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Frenetic Japanese group Bo Ningen are releasing their new album, III, on May 20. The first single from it is "DaDaDa" and the video for that makes its premiere in this post. Says director Kenichi Iwasa:

To capture the energy the band generate when they perform was very challenging. Bo Ningen are my good friends and I have played with them many times as a musician. That experience and watching their live performance so many times has given me a deep understanding of what they are. They are individually interesting and very different, I ask them to express with their body how they would transfer their sound into body movement without instruments.
As mentioned, Bo Ningen's post-Coachella tour brings them to NYC for two shows: April 25 at Knitting Factory (tickets) and a free afternoon in-store at Rough Trade on April 27.

You can check out Bo Ningen's "DaDaDa" video below...

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Bo Ningen @ SXSW 2014 (photo via @8boyboy8)
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By the second song, "Haken," the band was furiously bouncing around the stage in unison to its roller-coastery waves of reverberating guitar noise and pulsating rhythms. Singer/bassist Taigen Kawabe led the charge with a manic, sometimes cackle-like vocal style and dramatic, wild-eyed gestures that included a tear through the middle of the crowd near the end of the set. - [Minnesota Star Tribune]
One of the most talked-about bands at SXSW this year was Japanese band Bo Ningen, due in no small part to their wild, guitar-swinging, in-your-face shows. The band will release their new album, III, via Stolen Recordings on May 20. (The record does not have last year's collaboration with Savages' Jhenny Beth but she is on another song, "CC.") You can stream "DaDaDa" from it below.

For those who weren't in Austin (or those, like me, who managed to miss them there), Bo Ningen will be back over for Coachella and then touring after. Those dates include two in NYC: April 25 at Knitting Factory and a free afternoon in-store at Rough Trade on April 27. No word on tickets for the Knit show just yet.

All tour dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

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One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.

Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.

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Bo Ningen

Fierce Japanese post-rockers Bo Ningen released their second album, Line at the Wall, last fall on UK label Stolen Recordings. (You can stream it below.) One of the tracks, "Nichijyou," has was released as a single with additional vocals from Jhenny Beth of Savages which definitely cranks the intensity level on the already blistering track. The video for the song premiered today on The Quietus and you can watch it below.

As we told you earlier in the week, Savages will be here in March for two shows: Bowery Ballroom on March 18 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 19Tickets to both shows go sale  Friday (1/18) at noon.

Video below...

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