The new video for Otoboke Beaver’ s track, ‘Love Is Short’, premiered on Friday April 21 in NPR/Natalie (Japan), ahead of Record Store Day.
“The Kyoto-based Otoboke Beaver takes in the history of Japanese punk and runs with scissors in hand towards the bonkers-noise of early Boredoms, Afrirampo’s uninhibited avant-punk, and the revved-up garage-rock of Shonen Knife (and maybe a little bit of John Zorn‘s blistering Naked City, just to put it over the top). Punk is rarely this charmingly vicious.
“Filmed around Kyoto temples and shrines and by the Katsura River, Keita Yamamoto directs this video for “Love Is Short.” In it, the band takes vengeance on an eye-patched boss and his henchman in style. Turns out that the no-good men baddies also serve as goofy stand-ins for the song’s theme.” – Lars Gotrich NPR Music editor