With more than a dozen releases, ranging from LPs to seven inches and splits, Ian Vaneck and Matt Reilly have accomplished a lot in their 10 years playing as the crusty punk duo Japanther. Even on vinyl, their albums bring a barrage of fuzzed-out bass and 90s hardcore-inspired tempos, so hearing their densely packed and barked melodies live only adds to the experience. For barely-discernible pop hooks, samples worked into walls of noise, and an exhilaratingly sweaty scene, make sure to catch them headlining tonights unofficial Golden Ratio CMJ showcase.
Wed., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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