Asobi Seksu is a 4-piece band from New York that fits nicely into one of my favorite rock niches: shoegazey pop rock. I loves me some crunchy guitars, floating vocals and bashing drums — all of which Asobi delivers in spades. I’ve only become aware of this band recently so I’ll borrow this snippet from their bio and leave it at that:
Asobi Seksu have always been masters at creating musical textures; gauzy, cloudy dreamscapes for their slower songs and squalls of guitar and daisy-chained effect pedals for their barnstormers. What truly distinguishes Citrus, though, is that the band has now married this ability to a finely honed pop sensibility. The songs here aren’t just “pretty,” they’re melodically rich and incredibly catchy. As their captivating live show attests, Asobi Seksu have outgrown the comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and Lush, and have finally realized their potential as one of New York’s greatest bands. True to its name, Citrus is every bit as sweet and delicious as it sounds.
- Watch the video for “Walk on The Moon.”
- Check out more songs on their MySpace page.
- Download songs from the official site.