The Bowery Ballroom
Shugo Tokumaru

Shugo Tokumaru

Mirah, OneOne (Satomi from Deerhoof & Saya from Tenniscoats)

Thu, July 11, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$17 advance / $20 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Shugo Tokumaru
Shugo Tokumaru
For the first half of 2012, Tokumaru locked himself inside his home studio while working on In Focus?, often forgetting to eat and sleep for long stretches of time while crafting the record's 15 songs — each of which contains an average of 20 instruments and hundreds of recorded parts that are meticulously mixed together to create a single, cohesive track.

As a result of this extreme care and attention to detail, In Focus? — despite its title — represents the clearest manifestation of Tokumaru's multifaceted musical vision to date. From slow building album opener "Circle"'s perfect transition into standout track "Katachi," to lead single "Decorate" and the beautifully delicate acoustic ballad "Tightrope," it's clear that Tokumaru has again succeeded in writing universal melodies while singing in his native Japanese.

After Tokumaru completed recording and mixing, In Focus? was mastered at Abbey Road Studios — a fitting location for an artist who grew up listening to The Beatles and Japanese pop music and whose music builds on the best elements of both to produce a unique sound irresistible to listeners regardless of their generation or the language they speak.
Mirah
Mirah
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990's. She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various domestic and foreign independent labels.

Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her "incredible voice–a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath." Amrit Singh of Revolt TV has called her "an extraordinary lyricist with a piercing sense of melody and a constant interest in subverting the standards of songcraft and production."

Mirah has always sought the creative company of unique collaborators, from multi-media artists and orchestral composers to dj's, Baltic music enthusiasts, and entomologists. A partial list of some of her collaborators includes Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tara Jane O'Neil, Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Melanie Valera (Tender Forever), Jherek Bischoff, Lori Goldston, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

Her hotly anticipated new release, Changing Light is due out on May 13th on her own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/