San Francisco’s Deerhoof has managed to change members and instruments enough to call themselves about a dozen different bands. Amazingly, the group has stayed true to its own sound thanks to the uniqueness and creativity of its musicians. There are few, if any, bands that can be confused with the quartet, and now they are starting to see the praise and respect deserving of their efforts come to light.
Do you think that living and playing in San Francisco has had an effect on your music and growth as a band?
John Dieterich: I'm sure it's had some effect, but I wouldn't know what it is. Maybe too many good restaurants has screwed up our work ethic? My brain may be rotting from the humidity, actually.
What is in store for Deerhoof in 2010?
JD: Musical generatives, travel, and hopefully some pond dips.
How do you feel about playing with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono?
JD: Amazing! We are really excited about it. I didn't even realize the show was confirmed, and my neighbor knocked on my door letting me know that they had gotten tickets to it. I was so surprised! We're really looking forward to it, and it will be my first experience at the Fox, as well. I live nearby but haven't made it to anything there yet, so it should be really fun.