Recommended by us on 9th October 2008.
* Deerhoof follow up the hugely acclaimed ‘Friend Opportunity’ album (4/5 in Mojo, Uncut, Q, Guardian,
Independent etc) with their strongest album to date.
* ‘Offend Maggie’ is loose, funky and deliciously rough around the edges. Indeed, if last year’s Friend Opportunity was much of the world’s first restless handshake with Deerhoof, Offend Maggie finds them inviting us into their basement with flashlights and showing us pictures of the ones they love.
* Ultimately Deerhoof is not about notes and rhythms, but about emotion. And while Offend Maggie sparkles with that inimitable something-or-other for which the band’s become known, what this record wears on its sleeve so boldly and poignantly, is its stark humanness: of the characters in the lyrics, of the singer in front of the mic, of the band bashing it out in a room together.
* Fans around the globe who’ve seen how powerfully they play on stage will recognize the Deerhoof they hear on Offend Maggie: all fingers and arms and throats and muscles, physical, at times beautiful, at times brutal. Another way of putting it is that Deerhoof sounds more like "themselves" than they ever have.
* Deluxe gatefold packaging of CD and limited LP, both with poster/lyric sheet.
* Sleeve design by Japanese contemporary artist Tomoo Gokita
* There will be a video released for every track - each video being made by a different friend of the band.
Track Listing: 1. The Tears And Music Of Love 2. Chandelier Searchlight 3. Buck And Judy 4. Snoopy Waves 5. Offend Maggie 6. Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back 7. Don’t Get Born 8. My Purple Past 9. Family Of Others 10. Fresh Born
11. Eaguru Guru 12. This Is God Speaking 13. Numina 14. Jagged Fruit
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