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Albums Of The Week: Otoboke Beaver | Super Champon

Pressed for time? No problem! The bew queens of Japanese garage-punk mayhem blast through 18 sugar-buzz firecrackers in a fast, ferocious & frenzied 20 minutes.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Super Champon is the latest album from acclaimed Japanese punk-rock-garage quartet Otoboke Beaver. Champon is a Japanese noun meaning a mixture or jumble of things of different types, as the band explains: “It’s a mixture of songs from love to food, life and JASRAC. Our music is genreless and has various elements. We hope that it will be our masterpiece of chaos music. It also sounds like champion.”

At the start of 2020, the band quit their office day jobs in order to embark on a world tour. They completed a two-week tour in Europe and were getting ready to start their first U.S. tour when the world locked down due to the pandemic. With touring no longer possible during that time, the band worked on new music and recorded in between lockdowns at Osaka’s LM Studio. Super Champon marks the first release from the band since their early 2020 singles I Am Not Maternal and Dirty Old Fart Is Waiting For My Reaction, both of which are featured on the new album and 2019’s critically acclaimed Itekoma Hits.

Otoboke Beaver, formed at Kyoto University’s music club, consists of Accorinrin (lead vocal and guitar), Yoyoyoshie (guitar and vocals), Hirochan (bass and vocals), and Kahokiss (drums and vocals). Acco’s off-kilter self-taught compositional and confrontational performance skills, together with the band’s incredible musicianship, make for a thrilling and unmissable live act.

Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from a local love hotel and they describe themselves as: “Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band.”