japan

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Two Japanese Metalpunk Legends Collide in Suzisuzi

Members of Yellow Machinegun and Abnormals fuel the jittery punk chaos of new album 'Microphone's Counter Attack!'
Kim Kelly
5.24.18
New music

Cult Japanese New Wavers Dendö Marionette Are Getting Their 1981 EP Reissued

The new record will also contain a long lost and unheard EP from 1982.
Tim Scott
9.5.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Thundercat Is the World's Most Joyous Weeb in "Tokyo" Video

"Gonna blow all my cash on anime (yes!)"
Phil Witmer
8.2.17
Premieres

With '3,' Tricot Proves They're the Greatest Trio on Earth

The Japanese math-rock band's third album finds them fusing pop, prog, and punk into a genius equation.
Phil Witmer
5.16.17
Longreads Or Whatever

Breakdancing Through Japan

A few days in Japan at the Red Bull BC One Championship, the individual B-Boy equivalent of the World Cup.
Jeff Weiss
4.10.17
ask a smart person

We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade

In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.
Phil Witmer
3.29.17
Interviews

In Conversation with Martin Farkas of Canadian Hardcore Legends Career Suicide

GCHBOAT: Greatest Canadian Hardcore Band of All Time.
Tim Scott
12.13.16
Premieres

Abigail and Lustrum Stay Wild and Sleazy on an Unholy New Split

Stream 'Too Wild for the Crowd,' the new split from these filthy Japanese legends and their Satanic American pals.
Ben Handelman
11.23.16
Premieres

Matt Kivel's "Velveteen" Video Is a Surreal Journey into 1960s Japan

Found footage illuminates the lush single from the LA singer-songwriter's new LP, 'Fires on the Plain.'
Emma May
10.21.16
Premieres

Mono's Transcendent New Album, 'Requiem for Hell,' Makes Death Sound Beautiful

Stream the gorgeous, Steve Albini-assisted new album from these Japanese post-rock godheads.
Kim Kelly
8.29.16
Photos

Exclusive: An Intimate Look Behind the Scenes of Halsey's Japanese Tour

Halsey's in the midst of an endless tour and here we get a glimpse into her world on the Japanese leg—a riot of fans, food, and incredible cityscapes.
Kim Taylor Bennett
5.16.16
Interviews

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Babymetal

A sit down interview with the three teenage girls behind the Japanese pop-metal phenomenon known as Babymetal.
Kim Kelly
5.11.16
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