By Jason Grishkoff | September 26th, 2010
The last artist that we reviewed out of Japan was Toe. Aside from their common country of origin, Ice Cream Shout’s chillwave/dream-pop sound couldn’t be further from the instrumental math-rock of Toe.
“Tattooed Tears” is a lethargic, new-wave song that might leave you feeling relaxed. But stop a second. Listen to those lyrics. What’s that you hear? If you can actually decipher it, the content of the song is about a man’s time in prison and his growing numb to having to stab others so that he can get out alive. Want to know more? You can download the song and read the lyrics on Ice Cream Shout’s bandcamp.