Sunday, April 30, 2006

It's Citrus-tastic, Citrus-alicious even

Asobi Seksu -- CitrusSo as promised here is a taste of the forthcoming Asobi Seksu record, which is threatening to assume the title of "my favorite record of the year so far" with each passing listen. Incidentally, just Friday we received the remastered version of Meneguar's triumphant tour de force I Was Born At Night, and if it wasn't disqualified from contention due to its release and our excessive fawning over it in the 2005, that would be at the top of our list. But that's not why you called... Asobi Seksu's Citrus is at turns delicate and powerful, dreamy and forthright. It's hands-down the best shoegaze record of the last 10 years. If you are into that sort of thing. Which clearly we are. The guitar-heavy and melodic set is a series of spine-tingling moments, not the least of which is the seven-minute epic "Red Sea," whose pummelling conclusion you will be sure to play over and over again. Have a listen. Citrus streets May 30 on Friendly Fire, but you may as well pre-order it because all the cool kids will be talking about it all summer.

Asobi Seksu -- "Red Sea" -- Citrus
[Pre-order Citrus from Friendly Fire here]

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