What Can You See From Your Place? Overstuffed on Jimmy Eat World? Sick of confessions from Dashboard Confessional? Meet Eastern Youth, a Fugazi-loving trio who, after 10-plus years of impassioned pop thrashing,… What Can You See From Your Place? Overstuffed on Jimmy Eat World? Sick of confessions from Dashboard Confessional? Meet Eastern Youth, a Fugazi-loving trio who, after 10-plus years of impassioned pop thrashing,… 2003-09-02 Eastern Youth
Review

What Can You See From Your Place? (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 02, 2003; Lead Performance: Eastern Youth

Overstuffed on Jimmy Eat World? Sick of confessions from Dashboard Confessional? Meet Eastern Youth, a Fugazi-loving trio who, after 10-plus years of impassioned pop thrashing, can safely be called the greatest emo band in Japan. Their lyrics, except for the occasional chorus of ''zigzag zigzag tick tock tick tock!'' are completely in Japanese. But even if you can't grasp the poetry -- which, by the way, invokes Mount Fuji rising against the skyline, ''violet-tinged'' sentiments, and the possibility that God Is Dead -- you'll still have fun shouting along phonetically. OMAHA-TOKYO CONNECTION Look for the Youth's hot split CD with their Nebraska-based pals Cursive, ''8 Teeth to Eat You'' (Better Looking).

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints