Half Japanese is the debut Number Line Records release from Eyedress, the solo project of Bee Eyes guitarist Idris Vicuña. Born in the nineties but raised on eighties new wave, Vicuña’s turn as Eyedress is a melancholic synthpop take on themes of post-adolescent love and loss.
This new release from Love in Athens arrives hot on the heels of his split release with Third World Summer. Featuring a reworked version of “Soft Pinnacles,” which first appeared in the Number Line Records volume 2 sampler, and a brand new b-side, “Maid in Splendour,” this two-track release serves as a prelude to the new, dramatic synthpop sound of Francis Maria Regalado’s once obscure (and much loved) post-rock/shoegaze project. A follow-up EP, Half-awake in the Morning Haze, is set to drop this August 2012.