There's an innocence and a straightforwardness to the music of Kero Kero Bonito that makes it extremely appealing as a palette-cleanser in between mopey rock songs or effects-laden dance music. Kero Kero Bonito bounce between bouts of chaos and the absolute cheeriness of pure pop, a sensation that suggests they are tinkering with those wild old memories, trying to reconcile them with reality.
Like: Deerhoof, Guerrilla Toss, Poppy
Play: 2, 3, 6, 11
1.Outside (1:51)A blast of fast-paced punk guitar, chugging along merrily underneath airy vocals.
2.Time Today (2:11) Dreamy bedroom-synth ditty
3.Only Acting (3:49) Catchy vocal melodies distorted guitar melodies classic indie rock sound.
5.Dump (3:01) Lo-fi bubble built around it to make the experience surreal and uneasy.
6.Make Believe (3:27) Synthesizer arpeggios combined with a few cute bloops and bleeps.
7.Dear Future Self (2:46) Synthesized backing vocals and varied instrumentation.
8.Visiting Hours (2:25) Glowing synths punctuating a sad hospital story.
9.If I'd Known (2:43) Very 60s guitar progression full influence from The Beatles.
10.Sometimes (2:01) Folk singalong, acoustic guitars and all.
11.Swimming (3:19) Acoustic pop song.
12.Rest Stop (3:22) Underwhelming breakdown, minimalist instrumental with calming vocals.