I’m not sure if they just flew under my radar, but Hitsuji Bungaku have been a very pleasant discovery for me in recent months. They’re a Tokyo based Indie Rock trio and “Wakamono Tachi e” is their debut album, coming after a series of EP releases over the past couple of years. For their debut the band have crafted a very dense album, both in sound and lyrical content. Songs about growing up, and all of the worries, cynicism and longing for youth’s past glories that come with it are backed by blown out guitar riffs, all manner of distortion pedal effects and a heavy, near constant reverb. An album that is sure to hit a little too close to home for a lot of people, myself included. If any of this struck a cord with you, take the 55 minutes out of your life to experience this album in full. You won’t regret it. Otherwise, if you’re just looking for some catchy songs to jam to then you could do worse than to check out both “Calling” and “Weather Forecast”.