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Legendary Japanese Rockers SHONEN KNIFE Go into “OVERDRIVE” with New Album Out 4/15; US Tour Dates Announced

Posted on the 09 April 2014 by Ripplemusic

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Shonen Knife, Osaka Japan’s legendary queens of indie sunshine, are back with a brand new album for 2014. Their 19th studio release, “Overdrive”, is a tip of the hat to 70’s Hard Rock, and a continuation of Shonen Knife’s journey into the musings of food, fantasy and daily life in the Far Eastern metropolis of Osaka. “Overdrive” features 10 new songs penned by founding member and principal songwriter Naoko who continues to grow the 30 plus year legacy of Japan’s most recognizable name in indie rock. The band is rounded out with 2 songs sung by bassist Ritsuko and drummer Emi, a lineup consistently rocking since 2010. Channeling the musical traditions of 70’s Metal Icons like Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Bad Company, Kiss and Black Sabbath, Naoko’s passion for the hard rock genre is translated through her constant pop culture filter known as Shonen Knife. “Overdrive” will be available in N. America on Good Charamel Records on April 15th 2014 and is now available for Pre-Sale in the Good Charamel Online Store. Shonen Knife will play Japan and Europe this spring and summer. The initial dates on their fall North American tour have just been announced (see below). "Overdrive" Track Listing 1) Bad Luck Song 2) Black Crow 3) Dance to the Rock 4) Ramen Rock 5) Shopping 6) Fortune Cookie 7) Like a Cat 8) Green Tea 9) Robots from Hell 10) Jet Shot Tour Dates: Fri 09-12 Brooklyn NY @ The Wick Sat 09-13 Buffalo, NY @ The Music is Art Festival Tue. 09-16 St. Paul, MN- Turf Club Thur. 09-18 Chicago, IL- Bottom Lounge Tues 10-07 San Diego - The Casbah Wed 10-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York Fri. 10-10 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill Sat. 10-11 Portland, OR- Dante's Sun 10-12 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern Tue. 10-14 Boise, ID- Neurolux Wed. 10-15 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge Thurs 10-16 Denver, CO- Oriental Theater Sat 10-18 St Louis, MO- Firebird (More US dates to be announced soon ....) The album is now available for pre-order in the Good Charamel webstore. www.GoodCharamel.com www.ShonenKnife.net For more information: Mike Cubillos Earshot Media [email protected]

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