Tokyo Rockers, Si, Irene, are a quirky group of Indie Rockers creating music with outlandish instrumentals and lyrical content that is playful and rich in versatility and spite. Exploring off-the-wall concepts, the brainchildren of Shinda Bokuno Kanjo (My Dead Girlfriend) have come together to explore their universe throughout their latest EP release as si, irene, ‘BEES’.
Kicking off with the first track, “Awful Pop Song”, an eclectic blend of sounds come alive over a bizarre lyrical spill of sarcasm that twists and turns through a rapid mind’s thoughts. The second track, “Indispensable Physiological Function in a Living Body”, is a melancholic ode abounding with particles of intellectual lyricism that comes from a place of mockery poking at those who use psychological tactics to get their way. “Message to the Dsn” is the third track which mimics the style of Death Cab For Cutie back in their ‘Transatlanticism’ days while the spirit of rebellion comes alive over lyrics that defy the modern-day perception of falling into the manipulative traps of the corporate world.
The fourth track, “Regrets”, instrumentally begins with a smooth style that mimics Minus The Bear and leads into the EP highlight as the attention to detail and artistic control within the production process is evident and felt. “I Forgive” is the fifth track which is a product of creative exploration as lyrics grounded in reality emerge naturally as Lead Vocalist, Reed David, stands out over the ode to an experience of the past that has been processed and has become a memory that sparks good energy and feelings in the present. Closing out with “The Grand Charade”, instrumentals that take listeners back to the likings of The Eagles in the 70’s kick off the track and lead into a manic blast of lyrical contemplation and the illumination of feelings, from an outsider’s perspective, that portray dissatisfaction within.
Showcasing a diverse array of expertise and experience, Si, Irene is a project that paradoxically captures both the essence of youth and the perception of a wizened old soul all in one. If you’re a fan of fellow artists such as Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, The Shins and Arcade Fire, then keep an eye out on the road ahead for Si, Irene and check out what they have to offer on Bandcamp.
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