[video] Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier wanders through Hong Kong
August 24th, 2012 by Matt
Deerhoof were kind enough to ask if I wanted to debut four solo videos in advance of their upcoming album Breakup Song. These are little films that offer a look at each member in a unique way. The first is tough to beat: Vincent Moon of the Takeaway Shows filmed Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier as he added a little rhythmic flavor to the Hong Kong nightlife. It’s tough to make solo improvisational drumming both entertaining and funny, but Greg’s just such an entertaining and funny guy on his own that it comes off as effortless here. The scene where he gives someone a drumming back massage for “500 Hong Kong dollars” is a great example of his skill and his great sense of humor.
Breakup Song is out Sept 4. They haven’t hit this great intersection of weird and catchy since Apple O and Milk Man.