Japanther is the music and art project of Matt Reilly and Ian Vanek. Known for their unconventional live performances, the duo has appeared alongside synchronized swimmers, giant dinosaurs & BMX bikers, atop the Williamsburg Bridge, with giant puppets and marionettes, and in the back of a moving truck. Now, they’re gearing up to tour the US in support of their new album, Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart, which was released via Recess Records last month to praise from SPIN, Stereogum, VICE & more. The album is currently available via iTunes.
Album track “Something To Do” is a fun, upbeat cut full of Japanther’s signature fuzzy guitars and distorted vocals atop a driving beat. The track’s accompanying video features animated lyrics dancing over footage of the band rocking out to a raucous crowd. You can check out the “Something To Do” video where it premiered with USA Today’s Pop Candy today or HERE. We dare you not to sing along, and you’re encouraged to post & share!
Having played alongside acts like The Misfits, Screaming Females, Dan Deacon & The Death Set, among others, don’t miss the band live in your city!
Japanther on Tour
6/28: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
6/29: Oakland, CA @ Metro Theater
6/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The American Legion Hall (Growing Up Dumb Festival)
7/1: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
7/2: Bloomington, IN @ Rachel’s
7/3: Detroit, MI @ Old Miami
7/4: Detroit, MI @ Gratiot Gallery
7/5: Northport, MI @ 109 E Nagonaba
7/6: Northport, MI @ 109 E Nagonaba
7/7: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
7/9: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
7/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs Lounge
7/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Rare Form
7/12: Washington, NJ @ Washington Theater
7/13: Providence, RI @ AS220
7/14: Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge