Asobi Seksu Begin North American Tour Next Week, SXSW Dates Revealed

Hush Out Now On Polyvinyl Records

SPIN **** (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.”

MONOCLE “‘Hush is their best yet: dreamy pop that drips with infectious imagination while handily living up their unusual name”

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”

Check out tour dates after the jump!

US Tour Dates

Mar 02 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa   
Mar 03 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo   
Mar 04 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom   
Mar 05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle   
Mar 06 Bloomington, IL @ Illinois Wesleyan U.-Young   
Mar 07 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry   
Mar 10 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey   
Mar 11 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge   
Mar 13 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent   
Mar 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador   
Mar 15 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah   
Mar 19 Austin, TX – SXSW @ Scoot Inn, 6pm 
Mar 20 Austin, TX – SXSW: Polyvinyl showcase @ Habana Calle Patio 6, 1am
Mar 21 Austin, TX – SXSW: Filter Magazine party @ Cedar Street Courtyard, 2:30pm
Mar 22 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves   
Mar 23 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon   
Mar 24 Memphis, TN @ Young Avenue Deli   
Mar 25 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum   
Mar 26 Chapel HIll, NC @ Local 506   
Mar 27 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
Mar 28 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel   
Mar 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 30 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East   
Apr 02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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