Friday, January 16, 2009

Asobi Seksu Returns!

Asobi Seksu are finally due to release their third album, Hush, via Polyvinyl Records on February 17th. It's about freakin' time - it's been three years since Citrus came out.

As you can probably see from my What I'm Listening To section on the right, I've had the album for a few days. And... I still need some time to listen to it. It's not as immediate as Citrus, and some of the heavier shoegaziness seems to be gone. Also, Yuki's voice seems different this time out.

Here's the first track from the album:

Asobi Seksu, "Familiar Light"

You can also hear the significantly more rockin' "Me and Mary" at the Polyvinyl Records website.

You can pre-order the album for yourself from Polyvinyl Records for a reasonable $10.

Asobi Seksu Tourdates
Sun., 2/8: Southampton (The Talking Heads)
Mon., 2/9: London (Islington Academy)
Tue., 2/10: Manchester (Roadhouse)
Wed., 2/11: Dublin (Crawdaddy)
Fri., 2/13: Belfast (Speakeasy)
Sat., 2/14: Glasgow (ABC2)
Sun., 2/15: Newcastle (The Clurry)
Wed., 2/18: Birmingham (Barfly Dragon)
Thu., 2/19: London (ICA)
Fri., 2/20: Amsterdam (Paradiso)
Sun., 2/22: Brussels (Rotonde)
Tue., 2/24: Muenster (Gleiss 22)
Wed., 2/25: Berlin (Magnet)
Fri., 3/13: San Francisco (The Independent)
Sat., 3/14: Los Angeles (Troubadour)
Wed. 3/18 to Sat. 3/21: Austin (SXSW)
Sat., 3/28: Washington, DC (RnR Hotel) [rumored]
Thu., 4/2: New York (Bowery)

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