Kero Kero Bonito burst out of a comically large cake with surprise new EP Civilisation 1

Kero Kero Bonito burst out of a comically large cake with surprise new EP Civilisation 1
Photo: Mia Sakai

Content to throw the album announcement hype cycle in the trash and forget about it, Kero Kero Bonito have returned yet again again with their third surprise release in a row.

Almost a year to the day since they jumped from out behind a corner with Time ‘n’ Place, the bilingual art-pop trio have burst out of a comically large cake with Jesus Is King the Civilisation I EP.

As the current situation of the world turns more serious, so to do the themes of KKB’s music. Religion, the apocalypse, social division, climate change: they’re all covered on Civilisation I in only three tracks. 1.3 (repeating) themes per song! What more could you want?

Listen to “When The Fires Come” off of Kero Kero Bonito’s new Civilisation I EP down below. OR, like, the whole thing is out NOW via Polyvinyl; go check out the WHOLE THING HERE.

Civilisation I EP tracklisting:

01. Battle Lines
02. When The Fires Come
03. The River

…And, you know, tour dates too — shows across North America for the next two months:

10.03.19 — Nashville, TN — Basement East #
10.04.19 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West # [SOLD OUT]
10.04.19 — Atlanta, GA — 529 Club*
10.05.19 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground #
10.06.19 — Durham, NC — Motorco Music Hall #
10.08.19 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club #
10.09.19 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer #
10.10.19 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel #
10.11.19 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club # [SOLD OUT]
10.12.19 — Montreal, QC — Fairmount Theatre #
10.13.19 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Theatre #
10.15.19 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop #
10.16.19 — Detroit, MI — Magic Stick #
10.17.19 — Chicago, IL — Vic Theatre #
10.17.19 — Chicago, IL — Sleeping Village*
10.18.19 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre #
10.19.19 — Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music Cafe #
10.22.19 — Calgary, AB — Commonwealth Bar #
10.24.19 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theater #
10.25.19 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre #
10.27.19 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom #
10.29.19 — Sacramento, CA — Holy Diver #
10.30.19 — San Francisco, CA — Regency Ballroom #
10.31.19 — Los Angeles, CA — Fonda Theatre
11.01.19 — Solana Beach, CA — Belly Up Tavern #
11.02.19 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
11.03.19 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre #
11.05.19 — Dallas, TX — Canton Hall #
11.06.19 — Austin, TX — Mohawk #
11.07.19 - San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger #
11.08.19 — Houston, TX — Satellite Bar #
11.09.19 — New Orleans, LA — The Republic #
11.10.19 — Tallahassee, FL — The Wilbury #
11.12.19 — Gainesville, FL — High Dive #
11.13.19 — Orlando, FL — The Social #
11.14.19 — Tampa, FL — Orpheum #
11.15.19 — Miami, FL — Gramps
11.17.19 — Mexico City, Mexico — Corona Capital
12.07.19 — Singapore, Singapore — The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions

# Negative Gemini
* Kero Kero Bonito DJ set featuring Kane West, WHARFWHIT, and more

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