The two bands have recently played some shows together in Scotland, but there are no plans in place for a joint tour of Japan. Music speaks for itself and vocals are one facet of that language. Popular Posts Latest Comment. Stream or buy on: Indie otaku waited with baited breath and increasing impatience until suddenly, this summer, Geographic and Domino Records announced the release of Two Sunsets, preceded by the single Vivid Youth.
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Part celebration of life, part mourning of passing; the woodwind mixing through male and female voices is quietly beautiful.
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Author of this article Iain Maloney Articles. All the songs gain strength from the varied instrumentation wind chimes, wood flutes, an off-kilter but just right guitar style tenniscoatx to the collaboration by Ueno of the Tenniscoatsand they are also helped along pasrels the tender singing of Sayawho blends perfectly with the reliably great singing of the Pastels ‘ Stephen and Katrina.
Autumn Small Gathering Sunday Afternoon. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Song for a Friend. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Release Date September 22, Tenniscoats are out on the fringes of music, playing with the boundaries paztels the spaces.
Indie otaku waited with baited breath and increasing impatience until suddenly, this summer, Geographic and Domino Records announced the release of Two Sunsets, preceded by the single Vivid Youth. The opening track Tokyo Glasgow is instrumental. My interest in this album started back in Scotland in during the Pasetls festival. Other lyrics are one or two lines repeated.
Streams Videos All Posts. And boy was it worth the wait. They ignore the rules of song writing, esteeming internal logic and instinct in their place. pasttels
Pastels / Tenniscoats “Two Sunsets”
Indie senpai The Pastels were joined onstage by Saya and Takashi from Tenniscoats and the music they played captivated the audience until an amplifier blew and stopped the show. In a career that’s been getting more and more pastoral as time moves on, the long-running since !
Leave a Comment While Stephen and Katrina sing in English, Saya slips effortlessly between English and Japanese, highlighting the mixing of cultures, the harmony of influences this album and its title encapsulates. The mating of the two bands makes for a perfectly wonderful collaboration, the Pastels giving the often aimless Tenniscoats some structure and the Tenniscoats ‘ experimentalism helping to free up the Pastels ‘ sound in an exciting way. Some of the tunes are fully formed pop numbers, like the truly lovely and warm “Vivid Youth” and their cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain ‘s “About You”; some are short, almost soundtracky musical fragments with melodies that drift aimlessly and beautifully like leaves in the breeze.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. This is an album built around the haiku aesthetic, where less is more, and silence can speak louder than mere words ever could. Periodically tantalising comments would appear online about a proposed record collaboration between the two bands.
The Pastels / Tenniscoats: Two Sunsets – GaijinPot InJapan
The two bands have recently played some shows together in Scotland, but there are no plans in place for a joint tour of Japan. Romantic Evening Tennisckats All Themes.
Jazz Latin New Age. Teamed with likeminded innocents from Japan the Tenniscoatsthe combined group aided by Teenage Fanclub ‘s Gerard Love and various friends like Bill Wells and Norman Blake rambles through 12 songs like a group of friends sitting around in the late-afternoon sunshine having the relaxed and peaceful time of the summer. While the charts are filled with an endless cycle of unimaginative rehashing, here is an album that shows a new direction, a bravery, searching for originality and honesty, music as art and language rather than the consumable commodity so many view it as.
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Introspection Late Night Partying. The mixing of the two styles makes for a varied album that flows from start to finish like a quiet brook through a wooded glen. Stream or buy on: