Earlier this year, Brooklyn art punks Japanther spoke with Exclaim! about Beets, Limes and Rice, their upcoming new album. Now, the hard-working group have dropped the record's tracklisting and album art (above), along with an updated tour schedule.
Drummer Ian Vanek told Exclaim! that the album does focus in on former Death Set member Beau Velasco's passing. "This is our first record we put out since he died, so we wrote some very emotional, strange, spiritual music," he said. "It can be particularly difficult when you're sad to write about what you want to write about without making your music sound sad and fucking boring. It's definitely still a very fun record about being a young person in the world that's not afraid to die and not afraid to live."
The tracklisting for Beets, Limes and Rice is available below. The album will be released on October 18 in a variety of formats. Recess Records will handle the vinyl and digital release, while Japanther's own Tapes Records will issue the CD and Lauren Records will drop the cassette.
In addition to the release info, Japanther have rescheduled their cancelled Alberta shows, adding a Canadian stop in Winnipeg in the process. All tour dates are available below.
Beets, Limes and Rice:
1. "First of All"
2. "Battle of the Hopeless Crushes"
4. "Ding Dong Alujah"
5. "Light Dear"
6. "Meet You Later"
7. "Bloody Mess"
8. "Round Up the Usual Suspects"
9. "Film Star Husband"
10. "Lil Taste"
11. "Out Of Body"
12. "Yellow Lighter"
13. "I'm Not Really Sorry"
14. "Come Back Home"
9/10 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
9/11 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent Art on Air live broadcast.
9/24 Providence, RI - City Effect
9/25 Boston, MA - BATV at Brookline High School
9/26 New York, NY - Bowery Electric w. DJ Dirty Finger
9/27 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
9/28 Cincinnati, OH - TBA
9/29 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Live
10/1 Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Klub
10/2 Winnipeg, MB - Ghost Town
10/4 Calgary, AB - Broken City
10/5 Edmonton, AB - Wunder Bar
10/7 Seattle, WA - Eastlake & Republican
10/8 Portland, OR - Rotture
10/9 Oakland, CA - TBA
10/10 San Francisco, CA - The Hemlock Tavern
10/12 Pomona, CA - Vlhs
10/13 Los Angeles CA - The Smell
10/14 Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
10/16 Houston, TX - TBA
10/17 Austin, TX - Red Seven
10/18 San Antonio, TX - Pedicab Bar
10/19 Brooklyn, NY - Cameo (CMJ)