Monday, March 13, 2006


Okay... we adore this. All I can say is, if you've not heard Tomihira yet, you're missing out... you need to listen now.

San Francisco, California-based Tomihira is the music of Dean Tomihira, along with Markkus Rovito and Jeff Kay. They've been playing live together since late 2004, but the songs include material that Dean had been writing and recording for over a decade. He cites influences including The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Echo and the Bunnymen, Radiohead and so on... and whilst you can certainly hear those influences in the music, the result is something that goes way beyond that. It's wonderful, melancholy stuff, all gorgeous vocals and... ahh, just go and listen. Now. Trust me, you'll love it.

Finished listening? Right, you're obviously going to want to know where you can hear more, so I'll finish by directing you to the Tomihira website, where you can download a few more tracks and (for an insanely cheap US $5 INCLUDING shipping) buy the self-released album, Play Dead, and also to the Tomihira MySpace page, where there's more stuff to listen to.

Did I mention that we love this? Tomihira is going to go far...

MP3: World Class

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