When it came time to make a fourth full-length, 2011’s “Homely,” Nagano rock act Ogre You Asshole was ready for a change.

The quartet’s first three albums were filled with punchy guitar-driven indie rock influenced by the likes of American act Modest Mouse. While those offerings were well received, the members looked to expand the band’s collective sonic palette before beginning work on what would become “Homely.”

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