So, I guess people are calling this guy the Japanese electro-ier Sufjan Stevens. I don’t know about that, but I am obsessed with this song, as well as many of the others I’ve heard. The sounds are amazing. And Shugo apparently plays most (or all) of the instruments himself.
AND DUDE, the bass/bassline in the song is FUCKING AWESOME. Seriously, listen to that shit!
Also, is this not some of the most adorable album art you have ever seen?
Shugo Tokumaru is on tour with one of my very favorite bands, The Magnetic Fields, at the moment. NYC show is 10/22, Jersey City Lowes Theater is 10/23 (I originally decided not to go to this one, but Mr. Tokumaru’s inclusion may sway me otherwise, as long as I’m back from California in time—damn vacations?). Learn more here.
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