eastern youth

14 Nov

Eastern Youth — A Runner’s Self Portrait

Eastern Youth have always been one of my favorite bands, not only for their amazing range of sound but also because they are incredibly seasoned–they’ve been playing together since the late 80’s and are still active. In fact, they have four shows coming up in Japan to wrap up the rest of this year:

14 Nov 2007 19:00 // Sapporo bessiehall // sapporo, Hokkaido
20 Nov 2007 19:00 // Fukuoka drum logos // fukuoka, Fukuoka
17 Dec 2007 19:00 // Shibuya Club Quattro // Shibuya, Tokyo
28 Dec 2007 13:00 // Makuhari Messe //Makuhari, Chiba

They create a vicious mix of melody, noise, and punk. Guitarist and vocalist, Yoshino Hisashi, creates an interesting sound with his tapping by referencing the staccato sounds of classical japanese music but still integrating it with the urgency of modern-day urban culture.


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