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Mar 26

[press release] YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN Announce US Tour with Xiu Xiu

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN Announce US Tour with Xiu Xiu - Nominated For MTV’s Album of The Week Self-Titled Album Out Now

Hoshi Neko

Hoshi Neko

Click Here To Watch The Video For “Hoshi Neko” On Pitchfork

“YT//ST creates full-scale events, complete with eerie face-paint , monochromatic paper sets and Boredoms-style drum blasts that blend black metal and kabuki into a jaw-dropping new form. The group’s debut album is equally epic, yet it’s all just a glimpse into their master plan to freak out the squares with a stage production so large no theatre in the world could contain it.” - Noisey

“the record feels wholly substantial and satisfying in its own right, and even those with no prior knowledge of YT//ST’s
history and elaborate intentions can just enjoy it for what it is: volcanic prog-rock colored with equal parts post-punk urgency, stoner-metal heft, and psychedelic pop whimsy.” - Pitchfork

Tracklisting

1. Racoon Song
2. Queens
3. Oak Of Guernica
4. Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider
5. Hoshi Neko
6. A Star Over Pureland
7. Crystal Fortress Over The Sea Of Trees

Click Here To Vote For Yamantaka // Sonic Titan For MTV’s Album Of The Week

Tour Dates

5/18 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
5/19 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
5/21 – Lo Pub – Winnipeg, MB
5/22 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
5/23 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
5/27 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
5/28 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
5/29 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
5/31 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
6/1 – Center of the Arts, Eagle Rock – Los Angeles, CA
6/2 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
6/5 – Padre’s – Marfa, TX
6/6 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
6/7 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
6/8 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
6/9 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
6/11 – DC9 – Washington D.C.
6/12 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
6/13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are a psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘eastern’ culture in giant monochrome paper sets. Blending Noh, Peking Opera, Buddhist Ritual Punk, Taiko Shows, Tokusatsu, Performance Art, Rock Opera and their own mangaesque cardboard ‘NEVERFLAT’ style of 2.5D set design, their bizarre form of musical theater have awed and shocked audiences in Montreal for several years.

Founded in early 2008 by performance artists alaskaB and Ruby Kato Attwood, from the ashes of ‘Yellow Peril’, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN functions as a mutating and constantly evolving art cult that brings together individuals of Diasporic and Indigenous identity to perform/create as a collective. Working in multiple mediums including Installation, Theater, Music and Design, YT//ST negotiate cultural clashes between dominant cultures and those whose traditions are oppressed, erased or being eclipsed.

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN Official Website – http://www.ytstlabs.com/