RSD happens April 19. It’s RAD, yo.
By Blurt Staff
Before le deluge… bands and labels are coming out of the woodwork to announce their upcoming special releases for this year’s Record Store Day—among them, Northern Spy Records and the mighty Deerhoof. Ergo, Deerhoof & Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, with a split 7” exclusive. According to the label, “The Deerhoof track originally appeared as ‘Qui Dorm, Només Somia’ on Deerhoof vs Evil. On this 7″, Marc Ribot’s guitar serves as the harmony in place of Satomi’s vocals. It’s RAD. And the Ceramic Dog tune is one of their heaviest.”
In their own words:
“Deerhoof has been making singles where we give instrumental tracks from our records to singers we like. We have no idea what they’ll sing. On tour, we were having a post-show ice cream at Mashti Malones in LA and one of Marc Ribot’s records came on and we realized we have to get him to do one. Every Deerhoof member had already had their favorite from Ribot’s discography since before we ever met each other. Our connection was Ches Smith who was the singer in our favorite hardcore band but moonlighted as a fusion drummer. We toured with Ches/Shahzad/Ribot’s band Ceramic Dog and found their sense of humor to be unacceptable. Then i produced Ceramic Dog’s next record. and after that we sent Ribot the instrumental track for one of our songs and before long i had the single you are listenign to except that i had to mix it first lest it sound unmixed. Long live Marc Ribot.” – Greg Saunier
“Ches was tight with the Deerhoof people from when he lived on the West Coast , and he and Shahzad turned me on to some of their CD’s. I thought – wow, these people are really crazy (plus they not only dig a lot of the same 70’s – 80’s no wave stuff I like, they’ve actually taken it several steps further). Then we did some W coast tour dates together – and it all turned out to be true: they were crazy and great. We dug it so much, we asked Greg to produce our last CD. Long live Deerhoof!” – Marc Ribot