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Shredding anniversary! Noise rockers Deerhoof celebrate 20 years

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Deerhoof has lasted longer than most marriages.

So the cult San Francisco noise pop band is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new album and a trip to Brooklyn, where it will play for three straight nights at Williamsburg venue Baby’s All Right from Nov. 4–6. One of the band’s secrets to long-term harmony has actually been its lack of mainstream success, said one band member.

“Over the years, we put a lot of priority on our band staying together rather than getting a big hit,” said guitarist John Dieterich. “When bands make a big push to go on tour for eight months straight and make it big, these are the kinds of things that break up bands. We did not want to do that.”

The four-piece — which is known for its densely composed, angular instrumentation and the sweet vocals of bassist Satomi Matsuzaki — has also thrived by continually trying new things. Deerhoof’s 12th and latest album, “La Isla Bonita,” is comprised entirely of on-the-spot rehearsal recordings, Dieterich explained.

“We were just capturing it so we could remember it, so we were not thinking about how the recordings would sound, but after a few days, we said ‘these sound pretty good,’ ” said Dieterich. “Aside from vocals, the whole album is what we captured that day.”

Dieterich said the band is excited for its Baby’s All Right run, where it will play with very different opening acts each night — including breakout Brooklyn singer Xenia Rubinos and big-in-the-’90s post-rockers Trans Am. The venue choice might seem surprisingly modest in size for such an established band, but Dieterich said that is part of the appeal.

“We have played a lot of different size venues over the years, one thing we realized is that the funnest shows are the ones where everyone is up your face and it is loud and crazy,” he said.

Deerhoof plays Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway at Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 599–5800, www.babysallright.com), Nov. 4–6. $18.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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