Smile From Tokyo, Andrew Nease, Srch Party
Smile from Tokyo is masterminded by Tim Nelson, formerly of Philadelphia-based indie rock outfit, illumina (High Two). Originally hailing from Ardmore, PA, Nelson has transformed from rhythm section to songwriter, crafting nostalgic and contemplative acoustic driven pop songs which hit close to home. The band is set to release it's debut LP, It Haunts, in early 2019, recorded by the esteemed Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Dark Blue, A Sunny Day in Glasgow...etc.).
What would happen if David Berman shaved his beard and styled a devil-lock? That’s what you’ll discover on the new 7” by SRCH PARTY, released on Drink More Records. “Bear Attack”, the band’s first single on the label has a haunting tongue-in-cheek aesthetic. Blatantly lo-fi and eerie, the instrumental elements of this track are stark and well executed. The B-sides maintain the elements of macabre, in particular “Pocket”, with its guitar shrieks, and downtrodden lyrics.