Shonen Knife’s Latest ‘Adventure’

Shonen Knife celebrates its 35th year with a trek across the U.S., kicking off in October. Stops on the outing include San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The Japanese pop-punk trio formed in 1981 in Osaka and released its debut album, Burning Farm, in 1983. The band is a ton of fun with feline frenzy song titles such as “I Am A Cat” from 1992’s Let’s Knife, “Catnip Dream” off of 1994’s Rock Animals and “Like A Cat” on 2014’s Overdrive.

In 2011, Shonen Knife put out a tribute album to The Ramones titled Osaka Ramones. The group’s upcoming tour supports its latest release, Adventure, which dropped in April via Good Charamel Records. The first single from the 10-track LP is “Jump Into the New World.”

Stereogum declares that the tune “carves out its place amongst their extensive catalog, continuing their mastery of the happiest punk you’ll ever hear.”

Check out the official video for “Jump Into The New World,” followed by the tour dates.

Oct. 4 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., Bootleg Theatre
Oct. 6 – San Francisco, Calif., DNA Lounge
Oct. 7 – San Jose, Calif., The Ritz
Oct. 8 – Portland, Ore., Dante’s
Oct. 9 – Seattle, Wash., Tractor Tavern
Oct. 11 – Missoula, Mont., Monk’s
Oct. 12 – Billings, Mont., The Pub Station
Oct. 13 – Denver, Colo., Marquis Theatre
Oct. 15 – Kansas City, Mo., recordBar
Oct. 16 – St. Louis, Mo., Firebird
Oct. 17 – Chicago, Ill., Live Wire
Oct. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Live Wire
Oct. 19 – Saint Paul, Minn., Turf Club
Oct. 21 – Columbus, Ohio, Ace Of Cups
Oct. 22 – Indianapolis, Ind., Radio Radio
Oct. 25 – Charlotte, N.C., Snug Harbor
Oct. 26 – Durham, N.C., The Pinhook
Oct. 27 – Richmond, Va., Strange Matter
Oct. 28 – Baltimore, Md., Ottobar
Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, Pa., MilkBoy
Oct. 31 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Nov. 1 – Albany, N.Y., The Low Beat
Nov. 3 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Cattivo
Nov. 4 – Buffalo, N.Y., Mohawk Place
Nov. 5 – Ithaca, N.Y., The Haunt
Nov. 6 – Rochester, N.Y., The Bug Jar
Nov. 9 – Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Upstairs
Nov. 10 – Long Branch, N.J., Brighton Bar

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