Japanic! Jams (5.0)
This week we're taking a close look at a sweet Japanese crusty pop-punk band called Blotto. They were recommeneded to me by none other than Spoobnob of TMLE fame, so when I saw their record in a punk store in Hiroshima I snatched it up real quick.
They remind me a lot of the Plan-It X sound, but with really heavy Crimpshrine and Fifteen influence. Totally awesome stuff. I only have four songs, and they come from a split EP with a good, but not as good, band called World Today.
The highlight of the EP is the song Just Another Punk Rock Song For A Man Who Is Not So Young. These guys sing in English, so don't worry about being able to understand the singer when he howls, "I'm 25 years old, but I have just started my band. Is it so funny?" And continues in the chorus with the statement, "How I look is not so important." Really great stuff, and no doubt my favorite kind of punk rock.
Since they seem to be broken up (no webpage and no response to my email) I'm posting all four tracks from the EP here:
1. Fuck All The Situations, But...
2. Just Another Punk Rock Song For A Man Who Is Not So Young
4. Lack Of Imagination