The surf-psych seven-piece initially fashioned as a tribute band to Japanese guitar icon Takeshi Terauchi. However from that singular goal, TEKE::TEKE have developed an expansively off-kilter id, layering on the fantastic thing about Japanese people and the ferocity of UK punk into the proper soundtrack for dropping acid on the seashore.
“Yoru Ni” means “At night time,” and as guitarist Serge Nakauchi-Pelletier mentioned in an announcement, the track had a spookily nocturnal inspiration. He defined,
“‘Yoru Ni’ (which interprets from Japanese to ‘At night time’) was actually written in the midst of the night time. I awakened abruptly and had this melody in my head, as if it had come to me from one other world. It actually felt like I used to be following some form of spirit or ghost, it was taking my hand and wished to take me someplace.”
The monitor kicks off with a ferocious seven-note guitar riff that transitions into the normal palm-muted sound of surf rock. Spectral woodwinds flutter and whine, as brass horns swell with urgency, and the lyrics toggle between French and Japanese. The monitor comes with a music video that exhibits an empty house filled with pink mild. Bandmembers fade in an out of existence like spirits haunting the home, and you’ll test it out beneath.