Tokyo Gig Guide’s Farm Party is back!
For Farm Party #8 at Ruby Room in Shibuya on May 10th, Abikyokan will be joined by come to my party and 1000s of cats. DJs include our friends The Dad Jackets and Ian Martin.
Tokyo Gig Guide presents Farm Party #8
Date: Friday 10 May 2013
Venue: Ruby Room, Shibuya, Tokyo
Open: 18:30, start 19:00
Cost: 1000yen (+ drink)
Live: come to my party, abikyokan, 1000s of cats
DJs: The Dad Jackets (Roodmin & Vinski), Ian Martin (Call and Response Records), Timutaku (Alternative Current), Grant McGaheran (Abikyokan)
We’ve started recording our new EP at Goatbabe – four brand new songs, three of which we played for the first time at our last gig.
Hopefully we’ll be playing live in April or May – more news soon.
For now, here are some photos of the AbiLads lost in the white heat of creativity.
Big thanks and love to all of you who came to see us at Yellow Vision last Sunday! We had a wonderful time. We’re hoping to record the new songs we played soon. For now here are some photos of the show by Chie Ozaki, Kyoko Ogawa and Nami Kato.
Our first gig of 2013 will be with our friends GARINOISE for their album release party.
2月24日（日） 2012/2/24 (Sunday)
Garinoise Album Release Event
at Asagaya Yellow Vision
19時開場 / Open 19:00 / 19時半開演 / Start 19:30
1500円＋1Drinkオーダー / 1500円 plus one drink order
出演： / LIVE:
ガリノイズ / Garinoise
[佐藤信昭 Sato Nobuaki (Vo/G/DrumMachine/Composed), 小倉純一 Ogura Junichi (G/B/Synth), 山田花乃 Yamada Kano (Dance), 直江実樹 Naoe Miki (Radio)]
中川一郎 / Nakagawa Ichiro
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Abikyokan – Rock Lights
New song in time for Christmas.
Recorded at Goatbabe Kameido in November 2012.
Jacob Arntson – voice, harmonica
Craig Exton – Casiotone keyboard
Grant McGaheran – synth
Tatsumi Ochiai – guitar
DM-1 – ice beats
Here’s some photos of us at Kameido Goatbabe, where we’re recording our new song.
Hopefully it will be ready for you to hear at Christmas.
We’re playing live with Naoe Miki and Garinoise in February.
Love from the AbiLads xoxo
We’re currently jamming a wide variety of new, strange and hopefully beautiful material which we hope to release as a single, EP or something else this winter.
Here’s some photos of us at Tatsumi’s underground redoubt in Kameido, Goatbabe.
Some photos taken by Yukie from Liquor Store:
And this one by Nami, and this one by Craig (the end of the night turned into an all-in drunken jam):
Abikyokan will be playing live this Friday September 28th at Rosso 350 in Shinjuku (near Shinjuku Gyoen Mae and Shinjuku Sanchome stations). It should be a fun party!
Doors open at 7:30 and entry is 1500yen but this includes 3 drinks!
Abikyokan will be on at around 8:30.
Also playing is Liquor Store, and more.
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Abikyokan – The 24 Hours EP
1. 24 Hours (3:06)
2. Your Tattoo (4:01)
3. Thicker Stuff (4:23)
Released 30 August 2012
Written, recorded and produced by Abikyokan in Hirai and Kameido, Tokyo, Summer 2012
Jacob Arntson – vocals, guitar, synth
Grant McGaheran – drums, beats, samples, synths
Tatsumi Ochiai – synths, guitar
Craig Exton – bass guitar
Free download on Bandcamp
Free download on Soundcloud