No matter what you think of Deerhoof, you can’t blame them for being lackluster or clichéd. Personally, I have my issues with their often unfocused full-lengths and semi-bizarre structural choices, but almost every release presents itself with at least one or two mindlessly addictive creations. However, all three tracks so far premiered off the San Franscisco quartet’s upcoming 13th album La Isla Bonita are surprisingly uniform and straightforward (for being Deerhoof). Latest cut “Last Fad” is built around smart, grooving riffs that are juxtaposed by Satomi Matsuzaki’s candy-sweet vocals. “Last Fad” is by all means strong in detail and shift unpredictably between different structures, and also one of my favorite Deerhoof tracks in recent memory.
La Isla Bonita is out November 4 via Polyvinyl.