Someone, somewhere must be making the first waves in their career by simply recycling the demos of bands that everyone else had forgotten about. During the opening bars of Tashaki Miyaki’s ‘somethin is better than nothin’, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this could be an act trying to get away with passing off some dusty Best Coast recording as their own, all swaying west coast melodies and sugary sweet vocals. Perhaps, though, it’s the region itself that is to thank rather than any kind of plagiarism, given the band hail from the same sun kissed shores as Bethany Cosentino and company, California once again giving you fuel for a summer soundtrack.
Any kind of online presence is, at the moment, low, especially considering any search invariably ends up in discovering a forgotten Japanese actor who reached their peak in 1996’s The Pillow Man. However, these kind of doo-wah inspired snippets can’t stay undiscovered for long, especially considering the languid, silky smooth cover of ‘All I have to do is dream’ they have for streaming. This could all turn out to be the side-project of some vastly famous, established star, but even if that is the case, let’s just bathe in it’s brilliance.