by Parker Langvardt


Featuring former members of Montreal's Lesbian Fight Club, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is an art collective that uses music, theatrics, and visual art to subtly communicate their worldview through a constantly expanding story, tied together by the recurring characters within each of their works. The group broke into the music world last fall with their debut self-titled LP, which combines the Asian characteristics of their art and theater with psychedelic pop and rock. Earlier this year they performed an experimental theater piece called 33 at Rhubarb Festival in Toronto, which they are planning a new incarnation of later this year. Both their debut album and 33 were developed in conjunction with their opera, Star, which is still in the works. They kick off their first-ever headlining tour with a show at Schubas this Friday (5/18). Tickets are still available.

I recently spoke with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan cofounder Ruby Kato Attwood. Our bvChicago exclusive interview starts here...