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Shonen Knife remains a “Super Group”

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    Few bands that have been around since 1981 can honestly declare that they still rock, but Shonen Knife can. Who knows, maybe there’s something in Osaka’s water supply. Regardless of why they remain awesome, let’s just be thankful for that and get psyched for the release of their new album entitled Super Group, which comes out August 15th, according to Tiny Mix Tapes. Good Charamel Records, the label the band just signed with, will be including a bonus track called “Evil Birds” on North American editions of the album.

    Super Group is the first album with Shonen Knife’s newly full-time bassist Ritsuko, previously the occasional fill-in for Atsuko, who departed in 2006. Be sure to catch the trio on their huge upcoming tour of Europe, Australia, and North America so you can repeat a famous Kurt Cobain quotation on the power of the Shonen Knife live show: “When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old at a Beatles concert.”

    Super Group Tracklist:
    01. Super Group
    02. Slug
    03. Muddy Bubbles Hell
    04. Deer Biscuits
    05. BBQ Party
    06. Pyramid Power
    07. Time Warp
    08. Na Na Na
    09. Your Guitar
    10. Jet
    11. Evil Birds (bonus track)

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    Shonen Knife 2009 Tour Dates:
    08/07 – Osaka, JP @ Summersonic
    08/29 – Sapproro, JP @ Magical Camp
    08/30 – Sapporo, JP @ Top of the World
    09/12 – Tokyo, JP @ Lush
    09/13 – Najoga, JP @ Tozuko
    09/26 – Brisbane, AU @ Sounds of Spring Fest
    10/16 – New York, NY @ Santos Hose Party
    10/17 – Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
    10/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
    10/19 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
    10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    10/24 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Blitmore Cabaret
    10/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    10/28 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brewery
    10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
    10/31 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
    11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
    11/03 – San Diego, CA @ The Cashbah
    11/04 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
    11/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Rocx Bottom Tattoo Bar
    11/08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
    11/10 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
    11/11 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
    11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    11/13 – Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl
    11/15 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
    11/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
    11/18 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

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