Eddie Japan "Album Release"

Lysten Boston presents

Eddie Japan "Album Release"

Abbie Barrett, Jenee Halstead

Sat, July 29, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: Great Scott box office is cash only.

Eddie Japan
Eddie Japan
With a mix of spaghetti western trumpets, a '60s pop sound more akin to Bacharach/David than Lennon/McCartney, and a singer who croons like Gene Pitney and postures like Morrissey, Boston's Eddie Japan is not your typical rock band.

When singer/songwriter David Santos set out in late 2006 to form a new band, it was trumpet he was hearing as a lead instrument. He sought out trumpet player/multi-instrumentalist Chris Barrett, who then recruited fellow ex-Paula Kelley Orchestra bandmate and bass player Jim Collins. Esteemed Boston guitarist George Hall (Seks Bomba) was brought aboard, and was soon followed by drummer Jason Baldock and guitarist Bart LoPiccolo.

The sextet 's debut EP, a four-song affair simply titled, "Four by Six," was released in December 2009. Within this introductory collection, the elegant fringes and melancholic corners of rock and roll are well represented. A mariachi sound is used to full effect in the uptempo opening track, "Pushing Years," while "Return to Blue (Hey, Sorrow)" is built around an indelible Bacharach-inspired trumpet line and hints at psychedelia via electric sitar. There is the Morricone-infused garage rock of "The Power of Negative Thinking," and the EP closer, "Hold On to Your Anger," begins as gentle '60s soul, but achieves epic status by song's end with a "Wall of Sound" production style.

Lyrically, Morrissey's influence hovers over the proceedings. With themes of existential panic, a song about the chronic mood disorder, "dysthymia," and a chorus that declares, "that misanthropic view, is gonna see you through" (from "Hold On to Your Anger" ), Santos could be tagged as Boston's newest miserablist.
Abbie Barrett
Abbie Barrett
Boston, MA.
Jenee Halstead
Jenee Halstead
American singer and songwriter
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/