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"Bill Picture, December 11, 2006"

"Local shoegazers Tomihira use a moody musical palette a la Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine, with hues ranging from sullen purple to heartbroken violet to just-plain-blue, to create indie-stained portraits of longing and desire."
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Download of the week - SF Chronicle

"Alan Williamson"

"Color Of Destroyed" is one of the songs from Tomihira's upcoming album and it shows the band is ready for major exposure. This sounds like an outfit that has several mega-selling albums and world tours under it's belt, in other words... it oozes confidence... and the prerequisite Tomihira melancholia, of course. Exhibited by rolling bass lines, Dean Tomihira's smooth, icy vocals, and the tension filled melding of restrainted guitars under blue synth washes. -


Feb 26th '06 the song Pillbox debuted at #9 in KSCU's San Jose, CA radio chart was added in the clock box. There were subsequently a host of radio apperances in the bay area (including berkeley's KALX and sac's KFSR)
May saw the release of the first full length disk entitled 'Play Dead' featuring 12 track accompanied by an exclusive bonus Cd of extra songs as well as live perfomances.
July-August was greatly enjoyed by a Team Clermont radio campaign which broke the CMJ top 200 and top many top ten indie stations.
Top 30 charts from:
CHMR St. Johns NL-Canada #26
KGAR Lemoore CA #26
KMSC - MN Moorhead MN #23
KSLC McMinnville OR #23
KUGS (A) Bellingham WA #27 (A)
KYMC St Louis MO #17 (M)
WEGL Auburn University AL #15 ( C) (A)
WGTB Washington DC #26
WRSE Elmhurst IL #30
WSCA Portsmouth NH #10
WSJU Jamaica NY #19
XTSR Towson MD #30
Also, the song Maddy & Josh was added to the playlist on XFM.
2007 sees the band working on the follow up LP titled Blackout tentatively due for late summer.


Feeling a bit camera shy


San Francisco, CA based Tomihira started playing live at the beginning of 2005.
the name Tomihira is a Japanese surname of Dean’s grandfather, who died at the age of 22 fighting in WWII