On their debut album Shirushi, Montreal-based seven-piece TEKE::TEKE blend classic Japanese balladry, surf rock, and psychedelia for a set of songs that play like soundtracks to a wildly eccentric epic film saga. By tearing apart roaring punk guitar riffs, folk instrumentation, poetic Japanese lyrics, and big-band energy, Shirushi, which the New Yorker called a “cross-continental musical scramble, flirting with detonation,” builds a dazzling mosaic of eras and styles.

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