Asobi Seksu release "Layers" (Acoustic At Olympic Studio) + tour dates w/ White Lies

Brand New Single "Layers" - Digital bundle release out on 7th December 2009 on One Little Indian

Asobi Seksu

White Lies main support 18th Nov - 5th Dec

"Layers" is taken from 'Acoustic At Olympic Studios'

One of the last albums ever recorded at London's renowned Olympic Studios (where The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who have all recorded), 'Acoustic At Olympic Studios' finds Asobi Seksu stripped down to core duo - vocalist Yuki Chikudate and guitarist James Hanna to give listeners a fresh take on songs spanning the band's career.

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Here, Asobi Seksu replaces its sonic layer of guitars with beautiful new arrangements achieved mainly through the use of acoustic instruments.

Asobi Seksu embraced the opportunity to record at Olympic Studios on an off day during it's 2008 UK tour, only months before the 50-year old studio closed its doors for good.

The songs included on 'Acoustic At Olympic Studios' re-imagine the texturized dream-pop of the band's three prior full-lengths [February’s "Hush", "Citrus" (2006) and "Asobi Seksu" (2004)]. In addition, the album features tracks previously only available as B-sides and a gorgeous cover of Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star) "Suzanne."

Later mixed by Billy Pavone (the touring bassist for Asobi Seksu) at his home studio in Brooklyn, 'Acoustic At Olympic Studios' reflects on music from the group's past with an eye toward its future. Although this recording marks a final chapter in the historic studio's legacy, it also turns a new page for Asobi Seksu - one that witnesses the band adding renewed depth to its songwriting.

"The perfect ratio of sweet vocal to abrasive rock" - The Guardian

"Sumptuous slices of bliss pop with an art punk edge" - **** Uncut

"Stunningly beautiful...breathtaking" - NME

"Compelling, propulsive and grinding" - Q

"Poise, confidence and beauty run lithely throughout" - The Fly

"Towering, stately, gorgeous, swooning" - Rock Sound

The White Lies November/December 2009 tour dates are as follows:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

23-Nov Norwich @ UEA
24-Nov Sheffield @ Academy
25-Nov Nottingham @ Rock City
27-Nov Manchester @ Apollo
28-Nov Glasgow @ Academy
29-Nov Newcastle @ Academy
1-Dec Portsmouth @ Guildhall
2-Dec Bristol @ Academy
4-Dec Cardiff @ University
5-Dec Birmingham @ Academy

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