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Asobi Seksu

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Bearing a hyper-stylized and glitzy graphical design sense, a fairly and petite Japanese female singer who sings alternately in Japanese and English, along with a strap name having a hint of nod-and-a-wink naughtiness (it’s stated to be always a Tokyo-based slang term which means “playful having sex”), Asobi Seksu run into just like the latest Japanese transfer, the most recent in an extended type of ironic Shibuya-kei indie pop artists pursuing Puffy AmiYumi, Cibo Matto, and Pizzicato Five. Actually, the quartet is situated out of NEW YORK, and aside from the large Japanese pop affects, Asobi Seksu keep comparison both towards the United kingdom shoegazer rings of the first ’90s (My Bloody Valentine specifically) also to New York electric guitar noise acts which range from Sonic Youngsters to Yo La Tengo. Vocalist and keyboardist Yuki Chikudate, guitarist Adam Hanna, bassist Glenn Waldman, and drummer Keith Hopkin produced Asobi Seksu in past due 2001, self-releasing their self-titled debut record the following calendar year. Garnering a solid local buzz at the same time when the NY club picture was hot once again following the achievement from the Strokes and Interpol, Asobi Seksu found the attention from the indie Friendly Fireplace Information, which reissued Asobi Seksu with brand-new cover artwork in 2004. The album’s one, “I’m Happy NEVERTHELESS, YOU CAN’T STAND Me,” elevated the band’s university radio and on the web profile; that melody and two others in the record, “Sooner” and “Walk over the Moon,” had been put into the indie film AMONG Times, which won a particular jury prize on the 2006 Sundance Film Celebration. Before saving their second record, Asobi Seksu underwent a significant personnel shift, using the primary duo of Chikudate and Hanna changing Waldman and Hopkins with brand-new bassist Haji and drummer Mitch Spivak. Made by hot NY indie manufacturer/engineer Chris Zane (Individual Tv, Ambulance LTD, etc.), the greater refined, multi-layered Citrus premiered to solid evaluations in-may 2006. Sooner or later close to the end from the nearly 2 yrs spent touring behind the recording, Hanna had a surprising rvelation that led him to rethink the audio of the music group, specifically that he was fed up with the guitar audio the music group had utilized as much as then. For another album, the music group (then right down to the primary duo of Chikudate and Hanna) stripped back again the levels of guitar sound and targeted for a far more atmospheric and lush audio. Hush premiered by fresh label Polyvinyl in Feb of 2009, and Chikudate and Hanna continuing with this cleaner path for 2011’s Fluorescence.

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Full Name Asobi Seksu
Music Songs Nefi + Girly, Thursday, I'm Happy but You Don't Like Me, Me & Mary, Walk on the Moon, Transparence, Pink Cloud Tracing Paper, Familiar Light, Lions and Tigers, Mizu Asobi, Blind Little Rain, Exotic Animal Paradise, Perfectly Crystal, Meh No Mae, Then He Kissed Me, Sing Tomorrow's Praise, Breathe Into Glass, Risky and Pretty, End at the Beginning, Asobi Masho, Umi De No Jisatsu, It's Too Late, Gliss, All Through The Day, Everything Is On, Glacially, I Can't See, Leave the Drummer Out There, Let Them Wait, Urusai Tori, Before We Fall, Strings
Albums Citrus, Hush, Asobi Seksu, Fluorescence, Live at the Echo 10/6/06, LIVE [at the Echo - October 6th, 2006], Fluorescence [Deluxe Version], Live at The Echo 10/06/06, Acoustic at Olympic Studios, Perfectly Crystal EP, Asobi Seksu x Boris, Sportfuck, Layers, iTunes Live from SoHo


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Like Crazy 2011 performer: "Thursday"
The Freebie 2010 performer: "Glacially"
Fling 2008 performer: "Thursday", "Goodbye" - as Asobu Seksu
The Ramen Girl 2008 performer: "Ramen Girl"
Skins TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Na-moo-eobs-neun san 2008
In Between Days 2006

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Are You for Great Sex? 2010 composer: additional music

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