Eddie Japan – Modern Desperation, Part 1 (2012)

Eddie Japan
Modern Desperation, Part 1

Eddie Japan have a new EP out. It’s wonderful. Modern Desperation, Part 1 puts the band’s flair for genre-bending front and center. This stellar release opens with the power pop of “You Will Find Me Dead In My Comfort Zone” and “Let Me Bleed,” a pair of songs that showcase the sextet’s ability to write straight-up tunes with the best of ’em. “The Bridges I Have Burned” and “This Married Life” follow, with Eddie Japan layering on the more adventurous colors of their sonic palette. The horns and strings come to the forefront with the insightful lyrics. These guys have an unbelievable collection of textures at their disposal. More impressively, they know exactly when to use each one. Nowhere is this more evident than on the mesmerizing closing track. Infused with drama, intrigue and a spaghetti western arrangement, “A Town Called Nowhere” is as good as it gets. What an exceptional release.

Full Disclosure: The lovely and talented Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative did the artwork for this remarkable EP. It looks as good as it sounds.

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