Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Asobi Seksu

Looking for something to test out that new stereo system? How about some Asobi Seksu?

Asobi Seksu is a dreampop outfit out of NYC that just released their sophmore album, Citrus, earlier this week. I wasn't crazy about their debut album but this thing is sonic candy.

The band is mainly frontwoman Yuki and guitarist/fuzz master James Hanna with a rotating rhythm section. Their sound is a cross between the swirling fuzz of My Bloddy Valentine and the pop rock of Tuscadero with their petite feminine vocals standing strong in the middle of an aural blast. At times, it even has an undercurrent of Phil Spector's 60's girls group sound running through the fuzz.

Play it loud.

Asobi Seksu | New Years
Asobi Seksu | Mizu Asobi

Tuscadero | Holidays 'R Hell
Tuscadero | Angel In a Half Shirt

Thanks to extrawack! for the tip on Asobi Seksu. It took me 18 months to finally see the light but I appreciate the exposure. By the way, extrawack! has an additional tune from Citrus in his post.


K. said...

That New Years song is pop heaven.

Bob F. said...

Ain't it the truth.

casey said...

Here's something to piss you off:

They played in B-Town a couple of years ago. At Nectar's, no less!

That was during a brief period of time when they were trying to book more progressive acts. They subsequently went back to the jambands the "brand" is built on.

Flatlander said...

That's bizarre. Did more than three people show up...besides the usual drunks at the bar?