MATCHBOOK SEEKS MANIAC - PICTURE DISC
TOM92 | released: 31/10/2007 | 7 "
Deerhoof are on a roll! In the past year they've toured with The Flaming Lips and Radiohead as well as headlined multiple tours of their own across the globe. They've recorded and released their most successful album to date: Friend Opportunity, attended a children's ballet version of Milk Man in Maine, and collaborated with actor Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, etc) on his directorial debut Dedication (starring Mandy Moore + Billy Crudup). Deerhoof composed original pieces for the film as well as gave the movie use of several songs - many off of 2002's Reveille. The final credits will feature "Matchbook Seeks Maniac", a song originally written with the hopes of being included in the movie and then included onto Friend Opportunity. This picture disc 7" features the Dedication mix of the song. Think Ronnie Spector and Deerhoof melding in a perfect reverb-y daydream of a song about the corrupting influence of power. Add a b-side called Makko Shobu about sperm whales in love (previously only available on iTunes) and original art for the picture disc by Scottish artist David Shrigley and you have the single of the year.