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Wednesday, Sep 26 2012

Rock bands don't get much more playful or surprising than Deerhoof, the art-noise foursome whose relentless pursuit of sonic mindfuckery has made it a national treasure since the late '90s. Even with its members scattered around the country, the formerly S.F.-based outfit is making some of the most adventurous — and accessible — music of its career. New album Breakup Songs has the band's usual cacophonous contrasts and melodic left turns playing out over ebullient, danceable grooves. First single "The Trouble with Candyhands" somehow melds Latin jazz brass and tropical rhythm with nasal scrapes from an electric guitar, and proves improbably catchy in the process. So while lots of bands are trying to make offbeat pop, we doubt any of them are having as much fun doing it as Deerhoof.

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