Deerhoof have announced a new album titled Miracle-Level. It’s their first Japanese-language LP and first full-length made entirely in a proper recording studio. It’s due out March 31 via Joyful Noise. Ahead of that release date, Deerhoof have shared lead single “Sit Down, Let Me Tell You a Story,” which comes with a music video directed by Noriko Oishi. You can check it out below (via The Fader).
Over the span of two weeks last July, Miracle-Level was recorded with engineer and producer Mike Bridavsky at No Fun Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “I began listening through their albums and realized: I have no fucking idea how to make a Deerhoof record. Did anyone? They’d assembled a catalog of thoughtful, wild, and unique records, each different from the one before,” said Bridavsky in a statement. “Satomi [Matsuzaki], Ed [Rodríguez], John [Dieterich], and Greg [Saunier] tried something different on this record, and the result is Deerhoof at their most sparse and vulnerable.” As for the decision to sing in Japanese on the new album, that comes from lead singer Satomi Matsuzaki, who speaks the language natively.
After the release of their album, Deerhoof will embark on an 18-date headlining tour of North America. It begins in Toronto on March 31 and includes shows in major U.S. cities before wrapping up on July 14 in Chicago. Find a complete list of their tour dates below.
01 Sit Down, Let Me Tell You a Story
02 My Lovely Cat
03 Everybody, Marvel
04 Jet-Black Double-Shield
06 And the Moon Laughs
07 The Little Maker
08 Phase-Out All Remaining Non-Miracles by 2028
09 Momentary Art of Soul!
10 Wedding, March, Flower
03-31 Toronto, Ontario – Wavelength Winter Festival @ TD Music Hall
04-01 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
04-02 Greenfield, MA – Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center
04-04 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere – The Hall
04-05 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04-06 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
05-04 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-05 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
05-07 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
05-08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05-10 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
05-12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Block Party @ Utah State Fairpark
05-13 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall
07-07 Des Moines, IA – 80-35 Fest
07-08 Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
07-11 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
07-12 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
07-14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
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