GENRE | ART NERDS UNITE
VERDICT | BUT NOT JUST FOR ART NERDS
LABEL | POLYVINYL RECORDS
RELEASE | 9.4.12
I went to art school. I get nostalgic when I smell body odor and patchouli. I’m entranced by giant, imageless paintings in one color.
As for noise rock, I never got into it, although Deerhoof has been a joyous discovery.
They’ve been dabbling out rambunctious, twinkly songs since 1994. Breakup Song covers a variety of territories and flavors that continue to uniquely save the modern pop song. With unrestricted creative exploration, the album is akin to childhood, producing bright sounds with whatever is within arm’s reach. They’ve always managed to have a sound that is minimal, yet lush with A.D.D. variety.
The album puts out the welcome mat with heavy guitar distortion on the peppy title track, only to be followed by “Bad Kids to the Front,” which incorporates beeping electronic hype. Each track is its own surprise, ending wistfully on “Fete d’Adieu,” a swirling, shuffling love song of sorts. With all this variety, it’s not just for art students.
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