Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AA Loves: Oh Sunshine

If The Kills were half Japanese and sounded a bit like Reverie Sound Revue at times, you would get Oh Sunshine and that combination is every bit as amazing as it sounds.

Tokyo based Oh Sunshine is comprised of Mikio Hirama and Emily Connor and was formed in 2010. Connor a self-proclaimed anime fanatic moved to Tokyo from New York and had been singingin in c.cedile, before meeting Hirama in 2009 when he was invited to record some guitar work for her previous band.

Blending together their mixed cultural backgrounds, generations (he’s 15 years older), and musical influences, they’ve created some fun bluesy rock that is dangerously catchy.

Check out “I Belong To You” which has some killer slide guitar work by Hirama, while Connor’s voice is sensual as hell.

But to be absolutely floored, check out "I'll Take You Down to the Riverside," which has some of the best janglin steel belly guitar I've heard in a long time.

To see their softer side, check out “Beautiful” which is primarily in Japanese and more than lives up to its title.

Their first EP was released at the end of January and they are fast becoming new indie darlings for the year, so be sure to keep an eye on them.

Oh Sunshine - I'll Take You Down to the Riverside

Oh Sunshine - I'll take you down to the riverside by Aesthetes Anonymous

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