Remember, all you quirky pop bands out there. Before you were doing "whimisical," Deerhoof were the epitome of what you're trying to sound like, and they still are. Only Deerhoof aren't all ham-fisted and trite in a way you can't quite pinpoint, because they're too busy doing things that no one else has ever done before. Sorry, I just woke up. Good morning!

Breakup Songs drops Sept. 4 on Polyvinyl.