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Japanther announces new album: Beets, Limes and Rice

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    jap2 Japanther announces new album: Beets, Limes and Rice

    Brooklyn’s busiest art-punks, Japanther are set to release their eighth full-length, bearing the satiating title Beets, Limes and Rice. The album will hit shelves on October 18th via numerous formats and labels: Recess Records will deliver digital and vinyl modes, Lauren Records the cassette version, and Japanther’s own Tapes Records will stamp the CD.

    Speaking with Exclaim, drummer Ian Vanek said the 14-track effort deals with the loss of Beau Velasco, a dear friend of Japanther and member of the like-minded punk troupe The Death Set. “This is our first record we put out since he died, so we wrote some very emotional, strange, spiritual music,” he said. “It can be particularly difficult when you’re sad to write about what you want to write about without making your music sound sad and fucking boring. It’s definitely still a very fun record about being a young person in the world that’s not afraid to die and not afraid to live.”

    Both the album’s tracklist and the band’s upcoming tour dates are listed below.

    Beets, Limes and Rice Tracklist:
    01. First of All
    02. Battle of the Hopeless Crushes
    03. Porcupine
    04. Ding Dong Alujah
    05. Light Dear
    06. Meet You Later
    07. Bloody Mess
    08. Round Up the Usual Suspects
    09. Film Star Husband
    10. Lil Taste
    11. Out Of Body
    12. Yellow Lighter
    13. I’m Not Really Sorry
    14. Come Back Home

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    Japanther 2011 Tour Dates:
    09/24 – Providence, RI @ City Effect
    09/25 – Boston, MA @ BATV at Brookline High School
    09/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
    09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
    09/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
    09/29 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Live
    10/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub
    10/02 – Winnipeg, MB @ Ghost Town
    10/04 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
    10/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunder Bar
    10/07 – Seattle, WA @ Eastlake & Republican
    10/08 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
    10/09 – Oakland, CA @ TBA
    10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
    10/12 – Pomona, CA @ Vlhs
    10/13 – Los Angeles CA @ The Smell
    10/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
    10/16 – Houston, TX @ TBA
    10/17 – Austin, TX @ Red Seven
    10/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Pedicab Bar
    10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo (CMJ Music Marathon)

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