HEIZ, THE: Self-titled: CD

A Japanese trash rock band that sounds like they cribbed the same influences and best parts of John Lennon’s early ‘60s work with the Beatles and recorded it in an empty club with only a room mic, albeit one that managed to pick up some clear sound. The grinder “Please Don’t Cry” appeals to my inner Midniters fan and, on the whole, they do what they do with enough energy and passion that you can’t help but dig ’em.

 –jimmy (tokyonorecords.com)