Vinyl release date: 28 July 2021
CD/Digital release date: 24 February 2021
All vinyl orders come with free poster while stocks last.
Vinyl includes digital download in lossless or MP3 format plus insert with lyric sheet.
CARTHIEFSCHOOL are Tomoya Murosaki (guitar, vocals), Genki Tsusaka (bass) and Yudai Takasago (drums). The trio have emerged from the city’s thriving underground scene alongside bands like Nango and The Hatch.
The band’s frantic live performances – including a show-stopping display at the city's Dosanco Jam festival – have won over audiences both in their hometown and nationally.
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...worth checking out if you like a little jazz with your punk" - 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