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La Isla Bonita

Defiantly weird noise crew chills out, throws an offbeat party

Deerhoof

Chad Kamenshine

Deerhoof have been making outrageously inventive ADD noise rock since the Nineties – songs that zip between musical styles, melodic ideas and time signatures while Japanese bassist Satomi Matsuzaki sings in a giddy whirl. Naming their 13th album after a Madonna hit single is pretty funny, since radio pop is about the only thing they’ve never tried. But their frenetic music does cool out and breathe a little here, from the gleeful Ramones trounce of “Exit Only” to the kinky kraut-rock funkiness of “Paradise Girls.” What emerges is a basement-punk groove band where you’re never quite sure where the groove will take you.

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