Monday, November 12, 2012

Boris & Asobi Seksu stream split 7" via SPIN, Boris UK & EU tour dates including All Tomorrow's Parties in December

Legendary Japanese trio Boris and recent tour mates Asobi Seksu are streaming their limited edition split 7" starting today via SPIN Magazine. The EP is a split Sargent House/Polyvinyl Records release that will be available as a Record Store Day exclusive release on Black Friday, November 23, 2012. Both tracks are available for streaming HERE. (Alternate Soundcloud link HERE.)

In December, Boris launches headlining tour dates in the UK and EU, as well as appearances at All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK and State-X New Forms Festival in Holland. See dates below.

The forthcoming split single features each band covering a song by the other. Asobi Seksu takes on Boris' majestic "Farewell" off of their Pink album, while Boris reworks "New Years" from Asobi Seksu's Citrus album here as "Neu Years", a churning dream pop gem. The vinyl edition includes a download card with 4 additional classic songs from both bands. 

Iconoclast trio Boris are widely known for their ability to breach styles and stretch sonic boundaries of all that is heavy, psychedelic, droning and downright cathartic. Their last three albums -- Attention Please, Heavy Rocks and New Album, all released in 2011 via Sargent House -- are perfect testament to the band's vast abilities. Over the span of two decades, the trio, bassist/vocalist Takeshi, guitarist/vocalist Wata and drummer/vocalist Atsuo has issued nearly 20 studio albums, as well as numerous collaborative albums -- including projects with Merzbow, Sunn0))), Ian Astbury and Michio Kurihara of Ghost (who also currently tours with the band as second guitarist) -- EPs and singles on various labels throughout the world.

American dream pop band Asobi Seksu is widely known for their shoegaze influenced effect-laden sound. Since their beginning in 2001, the band led by vocalist/keyboardist Yuki Chikudate and guitarist/vocalist James Hanna has released four albums and various singles. Their most recent album, Fluorescence (Polyvinyl) hit shelves on Valentine's Day 2011 to much critical acclaim. Asobi Seksu toured supporting Boris in the fall of that year, cementing the friendship between the two bands leading up to this endeavor of mutual admiration covering each others' songs. 

12/04  Brighton, UK @ Coalition
12/05  Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
12/06  London, UK @ Scala
12/07  Rye, UK @ All Tomorrow's Parties @ Camber Sands 
12/08  Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
12/10  Dublin, IE @ Whelan's
12/11  Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue
12/12  Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
12/13  Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Warehouse
12/14  Hasselt, BE @ Kunstencentrum Belgie
12/15  The Hague, NE @  The Hague - State-X New Forms Festival
12/16  Karlsruhe,  DE @ Jubez
12/17  Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
12/18  Munich, DE @ Feierwerk e.V.
12/19  Dresden, DE @ Beatpol

Artist: Boris / Asobi Seksu
Album: Asobi Seksu x Boris 
Label: Sargent House / Polyvinyl Records 
Release Date: November 23, 2012 

01. Farewell (Asobi Seksu) 
02. Neu Years (Boris)

Artist: Boris
Album: New Album 
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: December 6th, 2011

01. Flare (MP3)
02. Hope
03. Party Boy
04. Luna
05. Spoon (MP3) 
06. Pardon?
07. Jackson Head
08. Les Paul Custom '86
09. Tu, La La
10. Looprider   

Artist: Boris
Album: Attention Please
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 24th, 2011

01. Attention Please
02. Hope   (MP3) (VIDEO)
03. Party Boy
04. See You Next Week 
05. Tokyo Wonder Land 
06. You
07. Aileron
08. Les Paul Custom '86 
09. Spoon 
10. Hand in Hand 

Artist: Boris
Album: Heavy Rocks  
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 24th, 2011

01. Riot Sugar (MP3) (VIDEO)
02. Leak -Truth, yesnoyesnoyes-
04. Jackson Head 
05. Missing Pieces
06. Key
07. Window Shopping
08. Tu, la la
09. Aileron
10. Czechoslovakia
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