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ENDON’s Boy Meets Girl streaming via Decibel, out Feb. 15th

“[ENDON are] as unique as they are vicious and Boy Meets Girl is a masterclass in sonic violence. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a romantic Valentine’s Day.” – Decibel

“One of this decade’s most extreme offerings, a record of sheer intensity and chaotic progressions.” – PopMatters
“One of the leaders of Japan’s next wave of experimental acts… ENDON thrive on the unexpected” – Consequence of Sound

Just ahead of the release of ENDON’s Thrill Jockey debut Boy Meets Girl on Feb. 15th, the album is streaming in full via Decibel Magazine. ENDON will be performing alongside Neurosis and Converge this weekend in their native Tokyo before gearing up for a European tour with labelmates SUMAC in March.

ENDON is a band as mercurial as they are ferocious. Comprised of the quintet of vocalist Taichi Nagura, guitarist Koki Miyabe, drummer Shin Yokota, and electronics/noisemakers Taro Aiko and Etsuo Nagura, ENDON’s music is contained chaos, bending and colliding genres into one another atop a bed of thunderous distortion, feedback, and unearthly squeals. Boy Meets Girl was envisioned as a soundtrack to an imagined horror film about love. Disparate influences such as horrorcore, Dick Dale, Joe Meek and the Dead Kennedys converge and erupt forth over the course of single songs. The record takes an abstract approach to the subject of love and looks beyond the well tread romantic aspects in favor of an altogether more disorienting take.

ENDON tour dates:
Feb. 16 – Tokyo, JP – O-EAST *
Mar. 14 – Dortmund, DE – Junkyard ^
Mar. 15 – Brussels, BE – Magasin 4 ^
Mar. 16 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange ^
Mar. 17 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo ^
Mar. 18 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute ^
Mar. 19 – London, UK – The Underworld ^
Mar. 20 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain ^
Mar. 21 – Karlsruhe, DE – Jubez ^
Mar. 22 – Leipzig, DE – Mjut ^

* w/ NeurosisConverge
^ w/ SUMAC, Baptists

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