Friday, 7 October 2011

Artist of the month: Mass of the Fermenting Dregs

Mass of the Fermenting Dregs was formed in 2002 in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, with the original all-female lineup of Natsuko Miyamoto, Chiemi Ishimoto and Reiko Gotoh. Following Reiko’s departure from the band in October 2007, the band toured with the official lineup of Natsuko and Chiemi, with various musicians serving as a “support drummer”. Their breakthrough came at the 2007 “Road to Tarbox Audition” competition held by EMI Japan, which put the band in contact with noted American record producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, OK Go) of Tarbox Road Studios. With Fridmann producing, they recorded two tracks, I F A Surfer and Bears (ベアーズ), which appeared on their 2008 self-titled E.P. In 2010, support drummer Yoshino Tsutomu became an official member of the band, prior to the release of their major label debut album.[3]      

The PV above is for a track, "Kono Supiido No Saki E(このスピードの先へ, tr. After this Speed), from their 2009 album 'World is Yours'

If you ever get the chance to watch them perform live don't miss the chance, they are the real deal here.
You can purchase most of their tracks on itunes etc but it's worth buying the physical copy as the album art is awesome! (plus you'll be supporting the artists more this way than the measly share they would gain from digital sales.


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