Vinyl release date: 28 July 2021
CD/Digital release date: 24 February 2021
Vinyl includes insert with lyrics (in Japanese) and poster plus digital download (lossless or MP3 format).
CARTHIEFSCHOOL are Tomoya Murosaki (guitar, vocals), Genki Tsusaka (bass) and Yudai Takasago (drums). The trio have emerged from the Sapporo’s thriving underground scene alongside bands like Nango and The Hatch.
CARTHIEFSCHOOL's sound mixes a propulsive, muscular rhythm section that recalls the explosive dynamics of fellow countrymen 54-71 with sinewy, razor-sharp guitar lines – topped off by Tomoya Murosaki's acerbic, primal vocals. Their self-titled debut album races through 12 tracks of jagged, post-punk intensity at full tilt from the opening one-two blast of "mikan" and "bloodthirsty" to the lurching groove of "tokakutaihou".
"An angular, abrasive post-punk journey...like a really aggressive version of Q And Not U or Smart Went Crazy" - Razorcake
"CARTHIEFSCHOOL delivers a unique blend of jazz, math rock, and screaming post-hardcore on their debut LP...the shift from jazz fusion to raging hardcore is awesome" - Maximum Rocknroll
"CARTHIEFSCHOOL provide a modern lesson in a melding pot of post punk, psych, and that certain ingredient Japanese psych bands always bring to push boundaries and delight unsuspecting ears" - KFJC
All prices in Euros. Orders are shipped from Japan within two days. Registered air mail option unavailable at the moment due to the pandemic.
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