Half Japanese

Stream Half Japanese Hear The Lions Roar

The Maryland art-punk band Half Japanese have been around since 1975. They've served as an inspiration for lo-fi DIY music for decades, and they've been…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2017 - 11:38 am

Half Japanese – “That Is That” (Stereogum Premiere)

Half Japanese have been around for a long, long time. They helped shape the DIY and lo-fi movements from the last couple of decades, and…
Cady Siregar | November 17, 2015 - 10:08 am

Stream Half Japanese’s Surprise, Six-Sided Bingo Ringo EP

Longtime art-punk band Half Japanese influenced countless groups, most notably Neutral Milk Hotel and Nirvana (Kurt Cobain was allegedly wearing a Half Japanese shirt when…
Misha Sesar | July 30, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Half Japanese – “Our Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

Indie-rock OGs Half Japanese, 40-year pioneers of DIY and lo-fi, are releasing a new album called Overjoyed a couple weeks from now, their first in…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2014 - 10:43 am

Half Japanese – “In Its Pull”

The legendary art-rock band Half Japanese have had a cult following since the '80s -- well before Kurt Cobain asked them to open for Nirvana…
Miles Bowe | July 9, 2014 - 3:35 pm