Thursday, August 9, 2007

Asobi Seksu: Citrus

Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for “playful sex”) is an indie rock band based in New York City. They present a new album, Citrus: eleven slices of guitar-swirling, sweet-and-sour, bilingual dream pop. Frontwoman Yuki’s voice is more assured than ever, swinging from a girlish falsetto to plaintive laments and switching effortlessly between Japanese and English lyrics, all the while anchored by the lush, turbulent guitar of James Hanna. This is the sound of a band coming into its own, and having fun doing it. It is quite dreamy, checkit out at their myspace.

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