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TASHAKI MIYAKI SHARE COVER OF
PRINCE'S "THE BEAUTIFUL ONES"
ANNOUNCE THE COVERS EP
The Covers EP Coming Later This Fall
Tour Supporting Allah-Las Kicking off November 14th at Austin, TX's The Parish
"It's all so pretty I'm afraid saying anything else might diminish it." - The FADER
(Credit: Marc Gabor)
Tashaki Miyaki enjoy exploring sounds, ideas, and approaches by recording covers of songs they like. "It takes the pressure off our own work and allows us to have fun and try new things." After completing recording on their upcoming full length and having some down time before their upcoming North American tour with the Allah-Las, Tashaki Miyaki have been hanging out in the studio with local legend producer/engineer Joel Jerome and covering everything from Prince to Harry Nilsson. "The Beautiful Ones" is the band's favorite Prince track off the beloved album Purple Rain.
Download and share "The Beautiful Ones" (Prince Cover) here via Soundcloud / Stereogum.
Tashaki Miyaki was born out of a late night jam between Lucy and Rocky in early 2011. Shortly after they started making recordings as a duo with friend and producer/engineer Joel Jerome (Dios, Babies on Acid). After posting a couple songs on bandcamp there was sudden response from bloggers and business types alike, including being flown to London to play a private event for Converse at the legendary 100 Club. Realizing they needed to fill out their live sound, they asked friend and bassist Dora Hiller to join. Since then they have recorded a self titled EP, a single (Best Friend, Luvluvluv Records), a 7" of Everly Brothers Covers (Rough Trade's For Us Records), a tape of all their early recordings on Burger Records, as well as toured North America and the UK. They are currently in the midst of recording their debut full length.
11/14 The Parish Austin, TX
11/15 Limelight San Antonio, TX
11/16 Fitzgerald's Downstairs Houston, TX
11/18 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
11/19 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
11/20 The Mothlight Asheville, NC
11/21 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
11/22 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
11/23 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA
11/24 Music Hall, Brooklyn, NY
11/26 Petit Campus Montreal, QC
11/27 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ONT
11/28 Lager House Detroit, MI
11/29 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
12/01 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
12/04 Electric Owl Vancouver, BC
12/05 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
12/06 Star Theater Portland, OR
12/09 The Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz, CA
12/10 Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
12/11 Los Angeles show at the El Rey
12/12 The Casbah San Diego, CA
12/13 Observatory Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Video for "In The Heat Of The Moment"
Debuts on Noisey Today
Chasing Yesterday Out March 3rd
Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. It's the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock'n'roll and even some space jazz (!) - whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. On producing the album, Noel said:
"It was a major pain in the arse. It's not that I've ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: 'right, what are we doing today?' I was making the whole thing up as I went along."
The first single to be taken from the album will be, 'In The Heat Of The Moment.' This hypnotic track was inspired by a documentary in which an astronaut said that going into space for the first time feels like touching the face of God. "If that's not an opening line for a song I don't know what is" said Mr Gallagher.
Chasing Yesterday will be released on March 3rd via Sour Mash Records, available on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl and digitally. The album can be pre-ordered today on Noel's website by clicking here on iTunes here and Amazon here.
'In The Heat Of The Moment' will be released on November 17th digitally and on limited edition 7 inch vinyl with B side entitled 'Do The Damage.' Fans can catch up with Noel on the latest cover of NME and they can click here for a first look at the video for 'In The Heat Of The Moment.'