TEKE::TEKE Release new Single “Garakuta” and Announce a new Record

The Montreal-based Japanese psych-rock outfit will be releasing their sophomore album, Hagata on June 9th via Kill Rock Stars.

TEKE::TEKE released their latest single, “Garakuta,” (which translates to goods of no more use nor value) the opening single from their upcoming record. This experimental, psychedelic single sets the tone.

It is characterized by its charging opening guitar chords, regal flute and heavy rhythmic elements that pair well with the reverberating vocal delivery. The bands vocalist Maya Kuroki’s vocal delivery resembles a rally cry. She considers the track to resemble, “a song of rebellion for all that has been thrown out of this world. Indeed, it’s a sort of anthemic song for the rebellion of wastes…”

Kuroki adds, “I imagined a world where everything we throw out came back to protest… And I’m not necessarily only thinking from an environmental perspective, it is rather an analogy for anything or anybody that is cast out of society because they are considered useless by the norm. As for the album, Hagata is a very deep word, something present but also something leftover from someone or something no longer there.It’s like waking up from a dream, or being connected to the other side of something.”

TEKE::TEKE continue to build on the treshold between past and present through their complex melodies and subdued interludes, building momentum throughout their songs. On Hagata, the seven-piece continue to experiment, collborating with producer Daniel Schlett (The War On Drugs, DIIV, CHAI, Nick Hakim), recording in a scenic studio in Mountain Dale, New York.

TEKE::TEKE will be supporting the post-hardcore group Unwound in their New York on March 12th and Philadelphia on the 15th Tickets for both shows are available here.

Preorder Hagata here.

Watch the video for “Garakuta” below:

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