I’m so happy I intercepted this CD. This is a female Japanese trio and what Shonen Knife did to pop, eX‑Girl could do for experimental/indie rock. All songs but two are sung in English (one is in Japanese and one is in Spanish). My favorites are “Tofu Song” (which is styled after, or even mocking maybe, those Bulgarian Women’s Choir chants) and “The Revenge of Kero,” which is all about frogs… lots of them. If you’re into Japanese pop culture at all, you might be interested in this album. Reminiscent of The Raincoats here and there, just as much fun as its packaging. The question left to answer is not if you should go find this album, but rather which eX‑Girl is your favorite.
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