U.K.-based trio Fujiya and Miyagi is once again trampling the Stateside indie scene with its unrelenting disco-punk-kraut madness.
F & M’s Transparent Things (Nabokov, eh?) has already gained press glory–earning the band recognition as one of Pitchfork’s best 50 artists of 2006, applause from James Murphy, and even Optimo’s blessing. Aside from rampant press and indie-celeb praise, the Bristol-based trio also wrapped up a successful tour (with Lo-Fi FNK) across the U.S. in support of their aforementioned Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Recordings debut. Not bad for a British band hot on the heels of Klaxons (without sounding like them at all).
Like other Deaf, Dumb, and Blind acts (namely Foreign Islands), these guys can’t seem to get enough of the tour bus, and what better way to spend another slew of U.S. dates than in support of Swedish rockers Peter Bjorn and John (another profoundly acclaimed live band). When you’re playing Webster Hall on back-to-back nights, things are definitely headed in the right direction.
Transparent Things is out now on Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Recordings.
4/30 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
5/1 New York, NY: Webster Hall