Prank!: Paintbox Latest LP – Out Now!
If anyone would ask me who is the best band in the world right now, I’d gleefully say PAINTBOX. This guys has been bringing me insane, enthralling progressive, forward-looking punk rock joy for years now and I believe the band is yet totally unknown in this region (apart from the usual collector scum mafioso lah). Yes, Chelsea died recently and that’s a sore, sad fact as the guitarist is a huge part of PAINTBOX’s unique sound and vision. Never fear though, I heard a new guitarist is filling in the rather impossibly awesome shoes, and he”s from another favourite Japanese band of mine ASSAULT (check the HG Fact’s releases).
Anyway, if you guys and gals are skeptical about the genius of PAINTBOX, here’s a small sample:
Paintbox – Genseki 7″
Awesome, awesome! Prank released a lot of new titles from Paintbox last month but I was so far away in a deep hole to post it up here, but really, do get them all. This one, flyer posted above, took TEN YEARS to come out, what with Kawakami dying and the vocalist in jail for three years and all! I haven’t got the money to order this yet but everything by PAINTBOX is essential boss!
more info: prankrecords.blogspot.com