“The Void”, second full album from Seattle beat combo Tokyoidaho, is a true odyssey. The boys once again brandish their futuro-cool fatalist swagger, broadcasting speakers into the void with songs sung about the end of the world, escaping traffic jams, and walking into the future — laid over the supporting ground of exciting rhythm, hooks and occasional space bots chiming in…..
#1 Most played track by week on 90.3 KEXP Seattle! Tokyoidaho is the ironically named surrealist pop group from Peter Marchese (Vocals, Guitar, Moog, Sequencer), Jasun Hadaway (Bass Guitar), and Elliott Nutt (Drums), three ex-members of the long running Seattle beat combo Voyager One.
With power cells depleted, Voyager One drifted off into the far reaches of deep space, never to be heard from again, but fortunately we find Tokyoidaho, earthbound and ready to chart a new Technicolor course all its own. Let’s learn a bit about this new group shall we? We Shall!
First off, what’s with the name anyway? What (if anything) does Tokyoidaho mean? Could be an oblique reference to Seattle and where it sits geographically and culturally (somewhere between the neon-future and the old west). Could be that weird mash-ups are the only googleable names left in this crazy mixed-up world!
O.K. so what exactly does Tokyoidaho SOUND like anyway? Will I even LIKE it? Well, I could use some descriptive adjectives like, “Crunchy” or “Squishy” or maybe even “Interesting” to describe the bands’ sound, but how about something like: “Radiohead meets Pink Floyd at a middle school kickball tournament circa 1978″ or maybe “Like a cross between vintage Eno and Ringo’s drumkit falling out of the back of a 12-passenger van “, or if I was feeling particularly inspired then maybe I could say something like “The ghost of Curtis Mayfield in the middle of a heated funk workout with a malfunctioning R2-UNIT”, however those descriptions would just make them sound pretty silly and pretentious and that is NOT the effect we are going for here! I reckon the best bet we have then is to just have a listen…. preview and buy the debut album on bandcamp here!
So what do you get when you combine Tokyoidaho with “Mid-Side” Dylan, a pink snare drum, a broken Moog, and the sound of a tire slowly going flat in the rain-soaked wilds of Woodinville, WA ? The new Tokyoidaho single of course! The boys get poppy with….INTERFACE.
This single is the result of a free recording session generously donated to the Tokyoidaho cause by Dylan Fant and One Shot Studios.
*also available on cdbaby, emusic, and amazon if you prefer those outlets
In addition, Tokyoidaho’s latest EP is available now! Peculiar Shadows is limited to 100 CD copies (or infinite digital copies!)
For the Tokyoidaho live session on KEXP from 22 Dec 2012, click here
Neon Sigh, NS017
released 9 Sept 2016
Neon Sigh, NS013
released 25 Mar 2014
Neon Sigh, NS002
released 4th Sept 2012
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14 Oct 2016 – FINAL SHOW w/ Voyager One reunion – Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
9 Sept 2016 – Barboza, Seattle WA [ALBUM RELEASE SHOW]
25 Aug 2016 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA
26 Jul 2016 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
18 Jun 2016 – Kelly’s Olympian, Portland OR
17 Jun 2016 – Club 66, Ashland OR
16 Jun 2016 – The Knockout, San Francisco CA
15 Jun 2016 – Harvard and Stone, Los Angeles CA
13 Jun 2016 – The Dip, Redding CA
7 Jun 2016 – Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
4 Jun 2016 – BIG BLDG BASH, Seattle WA
21 Apr 2016 – Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
21 Jan 2016 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA
2 Jan 2016 – Sunset, Seattle WA
5 Dec 2015 – High Dive, Seattle WA
1 Oct 2015 – Highline, Seattle WA
29 Jul 2015 – Funhouse (El Corazon Lounge), Seattle WA
6 Jun 2015 – Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
6 Jun 2015 – Big Bldg Bash, Seattle WA [afternoon show]
30 Apr 2015 – Kremwerk, Seattle WA
6 Feb 2015 – Rendezvous, Seattle WA
3 Nov 2014 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
26 Sept 2014 – LoFi, Seattle WA
1 Aug 2014 – Superior Audio Service, Seattle WA
14 June 2014 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA
24 May 2014 – Lofi, Seattle WA
21 Mar 2014 – Lofi, Seattle WA [EP Release show!]
7 Dec 2013 – Lofi, Seattle WA
26 Oct 2013 – High Dive, Seattle WA
11 Oct 2013 – Hypnotikon Festival – Triple Door, Seattle WA
27 Sept 2013 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA
18 August 2013 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
5 June 2013 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
17 May 2013 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA
1 Mar 2013 – Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
14 Feb 2013 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA
23 Jan 2013 – Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
22 Dec 2012 – KEXP 90.3 Seattle LIVE Session
14 Dec 2012 – Highline, Seattle WA
17 Nov 2012 – Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
3 Nov 2012 – KEXP Audioasis showcase – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
2 Sept 2012 – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW – Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
13 Oct 2011 – London Loves, Lofi, Seattle WA
3 Aug 2011 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
8 Jul 2011 – Highline, Seattle WA
13 Nov 2010 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
11 Oct 2010 – New Frontier Lounge, Tacoma WA w/ Ulrich Schnauss