PANDA, NO PANDA “IMAGI ROCKS” CD
Which came first? The Kinky or the Pan? Kinky Kontrol founder Kebin’s electro-pop collaboration with Shingo Asari, of The Vandals remixing fame. The origin of the band is simultaneously the birthplace of Kinky Kontrol in its earliest form, a small record label in Osaka, Japan. Once the band formed, so too did Kinky Kontrol.
In this mammoth debut release, we’re introduced into the expanded universe of Panda, No Panda–one filled with space janitor superheroes, malicious robotic insects, cult film tribute anthems, odd obsessions with the film “A Perfect Storm,” pets, drunks, romances, heartbreaks and sexual cheesecakes. Even a secret cover or two. Ben from Zebrahead called it a “party in a box.” Open it up and get crunk.
Kinky Kontrol Records second release (though good luck trying to find KKR’s first release, an extremely rare Panda, No Panda EP that even the band members don’t have). At the time of this write-up this album remains available in physical form only, and not officially streaming on any platform.
THE BALLAD OF GORDON BEERFOOT
THE SECRET LIFE OF DONNY VELARDO
BALTAZAR (SPACE JANITOR)
INTERLOCKING BENTO BAND
DONNY HITS THE SKITS
KINKY POTATO (TRIBUTE TO WENG WENG)
CRUNCHY METALLIC BUGS (FEATURING ORGANIC JUNK FUDE)
YANCH NA NEKO
MONKEY BANANA KING
A BIG PANDA HUG