Posted in music | tour dates on May 21, 2014


Led by Yoshimi of Boredoms, OOIOO have been around since the '90s, making highly-rhythmic, experimental music with each new album rarely sounding like its predecessor. The band released Gamel last year in Japan (their first since 2009) which is based around the ancient instrument, the gamelan, and is said to be the most representative of the band's live sound. You can stream "Atatawa" from it and watch a live performance of album-opener "Don Ah" below. It gets a worldwide release on July 1 via Thrill Jockey.

OOIOO will be coming over from Japan to play some live dates this summer, including two in NYC: July 18 at Rough Trade and July 20 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for Rough Trade go on sale today at noon, and no word yet on LPR.

All dates are listed, along with song stream and video, below...


O O I O O - 2014 T O U R DATES
July 15 (Wed.) CHICAGO, IL - Lincoln Hall
July 17 (Fri.) WASHINGTON DC - R & R
July 18 (Fri.) BROOKLYN, NY - Rough Trade
July 19 (Sat.) BOSTON - TBC
July 20 (Sun.) NEW YORK, NY - LPR
July 21 (Mon.) PHILADELPHIA - Johnny Brendas
July 22 (Tue.) TORONTO, ON - Lees Palace
July 23 (Wed.) DETROIT, MI - MOCA Detroit



Tags: Boredoms, OOIOO

Comments (10)

my cat was reading this post over my shoulder and just jumped under the bed. he won't come out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:58 AM

I know what that's like, 10:58. I often read BV with my pet macaw on my shoulder, and every time a new Speedy Ortiz article is posted, he starts going BRAWK BRAWK BRAWK BRAWWWWWK over and over nonstop! I have to stick him in the closet to shut that fucker up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:20 PM

^ I think it was a nod to OOIOO's Japanese heritage. That's kind of fucked up, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:50 PM

12:16 has a lot of time to kill until 4:00 PM dinner at his retirement community center

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:10 PM

I really like that one song where they are just beating on tom toms and that one girl is screeming

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:12 PM

Oh my god, oh my god! My twin brother has been shot!! I think it was an Asian gang or something. There was this guy, he looked Asian, and he was speaking another language, I'm pretty sure it was... Asian.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:47 PM

^Wrong, he was black, definitely black.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 10:12 AM

The released is very great and a lot of people are really waiting for it.

Posted by Steven C Wyer | June 9, 2014 6:12 AM

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