I was recently introduced to the music of 3 piece girl rockers, Nisennenmondai. as stated on their website, the name means “computer bug problem of 2000 year”. I think their name suits them well, and although the year 2000 wasn’t as overwhelmingly disastrous as the world had feared, Nissenenmondai’s driving instrumentals definitely evoke a frantic sense of contained chaos and tension.

Nisennenmondai’s music is characterized by creepy and angular guitar and synthesizer work backed by steady and funky bass lines held down with driving drum beats. Their sprawling movements of progressive instrumentation can range from 10-15 minutes long with subtly evolving dynamic changes that altogether makes for an hypnotic listening experience.

Nisennenmondai are currently touring in the US and abroad with Battles. Here are their tour dates:

Oct 16@The Glass House,Pomona
Oct 17@Mayan Theatre,Los Angeles
Oct 18@The Venue,Phoenix
Oct 20@Fitzgerald’s,Houston
Oct 21@Emos,Austin
Oct 22@Granada Theater,Dallas
Oct 24@Exit In,Nashville
Oct 25@Workplay,Birmingham
Oct 26@Crowbar,Tampa
Oct 27@Grand Central,Miami
Oct 28@Masquerade,Atlanta
Oct 30@9:30Club,Washington DC
Oct 31@Theater of Living Arts,Philadelphia
Nov 1@Webster Hall,New York
Nov 2@Death By Audio,New York

Nov 7@O-NEST,Shibuya,Tokyo w/Bitch Magnet,Fukuro
Nov11@Shibuya AX,Tokyo w/Battles
Nov18@WWW,Shibuya,Tokyo w/cyclo. (Ryoji Ikeda + Carsten Nicolai) / NUMB + Masato TSUTSUI / O.N.O

Here are some videos of Japan’s Nisennenmondai performing live:
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