MI-GU: Shimmy’s guitar pedals!
"Mechanical Mammoth" by Mystical Weapons (Sean Lennon & Greg Saunier) is Rolling Stone’s Daily Download!
"I met Sean when Deerhoof opened for Plastic Ono Band and we got along so fine that when he needed a local opener for Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger’s San Francisco show one time, he said ‘Why don’t we do an improv duo?’" Download "Mechanical Mammoth" and read the rest at RollingStone.com
Watch Mike Watt’s infomercial on MI-GU at VICE Noisey.
MI-GU are Yuko Araki with Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu. Their new album, Choose The Light comes out on Chimera Music October 2. Choose The Light collects tracks from the three import albums, selected by Chimera Music, remastered by MI-GU and available on vinyl for the first time.
Araki & Shimizu are also members of Cornelius group (Keigo Oyamada), Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, If By Yes, and Brother’s Sister’s Daughter (with Mike Watt).
Catch MI-GU performing at:
10/4 Union Pool, Brooklyn (with Nels Cline’s Eye Bone)
10/12 Bell House, Brooklyn (with Mike Watt’s Missing Men)
Yoko Ono with Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
Out 25 Sept 2012, $15.
Now available to pre-order from the Chimera Music Store.
"This is NYC avant garde convergence at its finest. The idea of a meeting between Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore is so perfect, so obvious, the only shock is that it didn’t happen earlier. Recorded in 2011 at Manhattan’s Sear Sound, the album features lead vocals by Yoko, with backing vocals & guitars by Kim & Thurston. It’s a wild collision of song-form, poetics, free-rock & classic glossolalic ecstasy. Yoko has not allowed herself to sound this raw since the earliest recordings of the Plastic Ono Band. There’s a remarkably empathic & comfortable quality to the sound. The 3 communicate as though they’d been playing together forever."
Watch The Flaming Lips & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band - Brain Of Heaven
Stream The Flaming Lips & Plastic Ono Band’s Joint EP
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"During the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavík, Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band surprised the crowd by inviting tUnE-yArDs on stage, who performed a cover of Yoko Ono’s ‘We’re All Water’. They were joined by Ono at the end of the performance, who turned to the crowd to praise frontwoman Merrill Garbus. ‘She’s great, right?’ Ono asked.”- Pitchfork