Wednesday, August 27, 2008
We're From Japan! - 48 Minutes, 7 Seconds, Then The Open Air
Genre : Post-rock
1 Larsen b
2 Extraneous Zoo Animal
4 Song for Broken Birdie
5 German Tennis Professionals
7 "When I Destroy An Animal"
Musically, this is the bastard child of Thurston Moore and composer Henryck Gorecki and they have hired Robert Smith, circa 1990, as a nanny. For the most part the songs are vacant of lyrics, which is appealing and mysterious. Their music has been compared to Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Sonic Youth and even composer Henryck Gorecki. The sound created by We’re From Japan! is elegant, dynamic, explosive and always compelling.
We’re From Japan! began in January 2003. They performed their first show to a sold out crowd that same month. Since that date they have played approx. 15 shows at various clubs throughout the Portland area including the prestigious Musicfest Northwest where they were one of the 200 applicants accepted out of more than 1000. Other shows have included evening performances at Holocene, The White Eagle, The Jasmine Tree, Jimmy Mak’s, The HiHi Gallery etc.
After completing two demo recordings which earned them press in the Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury as well as a glowing review in Music Liberation Project, they have just completed their first album, To Telescope, in 100% hand made packaging. Their music has been compared to Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Sonic Youth and even composer Henryck Gorecki. The sound created by We’re From Japan! is elegant, dynamic, explosive and always compelling.
After the success of the last 8 months We’re From Japan! is ready to bring their music to other cities and venues, riding the momentum born at the turn of the new year. April 2003: Safe As Houses Full-Length Demo May 2003: Nisei 3 Track Demo September 2003: To Telescope We’re From Japan is: Brian McIntyre: Guitar John Reed Dunn: Guitar Aaron Heuberger: Bass Scott Smith: Drums
[me]I Love this debut album by We're From Japan! Although this released in 2005, i still listenin to it rite now. Now i'm expecting to find the new album that already released. Hope i can post it here.