4 March 2011

Asobi Seksu


Shit. A slightly less new, more established band. Don’t tell anyone I'm posting about them.

It’s with pretty good reason that I write about US shoegazers Asobi Seksu, though. Quite simply they’re really good, and so is their new album.

Now on their fifth studio album, Fluorescence puts the New York band back into more familiar plugged in and distorted territory following the entirely acoustic Rewolf. Although certainly fitting in with the shoegaze movement giving the whirring and noisey guitars, there’s also definite indie pop hints with the high-pitched and beautiful vocals from front-woman Yuki Chikudate and songs still holding a catchy, sing-along feel. Both wonderfully put together and brilliantly executed, it’s an album full of plain old good songs.

If you don’t know of Asobi Seksu then you should start. If you do know of Asobi Seksu, then you might be interested to know that they tour the UK soon. Catch them at the following venues in the following cities on the following dates:

London Electric Ballroom, April 15
Manchester Academy 2, April 16
Glasgow Garage, April 17
Birmingham O2 Academy April 18
London XOYO, April 19
Brighton Audio, April 21 [event info]


Asobi Seksu - Trails

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