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DOWNLOAD: Shugo Tokumaru - Parachute (MP3 in a ZIP file)


Tokyo-based Shugo Tokumaru discovered his musical ingenuity at an early age, expressing his unique conceptions on albums; you may or may not be familiar with, "Night Piece" and "L.S.T." For "Exit", Shugo's US debut, he enlisted the help of his Mac, a few microphones and little else to avoid the restraint felt when recording in a traditional studio. Using over 50 different instruments, most of which Shugo plays himself.

"Exit", due out September 2nd, 2008 on Almost Gold Recordings, is a universally compelling blend of pop, folk and new music drawing inspiration from such diverse artists as Brian Wilson and Sun Ra.
Tickets are on sale for a September 23rd Shugo Tokumaru at Mercury Lounge - a nice small venue for what I'm thinking is his NYC debut. It's about time! He also has a show scheduled in Montreal on October 3rd. New fancy-label album art and tracklist below...


1. Parachute
2. Green Rain
3. Clocca
4. Future Umbrella
5. Button
6. Sanganichi
7. D.P.O.
8. Hidamari
9. La La Radio
10. Wedding
Shugo Tokumaru - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 23 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Oct 3 - TBA Montreal, Quebec
Oct 10 - PARK SQUARE Sendai, Japan
Oct 11 - Genzo-ya Morioka, Japan



Comments (12)

"chinese people are mad smart"

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:26 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:26 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:31 PM

this shit sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 4:14 PM

"this shit sucks"

that's what they say about your mom

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 4:18 PM

He's called the "the Sufjan of Japan" :)
I love them both actually.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 4:28 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 4:38 PM

more like the Jon Brion of Japan. BTW I want more Jon Brion news. Also, where can I download the Jon Brion music from Step Brothers. Jon Brion.

Posted by baby genius | August 6, 2008 7:56 PM

just got more details:

Shugo Tokumaru to make USA Debut
at Mercury Lounge on Sept. 23rd

Acclaimed Japanese multi-instrumentalist Shugo Tokumaru will showcase his infectious blend of pop, folk and new music at his long-awaited US performance at New York City's Mercury Lounge on September 23rd, 2008. The show will feature a collaboration between Shugo and very special guests Jon Natchez and Perrin Cloutier of Beirut with Bang on a Can's Lawson White of So Percussion.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 8, 2008 10:49 AM

Thanks for the info on Shugo.

Jon Brion is touring with Aimee Mann's band - they put on a fine show at Billyburg Music Hall last week.

Posted by drewo | August 8, 2008 11:08 AM

but i'm in school. damn it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2008 4:59 AM

Shugo Tokumaru

September, 13 2008 at The Empty Bottle
Not Available , Chicago, Illinois
Cost : 15

The Empty Bottle & The Wire present ’Adventures in Modern Music’ featuring Flying Lotus / Shugo Tokumaru / Blues Control / Lau Nau

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2008 9:53 AM

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