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Song Premiere: Deerhoof, 'Fete D'Adieu'

'We went for the Keith Richards-joins-ABBA vibe on this one'

August 13, 2012 11:45 AM ET
Deerhoof, 'Fête D'Adieu'
Deerhoof
Deron Pulley

San Francisco noise-pop outfit Deerhoof release their 11th full-length LP, Breakup Song, on September 4th. The album closely follows on last year's Deerhoof vs. Evil, and if early preview "Fête D'Adieu" is any indication, it marks an even bolder excursion into pop territory.

The track finds singer Satomi Matsuzaki declaring herself "as tough as a robot on the dance floor" over a stuttering guitar groove. "We went for the Keith-Richards-joins-ABBA vibe on this one," drummer Greg Saunier tells Rolling Stone.

In a statement, Saunier described Breakup Song as "a sensational record of Cuban-flavored party-noise-energy music" and concluded, "If you want to go dancing or do karaoke with Deerhoof, you don't have to ask twice."

You can preorder Deerhoof's Breakup Song here.

Listen to Deerhoof's "Fête D'Adieu":

Check out Deerhoof's fall tour dates below:

9/5 Washington DC – Black Cat
9/6 Raleigh, NC – Memorial Auditorium
9/15 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
9/17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/18 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Downstairs
9/23 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
9/24 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
9/25 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
9/27 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective
9/28 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
9/29 Portland, OR – Branx
10/1 San Francisco, CA – Slim's
10/2 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11/3 Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
11/5 Houston, TX – Walters
11/6 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
11/7 Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
11/8 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
11/9 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Theatre
11/10 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
11/12 Richmond, VA – The National
11/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

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