Release Date: May 7, 2021
Record label: Kill Rock Stars
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, International, Japanese Traditions
No one else is doing it quite like TEKE::TEKE. The Montreal-based psych septet became known internationally on the backs of their fearsome live show, where they delivered their throwback J-rock with theatrical flair. Born out of what was intended to be a one-off tribute performance honouring the work of influential Japanese guitarist Takeshi "Terry" Terauchi, TEKE::TEKE quickly grew into a full-fledged band that built on the eleki movement that Terry helped to establish. Eleki, the '60s-era surf rock movement born following the Ventures' first tour of Japan, is just one of many influences heard on Shirushi, TEKE::TEKE's debut full-length.
A queasy air of eccentric chaos and intuitive anarchy emanates from Shirushi, the temperamental album by Montreal-based surf rock septet TEKE::TEKE. Compounded by their impatient hopefulness, a succession of maze like melodies intermingle and loop together with reckless abandon. Born as a tribute act to cult guitar hero Takeshi Terauchi, the precocious band have created a garish musical bric a brac, inspired in part by kintsugi, the ancient art of restoring broken pottery with gold and molten silver.