Here is another crazy video by these distinguished ladies from Japan.
“America, I love you but you’re freaking me out.” The message of The Menzingers’ new song and video is not very subtle. But it’s punk rock so in your face is A-okay.
This punk band from Hamburg, Germany is around since 2003. Idioten der Saison is a funny song from a couple years back. The title – meaning “idiots of the season” – could refer to the stupid people you have to deal with on a daily basis, but is specifically a response to the surge of right-wing populists in recent years. The lyrics are very cleverly constructed using plants and gardening metaphors. And it rhymes just beautifully.
There is nothing like a good old fashioned street riot. This is a great example of poetic punk. It’s positively violent, it’s surprising, it’s furious and noisy with all the rattling, clapping, and screeching in the right places. It’s a fitting soundtrack for seeing the world burn and the song is appropriately named. Ausgebrannt means burned out.
I’m a match, she’s kerosene,
you know she’s gonna burn down everything
she’s an arsonist, in her pastime,
and i’ve been burned for the last time
Sometimes just some simple ska is all it takes to make me happy.
Pure insanity. The new album by Otoboke Beaver is going to be released on April 26th. Pre-order on bandcamp.