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DOWNLOAD: Asobi Seksu - Suzanne (Hope Sandoval cover) (MP3)

Asobi Seksu @ Joe's Pub
Asobi Seksu

"Brooklyn dream-pop outfit Asobi Seksu just released a 10" anchored by "Transparence," a standout from this February's Hush LP. Before the clock strikes '10 they'll have a third release on the year by way of Rewolf, an LP offering acoustic versions of Seksu songs spanning their three albums, including a few b-sides and this cover "Suzanne." As headlined, the source comes not from Leonard Cohen but rather the recently reactivated Mazzy star Hope Sandoval's 2002 album Bavarian Fruit Bread. The warmly narcotic, Velvet-undertoned original is classic Sandoval, but the reverent, acoustic and glockenspiel-tinkled cover is atypical Asobi, a band better known for its shoegaze atmospherics and coruscating waves of James Hanna's guitars." [Stereogum]
The Anna Ternheim + Asobi Seksu + Loney Dear tour is just about complete. Tonight (10/15) they play Maxwell's in Hoboken, and then its second to last stop is Friday (10/16) at Bowery Ballroom. Bowery Ballroom is where Hope Sandoval just played her 2nd of two NYC shows, both of which included "Susanne" in the setlist. Download Asobi's cover above.

Back on September 16th, Asobi Seksu played their own show at Joe's Pub (acoustic). A few more pictures from that set, below...

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Comments (6)

"Warmly narcotic" indeed. Hope Sandoval is the queen of smack-rock, or nod-rock.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 4:31 PM

The singer in Asobi Seksu is smokin hot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 8:41 PM

Last night's show at Maxwell's was really excellent but it's a shame it was so empty. There couldn't have been more than 50 people in the room during Loney Dear

Posted by mp77 | October 16, 2009 9:45 AM

Lonely Dear should not have been the headlining act on this tour. Everybody has been leaving after Asobi Seksu.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 1:01 PM

"Brooklyn dream-pop outfit Asobi Seksu" - I stopped reading after that. Jesus how pretentious can a band-description be? They're a fucking rock band for Christ' sake.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2010 9:10 PM

asobi seksu's singer looks hot.

Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 12:50 PM

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