Published Jan 04, 2011As promised, we have the world premiere of the second last track from Deerhoof's upcoming Deerhoof vs. Evil. The song is called "I Did Crimes for You" and you can listen to it now.
Opening with a plucked acoustic guitar and some fun clapping rhythms, Satomi Matsuzaki sings "This is a stick-up / this is a stick-up /smash the windows" before the song builds with lead guitars, feedback and some messy background sounds. The result is exactly what we would hope for with modern Deerhoof: fun lyrics, top-notch production and entirely unique musicianship.
As we pointed out in our news story, drummer Greg Saunier had this to say about the track:
I wrote this song for Adam Pendleton's documentary BAND. An amazing three-screen extravaganza based on Godard's "Sympathy for the Devil," but with Deerhoof cast in the role of Mick and Keith and the gang. The lyrics combine bits of dialogue from Godard's revolutionaries, and something a concert promoter in Helsinki told me once after she put up Deerhoof posters in all sorts of contrary-to-protocol locations around town: I did crimes for you! The doc shows us recording the song and looking respectable because Adam wouldn't let me wear my Stones T-shirt.
"I Did Crimes for You" can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below.
Deerhoof vs. Evil will be released on January 25 via Polyvinyl in North America. It will be available on CD, LP and as a digital download, with a coinciding cassette release coming on Joyful Noise. The album will also drop on ATP Records in the UK on January 24, P-Vine in Japan on January 6 and Flying Nun in New Zealand on January 31.
More information about the track can be found here.
Deerhoof - I Did Crimes for You by Polyvinyl Records