Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Melt-Banana w/ Brain Tentacles, Zebras and Lifes
Japan's Melt-Banana has been making freaked-out, spastic noise-punk for two decades, and they haven't tamed a bit with age. Ichirou Agata's screechy guitar still hits masochistically shrill notes, and Yasuko Onuki still yelps, barks and screams with such zeal that her nose sometimes bleeds. The band has continued to push their sound in new directions, though. Their 2009 live record Melt-Banana Lite Live: Ver. 0.0, ditched their trusty guitars in favor of equally extreme synths and samples, a shift that carries through their new studio album, Fetch.