The fin. hits the U.S. with debut album and Japan Nite tour
To celebrate their debut album, Days With Uncertainty, Japan’s rising indie pop rock unit, The fin. is hitting the U.S. for the first time this spring. Formed in 2012 in Kobe, The fin. consists of Yuto Uchino on vocals and synthesizer, Ryosuke Odagaki on guitar, Takayasu Taguchi on bass and Kaoru Nakazawa on drums. Their sound often is described a cross between M83 and Phoenix, citing chill wave acts Toro Y Moi and Washed Out as influences. The band released a self-release EP, Glowing Red on the Shore in 2013 and was caught by the ears of Hip Land Music, the established Japanese label/management company, home of Lite. The EP was re-released in March 2014, and the promising band was invited to perform at major Japanese festivals like FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL, and VIVA LA ROCK.
The debut album, Days With Uncertainty was recorded and mixed by the singer, Yuto, and mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Washed Out, Beach Fossils, Warpaint, Deerhunter). Facing everyday uncertainty with a positive attitude, their stylish sophisticated sound is rather confident and natural. Days With Uncertainty was released in December 2014 and critically acclaimed by the Japanese press.
Available through iTunes and Spotify now
Considered one of the most anticipated newcomers in Japan, The fin. is joining the popular annual showcase Japan Nite, kicking off March 20th at SXSW in Austin, TX, and making stops in Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, New York, NY, Athens, GA (Slingshot Festival), Denver, CO, Los Angels, San Diego, and San Francisco, CA.
Tour Date – Japan Nite
3/19 (thu) Austin, TX – Grackle “Japan Nite Preview Day Party” * The fin. plays at noon
3/20 (fri) Austin, TX – Elysium “SXSW 2015 * The fin. plays at 10 PM
3/22 (sun) Chicago, IL – Double Door
3/23 (mon) Columbus, OH – Ruby Tuesday
3/24 (tue) New York, NY – Knitting Factory
3/26 (thu) Athens, GA – Slingshot Fest @ New Earth Music Hall
3/27 (fri) Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
3/28 (sat) Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg HiFi
3/29 (sun) San Diego, CA – The Casbah
3/30 (mon) San Francisco, CA – Independent