Jo Passed - Their Prime - Limited Indies Exclusive - Coloured Vinyl LP
Released: 25 May 2018
The nicest thing anyone has ever said to Jo Hirabayashi, frontman of Jo Passed, is that his band’s debut album sounds like “fucked-up Beatles.” Titled ‘Their Prime’, the album sounds like - somewhere across an ‘80s universe - Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and Neu! and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way. Opening with ‘Left’, ‘Their Prime’ demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies - chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far, far away. Lyrically, however, it’s imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Left / MDM / Glass / Undemo / Facetook / Repair / R.IP. / Millennial Trash Blues / You, Prime / Sold / Another Nowhere / Places Please