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Essential tracks: Deerhoof, an Elliott Smith tribute and Moon Duo
Essential tracks: Deerhoof, an Elliott Smith tribute and Moon Duo

Deerhoof, "What Have You Done for Me Lately" (Polyvinyl). The oblong guitar pop of the San Francisco quartet moves in wildly divergent directions depending on variables known only to members Greg Saunier, John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki and Ed Rodriguez — if even them. A group whose rhythms and time signatures on first listen read like a precisely written algebraic equation overtaking a mathematician's chalkboard, Deerhoof has etched a singular line through its two decades as a band. Enter "What Have You Done for Me Lately," the group's just-issued take on the 1986 Jimmy Jam- and Terry Lewis-penned hit for Janet Jackson. Recorded as a demo by Deerhoof...

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