Half Japanese

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30 Essential Noise Rock Tracks

Grind. Skronk. Pigfuck. Seemingly every word associated with noise rock sounds incredibly unflattering out of context, and even in context doesn't fare much better. Before…
Jeff Terich | November 28, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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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