mothercoat were participants and fan favorites of the original Next Music from Tokyo tour in 2010. Their music is progressive, lo-fi indie pop warped by electronic, jazz, Radiohead, math rock and Michael Jackson as influences. mothercoat's music is in a constant state of evolution and experimentation and listening to their studio recordings makes for a fun roller coaster ride. But first and foremost, mothercoat is a LIVE band. They bring a spontaneity and energy to the stage that can't be captured on CD or film. Watching the preternatural talent of drummer Jun Irimajiri alone is worth the price of admission. mothercoat are unequivocally one of the strangest yet awe-inspiring bands you will ever see live.