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

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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