Otenki was formed in the Summer of 2004 by Enoma Asowata (Guitar), Fausto Padilla (Lead Guitar/Vocals), German Hernandez (Vocals), and Josh Tenorio (Bass/Vocals). The band is proof that determination and hard work will get you to where you want to be. The band did everything they could to get themselves noticed and it is extremely inspiring to say that they accomplished what they set out to do.
After playing acoustic shows, passing out endless amounts of flyers, and crashing weddings; Otenki was then able to build their own fan base. Once they got their name out there they were able to get themselves a spot on The Taste of Chaos Tour (2005, 2006, and 2009) as well as the Vans Warped Tour (2005 and 2009). In late 2009 keyboardist Colton Majors was added to the band’s lineup and Josh’s brother Hector had came back into the band around the same time.
The band is currently working on releasing their upcoming EP, called Kinetic. If you’re wondering what to expect from the upcoming EP then prepare yourself for “soaring vocal melodies, pulsating beats, and ripping guitars while maintaining the band’s love for pop sensibility.”
My favorite song off the EP would have to be the self titled track, Kinetic. It’s complete with catchy lyrics, upbeat keyboard parts, and heavy yet soft guitar riffs. This was actually my first time listening to Otenki and I must say I was blown away by their talent right off the bat. Without hesitation I’d highly recommend them for fans of Anberlin and Taking Back Sunday. Get excited for “Kinetic” to be released during Spring 2011!!!!