I like pancakes. I think I like Japan.

For these two reasons, I was mildly intrigued to hear about a band called Japancakes and the release of their first song to contain vocals. This is all the more astounding when you consider the fact that the group has been active for the last decade. I seem to have a thing for bands with silly names and ambient, down tempo soundscapes. So, naturally, I’m hooked. The video for “Behind the Mountain’s,” their aforementioned foray into singing, features some kickass face paint and ribbons that I probably would have killed for when I was five. Oh yeah, and the song is pretty good too.