“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
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
13. No Wonder
14. It Has Me