Tuesday, June 19 @ 10pm
The Good Will Social Club
SUPPORTING KAMIKAZE GIRLS
The nicest thing anyone has ever – ever – said to Jo Hirabayashi, frontman of Jo Passed, is that his band's
debut album sounds like “f*****-up Beatles”. Titled Their Prime, the LP does sound like f*****-up
Beatles. It sounds like, somewhere across an ‘80s universe, Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and
Neu!, and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way.
Opening with “Left,” it demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies – chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far, far away. Lyrically, however, it's imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s.