While Han Han currently fronts Duck Fight Goose, his ascent to the upper echelon of greater-China’s rock scene began in the mid-aughts as the singer and guitarist of the critically-acclaimed psychedelic-jam outfit Lava|Ox|Sea (LOS). The highly-touted trio released a number of well-received albums, including the 2009 gem “Next Episode: Lord Smart vs. Dr. Jin,” on Han’s own Miniless Records, the label he started in 2007 to further the spread of China’s experimental rock artists.

“There are many young people who are not satisfied with the local scene, which is too pop-rock influenced,” explains Han Han. “I don’t like pop-rock because the structure, lyrics and chords are all too official to me.”