tomihira

tomihira

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“Local spacerock band Tomihira borrow their jangly, melancholy temperament from legendary mood merchants New Order, The Cure and My Bloody Valentine.” ~ Bill Picture, SF Chronicle

Biography

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

Lyrics

WORLD CLASS

Written By: TOMIHIRA

WORLD CLASS
WHEN YOUR SORRY IT'S SOOOO ASS
AND I WORRY... BUT AT LAST!
I WAS SOMEONE WITH YOU

DON'T THINK, I WOULD SAY THAT IT'S ALL ME
DON'T LOOK UP TO THIS SAD SEAT
AS JUST SO PERFECT YOU ARE

AND DON'T ANTE ME UP
'COS I'LL BLEED EVERY DROP OUT
'TILL I LEAVE
IN THE BLACK ZIPPER BAG

NOW I NEED YOU TO SHUT UP
'COS I MADE ALL THE FUCK UP'S SO JUST
TAKE A DRINK AND WE'LL GO TO THE POOL

AND THIS CAN'T BE THAT HARD
BECAUSE I SEE WHERE THE CLOUDS ARE
SO WHY
ARE
WE
STILL DOWN THIS TUBE

JUST DON'T DIE WITH SOMEONE NEWER
JUST DON'T DIE WITH SOMEONE NEWER...THAN ME

PILLBOX

Written By: TOMIHIRA

IN THIS PLACE
ALL DAY'S ENOUGH
TO START ON HOW TO KILL MYSELF
YOU CAN BLEED ME THOUGH AND THOUGH
JUST LET ME AT THE..
BOOZE & TAKING ALL THE PILLS
NOT NEAR ENOUGH
TO KILL THE CELLS
THE DAYS ARE MEANT TO BE
FOREVER NOT TO FEEL
INSANE PAIN WHEN I'M AWAY
INSANE PAIN WHEN I'M AWAY FROM YOU..
A SENSE OF SEEING BUT STILL CAN'T BREATH
"WELL TAKE SOME MORE!"
UNTIL I FEEL..
A SIGH
AT LAST AM I SO UNTIED..
AND IN EVERY WAY I'M GONE SOME MORE
EFFACED FROM ALL THE SLITS AND SCARS
JUST PORE DOWN ALL THE PILLS
AND DON'T THINK OF HOW I'M STILL
LOOSING EVERYTHING I'M MADE OF
STILL BROKEN, FUCKED AND
NAILED
NAILED
NAILED...

Discography

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.

Set List

Sets are 20-40min depending on what is required. This is the current set typically.
1. ALL RINGERS OFF
2. ICESTORM
3. MADDY & JOSH
4. WORLD CLASS
6. PILLBOX
7. ALL TO BE UNDONE
8. STUNTS
9. SNOWCAN
10. COLOR OF DESTROYED
11. PLAY DEAD