Thrown into the Fire

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Thrown into the Fire
Thrownintothefire.jpg
EP by +/-
Released December 16, 2009 (Japan)
Genre Alternative rock,
Indie rock
Label &
+/- chronology
Xs on Your Eyes
(2008)
Thrown into the Fire
(2009)
Pulled Punches
(2010)

Thrown into the Fire is the fourth EP release by +/- and was released in December 2009. [1] It is their third Japan-only tour EP after 2004's As Seen on Television and 2005's Bloodthirsty butchers vs +/- PLUS/MINUS . Like As Seen on Television, it contains unreleased outtakes, alternate versions and a track previously only available on a non-Japanese version of an album, and like Bloodthirsty butchers vs +/- PLUS/MINUS, it includes a cover version of a song by a Japanese touring partner of the band (in this case moools).

+/- (band) American band

+/-, or Plus/Minus, is an American indietronic band formed in 2001. The band makes use of both electronic and traditional instruments, and has sought to use electronics to recreate traditional indie rock song forms and instrumental structures. The group has released two albums on each of the American indie labels Teenbeat Records and Absolutely Kosher, and their track "All I do" was prominently featured in the soundtrack for the major film Wicker Park. The group has developed a devoted following in Japan and Taiwan, and has toured there frequently. Although many artists append bonus tracks onto the end of Japanese album releases to discourage purchasers from buying cheaper US import versions, the overseas versions of +/- albums are usually quite different from the US versions - track lists can be rearranged, artwork with noticeable changes is used, and tracks from the US version can be replaced as well as augmented by bonus tracks.

<i>As Seen on Television</i> extended play by +/-

As Seen on Television is an EP by US band +/-. It was released in Japan in 2004 to coincide with the band's November 2004 tour, and has not been released elsewhere. The EP compiles various tracks that had not been released in Japan; such as unreleased tracks, compilation and single tracks, and a track from the US version of the Holding Patterns EP. The artwork was by Mark Robinson.

<i>Bloodthirsty butchers vs +/- PLUS/MINUS</i> extended play by +/-

bloodthirsty butchers vs +/- {PLUS/MINUS} is a split EP by US band +/- and Japanese band Bloodthirsty Butchers. The two bands have toured Japan together several times, and Bloodthirsty Butchers included a track named Plus/Minus (プラス/マイナス) on their album banging the drum. The split EP was released in Japan two weeks after the release of banging the drum, and like that album it features cover artwork by Yoshitomo Nara.

Contents

Track listing

  1. Thrown into the Fire (Let's Build a Fire US)
  2. For You (Band Version)
  3. Under Foot (Xs on Your Eyes Outtake)
  4. All Dead All Dead (Queen Cover)
  5. Catch the Wind (Donovan Cover)
  6. Iru Iranai (moools Cover)

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