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