Release Date: Oct 1, 2018
Record label: Polyvinyl
Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Left-Field Pop
Between Bonito Generation and Time 'n' Place, Kero Kero Bonito experienced losses ranging from the deaths of family members and pets to the destruction of childhood homes. To cope, they gave themselves room to grow and heal, and their second album delivers a mix of cathartic rock and imaginative synth pop. Changes like the ones KKB underwent can be jarring, and Time 'n' Place reflects that by bookending its songs with two of the band's biggest departures.
You may think time travel is only the stuff of sci-fi novels and films starring Jake Gyllenhaal, but the human brain has its own way of manipulating time. Episodic memory allows us to recall the setting of a memory, the contextual shell for that moment in life. The brain can resurrect a past that has seemingly seeped its way into the walls of spaces like an old school or bedroom.