Japanese rockers Zoobombs release new album, play LA gigs this week

Today, March 29, Japanese psych-garage rock band ZOOBOMBS release their new album, La Vie En Jupon.

The band, which formed in 1994, recently signed with MB3 Records, the home of Royksopp. La Vie En Jupon is their first release on their new label.

Zoobombs have been on tour since March 2 promoting the album, and that tour concludes this week with two gigs in LA: Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 at Redwood Bar & Grill in LA.

So who are Zoobombs?

The band, formed in 1994 by Don Matsuo (vocals/guitar), Matta (keyboards), and Moostop (bass) in Tokyo, has been wowing stages for nearly 17 years now. Their genre-defying musical stylings have been described as “hardcore punk blues spiked with explorations of funk, rap, prog-rock, and even traditional Japanese folk”.

Their captivating sound has led to featured guest spots opening for both The Flaming Lips and Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion.

What’s more, the New York Times heralded their album Let It Bomb as a masterpiece of the Japanese “next wave” rock movement.

Click here to view information about the Redwood Bar & Grill, where this week’s shows will take place.

You can hear clips from La Vie En Jupon here.

Check out the music video for their song Doo-Bee after the break!

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