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ROCK OF ASIAN: Nisennenmondai

February 10th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Look at these adorable ladies:

They are Nisennenmondai!

Aren’t they sweet? They’re Nisenenmondai (which apparently means “Year 2000 Problem,” remember that?), a veteran Japanese trio that has been playing a sick blend of lo-fi/wall-of-sound/punk/noise/distortion rock for a decade. The music is, all at once: cerebral, playful, aggressive, daunting, methodical, modern, mathematical, organic impulsive, deliberate, visceral and new. Hunh.

In short, Nissenmondai sounds (IMHO) like this:

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ROCK OF ASIAN: An American Chinese

October 24th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Ladies and gents–meet An American Chinese. They’re a shoegazey band from Philly with a curious but cool name (we’ve been trying to get the story behind it from them, but no word yet) and an awesome lo-fi sound. This is their vid to “Panic Pilgrim, Quick Grab Your Suitcase,” which looks like a moving diorama (i.e. so effing cool):

Listen to more American Chinese on their MySpace page.

And while you’re at it, if you haven’t already done so, befriend us!

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