For some reason there is an exorbitant amount of talent surrounding bands with the word deer in their name. We decided to make a list featuring the top 5.
No surprises here. Halcyon Digest is one of the most important albums of the last 10 years.
Distinct. That’s the word that gets tossed around a lot when describing Deerhoof, and for good reason. Deerhoof have been around since the late 90’s and as a result have an impressive catalog that can seem impenetrable to a new listener. Pick up 2005’s The Runners Four, arguably their most accessible album, and start there.
This Oklahoma-based band came out of nowhere in 2010 and dropped back-to-back stellar EPs and then fell off the face of the earth. On March 6th DEERPEOPLE posted on their facebook page that there might be a new album in the works. Fingers crossed.
- Deer Tick
Criminally overlooked folk rock band Deer Tick have been making quality Fourth of July barbecuing music since 2007. They get surprisingly little love in a genre that’s experienced a lively revival in recent years.
- Hinds (formerly Deers)
Though they only have four songs, all of them are bangers. Shortly after releasing their demo in 2014, this four piece girl band from Madrid was forced to change their name due to legal reasons.