The band partnered in with producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Conditions) on the band’s first EP Making Sense of Static, garnering praise from Alternative Press Magazine, Purevolume, Buzznet, OurZone Magazine and Absolutepunk. As the band proceeded to grow and develop along with their fan base more songs were being written, and after a series of self booked national tours, the band was ready to take their sound to the next level. For this they partnered in with producer James Paul Wisner (Paramore, UnderØath) to bring about their latest effort KINETIC. Influenced by Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, and Armor for Sleep, Otenki’s second EP KINETIC showcases the band’s explosive energy, dynamic musicianship and penchant for well-crafted songs. Pairing the band’s song writing and passion with Wisner’s flawless production, the EP features soaring vocal melodies, pulsating beats, ripping guitars while maintaining the band's love for pop sensibility. KINETIC touches on a variety of topics from their love and appreciation for their fans (“Kinetic”), accepting turbulence in your life (“Violence”), and being haunted by the remnants of past relationships (“Ghosts”).
With the release of KINETIC Otenki has garnered the attention of Billboard and was selected to be a part of their 2011 Battle of the Bands. The band was featured in Billboard Magazine and on the award show that year. Otenki has also performed Houston’s largest music festival, the 2013 Free Press Summerfest along side The Postal Service, Calvin Harris, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They have garnered attention from terrestrial radio (Houston’s own 94.5 KBTZ and Evansville 103 GBF), internet radio (iDobi radio), Reverbnation (featured artist August 2012), Alternative Revolt, the Houston Chronicle, 002 Houston Magazine, Tip Out Magazine (cover story September 2012), and Houston Press. Despite all the accolades the band has received, they haven’t lost sight of the two most important things: the fans and the music.