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Melt-Banana's Agata: "Something in My Mind Changed After the Earthquake"

By Brad Cohan

"I wanted to name the album using a word that was cute and started with 'F,'" says screeching vocalist Yako about the impetus behind fetch, the first album in six years from legendary Japanese noise-makers Melt-Banana. That happy-go-lucky vernacular is no shocker considering Yako and guitarist/partner-in-crime Agata have spread skronk-happy, bubble-gum punkazoid glossiness over 10-plus records and 20 years.

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