TUNE Otoboke Beaver - ‘yobantoite mojo’ / 'Don't call me Mojo'
‘yobantoite mojo’ / 'Don't call me Mojo' is a new single from Kyoto’s Otoboke Beaver, released today (impact date Nov 22) on Damnably Records.
Recorded, mixed & mastered with Ippei Suda at LM Studio in Osaka, Japan.
EPK/Wav/MP3/Press sheet/Lyric translation HERE
The song will make it’s official debut at midnight on October 24th, as the opening theme to Kansai TV’s drama series “Susumu Inomata and 8 Mojo”, a comedy starring Sae Okazaki and comedian Morita Tetsuya.
Damnably will also be releasing the single as a special limited edition 5” record.
In the band’s own words: “This song was commissioned as the opening theme for a drama on KTV, starring Tetsuya Morita from "SARABA SEISHUN NO HIKARI", of whom Accorinrin is a big fan!
"Mojo" is internet slang for a woman who is not popular with men.
So, Acco wrote this song, "yobantoite mojo" (Don't call me mojo).
We are not alive to gain man's popularity!
Who can determine “a woman who is not popular”?! A woman who is “not popular” also lives strong! Listen to your heart! This is our message to Susumu Inomata, one of the main character of this drama.”
Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ～バ～ are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from a local ‘Love Hotel’ and they describe themselves as: “Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band”.
The band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & Vocals).
Most recently after kicking things off at this year’s SXSW music opening party and a run of wild showcases, the band released new album "ITEKOMA HITS" in April on Damnably, receiving widespread praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, NYLON, BrooklynVegan and many more. They made their European debut at Lowlands Festival in The Netherlands, appeared as part of the line up at Koyabu Sonic Festival in Japan.
Recent converts include Krist Novoselic, Tom Morello, Anthony Fantano & Superchunk.
“sheer calamity and deliriously fun… recalls a lineage of patriarchy-scorching girl-gang shrieks” Pitchfork
“Their Riot Grrrl attitudes and passion for noise-rock make them stand out as true renegades in the underground scene.” i-D
“Punk is rarely this charmingly vicious.” NPR Music
“a rhythm-twisting, no-nonsense, Japanese girl gang more than worthy of an invitation into the riot grrrl scene” Stereogum
“vicious but tuneful punk-rock assaults’’ AV Club
“a wild, raging knockout“ The Fader
“for those of us who missed riot grrrl at its true peak” The 405