Looking at the long list of bands Joel Tong has been involved in from from the Vancouver scene (Ghost House, Joel and the Neighbours, and especially of note, the quite good Black Rice), it's safe to say Joel is a productive guy. The Tong Dynasty reigns. I loved that scene growing up, one of these bands would inevitably be rollin' through any town that would have them, and they were always on the road putting the country under their feet. What's Wrong Tohei? is Joel's most recent project and, I dare say, the best. You won't find much as far as dynamics go, but that's one of the things I like so much about Tohei. No messing around, no pointless, meandering intros - just undeniable telecaster antics, driving rhythm, and wailing vocals. Doin' it how it should be done. Solid.
This is the first, self-released record by these guys, but there's a new one on the way. AND What's Wrong Tohei? are on tour across Canada right now - so do some research and go see them when they're in your town. (ie. Tonight!!! If you're in Edmonton)