I don’t like Deerhoof as much as I used to, but don’t you dare tell her. Ragging on Deerhoof is like punching your kid brother in the throat for asking you to “be” Slimer, in a hetero-male version of house. That shit’s too cute! But let us respectfully lament the loss of Deerhoof’s cross-eyed, youthful aggression: their stomping, undressed rock and those punctuating lyrics. With Friend Opportunity, Deerhoof has wizened their arrangements and complicated their lyrics into playful narratives. The trashcan band fronted by Hello Kitty is now headlining at a children’s theatre near you.