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Shonen Knife remains a “Super Group”

on July 31, 2009, 8:15am

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)

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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