Biografie

Japanther is a noise rock band from New York City formed in 2001 by two students at Pratt Institute. The band consists of Ian Vanek — who plays drums, cassettes, and sings — and Matt Reilly — who plays bass, a Casio SK-1, and also sings. They have recorded with Plan It X Records, Tapes Records, and the Menlo Park label. Japanther has been featured in Vice, The New York Times, Gothamist, Dallas Observer, Razorcake, and New York magazine among others. In the first two years of the band, they toured nine times.

In April 2006, Japanther teamed up with Aquadoom, a synchronized swimming group at New York University to play the Dangerous When Wet event at the school’s Palladium Pool. On July 2, 2006, Japanther played under a plastic tarp in the rain at CitySol, an annual summer music and market series on Manhattan’s East River waterfront (Stuyvesant Cove Park) to raise awareness for environmental issues.

The band appears in the indie documentary film B.I.K.E, which premiered at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival.

Japanther worked with Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Laurent P. Berger, and Tony Oursler to create an abstract video installation for the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

Discography

The Last of the Living Land Pirates CD-R (2001)
South of Northport EP (2002)
Leather Wings (2003)
Dump the Body in Rikki Lake (2003)
The Operating Manual for Life on Earth EP (2004)
Japanther/Sneeze Split 7“ (2004)
Japanther/Viking Club Split CD (2004)
Master of Pigeons (2005)
Wolfenswan (2005)
Yer Living Grave EP (2005)
Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty (2006)
Skuffed Up My Huffy (2007)

www.japanther.com

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Gegründet in (Jahr):
  • 2001
Gegründet in (Ort):
  • New York City
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