JAPANTHER: Scuffed up My Huffy: CD

Not only was Japanther a band to be reckoned with from the first time they played a show or even when they set out on their first tour way back when, but now with the release of this new full-length, they are untouchable. This album is better than anything they’ve put out thus far. You better believe it. This time they’ve struck more than just a nerve… they’ve struck them all and bruised them good. The samples and intermissions are better than ever, the newfound melodies kick the shit out of anything that ever came out of the ‘80s new wave scene, and damn me to hell if “$100 Cover” isn’t the best song of 2007. Highly, highly recommended.

 –mrz (Menlo Park)