posted May 1, 2009, 10:24 AM by Vu Nguyen
After Supporting Yann Tiersen On Tour...Asobi Seksu Announce More US Dates
Headline Northside Music Festival On 6.13 at Music Hall Of Williamsburg
New LP Hush Out Now On Polyvinyl
LAist : "Do
not let her small stature fool you, Yuki Chikudate will tear you apart.
She has the voice of an angel (and not the namby pamby naked cherub
kind either. The old testement kind with fiery swords that descend upon
you and blast your head off with the word of God.)"
**** (4 Stars) : “This Brooklyn group's previous albums established
them as shoegaze confectioners, molding candy swirls out of Yuki
Chikudate's soaring, translucent voice and guitarist James Hanna's
Kevin Shields–worshiping production. But here, Asobi Seksu
do something My Bloody Valentine can't -- leave Shields behind. "Sing
Tomorrow's Praise" and "Me & Mary" evoke iciness over icing, with
more expansive cool than insidious sweetness. And the duo's seasick
guitars ("Layers"), ethereal synths ("Gliss"), and Japanese lyricism
("Meh No Mae") still provide plenty of geeky studio epiphanies.”
band makes music that sounds like daybreak. Think twinkling,
shimmering, echoing, murmuring tracks. Even when the New York-based
band was playing fuzzy shoegaze rock, they managed to a find a way to
inject a bit of beauty into the simplest of pop songs."
"Tiny vocalist Yuki Chikudate has a big voice, and her high notes
soared over the band's fuzzy guitar and bass and pounding drums."
UNCUT **** (4 Stars): “Sumptuous slices of bliss-pop with an art-punk edge”
PLAN B : “After a period as America's finest shoegaze revivalists, Asobi Seksu now leave genres behind and document the night sky”
CLASH : “‘Contenders for being one of the most inventive bands out there”
US Headlining Dates:
May 4 KCRW MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC - Live Session
May 5 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace
May 7 - Norman, OK - The Opolis
May 8 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
May 9 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
May 10 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy
May 11 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s
June 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Music Festival at Music Hall Of Williamsburg
releases its highly anticipated new album Hush today exclusively on
AmieStreet.com. The album will be sold for one week only at the special
price of $7. On February 17th, Hush will be available for purchase at
all music retailers. The album will be sold on CD, Vinyl and download
formats via Polyvinyl Record Co.
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surfaces the best new music as chosen by the community. AmieStreet.com
was founded in 2006, by three then Brown University seniors, and is now
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