Asobi Seksu and legendary Japanese trio Boris have announced a limited edition split 7″ which will be available as a Record Store exclusive release on Black Friday, Nov. 23, and can be pre-ordered here.
The forthcoming split single features each band covering a song by the other. Asobi Seksu takes on Boris’ majestic “Farewell” off of their album Pink, while Boris reworks “New Years” from Asobi Seksu’s Citrus, here as “Neu Years.” The vinyl edition will include a download code with additional classic songs from both bands.
Polyvinyl’s dream pop band Asobi Seksu is widely known for their shoe-gaze influenced effect-laden sound. Since their beginning in 2001, the band, led by vocalist/keyboardist Yuki Chikudate and guitarist/vocalist James Hanna, has released four albums and various singles. Asobi Seksu toured supporting Boris in the fall of 2011, cementing the friendship between the two bands leading up to this endeavor of mutual admiration covering each others’ songs.