Satomi Matsuzaki plays bass and sings, Greg Saunier plays drums, John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez play guitars. But what is Deerhoof really? Hell if we know. Pitchfork went so far as to label Deerhoof as “the best band in the world.” From their humble beginnings as an obscure San Francisco noise act, they’ve become one of indie music’s most influential bands with their ecstatic and unruly take on pop.

The band’s fearless inventiveness has made them one of the most inspiring and important groups making music today. Throughout 2017, Deerhoof will be releasing a variety of music as part of Joyful Noise’s Artist in Residence including a new proper Deerhoof album (details forthcoming).