Song of the Day

ASOBI SEKSU
Trails


DOWNLOAD: Trails

Yes, I know…..I haven’t been around much the past few weeks…work and the impending holidaze have simply gotten the best of me, but I promise to end the year with a flourish of posts that will inform, delight and entertain! And on the entertainment front, I’m happily gonna stay away from Christmas Carols by tossing out a leak from the forthcoming album from Asobi Seksu, the noisy dream-pop outfit from Brooklyn last featured on The List back in March of 2009. If ‘Trails’ is any indication, Fluorescence…scheduled for a February release…promises to carry on the duo’s signature wall of shoegazey noise and operatic melodies. I’ve always heard heavy doses of Slowdive, The Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine in their music, but Yuki Chikudate’s trilling soprano vocals on this song have really tapped into a Siouxsie and the Banshees vibe! Her voice bounces and swirls around the layered, fuzzy arrangement with such abandon, it’s exactly what I would expect from a band whose name is Japanese for “playful sex”…! So head on over to their MySpace page for more playful sex, I mean…Asobi Seksu.

Song of the Day

ASOBI SEKSU
Me & Mary


Me & Mary

It’s been a while since I’ve found any shoegazey stuff that popped my cork, but when I heard Asobi Seksu had just released a new album, I was all over it. The Brooklyn-based duo (sometimes quartet), fronted by Yuki Chikudate, has followed up their previous album, Citrus, with another collection of electronic fuzz & shimmery vocals, reminiscent of The Cocteau Twins, with a bit of amped-up Blonde Redhead and My Bloody Valentine tossed in for good measure. The new songs have a familiar feel to them, but they’re bigger…more complex…than the bands previous work. I love this stuff! Check out Asobi Seksu on their MySpace page.