By turns cuddly and chaotic, San Francisco's Deerhoof mixes noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music.
1. chien de faience: expression: frozen with emotion, as in the perfectly still moment before a fight breaks out.
2. Ultimate kitsch object.
3. A free/punk/funk/experimental/psychedelic/post electronica collective,
featuring marc ribot (cubanos postizos, john zorn, tom waits, etc etc), plus
two of the best young players on the new york/california underground
improv/experimental rock scene, shazad ismailly (bass) and chess smith
4. Not a 'project': a real band.
"Marc Ribot's new power trio, filled out by the remarkable versatile rhythm team of bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, is his rawest band in ages.” ( TimeOut NY)