KERO KERO BONITO

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so addicted to this song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVWvcuy3Cg

flopson, Thursday, 17 September 2015 03:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Just started listening to their album a couple weeks ago. Very fun.
On tour in the US soon (now?) too.

mr.raffles, Thursday, 17 September 2015 12:42 (three years ago) Permalink

i liked the first album a lot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZDf4vJm5HQ

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 September 2015 13:08 (three years ago) Permalink

love this shit.

billstevejim, Thursday, 17 September 2015 17:22 (three years ago) Permalink

googling the lyrics tells me i misheard this lyric (from picture this) but i love my misheard version (i don't have data on my phone so a lot of the time during an idle moment i'll look through the pictures i took on my phone during the last few days/weeks/months and smile, like a mini dose of nostalgia)

when you open wide, you'll find
all the shots you've got
bring back the time it's easy to believe
yesterday was so sweet

also the contradiction of "i wait till no one else is around/and i take a picture of myself" and "don't forget to show everybody you've ever known" ... contradictory yet otm

flopson, Saturday, 19 September 2015 22:22 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

New KKB has guitars and drums and stuff, and not sure how I feel about that. Then it gets really fucking weird towards the end, I've never seen a group sabotage their own song like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepcj45774I

Not sure how I feel about it really. Their cover version of Rock 'N' Roll Star from last year is still brilliant, if anyone hasn't heard that yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDEy-p9isqM

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 12 February 2018 23:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

wow i like the guitars! it's charly bliss crunchy and sweet; imo they were prob due for a switchup. also that ending is cool!

flopson, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

BRILLIANT

dorsalstop, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

Spotify has both this version and a "radio edit" with the weirder aspects smoothed out lol

great song

Simon H., Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Well, it still has the Xiu Xiu-style freakout in the middle lol

Simon H., Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

this group came off as way too cutesy/pc music-ish last time i remember them but wow this is amazing

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

The glitch near the end kind of reminds me of the switch-up in Boredoms' Super Going, but this is a lot stranger

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

this is pretty cool and surprising

Bonito Generation was ok but most of the songs felt like they only had one idea per song. i think they're at their best when they're a little more maximalist like on the Oasis cover

ufo, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

I didn’t like how “cute” the song was but that end was very unexpected and had me listening to it a few more times now I think it’s brilliant.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah not sure how much I like the idea of a pop-punk band fronted by a Hannah Diamond type, but there's something pretty good about this and their Oasis cover is catchy.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

really digging these 2

nxd, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can't remember what the original links were but this is one of my favourite tracks of the last decade, it's just pin-sharp. Clip is fairly twee but w/e.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQBkCrpWOg

startled macropod (MatthewK), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

I love this new song. I'd listen to a Kero Kero Bonito noise rock record.

fragglerock, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

This new song possibly marks their transition from 'irritant' to 'ok I'm on board'

imago, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Cosign on Lipslap as a favorite song of the decade (would add Bonito Generation as a favorite album)

Don't love the entry of big rock guitars, intrigued by the noise but will need to listen more

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

I have come around to Only Acting this week, just love how the noise cuts right into the hook, and fairly sure they aren't going to turn into another alt indie rock act.

If anyone was wondering how they were going to do this live - then apparently like this (filmed late last year so audience seem quite surprised)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5ZEJtWtaLQ

Also don't know if people are aware of Gus from KKB also being PC Music artist Kane West. He's not really a typical PC Music act as he has his own thing going, which is sounding like an audiovisual demo from a PC magazine coverdisk from the early 90s, really can't think of anyone else with the same sound. His boiler room set is not perfect but certainly something different, wish he would keep the KKB stuff out of it as it doesn't really fit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbN94jic4Mk

(a warning that the first 2 minutes or so of this are not really listenable) (also I enjoy watching the people trying to dance to this stuff, a good effort but it doesn't really work)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 19 February 2018 15:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQWIsAGQAnU

i'm quite fond of this

ufo, Monday, 19 February 2018 15:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

I love Kane West! Possibly as much as much as Kero. Shit bangs and is hilarious. Power Of Social media is on it...

Album here

https://soundcloud.com/pcmus/western-beats

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Monday, 19 February 2018 19:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

sounding like an audiovisual demo from a PC magazine coverdisk from the early 90s, really can't think of anyone else with the same sound

check out the label pc music lol

flopson, Monday, 19 February 2018 22:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah but the rest of PC music doesn't sound like that at all

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 19 February 2018 22:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

That live clip of "Only Acting" upthread is really great

bunny slopes, Monday, 19 February 2018 23:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah but the rest of PC music doesn't sound like that at all

i don't hear the big difference

flopson, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

Seriously? Have you listened to the soundcloud up there? Maybe allied ideas, but completely different production methods and sound pallette involved.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

So what do you guys think about the new KKB EP?

fragglerock, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

We released an EP today, TOTEP
4 new songshttps://t.co/wezCwPG8Gi pic.twitter.com/50wFahm49S

— Kero Kero Bonito (@KeroKeroBonito) February 20, 2018

Jeff W, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

:O

nxd, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

wow

imago, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

this is pretty great, a little disappointed there isn't a full album of this

ufo, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeh great stuff, that last track is a delicate lil gem

nxd, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

it's definitely my favourite thing they've done. sarah's extremely twee vocals work a lot better in the context of this lo-fi rock, they were often a bit much before

ufo, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah they feel like they've arrived

imago, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

very excited to see which kinds of ilm posters think this is a step back

imago, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

It's not a step back only because it works.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WqcPYOr--g

new album Time 'n' Place coming soon

no guitars on this one but it's keeping the warm lo-fi vibes from TOTEP, i like it

ufo, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 11:15 (five months ago) Permalink

when you open wide, you'll find
all the shots you've got
bring back the time it's easy to believe
yesterday was so sweet

These lyrics are wrong. It’s “when you ORGANIZE, you’ll find...” (the photos on yr phone).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 12:47 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

WORLD TOUR 2018

The Time ‘n’ Place tour is our first using a 5-piece live band. Playing selections from across our discography arranged for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals, it will be our most raucous yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuG-B35IOvA&t=0s

tickets: kerokerobonito.com/tour
North America Tour tickets on sale Friday 20/07 at 10am ET

11/09 - Village Underground, London, UK
02/10 - Patterns, Brighton, UK
03/10 - Rough Trade, Bristol, UK
04/10 - YES, Manchester, UK
05/10 - Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
06/10 - Whelans, Dublin, IE
10/16 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA, US +
10/17 - Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, US +
10/18 - PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA, US
10/20 - MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD, US +
10/23 - 529, Atlanta, GA, US +
10/24 - Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA, US +
10/25 - Satellite Bar, Houston, TX, US +
10/26 - Barracuda, Austin, TX, US +
10/27 - Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX, US +
10/28 - Deep Ellum Art Company, Dallas, TX, US +
10/30 - The Opolis, Norman, OK, US +
11/01 - 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ, US +
11/02 - Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US ∞
11/05 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US ∞
11/08 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US ∞
11/09 - Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, CA ∞
11/10 - Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, US ∞
11/14 - Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL, US
11/15 - Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit, MI, US +
11/16 - The Garrison, Toronto, ON, CA +
22/11 - L'Olympic Café, Paris, FR
23/11 - Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BE
24/11 - Sugarfactory, Amsterdam, NL
26/11 - Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, DE
27/11 - Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, DK
28/11 - The Monarch, Berlin, DE
29/11 - Smolna, Warsaw, PL

∞ co-headline with Frankie Cosmos
+ with Tanukichan

woman in the dunes, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 15:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Wish they'd stop in Minneapolis! Will try to make the Chicago show.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 19 July 2018 03:48 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New single out today. "Make Believe" (c/w "World Tour 2018" on Spotify)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQsI_HEcrbI

"kkb + james hankins

from the album Time 'n' Place coming v soon

extra vocals by z (crying)"

Jeff W, Monday, 17 September 2018 12:31 (one month ago) Permalink

"Make Believe" is fantastic

I'm annoyed that their show here sold out in seemingly hours - and then sold out just as quickly again when they got a venue upgrade

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Monday, 17 September 2018 12:44 (one month ago) Permalink

make believe is really lovely and elaiza from crying appearing on it is such a perfect fit

realising that what time today evokes for me is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XruY72JamWc

ufo, Monday, 17 September 2018 12:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah their Atlanta show is in a tiny venue and sold out immediately, and I don't even think there are ridiculously overpriced secondhand or whatever tickets available.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 17 September 2018 17:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Great new song!

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

hey this new song rules

nxd, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:59 (one month ago) Permalink

so Time 'n' Place got a surprise release today and i really love it

https://i.imgur.com/l7gM6h4.jpg
Outside
Time Today
Only Acting
Flyway
Dump
Make Believe
Dear Future Self
Visiting Hours
If I'd Known
Sometimes
Swimming
Rest Stop

ufo, Monday, 1 October 2018 00:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Only on Spotify UK? Can't see it in the US.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Monday, 1 October 2018 00:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it should be out in the US at midnight

it's basically a full length TOTEP in sound which is exactly what i wanted

ufo, Monday, 1 October 2018 00:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is a v nice album, although i maybe slightly preferred TOTEP, pound-for-pound. that's nitpicking though. this really is lovely

imago, Monday, 1 October 2018 09:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

visiting hours -> if i'd known is SO good

imago, Monday, 1 October 2018 09:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spinning Wheel!

Jeff W, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The whole of the second half is stupidly good.

Jeff W, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

great stuff, visiting hours personal fav on first listen

bit saint etienne-y to me

nxd, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 09:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fantastic album. almost wish they hadn't split the material into two releases but that's a nitpick.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I listened to Intro Bonito a while back and thought it was terrible. But lots of people seem to like this band who also like things I like. Is that unrepresentative or do I just have bad taste in music?

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Their style has changed a lot since then. I like both old and new KKB, but basically the new LP seems to have gotten the PC music sceptics on-board as it has moved away from that sound. So if that sounds like you then maybe give it a go?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New one is much better and I'm a PC Music fan

imago, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this album barely resembles Intro Bonito (which i agree is pretty bad). Bonito Generation was definitely a step up though still a bit underwritten but it's this year that they've really come into their own

also Flamingo has 21 million youtube views, when did that happen wtf

ufo, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Would suggest that anyone more into their earlier stuff check out the Kane West LP as it features 2/3 members and is probably better than Intro Bonito

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's not just musically they've developed. Sarah has turned into an amazing lyricist seemingly overnight.

btw there will be physical editions of the album, but not shipping until mid December according to this:
https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/product/time_n_place

But do scroll down and read the full press blurb - very insightful for once.

Jeff W, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink


also Flamingo has 21 million youtube views, when did that happen wtf

― ufo, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:16 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Maybe this guy had something to do with it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcnygxZoyaQ&t=70s

daavid, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 17:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That didn't work :(

It's a guy (ID: acai) playing guitar hero version. He seems to be pretty popular.

daavid, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 17:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xxp the press blurb is very interesting, thanks for the link. completely agree that sarah's lyrics are really fantastic on this album

i'm definitely going to try to find a tracklist that coherently combines TOTEP with Time 'n' Place, it shouldn't be too hard to fit

ufo, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 04:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean you can be pretty free with it, almost every track is so self-contained and ends with a sudden whoosh of noise

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 04:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Saw them last night in Brighton. A very charming gig with most of the audience singing along. Would like to see them again in a year if they keep gigging to see a tighter performance.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Would suggest that anyone more into their earlier stuff check out the Kane West LP as it features 2/3 members and is probably better than Intro Bonito

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, October 2, 2018 5:21 AM (yesterday)

boy did I misread this the first time

alpine static, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 18:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the name and artwork for that project are obviously (pretty funny) trolling

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 19:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More goodness!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuINZdJBk8

daavid, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:36 (two days ago) Permalink


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