The San Fransico band has been a lighthouse on the indie-rock scene since it was formed in 1994. Over the years and twenty some albums later they have been labelled everything from indie-pop to noise and punk.
“Miracle-Level,” Deerhoof’s 19th LP, is a captivating musical journey that seamlessly blends whimsicality with energetic accessibility. This album, entirely sung in Satomi Matsuzaki’s native Japanese, was recorded with minimal overdubs, resulting in a confident set of tracks filled with small epiphanies. The band’s signature-controlled chaos, intricate melodies, and unpredictable song structures shine through, making “Miracle-Level” a testament to the power of anarchic creativity and the magic of music that transcends language barriers.