Published Feb 09, 2010Brooklyn-based experimental pop punk group Japanther (aka the first punk-influenced duo to have a "Japan" pun in their name) have announced the details for their next album. The record is called Rock 'n' Roll Ice Cream, and will be their 19th release.
According to their label, Menlo Park, the album features "two perfect album sides of everything you could have hoped for and more - an instant classic, and another departure for the band that's never heard of down time."
One reason the album is such a departure was its production. Rather than go their usual DIY route, the band chose to work with Los Angeles legend Michael Blum (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd). As the label puts it, "putting them in a fish out of water context was just too irresistible to pass up. He was confused as they preferred to use their own telephone mics instead of his $10,000 ones, but the results are pure specialness, and goes to show intriguing results happen if you simply do what you feel."
Rock 'n' Roll Ice Cream will be available on vinyl and as a digital download on March 2. Right after the album is released, the band will play three Canadian shows in Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto.
If you can't wait to hear the record, the track "Spread So Thin" can be downloaded here.
2/11 New York, NY - Santos Party House
2/19 Hartford, CT - Wadsworth Atheneum
3/4 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
3/5 New York, NY - Fordham University
3/9 Quebec City, QC - L'Agite 0
3/10 Ottawa, ON - Babylon
3/11 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
3/12 St. Augustine, FL - Harvest of Hope Festival