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Release Date: Feb 24, 2021

Available on black or yellow vinyl, CD and digital download.

CARTHIEFSCHOOL are Tomoya Murosaki (guitar, vocals), Genki Tsusaka (bass) and Yudai Takasago (drums). The trio have emerged from Sapporo’s thriving underground scene alongside bands like Nango and The Hatch.

The band’s frantic live performances – including a blistering display at the city's Dosanco Jam festival – have won over audiences both in their hometown and nationally.

CARTHIEFSCHOOL's sound mixes a propulsive, muscular rhythm section that recalls the explosive dynamics of fellow countrymen 54-71 with sinewy, razor-sharp guitar lines – topped off by Tomoya Murosaki's acerbic, primal vocals. Their self-titled debut album races through 12 tracks of jagged, post-punk intensity at full tilt from the opening one-two blast of "mikan" and "bloodthirsty" to the lurching groove of "tokakutaihou".

"An angular, abrasive post-punk a really aggressive version of Q And Not U or Smart Went Crazy" - Razorcake

"CARTHIEFSCHOOL delivers a unique blend of jazz, math rock, and screaming post-hardcore on their debut LP" - Maximum Rocknroll

"CARTHIEFSCHOOL provide a modern lesson in a melting pot of post punk, psych" - KFJC

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