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Qomolangma Tomato came together in Yokohama in 2003 while all four of its members were in their early 20s. Influenced by posthardcore, math rock and punk, their early material earned the band invites to perform on Summer Sonic’s Tokyo stages in 2006 and 2007.

Mellowing as they approach their 30s, Qomolangma Tomato’s third full-length, “Camouflage,” is dominated by alternative rock sounds. Catchy lead cut “Relation” and the closer “Are You Ready? (I’m Not Ready at All)” are well-suited for modern-rock radio play lists. Naruto Ishii’s ragged vocals and simple English lyrics, along with whistling and hand claps, add an extra lightness to the poppy, Blind Melon-ish folk number “Get Back My Mind.” Falling somewhere between spoken-word and rapping, Ishii’s unique delivery on “Mozaiku” works wonderfully with the minimal but soulful, jazzy instrumentation turned out by his bandmates.

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