Half Japanese announce new album Perfect

Half Japanese announce new album Perfect

Half Japanese’s Jad Fair came up with a line that summed up their outlook: “the only chord I know is the one that connects the guitar to the amp.” They didn’t care about skill; they just picked up instruments and started to jam. The result was an enjoyable mess that largely influenced underground indie rock, attracting musicians from Sonic Youth and Neutral Milk Hotel to Daniel Johnston and Kurt Cobain. That spark is still in the air, as they released Overjoyed last year, their first album in 13 years. To keep the momentum going, Half Japanese have announced a follow-up.

Perfect is set to arrive January 22 through Joyful Noise. To celebrate, you can listen to their lead single “This Is That.” It’s a short, fast-paced tune with the same “I don’t give a fuck” attitude that Half Japanese are known for. Hear the guitars jangle and the sounds that don’t make sense but somehow work. Jump around. Feel good. Also check out some tour dates.

11.24.15 - Madrid, Spain - El Sol
11.25.15 - Hamburg, Germany - Monkeys Club
11.26.15 - Oberhausen, Germany - Druckluft
11.27.15 - Antwerp, Belgium - Het Bos
11.28.15 - Boulogne-Billancourt, France - BB Mix Festival

Perfect tracklist:

01. That Is That
02. We Cannot Miss
03. You And I
04. Perfect
05. Hold On
06. Man Without A Shadow
07. Here We Are
08. Listen To Your Heart
09. We’ll Go Far
10. That’s Called Love
11. In Your Spell
12. A New Beginning
13. That’s Right

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