Boris

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Boris

Few Japanese bands have done a better job of reverse engineering their success in the domestic market than Boris. Though they enjoyed a fervent underground following here, it wasn't until the group's 2005 album Pink netted them a much larger overseas audience that things really began to click at home. Earlier this year, Boris finally made the leap to the majors with New Album – a record that was followed, confusingly, by a pair of US releases which featured some of the same tracks. Of these, Heavy Rocks (not to be mixed up with the earlier album of the same name) was both the more typical and less interesting, while Attention Please consisted of tracks featuring guitarist Wata on vocals, many of which wouldn't have sounded out of place on a Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack. Bets are off as to what to expect from this solo show, though we can confidently predict that there'll be gongs and a lot of smoke machine abuse.