The duo of Matt Reilly and Ian Vanek formed Japanther as an art and music project. And since they formed the band, they’ve developed a reputation for unconventional live shows – such as playing sets with synchronized swimmers, BMX bikers, and even giant dinosaurs. Their latest effort. Eat LIke Lisa, Act Like Bart was released by Recess Records to tons of praise from Spin, Stereogum, Vice, and others.
“Something To Do,” the latest single and video from the new album sounds as though it owes a great debt to the old school, three chord punk rock you’d hear at CBGB’s back in 1978 – in fact, this particular track reminds me so much of the Ramones. And the video, shot in a grainy black and white seems completely fitting.