Published Sep 27, 2010British quartet Fujiya and Miyagi have been gracing us with their distinctive take on Krautrock and pop since forming in 2000. Their last proper album, 2008's Lightbulbs, saw them continue down the same path as previous releases with funky bass lines and spacey synths. Now, they've apparently changed up the formula for their upcoming fourth album.
The new record is called Ventriloquizzing and will be released on January 25 via Yep Roc in North America and Full Time Hobby in the UK. The album was demoed in Brighton, England and recorded in California with co-producer Thomas Monahan, who has worked with Devendra Banhart and Vetiver. According to a press release, "This album finds them moodier, darker and deeper than ever before."
Album track "Sixteen Shades of Black and Blue" is available for streaming or downloading via the band's site here. If you click that link, make sure you roll your mouse across the navigation menu and watch all sorts of diabolical things happen to the puppet versions of the band.
Fujiya and Miyagi are also gearing up to embark on a massive world tour that will start in November. We'll give you the details as they're announced.