Japanese pop-punk band GING NANG BOYZ was formed in the mid-2000s out of the breakup of ’90s punk outfit GOING STEADY.
∙ The band released two LPs in 2005, both of which reached the Top 10 on the Japanese charts.
∙ Indie punk icon Jeff Rosenstock covered GNB “I Don’t Wanna Die” on his 2012 debut solo mixtape, I Look Like S**t.
∙ In 2015, the band contributed the cover song “Too Much Pain” to Super Selected Songs—a tribute album celebrating 30 years of Japanese punk legends The Blue Hearts.
∙ In both 2017 and 2019, GNB played Japan’s historic Nippon Budokan arena—a significant rite of passage for any Japanese act.
∙ Record Store Day Japan 2020 featured limited-edition vinyl reissues of the band’s highly sought-after and long out-of-print first two albums.