"Over the last decade, The Pastels have brokered a particularly fruitful relationship with the underground pop music coming out of Japan. Their label, Geographic, released compendiums from 'architects of error' Maher Shalal Hash Baz, nostalgic psych-folk act Nagisa Ni te, and inter-continental dandy Kama Aina; they've played in the always-revolving Maher line-up, and Two Sunsets contributor Bill Wells has recorded two wonderful albums with Maher as well (the latest of which, Gok, was released on Geographic). Two Sunsets, by The Pastels and Japanese pop duo Tenniscoats, thus feels like an absolutely natural development. Both groups have a history of inspired collaboration - Tenniscoats recently recording with Secai and with Tape, both Saya and Takashi Ueno taking part in countless one-off projects and being part-time members of Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and The Pastels of course releasing records with Al Larsen of Some Velvet Sidewalk (as Sandy Dirt), Jarvis Cocker (as The Nu-Forest) and Jad Fair (as, um, Jad Fair And The Pastels)." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2009| GEOGRAPHIC | 15.90

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