Today’s Track of the Day comes from Brooklyn punk duo Japanther. Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly met as art students at Pratt Institute in 2001 and started Japanther as an art and music project. Their most famous non-musical endeavor was the Phone Booth Project in New York, where they recorded snippets of performance art and encouraged people to call a line in a phone booth to hear them. Accordingly, all of Japanther’s vocals are sung through phones glued to microphone stands. They have since collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Penny Rimbaud (of Crass), to Spank Rock, synchronized swimmers, and world-renowned puppeteers. “One Hundred Dollars” comes off their 2007 release Skuffed Up My Huffy, their fifth studio album; their newest album, Beets, Limes and Rice, saw release in October of 2011.
For Chicago-area fans, Japanther will be performing this Sunday, April 15, at Beat Kitchen. Make sure to listen to The Rock Show today for your chance to win free tickets!