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Old 10-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Japan just does weird better than anywhere else. I mean seriously, who else would think to serve raw fish and incorporate octopuses into erotica? Anywho, Melt-Banana are a Japanese band that melt faces with their awesome experimental noise rockin' punk. These guys (and gals) released a new album this year that's pretty kickin and are continuing to drift into more accessible (I use the term lightly) territory with songs that are more structured as opposed to sounding like they may have been made up on the spot (joke). They've toured with and worked with the likes of The Locust, John Zorn, Melvins, Shellac, others. Kurt Cobain was a fan when they only had one album out. Check um out if you haven't already.


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Old 02-28-2014, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a huge fan of this band but never see thm in live. They'll turn soon in Europe for the Fetch album.

If you want to try Melt Banana, the last album Fetch is more practicable. But in my opinion it doesn't reflect a lot what they are doing.
After Fetch, try the Cell-Scape album which is a big spank in the face.Raging guitar with a lot of WTF effects (Agata is a guitar magician) with voices like the bark of a dog.
After, you can do the Bambi's Dilemma. And Charlie (found it really hard to listen the first time).
Their first albums are really experimental. Massive hardcore which burns ears.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah they will be touring in May around UK i guess.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fetch was one of my fav albums of 2013, they are indeed a terrific band.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Fetch was a fantastic album, really dig this band. Would definitely see them live if they came through western Canada.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Fetch was great - probably my favourite album by them.

None of the records are comparable to the live show though. One of the best live bands I've ever seen. I could barely walk after the show. In a good way, of course.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just checked out the YT links. Will be checking out Fetch in full.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Big fan of Cell-Scape and Bambi's Dilemma. I couldn't really get into their latest, though.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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2015 US tour May/June.

I've seen them live... 12 times. Always the best.

I wish they had played their cover of My Generation more when they had Rika & Witte. Only saw it once and it was absolutely amazing.
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