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Asobi Seksu @ Great Scott

Asobi Seksu

Yuki Chikudate and Asobi Seksu performing at Great Scott in Allston.

We went to The Plan at Great Scott on Sat­ur­day night to see the Brook­lyn band Aso­bi Sek­su — I got some good shots of them and two of the open­ing bands.

As I wrote ear­li­er, the new record Cit­rus is an incred­i­ble step for­ward for them, and the live show suc­ceed­ed in dupli­cat­ing the wash of gui­tars and noise, with­out com­plete­ly cov­er­ing up Yuki’s voice. They’re nice peo­ple, too.

The oth­er great thing dur­ing the set were the lights and smoke effects… so cool. The Plan peo­ple are real­ly show­ing up the old Cam­bridge clubs, because it was freak­ing cool.

New to You, New to Me

A cou­ple of music things to post about today – some­thing new, and some­thingnew to me

Asobi SeksuAso­bi Sek­su – Cit­rus

The New York City band released their 2nd album this week, and it’s very good. They always remind­ed me of My Bloody Valen­tine meets Pizzi­ca­to Five, only bet­ter… and I absolute­ly love Sean McCabe’s art­work. Check them out on Myspace, or peep my shots of lead singer Yuki danc­ing with Jen­na.

Tilly and the WallTilly and the Wall – Wild Like Chil­dren

I am so not into Bright Eyes, but I love this band… The album reminds me of 60’s folk music, as sung by Oma­ha hip­sters. Vil­lage Indi­an has some MP3s and an inter­view, and you can check out the video for Ice Storm, Big Gust, and You to get the idea. If you liked Jen­ny Lewis’ solo album, you might like Tilly.

La Laque & Pas/Cal

When I was in New York, Jen­na and I checked out the La Laque & Pas/Cal show at Ton­ic, in the Low­er East Side. They were cel­e­brat­ing the joint release of a 12″ sin­gle.

The real sur­prise for me was how much I liked the Brook­lyn-based La Laque. They’re three girls & three boys, play­ing French New Wave / Surf rock. Lis­ten­ing to the few MP3s out there won’t quite con­vey the ener­gy and feel­ing they exert on stage. I may nev­er lis­ten to anoth­er Stere­o­lab album again [sic].

And it was nice to see Yuki & James (of Aso­bi Sek­su) again… they’re com­ing to Boston soon, and I can’t wait to see them play again.