Published Jan 04, 2011Since announcing their Polyvinyl debut Deerhoof vs. Evil, lovable oddballs Deerhoof have been debuting new material through their ambitious Global Album Leak. Every week for the past few months, they have been dropping a new song from the upcoming album via a different blog. This week, it's Exclaim!'s turn, as we're proud to present "I Did Crimes for You," which can be streamed here in our Click Hear department.
Drummer Greg Saunier explains the track's origin with the following statement:
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.
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.
You can also find all Deerhoof's upcoming North American tour dates here.
Again, be sure to head over to Click Hear and check out the exclusive stream of "I Did Crimes for You."