Half Japanese new album ‘Invincible’ out today & new videos from Jad Fair

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"Brilliant stuff" Louder Than War "Sounding like the band's 'Music From Big Pink' in the throws of nervous collapse" Uncut "Jad Fair's songwriting shouts out those on the fringes, those left behind in the shadows, adding a kind of doomed romanticism to their tale." Clash NPR's Notable Albums - New Music Friday Puppet people, vampires and the walking dead frequent the world of Jad Fair’s songwriting - outside of those interruptions he’s besotted. Maybe even in love. He feels invincible and as the closing instrumental cut ‘Indestructible’ floats off into the ether there’s a feeling of job done; we can rest tonight; everything is good; we are loved and in love. Their new studio album continues to be uncategorizable, joyous, detuned, quizzical, alluring, childlike, charming, innocent, questioning. ‘Invincible’ is a celebration of sound. It’s pop music for those outside of pop music. It has songs for those still bedevilled by one liners and abrasive melodies. Half Japanese are Jad Fair, John Sluggett, Gilles-Vincent Rieder, Jason Willett and Mick Hobbs. “Innocent abandon is still at the heart of the band” Pitchfork “Still creating some of the most engaging recordings of their lives, and that's truly something to believe in.” AllMusic Track list 1. Swept Away 2. Love Explosion 3. The Puppet People 4. Return Of The Vampire 5. Or Ever Will 6. No More 7. All At Once 8. The Walking Dead 9. Forever In My Heart 10. What Are You Gonna Do? 11. It's Here 12. Invincible 13. No Wonder 14. It Has Me 15. Indestructible

“Brilliant stuff” Louder Than War

“Sounding like the band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’ in the throws of nervous collapse” Uncut 

“Jad Fair’s songwriting shouts out those on the fringes, those left behind in the shadows, adding a kind of doomed romanticism to their tale.” Clash

NPR’s Notable Albums – New Music Friday

Puppet people, vampires and the walking dead frequent the world of Jad Fair’s songwriting – outside of those interruptions he’s besotted. Maybe even in love. He feels invincible and as the closing instrumental cut ‘Indestructible’ floats off into the ether there’s a feeling of job done; we can rest tonight; everything is good; we are loved and in love.

Their new studio album continues to be uncategorizable, joyous, detuned, quizzical, alluring, childlike, charming, innocent, questioning. ‘Invincible’ is a celebration of sound. It’s pop music for those outside of pop music. It has songs for those still bedevilled by one liners and abrasive melodies.

Half Japanese are Jad Fair, John Sluggett, Gilles-Vincent Rieder, Jason Willett and Mick Hobbs.

“Innocent abandon is still at the heart of the band” Pitchfork

“Still creating some of the most engaging recordings of their lives, and that’s truly something to believe in.” AllMusic

Track list
1. Swept Away
2. Love Explosion
3. The Puppet People
4. Return Of The Vampire
5. Or Ever Will
6. No More
7. All At Once
8. The Walking Dead
9. Forever In My Heart
10. What Are You Gonna Do?
11. It’s Here
12. Invincible
13. No Wonder
14. It Has Me
15. Indestructible

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