Roth Bart Baron

Loud Color(s) & Silence Festival

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The latest indie folk rock from Tokyo: ROTH BART BARON release their new album "Loud color(s) & Silence Festival". The album's first single "Never Forget" has already been selected as one of the top 5 Japanese singles in September 2020. "Loud color(s) & Silence Festival" comes with soundscapes of gentle acoustic guitars, warm brass sections and fresh electronic sounds - dense and swarming waves of whistling atmosphere and well-constructed instrumentation, carving out the boundaries of Indie Folk. Tokyo-based ROTH BART BARON are one of the current leading bands of Japan's vibrant indie scene. The band is the solo project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Masaya Mifune. With a band of seven and sometimes up to ten people, ROTH BART BARON have regularly played venues in Tokyo and all over Japan, and have performed in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Mongolia, China, Thailand and Taiwan. ROTH BART BARON's previous albums have been welcomed with a warm reception and in April 2020, the band was awarded the grand prize at Japan's alternative music awards. "Loud color(s) & Silence Festival", written, composed and recorded in 2020, centers around urging questions in these challenging times: what is the role of music without live concerts, music festivals and limited social interaction? How can we collect fresh colors into our hearts for long and dark days in a frozen world? Mifune's soft vocals and poetical lyrics and the band's keen eye for visuals and aesthetics may give some hints. The album features several tracks mixed by Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Black Midi) and Tim Pennells (Floating Points) and was mastered by Chris Athens (Drake, Kehlani). The track "Eve" features up-and-coming Tokyo-based singer HANA. -- ROTH BART BARON is a Japanese indie folk band started in 2008 by singer-songwriter Masaya Mifune. Masaya independently released RBB's debut album The Ice Age in July 2014. The main part of the album was recorded at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia, with Brian McTear (Kurt Vile, the War on Drugs) as co-producer and mixing engineer Jonathan Low (The National, Sufjan Stevens). In 2015, the band recorded at Montreal Hotel 2 Tango studio to produce their second album Atom, which received excellent reviews in Japan. The following year, ROTH BART BARON performed at major Japanese Festivals such as Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic. They released their fourth album The Name Of The Beasts in 2019 to considerable critical acclaim. Upon release of The Name of the Beasts, the band was awarded the Japanese Apple Vinegar Music Award for the best new artist of the year in 2020. The award was established by Masafumi Gotoh, the frontman of Asian Kung-Fu Generation, a band which has been cited as one of the best modern rock bands from Japan. The band has extensively toured Japan, as well as the U.S. and China. They also performed at Big Mountain Music Festival in Thailand and Playtime Festival in Mongolia. Besides his band activities, Masaya regularly performs solo, including a solo gig at the "Celebration David Bowie 2017 world tour" in Tokyo. ROTH BARTH BARON will be touring Japan from November 2020 to February 2021.

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Release Date

13.11.2020

Cat No

PEJF-91033

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