Polyvinyl is pleased to announce the fourth full length by Brooklyn-based shoegaze quartet Asobi Seksu, and the addition of Japanese pop-experimentalist Shugo Tokumaru to the Polyvinyl Family!
Asobi Seksu's highly anticipated fourth full-length, Fluorescence, out February 15, 2011 in the US, features the lead single "Trails"--catchy and chaotic to the core, paying homage to the pitch-perfect songwriting of the ‘60s. “Coming Up” sets the scene by plowing into beehive-like synth lines and warp speed washes of dream-pop that leave you wondering just what the hell is going on. The album features artwork from acclaimed designer Vaughan Oliver (Cocteau Twins, Pixies), and will be available on CD, LP (Gatefold Jacket, 180 gram pink vinyl limited edition of 1,500), and digital formats. Click the link below to receive a free download of "Trails."
Also set for release on February 15, 2011, is Port Entropy, the 4th album from critically-acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shugo Tokumaru, the newest addition to the Polyvinyl family. Throughout Port Entropy, Tokumaru's arrangements soar to new heights -- most prominently in the coda of standout track “Lahaha.” Conversely, the twinkling piano lullaby "Linne" showcases a quieter, more introspective side of Tokumaru's songwriting. Listen to "Lahaha" for free by clicking the link below.
Both albums are available for pre-order below. Check out the sweet package deals that include both albums + 4 other Asobi Seksu titles, all for super cheap.Hide More
Our favorite Japanese pop wizard, Shugo Tokumaru, is back with a new album, In Focus?, and it's available for pre-order now!
The album will be released throughout North America, UK, and Europe early next year (1/22/13) on CD, LP (clear vinyl), and digital formats. All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout, so you can listen right now while you wait for your package to ship!
Check out the video for the first single "Decorate" above, or stream it on Soundcloud below.
Shugo Tokumaru's new track "Malerina" debuted today on RCRD LBL. The track is from Tokumaru's upcoming release Port Entropy, which comes out next week, and is "infectiously happy" according to RCRD LBL. Click the link below to hear "Malerina" over at RCRD LBL, and head over to the Polyvinyl store to pre-order your copy of Port Entropy.
If you haven't gotten a chance to check out Shugo Tokumaru's insanely catchy new single, "Lahaha," now is the best time! The song is Today's Top Tune on KCRW and can be downloaded for free. Click the link below to check it out. If you like what you hear, head on over to our online store where you can pick up a copy of Port Entropy on green vinyl.
The new Shugo Tokumaru album, In Focus?, will be our first release of 2013, and we couldn't be more thrilled! Stereogum just posted the album's second track "Katachi" and called it a "lush piece of bliss..." Check it out HERE.
The album comes out 1/22 on CD / LP (clear vinyl) / digital formats. Grab a copy from our online store RIGHT HERE.
And don't forget about Shugo's upcoming US tour with Kishi Bashi. Check out the dates & get tickets on our TOUR PAGE.