Introducing tricot
February 27, 2014 10:39 PM   Subscribe

Tricot. An incredible, tight, and energetic math rock quartet from Kyoto. posted by salishsea (32 comments total) 84 users marked this as a favorite

Sounds great! Thanks.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:18 PM on February 27

I don't mean to be hyperbolic, but I have discriminating tastes, and this music is positively perfect. Nice.
posted by Quilford at 11:26 PM on February 27

So into this band! "Pool" made my top 10 last year.
posted by naju at 11:39 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]

Oh my. This is a very large number of things I like all in one place.
posted by cthuljew at 1:15 AM on February 28

Very good, very fresh!
posted by Wolof at 4:03 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

This is really great. Both the music and the video direction.

Does anyone know what "Ochansensu-Su" [from another video below] means or implies? My searching only arrives at references to the video.
posted by vapidave at 4:12 AM on February 28

I was a bit meh at the first song I clicked from their youtube channel, but ooh "Pool" is good...
posted by cromagnon at 4:25 AM on February 28

Also, since this is basically my favorite kind of music ever, I'm gonna throw out a few bands I've found that scratch the same itch for me that these guys do (with a heavy bias toward bands local to my area because I'm lucky that way):

The Yoleus
Falcon Arrow
Hardcore Crayons
You Slut!

These names may or may not have been posted in various other comments. c_c
posted by cthuljew at 4:55 AM on February 28 [4 favorites]

Oh, and almost forgot: Piglet.
posted by cthuljew at 5:13 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

Really nice stuff, thanks for the post! A few more for the 'you may also like' list: posted by usonian at 5:51 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

Wonderful stuff and a great groove for Friday!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 6:07 AM on February 28

that was great
posted by thelonius at 6:09 AM on February 28

If you like what you see, subscribe to their YouTube channel for their music videos and goofy backstage/rehearsal/on-tour antics.

Tricot is one of a handful of Japanese bands that I am aggressively bullish on.

I must also include Omotenashi/Hospitality to the must-watch list.
posted by koucha at 6:18 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

got-Damn this is strong.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:20 AM on February 28

Holy cow they are fantastic. Thanks for this.
posted by jbickers at 6:27 AM on February 28

Reminds me a lot of similarly complex melodic but raw Nordic band Ungdomskulen.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:27 AM on February 28 [2 favorites]

posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:33 AM on February 28

Did anyone mention how much of Tricot's stuff is on American iTunes?

Not everything, but the new album and all the singles are there.
posted by koucha at 6:39 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

If they also solve crimes, I am signing them.
posted by thelonius at 6:50 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

Ha! I can finally use the "I knew about this band before they were cool" card!

Love Tricot!
posted by nerdler at 6:52 AM on February 28

Great way to spend a Friday jamming out! Looks like their 2013 album and singles are alson on Spotify.
posted by jazon at 6:57 AM on February 28

Fun. Pretty tight group. I like that they can do this kind of music without bone-crushing buzz-saw distortion. On the other hand, while it's nice that you can hear the drums on rock records nowadays, I'd also like to be able to hear the other instruments.

I don't know that I'd call it 'math rock'. I hear a lot of Pretenders here; they snuck in some 5/ and 7/ once in a while, too, but no called 'em math-rock.

I just listened to the sound: I found the videos too annoying to watch. (Not of the MTV generation: I'd rather just see a band do its thing.) I do wonder what was so offensive on her hat that they had to fuzz it out.

You may also like:
A few years back I made a mini-mega-post on Tsushimamire that I was rather proud of, particularly because all I had to go on to start with was a CD-R labeled "Sushi Mommy Ray" with a Sharpie by a friend who has massive aphasia. Languagehat compared 'em to Captain Beefheart and called 'em "Psychoperky".

Some great links were contributed by other posters there that don't appear to overlap with the links in this thread. Flapjax at midnight suggested Core of.Bells.

Thanks, Salishsea, I'll watch out for this group.
posted by Herodios at 6:58 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]

I also like Te' which is kind of similar.
posted by empath at 7:11 AM on February 28 [2 favorites]

The Pretenders? I'd pick The Minutemen if I had to compare them to a band
posted by thelonius at 8:01 AM on February 28 [2 favorites]

Nice. And the comparison to The Minutemen is just so spot-on my eyebrows jumped.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:27 AM on February 28

Off topic, but the name and place reminded me of seeing Trico live in Kyoto in 2005. Different style but very good music nonetheless. Thanks for the nice new music to listen to.
posted by anzen-dai-ichi at 2:05 PM on February 28

This is really excellent. Thanks!
posted by stargell at 4:48 PM on February 28

For my money, math rock means Rumah Sakit and ex-King Crimson Trey Gunn band.

Sakit has a long list of properly ridiculous song titles: "Obscured by Clowns", "New Underwear Dance", "Careful with that Fax Machine". And who can forget their toe-tapping hit, "Stomacheache Due To Sincere Belief That The Rest Of My Band Is Trying To Kill Me"?
posted by shavenwarthog at 7:04 PM on February 28

I like this. A lot. Thanks!
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 1:17 AM on March 1

happy badusterday :)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:29 PM on March 1

Math rock is hard.
posted by straight at 4:53 PM on March 1 [1 favorite]

But hard rock is not necessarily math. It's a conundrum.
posted by Grangousier at 2:02 AM on March 2

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