Japanese surrealist rock band noid have announced the release of their latest single 1983-2020-, out on the 1st of May through &Records and Trapped Animal Records.

After forming in Kanazawa, Japan in the late noughties, their first album the space-elephant arrives at the moon was released in April 2009. The album spawned the single wood world which climbed to #3 on the college weekly charts and lead to a spot at the Summer Sonic festival. Since then, noid has curated their own series of shows called Magical Colors Night, hosting bands from all over the world including of Montreal, Mineral, +/-, my hawaii, TOPS and more.

noid’s second album, so are millions of us, came out in 2013 and received the local CD Shop Award the following year. The band’s first release through &Records was a split 7” single with Kyoto-based band my letter in 2015, followed by their third album HUBBLE in 2017. Last year’s single paradiselost was the first joint venture between &Records and Trapped Animal Records, with forthcoming track 1983-2020- continuing their partnership.

1983-2020- is sonically triumphant and uplifting, a much-needed dose of sunshine during the dark times the world is currently facing. The song shifts through tempo changes, taking the listener on a rollercoaster journey, ultimately building to a cathartic climax. noid’s ever-expanding line-up grants the band a cumulation of influences making their own style hard to define, though they’re known for their thoughtful lyrics - this track is no different, telling a story of introspection and self-improvement. It’s the perfect soundtrack to spring.