Baeblemusic Concert Music Videos: Asobi Seksu at McCarren Park

Full Concerts From The Best Bands.
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DATE

7.30.2006
LOCATION

McCarren Park
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DURATION

36 minutes 12 seconds
PLAYS

16151
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Song Listing
StrawberriesNew YearsPink Cloud Tracing Paper
GoodbyeSoonerNefi + Girly
ThursdayI'm Happy But You Don't Like Me
Show Review

There've been countless shoegazing bands since My Bloody Valentine's emergence the late '80s, but only Asobi Seksu can claim to be a co-ed, bilingual, multi-ethnic, sexually-charged shoegazing band. They've got a patent on that subgenre, to be sure, and shoegaze is alive and well in their capable hands.

With its open-air amphitheater and wide expanses, McCarren Park Pool is the perfect venue for such a group. James Hanna's reverb-coated guitar echoes off the concrete surroundings, sounding more like an entire rock symphony than a single instrument, and Yuki Chikudate's vocals drift into the lazy afternoon sky. For a group intent on using noise as a musical instrument, the conditions of this gig - great weather, open sky, an entire hollowed-out pool waiting to be filled with music - couldn't have been better.

-Andrew Leahey