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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Bo Ningen - III tracklist
1.DaDaDa
2.Psychedelic Misemono Goya (Reprise)
3.Slider
4.Inu
5.CC
6.Mukaeni Ikenai
7.Maki-Modoshi
8.Mitsume
9.Ogosokana Ao
10.Kaifuku

Bo Ningen - 2014 Tour Dates
April 13th Coachella Festival
April 15th Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy
April 20th Coachella Festival
April 22nd Cambridge, MA, TT The Bear
April 25th Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory
April 27th Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade Instore
April 29th Philladelphia, PA, Kung Fu Necktie
April 30th Baltimore, MD,Ottobar
May 7th London,Heaven
May 8th Bristol,Thekla
May 9th Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
May 10th Leeds, Cockpit 2
May 12th Manchester, Deaf Institute
May 13th Glasgow, King Tut's
May 14th Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
May 15th Nottingham,Bodega
May 17th Southampton, Joiners
May 18th Brighton, The Haunt