Thursday, September 22, 2011

Show preview: Asobi Seksu at Schubas, 9/25

By Andrew Hertzberg

Dreampop, shoegaze, noiserock…not just words that Microsoft Word Dictionary doesn’t recognize, but the general and vague descriptors of the music Asobi Seksu makes. The Brooklyn duo’s been crafting this sound – lush, shimmering, bright, whatever – for almost a decade now. Although you may think that all of these generalized adjective and band descriptors would fit better in a larger venue to give them a chance to breathe, the band is playing the more intimate Schubas on Sunday, September 25th (tickets here) which actually, makes just as much (if not more) sense. Their newest album, Fluorescence out earlier this year, starts to move a little bit away from the My Bloody Valentine noisescape layered walls of sound into a cleaner '60s girl group territory, although still retaining the volatility of the former. Get a taste with the –lush, shimmering, bright – video for "Perfectly Crystal" below. As for Sunday, the show is $14, 21+ and starts at 8 PM with White Birds opening.

Asobi Seksu "Perfectly Crystal" from Billy Pavone on Vimeo.

Asobi Seksu - Trails by Polyvinyl Records

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