Suspicious Beasts - Might Die Tomorrow LP [Import] – New LP
Yusuke Okada, Fumito Yamazaki, Masashi Watanabe, Miso Takaoka, Takahide Maruyama
Recording/production by Fumito & Jeff Burke (MARKED MEN, RADIOACTIVITY, LOST BALLOONS) in Tokyo, Japan and Denton, TX
SUNDAY EXPERIENCE: we mentioned these dudes many years ago, hailing from Japan these are Suspicious Beasts who’ve a new garage growled grooving wax platter just out entitled ‘might die tomorrow’. A strictly limited 500 only vinyl time machine trip back to the primordial swamp lands of garage beat’s first hatching. it’s safe to say the brace of beauties we’ve heard are evidence enough that these out of time alchemists are on smoking hot form not least on ‘summer child’ wherein the opening Who-esque strum something cooled in a sun glazed glam psych shimmering emerges sighed in west coast breezes and sounding I have to admit not unlike how I’d imagine a studio face off clash between the Oh Sees and Woods to sound like. ‘don’t find the devil inside me’ is a more strut gouged swoon grooved Nuggets-esque gem that appears to these ears to freefall into the bliss kissed kaleidoscopic swirl cool of Brian Jonestown Massacre albeit as though aided and abetted by the Black Angels. Fear not we are scampering to rustle up a begging missive for sound links as you read
Listeners draw references to the ghost of ALEX CHILTON to garage rock gems as COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS or jangly guitar and organ driven rough REIGNING SOUNDS demos... but at the end we love them them to do what they do in in playfulness rather than eagerness.
Instead of five poster boys with conceptual pleasingly-accessible-freakfolk sound it´s a garage punk record gathering inspiration thru art, coney island walks and the overall weirdness of life. The aspiration is at simple as out of reach: to continue as band on different continents and tour the world and the moon. We had intense moments finally seeing the band on the just finished second European tour 2015 with all the original band members, and we totally enjoyed sort of absorbing their impact. No wonder you may feel like putting on a lofi whacked-out-STANDELLS 45 when they ripped thru their sets in full furious Tokyo punk style.In spite of the predilection for not giving people what they expect (the japanese love to play games), the 'beasts live shows are considered as damn joyful . "Might Die Tomorrow" is a exclusive vinyl only lim. 500 edition on 180g vinyl. Recorded by Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan at Cool Devices, TX. Outstanding artwork by singer & songwriter Yusuke Okada