Listening to Roth Bart Baron, it’s not hard to hear the influence of Montreal-style indie rock on the band. But the duo believes if you dig deeper on its second album, “Atom,” you can also hear a sci-fi ode to Tokyo.

“I was born in 1987 and my generation grew up watching movies like ‘RoboCop,’ ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Alien,’ which were often broadcast on Japanese TV on the weekends. It was quite shocking and scary for a little child to see,” vocalist and guitarist Masaya Mifune tells The Japan Times. “The scenes and sounds still play inside my head, especially the sound effects and music, like the ambient hit of snare drums or the saxophone solos.”

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