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Thursday, September 25, 2008

New contest :: Fujiya and Miyagi's knickerbocker glory

I have no idea what Brighton's Fujiya & Miyagi are enticingly chanting over their sleek electronic beats in this song, the first single from their new album Lightbulbs (out now on Deaf, Dumb & Blind Records). With a sound described as "maybe Serge Gainsbourg with a PhD in electronics backed by David Byrne’s Eno-produced scratchy guitar mixed by MF Doom," this album is effortlessly cool.

FUJIYA & MIYAGI: "KNICKERBOCKER"


If you are confused by the lyrics but dig F&M as much as I do (or want to give em a shot) I have a prize pack for a lucky winner -- one copy of the new album Lightbulbs and a Fujiya & Miyagi tshirt.

Have at it in the comments if you'd like to win.


F&M OCTOBER SHOWS
Oct 22 - MERCURY LOUNGE NEW YORK
Oct 23 - WEBSTER HALL NEW YORK
Oct 24 - PARADISE BOSTON
Oct 25 - BOTTOM LOUNGE CHICAGO
Oct 27 - CHOP SUEY SEATTLE
Oct 28 - THE INDEPENDENT SAN FRANCISCO
Oct 30 - THE TROUBADOUR LOS ANGELES

Side note: Pretty sure he might have gotten that shirt at Target.



OTHER CONTEST UPDATE:

The winners of the Brian Wilson contest are:
Vinyl album - jeremy v.
7" vinyl single - kouzie
CD - Jamoo

All the comments were marvelous and I very much enjoyed being transported for a bit while reading through them all. Winners, please email me with your addresses (although you are all winners in my book).

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5 Comments:

At September 25, 2008 11:30 PM, Anonymous Christian said...

i work with a bunch of japanese students and i always mess with them and ask why they haven't heard of fujiya and miyagi...i suppose there is probably a japanese band out there named "dickens and clark" (or something else obnoxiously english-sounding)...Christian

 
At September 26, 2008 12:27 AM, Blogger Dainon. said...

I wore out their first CD. Played it for, what, two years before this one finally came out? Playing it on the radio is a real plus, too, especially if someone calls in to ask who it is. Try saying the band name three times fast. It really truly sounds amazing ... or that you were a huge fan of the Karate Kid films. Something like that.

Man, I want that T-shirt.

 
At September 26, 2008 8:11 AM, OpenID miketoddandi said...

It's too early in the morning for me to think of anything clever to write. But I know I'd like a prize!

--Michael

 
At September 26, 2008 9:35 PM, Anonymous Still Kicking said...

Vanilla, strawberry, knickerbocker glory...
check out Wiki
Knickerbocker glory is an English ice cream sundae and sponge cake

 
At September 28, 2008 7:23 PM, Blogger Trey Dunn said...

My entire family was killed in a horrific moose accident. There were antlers here and moose piss there.... man I dont think I will ever get over it.

That CD might help now that I am thinking about. Yeah it really would!

 

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