YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are a psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘east’ meets ‘west’ culture clash in giant monochrome paper sets.
I saw their name in the Sled Island lineup (of course I did, I typed the damned thing for my blog post here); and then realized that they were also playing the Pawn Shop here in Edmonton on May 23rd, and was curious enough to check them out. And they’re, like I said, indescribable, but indescribably good. Stream “A Star Over Pureland” for yourself below. Their album “YT/ST” is currently available, both on bandcamp, and for your iDevice.
PS – tickets to the Edmonton show are still available at Blackbyrd; I picked mine up yesterday.
Tour ItineraryMay 18 – Chicago IL at Shuba’s May 19 – Minneapolis MN at First Avenue-7th Street Entry May 21 – Winnipeg MB at Lo-Pub May 22 – Saskatoon SK at Amigo’s May 23 – Edmonton AB at Pawn Shop (TICKETS) May 27 – Seattle WA at Barboza May 28 – Vancouver BC at Biltmore Cabaret May 29 – Portland OR at Doug Fir Lounge May 31 – San Francisco CA at Bottom Of the Hill Jun 01 – Los Angeles CA at Eagle Rock Center For the Arts Jun 02 – San Diego CA at Soda Bar Jun 05 – Marfa TX at Padre’s Marfa Jun 06 – Austin TX at Mohawk Jun 07 – New Orleans LA at One Eyed Jacks Jun 08 – Birmingham AL at Bottletree Cafe Jun 09 – East Atlanta GA at Earl Jun 11 – Washington DC at DC9 Jun 12 – Philadelphia PH at Kung Fu Necktie Jun 13 – New York NY at Mercury Lounge Jun 20 – Montreal QC at Theatre Plaza St. Hubert Jun 22 & 23 – Calgary AB at Theatre Junction Grand (Sled Island)