Friday 15 February 2008

Japanther @ Occii 01 Mar

Two guys, bass, drums, tapes falling over anthemic awesomeness. The best and most positive dance band in New York. Like "Holiday Road" from the "Vacation" played super loud with equipment on the fritz. Soulful hip hop hardcore drumming and crazy samples and drum machine beats on old cassettes make for amazing singing alongs. "Japanther make the type of music that dares people to stand still. Poppy surf-punk numbers mixxed with comedy and performance." - Japanther HQ

Mp3 | Japanther - 10
Mp3 | Japanther - Changer yer Life

One of Brooklyn's favorite noise-rock bands, Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt Reily) unveiled a new rock-opera using a high-energy multi-media format -- their "tool kit" integrates live music, dance, an interactive set, and video projections, plus an animatronic robot dinosaur -- the band and their collaborators create a full-immersion theatrical concert experience that sports a sharp political edge and an equally edgy heart.

Video | Japanther in 3-D