What We’re Hearing: Deerhoof’s “Breakup Song”

What We’re Hearing: Deerhoof’s “Breakup Song” Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

The first time I saw Deerhoof was at Nashville’s infamous stink-hole dive bar, the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge in 2000.  They tore through seven songs in under twenty minutes, putting then-new guitarist John Dieterich through his paces.  Drummer Greg Saunier’s lurching, powerhouse fills and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki’s child-like, sing-song lyrics were balanced perfectly by […]

What We’re Hearing: Nude Beach II

What We’re Hearing: Nude Beach II Fun / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

I’ve never been one for Spring Fever.  I’ve always been more of a Fall Fever guy.  I look forward with relish to fiery red leaves and sweater weather, bonfires and heavy beers.  I missed Nude Beach‘s second album, II, when the band self-released it this Spring, only to see it quickly sell out while on […]

What We’re Hearing: Fang Island’s “Major”

What We’re Hearing: Fang Island’s “Major” Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

You won’t find a review of Providence, RI’s Fang Island that does not quote the band themselves saying that their music is the sound of “everyone high-fiving everyone”, but don’t blame the critics. While this feels like the ultimate in Wikipedia-cribbing Criticism Lite, the fact remains that there’s simply no better way to describe the music that […]