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."

"We started to explore different kinds of music such as krautrock and psychedelic music," says guitarist and vocalist Manabu Deto. "That drastically changed not only the kind of music that we listen to but also the kind of music we wanted to create."