Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Otoboke Beaver - "PARDON?"

Photo by Mayumi Hirata

The latest song from Japanese punks Otoboke Beaver starts off the way you would expect. Sure, it's punk, but the song tends to have a sweeter, bouncy side. But as "PARDON?" goes on, it gets angrier and more chaotic. Eventually it descends into almost pure anger and chaos. The song starts off as more fun and bratty punk and slowly transforms into noise punk (while still keeping the majority of the fun from the start of the song intact), all within less than two minutes. Since the song is about "... unrelenting miscommunication of unsolicited and overzealous points of view," the frustration in the song makes perfect sense.

Otoboke Beaver say of their new song:

“Sometimes, the more you insist, the harder it is to understand you. We don’t have time to understand if you don’t have time to understand."

You can watch the video for "PARDON?" below. Super Champion is due out May 6 on Damnably. For more on Otoboke Beaver, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

May 5 Nijmegen, NL @ DoornroosjeMay 6 Rotterdam, NL @ RotownMay 7 Brussels, BE @ AB ClubMay 8 The Hague, NL @ PAARD (small hall)May 11 Groningen, NL @ VeraMay 16 London, UK @ Electric BallroomMay 19 Glasglow, UK @ St. Luke'sMay 20 Manchester, UK @ Club AcademyMay 22 Bristol, UK @ The FleeceMay 24 Dublin, IE @ Button FactoryJune 2 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera SoundJune 30 Belfort, FR @ Les EurockeenesJuly 8 Trenčín, SK @ Pohoda Festival

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