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posted May 6, 2009, 2:33 PM by Vu Nguyen

Asobi Seksu's “Layers” Is On ABC's Ugly Betty
This Week On Thursday, May 7th
Add More US Tour Dates & Headline Northside Music Festival On 6.13 at MHOW
Live Session On KCRW's "Morning Show Eclectic"

New LP Hush Out Now On Polyvinyl

Asobi Seksu LIVE On KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"

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.”

NYLON: "...
the 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."

DCist: "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 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

Asobi Seksu releases its highly anticipated new album Hush today exclusively on 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. is a place to discover, download and share music of every genre, from all over the world. On, songs start free and increase in price up to 98 cents, based on their popularity among members. From the most recognizable musicians to the most promising unsigned acts, Amie Street surfaces the best new music as chosen by the community. was founded in 2006, by three then Brown University seniors, and is now headquartered in New York City.