Asobi Seksu Play Acoustic Show In CHICAGO At Schubas On 2/03 With Full Band

Asobi Seksu Play Acoustic Show In CHICAGO At Schubas On 2/03 With Full Band
Acoustic Album Rewolf Available NOW On Polyvinyl

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Upcoming US Tour Dates

Jan 14 – Soho Restaurant & Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 15 – The Loft – San Diego, CA
Jan 16 – The Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 17 – Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA
Jan 19 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Jan 20 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA
Jan 21 – Media Club – Vancouver, BC
Jan 27 – Mohawk Valley Community College (Performing Arts Theatre) – Utica, NY
Jan 28 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 29 – (Le) Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
Jan 30 – Café 939 – Boston, MA
Feb 01 – The Drake – Toronto, ON
Feb 02 – The Cafe at The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Feb 03 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Feb 04 – Old Rockhouse – St Louis, MO
Feb 05 – The Horn Gallery at Kenyan College – Gambier, OH

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 testament kind with fiery swords that descend upon you and blast your head off with the word of God.)”

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 : “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”

One of the last albums ever recorded at London’s renowned Olympic Studios (where The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who have all recorded), Rewolf finds Asobi Seksu’s core duo—vocalist Yuki Chikudate and guitarist James Hanna—affording listeners a fresh take on songs spanning the band’s career. Here, Asobi Seksu replaces its sonic layer of guitars with beautiful new arrangements achieved mainly through the use of acoustic instruments.

At the urging of One Little Indian owner Derek Birkett, Asobi Seksu embraced the opportunity to record at Olympic Studios on an off day during its 2008 UK tour, only months before the 50-year old studio closed its doors for good. The end result of this session is the new album, Rewolf, a collection of songs that re-imagine the texturized dream-pop of the band’s three prior full-lengths (Hush, Citrus and Asobi Seksu). In addition, the album features tracks previously only available as B-sides and a gorgeous cover Hope Sandoval’s (Mazzy Star) “Suzanne.”

Later mixed by Billy Pavone (the touring bassist for Asobi Seksu) at his home studio in Brooklyn, Rewolf reflects on music from the group’s past with an eye toward its future. Although this recording marks a final chapter in the historic studio’s legacy, it also turns a new page for Asobi Seksu – one that witnesses the band adding renewed depth to its songwriting.

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