• otoboke beaver Okoshiyasu!! Otoboke Beaver (pink vinyl LP, £18.75)

    label: Damnably

    A remastered LP of Kyoto garage punk quartet Otoboke Beaver’s first international release, available as a limited edition RSD 2018 release on solid pink vinyl. ‘Okoshiyasu Otoboke Beaver’ is a compilation of their output from 2010- 2015. ‘Okoshiyasu’ is Kyoto slang for ‘welcome’. Deranged angular punk-rock-pop-garage at break-neck speed. There’s something about the Kansai triangle (Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto - it’s Japan’s Midlands) that’s produced some great and very varied music and a great sense of unity though each city is radically different. Otoboke Beaver have emerged from one of those many provincial scenes, very influenced by western Riot Grrrl attitudes and the sounds of punk and angular post-rock. The band of mid 20’s talented musicians make easy work of the complex arrangements, reminiscent of inventive jazzy queercore punks ‘God Is My CoPilot’ or fellow Kanasai avant punks Afrirampo. The band sing in Japanese, and often in untranslatable Kyoto slang. Tracks: Akimahenka / Anata Ga Fall in Love Shita No Ha Watashi Ga Kirai Na Onnanoko / Sawarantoite / Otobokebeaver Daijikenbo / Ultra Miracle Super Saiya Psyche Festival / Powerfull Busu / Beaver Ni Tsuretette / Oniisan Anone / Otobokebeaver No Theme / Aisare Roulette / Burikko Bokumetsu / Monmon Katto Saizensen ~Koi Ha Inochigake~ / Suki Suki Darling


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