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Half Japanese share second single from forthcoming album!‏

August 19, 2014

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Stereogum premieres second single from
forthcoming Half Japanese album

Listen to ‘Our Love’ on Stereogum

Watch Overjoyed Album Trailer

Stereogum have premiered the second single from Overjoyed, the new LP from the legendary Half Japanese coming out 1st September on Joyful Noise Recordings.

Stereogum describes ‘Our Love as “a jittery jolt of cheerily chiming nerve punk, bearing traces of peers the Clean and the Buzzcocks while maintaining a wildly positive disposition.”  Listen to it HERE

One of the most influential bands in rock history, Half Japanese was founded in the bedroom of brothers Jad and David Fair in 1974. Ignoring musical conventions like chords, rhythms, melody, and song structure, the brothers pioneered DIY and Lo-Fi punk aesthetics simply by being themselves. Passionate, fearless, and relentlessly unique, they self-recorded and self-released by mailing out cassettes with handmade packaging, pressing their own vinyl, and brazenly marketing their music with bizarre magazine ads. This unbridled enthusiasm for the act of creating rock music led them to record dozens of amazing records (including the classic albums 1/2 Gentleman/Not Beasts and Charmed Life), and to inevitably influence countless artists such as Sonic Youth, Neutral Milk Hotel, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Cobain, and many more.

Their first album in 13 years, Overjoyed, shows the band’s aggressiveness as well as its friendly charisma. Produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, the 12 songs on Overjoyed are unlike anything in the bands catalog, each unapologetically positive and surprisingly accessible.

The line-up on Overjoyed is:
Jad Fair (vocals)
Mick Hobbs (guitar)
Gilles Rieder (drums)
John Sluggett (guitar)
Jason Willett (bass).

Tracklisting:
Side A

1. In Its Pull
2. Meant To Be That Way
3. Brave Enough
4. Do It Nation
5. The Time Is Now

Side B
6. Our Love
7. Shining Star
8. Each Other’s Arms
9. Overjoyed And Thankful
10. We Are Sure
11. As Good Can Be
12. Tiger Eyes

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