Published on October 18th, 2012 | by greg0
Boris announce split 7″ with Asobi Seksu
Finally…some news about Boris. I was beginning to wonder what was going on with them as they’re usually a busier group.
Legendary Japanese trio Boris announce a limited edition split 7″ with recent tour mates Asobi Seksu available as a Record Store Day exclusive release on Black Friday, November 23, 2012. Additionally, Boris post new 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.
BORIS WINTER TOUR 2012
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
12/11 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