Tour Kicking off August 9 
th in San Francisco, CA

"Fall under the Tashaki Miyaki spell" Nylon Magazine
(Credit: Janell Shirtcliff)

Los Angeles' Tashaki Miyaki are pleased to announce their upcoming west coast tour supporting Olympia, WA's Globelamp kicking off next month on August 9th at San Francisco's Brick & Mortar Music Hall. A full list of dates is below.
Tashaki Miyaki was formed in Los Angeles in 2011 after friend/producer/engineer Joel Jerome, recorded a late night jam session.  The result was the band's first original song, "Somethin' is Better Than Nothin" and a cover of the Everly Brothers' classic, "All I have to do is Dream". The two songs were posted to bandcamp and within a couple weeks, the band was invited to London where they played their first ever live show to a packed crowd at the legendary 100 Club. A two-piece at the time, the band explored a minimalist approach. Often utilizing only drums, vocals, and guitar, their intention was to create space in sound. 
Since their inception, Tashaki Miyakihave released three singles and an EP on UK labels Luv Luv Luv, For Us Records (Rough Trade), The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing, as well as a single their own label, Blonde Dog, and a collection of early recordings on taste-maker Burger Records. These releases received international acclaim in the NME, MOJO, The New York Times, and Pitchfork, among others. The Guardian UK deemed the group a "female Jesus and Mary Chain, whose vocals cut like honey-coated razor blades." Although the band has been compared to Mazzy Star, Spiritualized, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tashaki Miyaki considers film to be closer muse. Songs are constructed with visual inspiration. Tashaki Miyaki cites David Lynch and his composer Angelo Badalamenti as well as Sergio Leone's Ennio Morricone to be as big of influences as The Velvet Underground, Neil Young, David Bowie and My Bloody Valentine. Seeing the band perform live is a multi media experience wherein their haunting music is paired with ever changing cinematic backdrops, creating a full sensory experience. This aesthetic has been mirrored in their stark and alluring music videos created by talented filmmaker and friend, Juan Iglesias. 
Tashaki Miyaki have toured and shared stages in North America, Europe and the UK with such notables as Florence and The Machine, The Black Angels, Blonde Redhead, Allah Las, Foxygen, and The Orwells. The band has also performed at art museums around the world including The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and MoMA, New York.  
Tashaki Miyaki has spent the greater part of the past couple years writing and recording a self-produced full length album. As a writer for the Fader once observed of the band's hypnotic sound, "it's so pretty I'm afraid saying anything else might diminish it".
Live Dates:
8/9 Brick & Mortar Music Hall- San Francisco, California
8/11 Doug Fir Lounge- Portland, Oregon
8/12 Barboza- Seattle, Washington
8/13 The Cobalt- Vancouver, Canada
8/15 The Boreal- Eugene, Oregon
8/16 The Holland- Reno, Nevada
8/18 House of Blues- San Diego, California
8/19 Acerogami- Pomona, California