photographer and artist Kunie Sugar. The album is recommended if you like Boredoms, OOIOO, Blonde Redhead, Guerilla Toss, Liars, Marnie Stern, Yoko Ono and Battles.”