Good news for anyone living in Japan.

Jim O’Rourke returned this year with Simple Songs, his first pop-oriented album in over a decade. It made for one of the most unexpected surprises of the year and now there’s another one — O’Rourke will give a pair of rare live performances in his current home country of Japan. The big news was summed up perfectly by his current label Drag City who announced the news on their website: “Holy shit, Jim’s playing Simple Songs in its entirety for those lucky (as fuck) enough to be there, next month”.

The two shows will take place at Sogetsu Hall in Tokyo. On October 24, O’Rourke will perform Simple Songs in its entirety alongside a string quartet, then the next night he will revisit his solo debut Bad Timing with a jazz trio and big band. [via TinyMixTapes]

Stream the brilliant Simple Songs now and start booking those flights.



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