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Japanther releasing new album (MP3), playing shows (tonight), touring w/ The Bronx (2010 dates)

DOWNLOAD: Japanther – Spread So Thin (MP3)


The “clubs” portion of the Sounds Like Brooklyn Festival goes into full force tonight (2/4), Friday and Saturday with shows all over the borough. One of those will be at 171 Lombardy St (now called Station 171) where Leaders, Boogie Boarder, Cerebral Ballzy, The Death Set and Japanther are on the bill.

Japanther have a new album, Rock ‘n’ Roll Ice Cream, due March 2nd on Menlo Park. The label write:

The album was recorded at the end of 2009 in Los Angeles with producer Michael Blum. Michael is known for having produced such names as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Pink why Japanther? That’s a question we never thought we’d pose either, but taking a quintessential DIY band and putting them in a fish out of water context was just too irresistible to pass up. He was confused as they preferred to use their own telephone mics instead of his $10,000 ones, but the results are pure specialness, and goes to show intriguing results happen if you simply do what you feel. Anita Sparrows joined the band for the writing and recording of the album, along with NYC beat poet Eileen Myles on two tracks and one with brothers Ninjasonik; the cover was done by artist Elisabeth Arkhipoff.

Get the song “Spread So Thin” off the new record, above. They’ll be playing a CD release show at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, March 4th. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 5th at noon.

Japanther will also be at Santos for Cloak & Dagger on Thursday, February 11th. Ninjasonik, Fashen, Team Facelift, “(Not So) Secret European Guests” and more will be there too. Tickets are on sale.

After those shows, they go on tour with the Bronx and their spin-off Mariachi El Bronx across the US. That tour has shows at Maxwell’s on April 1st, Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 2nd and Bowery Ballroom on April 6th. Tickets for Maxwell’s and tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday at noon. Bowery tickets seem to be TBA.

Full tour dates, Japanther cover art & videos and some mariachi are all below…


Japanther – Boys Dont Cry

Japanter @ Rotture #2 PDX, OR New Years 2010

Japanther – 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 04 171 Lombardy St. Brooklyn NY $
Feb 11 Dim Mac Monthly Party, at Santos Party House. NY, NY
Feb 19 Wadsworth Atheneum at 600 Main St, Hartford Ct. #
Mar 4 “Rock N Roll Ice Cream” Release Party @ Mercury Lounge – NYC
Mar 5 Fordham University – NYC
Mar 9 L’Agite 0 – Quebec City
Mar 10 Babylon – Ottawa
Mar 11 “Canada Music Week” @ Silver Dollar – Toronto
Mar 12 “Harvest of Hope Festival” – St Augustine, FL
$ Sounds Like Brooklyn with Death Set and Cerebral Ballzy plus more
# With Andrew WK, Javelin, Lemonade, Rizzla

Mariachi El Bronx – Cell Mates

The Bronx – 2010 Tour Dates
03.22.10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03.24.10 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
03.25.10 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03.26.10 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
03.27.10 – Detroit, MI – Eagle Theater
03.29.10 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
03.30.10 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
03.31.10 – Providence, RI – Jerky’s
04.01.10 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
04.02.10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
04.03.10 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star
04.05.10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
04.06.10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
04.07.10 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar Lounge
04.08.10 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
04.09.10 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04.10.10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
04.11.10 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
04.12.10 – St. Louis, MO – Pops
04.14.10 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
04.16.10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
04.17.10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04.20.10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
04.21.10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04.22.10 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04.26.10 – London – Barbican (La Linea Festival) $
05.07.10 – London – Hammersmith Apollo #
05.08.10 – Manchester, UK – Academy &
05.09.10 – Glasgow, UK – Academy &
05.10.10 – Norwich, UK – UEA &
05.11.10 – Birmingham, UK – Academy &
05.16.10 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Tollhaus &
05.18.10 – Paris, France – Elysee Montmarte &
05.19.10 – Tolouse, France – Le Bikini &
05.21.10 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera &
05.22.10 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz &
05.24.10 – Bologna, Italy – Estragoon &
05.25.10 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz &
05.26.10 – Zurich, Switzerland – Xtra &
05.27.10 – Wien, Austria – Gasometer &
06.01.10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso &
06.02.10 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks &
06.03.10 – Berlin, Germany – Astra &
All US dates w/ Japanther & Mariachi El Bronx opening
$ Mariachi El Bronx
# Bronx w/ Gogol Bordello
& Bronx as Mariachi El Bronx only w/Gogol Bordello

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