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Asobi Seksu is the debut album by New York-based shoegazing band Asobi Seksu. It was released on May 18, 2004 through Friendly Fire Recordings in the US, and on June 4, 2007 in Europe by One Little Indian Records.





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Artist/Band Information

Asobi Seksu is an American dream pop band based in New York City. Their music draws influence from the shoegazing genre as well, and similarly uses a textured and effects-heavy vocal and guitar sound. The band consists of Yuki Chikudate (vocals, keyboards) and James Hanna (guitar, vocals).

History

They were originally known as Sportfuck, and in 2001 released their first self-titled EP. Finding the name juvenile, the band soon changed their name to Asobi Seksu.httphttp Their full length self-titled debut album followed in May 2004. They regrouped with a new rhythm section for their second album, Citrus, which was recorded in Gigantic Studios, New York City, with producer Chris Zane and released in 2006 by Friendly Fire. One Little Indian Records signed the band in Europe and re-released the band's first album and the follow-up Citrus in 2007. In early 2009, the band released their third studio album Hush. The album was released to generally positive reviews, with many critics citing a shift in the band's shoegaze direction to a more mellow, dream pop sound.

In May 2009, Yuki Chikudate released a single with Pocket called "Sampo." The track included remixes by Mux Mool, Blue Eyes, and Craig Wedren. In November 2009, a tour-only CD retitled Rewolf, featuring newly recorded acoustic versions of the band's back catalog, was released worldwide.

Song appearances in media

Asobi Seksu's songs have been featured in various television shows, including The L Word and the British television series Skins. The song "Layers" from Hush was also featured in an episode of Ugly Betty. Their non-album track "Stay Awake" was included on the Adult Swim compilation album Warm & Scratchy in May 2007. The band provided music for So Yong Kim's 2007 film In Between Days and contributed an original score for Kim's 2009 film Treeless Mountain. The song "Thursday" was featured in The Exploding Girl which was produced and edited by Kim and directed by her husband Bradley Rust Gray. Kim also directed the music video for the song.http

Discography

Studio albums

* Asobi Seksu (May 18, 2004)

* Citrus (May 30, 2006) (#21 UK Indie Chart in 2007)

* Hush (February 17, 2009)

* Rewolf (worldwide release of Acoustic at Olympic Studios) (November 10, 2009)

* Fluorescence (February 14, 2011)

Singles

;From Asobi Seksu

* "Walk on the Moon" (May 14, 2007)

*# "Walk on the Moon" – 4:35

*# "Sooner" – 3:48

*# "Walk on the Moon" (Enhanced Video)

;From Citrus

* "Thursday" (August 6, 2007)

*# "Thursday" (Radio Edit) – 3:26

*# "New Years" – 3:03

* "Strawberries" (November 12, 2007)

*# "Strawberries" – 3:59

*# "Strawberries" (CSS Remix) – 3:19

*# "Strawberries" (The Whip Remix) – 4:48

*# "Strawberries" (Ulrich Schnauss Remix) – 3:45

* "Goodbye" (March 10, 2008)

*# "Goodbye" (Paul 'P-Dub' Walton Radio Mix) – 3:18

*# "Thursday" – 4:17

;From Hush

* "Me & Mary" (November 18, 2008)

*# "Me & Mary" – 3:07

*# "Breathe Into Glass" – 3:52

* "Familiar Light" (February 23, 2009)

*# "Familiar Light" – 3:23

*# "Familiar Light" (Twins Remix) – 3:21

* "Transparence" EP (August 25, 2009 – US)

*# "Transparence" – 3:53

*# "Urusai Tori" – 3:19

*# "Transparence" (Aa Remix) – 3:03

*# "Miniature Cities" – 5:51

* "Layers" (December 7, 2009 – UK)

*# "Layers" – 4:01

*# "Urusai Tori" – 3:19

*# "Transparence" (Aa Remix) – 3:03

*# "Miniature Cities" – 5:51

Non-album singles & EPs

* Sportfuck EP (2001) (released when the band was still known as Sportfuck)

* "Stay Awake"/"Then He Kissed Me" (November 20, 2007)

*# "Stay Awake" – 5:31

*# "Then He Kissed Me" (The Crystals cover) – 2:33

* "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" (December 10, 2007)

*# "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" (Ramones cover) – 3:08

*# "New Years" – 3:03

Live albums

* Live at the Echo 10/6/06 (October 31, 2006)

* Live from SoHo (2007)

* Acoustic at Olympic Studios (tour-only CD; reissued for wide release as Rewolf) (February 8, 2009)

References

Category:2000s music groups

Category:American alternative rock groups

Category:Musical groups established in 2001

Category:Musical groups from New York

Category:American musicians of Asian descent

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