Stars And Bars (Kung Fu USA cover)
Yesterday (Shotwell cover)

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Japanther and Shellshag

When we first got in touch with the Brooklyn-based Japanther, drummer and singer Ian Vanek was responsible for the strangest e-mail-communication in the history of this video blog. We asked, if they wanted to play for us. “If we can sing to a golden fountain, yes.” We asked, if a bronze one would be okay too (it’s surprisingly hard to find golden fountains in Vienna…). “No, it won’t due. Must be the golden fountain.” We asked, how they are planning to play the session. “Acappella with running water late at night.” However, the reality turned out to be slightly different: not running water, but falling snow under a yellow…uhm golden street lamp! And most importantly Japanther were now supported by Shellshag (the duo is from Brooklyn as well) for animated covers of “Stars and Bars” from Kung Fu USA and “Yesterday” from Shotwell. Who would have thought, that these messy, punky noise rock bands would really go acoustic!

japanther.com
myspace.com/shellshag

  • Posted: February 20, 2011
  • Camera: Simon Brugner
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Matthias Hombauer