Nisennenmondai

“I am in love with them.” -- Prefuse 73

Nisennenmondai is: Sayaka Himeno (drums) Yuri Zaikawa (bass) Masako Takada (guitar) Smalltown Supersound is extremely proud to introduce Nisennenmondai to audiences outside of Japan for the first time. Nisennenmondai, which means “Year 2000 Problem,'' is an instrumental trio of girls from Tokyo who have been playing together since 1999. Visits to Tokyo by Lightning Bolt, Battles, and No Age, to name a few, have discovered these three girls and their colossal sound. Prefuse 73 said in an interview with Dazed & Confused, “John Stanier from Battles had told me they were sick. . . They started to play and the drummer was as big as my hand. She started to play 16th notes on her hi-hat for about 15 minutes. Next thing you know, these three tiny diminutive women were making us look like idiots because they were so incredible.” They play raw and repetitive post-punk instrumentals that are simultaneously wild and groovy with a no-wave/disco vibe.