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Released on Aug. 31, the title of Shinsei Kamattechan’s fourth album translates as “To August 32” — a date that doesn’t really exist but that we could take as a celebration of the potential of a tomorrow yet to come. And yet this Chiba four-piece haven’t really taken any steps into the future with this album: Its sound is much the same as that of their previous two albums, “Tsumanne” and “Minna Shine,” both released on the same date last December.

That’s not to say they really need to change, mind you. Shinsei Kamattechan are an utterly unique Japanese band, combining the melody of anime-soundtrack pop with a vicious punk spirit, finding fans via a series of unhinged live-streamed monologues by volatile front man Noko, and uncompromising live shows where on-stage breakages have included not only guitars but band members’ bones as well.

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