Another find in the SXSW 2011 collection. Geeks, “Shizumanu Taiyou.”
My first thought on hearing this was that they have a very Green Day vibe. Took me a minute to realize that the lyrics are in Japanese. Then I listened to the track a half a dozen times in a row trying to figure out who the lead singer’s voice reminds me of — not Billie Joe Armstrong, but definitely a punk rock voice. Maybe it’s Mike Ness of Social D?