In the End It Always Does: The Japanese House In Philly

Amber Bain, more commonly known as The Japanese House, has long been recognized for her unique electro-indie and nostalgic sound. She combines sentimental experiences, heart-wrenching lyrics, and a variety of alternative palettes to create music that is inherently one-of-a-kind.

The Japanese House in Philly

On November 1st, The Japanese House kicked off their tour in Philadelphia at Union Transfer. As soon as the doors opened, it was clear how ecstatic the crowd was to see Bain for the first time in years. The set started off with crowd favorite after crowd favorite, highlighting the strength of the latest album, In the End It Always Does, with songs like “Sad to Breathe” and “Touching Yourself.” However, Bain made sure to sneak in some old classics like “Saw You In A Dream” and “Something Has to Change.”

Playing almost every song from the new album, the show was a remarkable reminder of the artist’s talents, in addition to demonstrating how powerful the tunes sound with a full band. For fans who weren’t able to catch Bain on her previous tours, you’ll be filled with joy to know she’s only getting better.

The Japanese House is the perfect example of how a creative, empathetic artist can create music that touches thousands of lives and even provide comfort for those who listen. Seeing her live is a dreamlike experience that every fan knows they’ll cherish.

Words and photos by Erika Lyijynen. If reposting, tag @exrka and @almostfamouszine.

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