TEKE::TEKE - Montreal, QC

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Biography

After initially forming as a tribute band for Japanese guitar legend Takeshi Terauchi, TEKE::TEKE learned that they had to tear up their surf-tinged covers and build something new. Since then, the Montreal-based seven-piece have expanded their already wide scope into a dazzling journey through classic Japanese balladry and Brazillian psychedelia alike. Fusing everything from traditional Japanese instrumentation to punk guitar, TEKE::TEKE have created their own musical universe--one that’s continuously expanding.

On their debut album Shirushi, TEKE::TEKE blend their eastern and western influences to produce a set of songs that play like soundtracks to a wildly eccentric epic film saga. From the spiritual tale of “Yoru Ni” to the stomping adventure ride of “Kala Kala” and the doomed romance of “Dobugawa”, the Montreal-based seven-piece find a mystic cohesion. By tearing apart roaring punk guitar riffs, folk instrumentation, poetic Japanese lyrics, and big band energy, Shirushi builds a dazzling mosaic of styles and eras.

Recent Press

“TEKE::TEKE have developed an expansively off-kilter identity, layering on the beauty of Japanese folk and the ferocity of UK punk into the perfect soundtrack for dropping acid at the beach.” - Consequence of Sound

""Yoru Ni" . . . melds surfy sounds with chamber orchestration for a captivating listen." - BrooklynVegan

“Creating a sound reminiscent of old psychedelic Japanese soundtracks while remaining modern and punk.” - Turn Up The Volume

"True to the band's signature theatrical blend of psych, surf rock and traditional Japanese folk, "Meikyu" is a five-and-a-half-minute-long trip through a variety of sounds, led by Maya Kuroki's emphatic vocal stylings and culminating in a rousing surf jam punctuated by trombone and flute." - Exclaim!

"TEKE::TEKE's exotic blend of Japanese balladry, surf rock and psychedelia is not to be slept on." - GuitarWorld

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Shirushi

* * * THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM, IT WILL SHIP ON/AROUND THE RELEASE DATE OF MAY 7 * * *

• All pre-orders come with an instant download of the singles as they are released, starting with "Meikyu."

On their debut album Shirushi, TEKE::TEKE blend classic Japanese balladry, surf rock, psychedelia, and more to produce a set of songs that play like soundtracks to a wildly eccentric epic film saga. From the spiritual tale of “Yoru Ni” to the stomping adventure ride of “Kala Kala” and the doomed romance of “Dobugawa”, the Montreal-based seven-piece find a mystic cohesion. By tearing apart roaring punk guitar riffs, folk instrumentation, poetic Japanese lyrics, and big band energy, Shirushi builds a dazzling mosaic of styles and eras.

After initially forming as a tribute band for Japanese guitar legend Takeshi Terauchi, TEKE::TEKE learned that they had to tear up their surf-tinged covers and build something new. Since then they have expanded their already wide scope into a dazzling journey through classic Japanese balladry and Brazillian psychedelia alike. Fusing everything from traditional Japanese instrumentation to punk guitar, TEKE::TEKE have created their own musical universe--one that’s continuously expanding.

1. Kala Kala
2. Yoru Ni
3. Dobugawa
4. Barbara
5. Kizashi

6. Kaminari
7. Sarabande
8. Meikyu
9. Tekagami

Cat. No. KRS688
Release date: May 7, 2021

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