Japan’s world-famous all-girl alternative pop trio Shonen Knife will release Our Best Place, their first new album in nearly three years, on February 15, 2023. Their 10th full-length release on Good Charamel Records in North America, Our Best Place, is an exhilarating masterpiece, brimming with punk-pop flavours that harken to the emotions and energy of the band’s early classic albums.
With their overseas touring numbers steadily on the rise for several years before the pandemic’s interruption, Shonen Knife are ready to continue their global assault – their first item of business being their new album which was recently completed in Osaka, Japan. It’s their first new music since the release of 2019’s critically acclaimed Sweet Candy Power!
While their albums have always been authentic rock albums with unconventional twists, they’ve returned to the quirky punk-pop flavour that fueled their first four albums and made fans out of Nirvana, Redd Kross, The Ramones, and Sonic Youth (among many others). Our Best Place is an eagerly anticipated return to their roots, especially for long-time fans.
Overseas touring will resume in 2023 with European dates in March and a UK tour in the late Spring, followed by more international touring and a return to North America.
Our Best Place Track Listing:
1. MUJINTO Rock
2. Nice Day
3. The Story of Baumkuchen
4. Vamos Taquitos
5. Spicy Veggie Curry
6. Girl’s Rock (2023 Version)
7. Afternoon Tea
8. Ocean Sunfish
10. Just a Smile
CD-Only Bonus Tracks:
11. Nice Day (60’s Mix)
12. The Story of Baumkuchen (Japanese Version – “Baumkuchen no Hanashi”)
13. Girl’s Rock (2023 Japanese Version)