It's Deeper Than Most People Actually Think
Dynamite Club was formed 2001 in New York City by musicians, Kentaro Saito and Mike Pride. Conceived as a 'Rock Band', their avant-grade influenced sound and extraordinary energetic and unique stage performances - involving actual Kung Fu fighting and wrestling! - gathered attention from all around the New York City area. After giving unforgettable performances at nearly every club in the New York City & Brooklyn areas, including CBGB's and Knitting Factory, Dynamite Club released their first full length CD 'The Legend Of Tiger Mask'. Released on New Jersey based label, Big Sleep Records, in late 2002, the album left an unforgettable impression in the U.S, Canada, and even Australia, Japan & Taiwan, gathering heavy college radio play throughout North America. Before long, the 1000 CDs were sold out, and with minimal distribution and ads. Their first international tour, in 2003, included Taiwan, Japan, and Australia, and had a great reception. While in Taiwan, Dynamite Club gave it's wild performance, not realizing the magnitude of accepting the headlining position at Spring Scream Goat, one of the biggest music festivals in the country. They don't know why exactly, but DYNAMITE CLUB gets wild love from the Taiwanese now, and was asked to headline Spring Scream Monkey in 2004 that was followed by sold out concerts in Taipei. This was followed by the bands second successful tour of Japan. Since then, Dynamite Club has released it's 2nd full length CD "It's Deeper than Most People Actually Think"- an assault on pop music rather than the avant-garde it feverishly attacked on their 1st CD- on Funhole Records. This CD has already sold over 1000 copies since being released in February 2005 (again with little distribution or ads), and reached #107 on CMJ charts and was the 2nd most added record in CMJ charts on it's initial release date. The band has since gathered much radio play and a rabidly devoted cult following. Seen once, their live performance is not forgotten. They have also been included on two compilations, one Taiwanese & American, one French. Dynamite Club have also released a limited, and now sold out, and EP entitled "S". Dynamite Club has kept a hectic tour schedule in the past 2 years and have embarked on 7 US tours (with bands like Peelander-Z, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Magik Markers & Dynasty), a European tour with punk legends MDC, Canadian tours with Daiquiri and Mindy Wind, and toured Asia (Japan & Taiwan) a total of 4 times now. Meanwhile, the members of Dynamite Club work in an endless string of bands with the "who's who" of new rock music including: MDC (millions of dead cops), Haino Keiji's Fushitsusha, John Zorn, Trevor Dunn (of Mr. Bungle & Fantomas), Gary Lucas' Captain Beefheart repertoire band Fast N' Bulbous, Japan's RUINS and RonRuins, Anthony Braxton, Sonny Simmons, PAK, Otomo Yoshihide, Time Of Orchids, Dr. Nerve, & Eugene Chadbourne.