Asobi Seksu Announce New Album, Tour

NYC indie outfit Asobi Seksu has just announced a national tour in support of their brand new album, Citrus. The Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, Cloud Room, Calla)-produced effort is the follow up to the band's 2004 self-titled debut and as you might imagine, they are eager to get out on the road and test out the new material on some live bodies. Though the album doesn't see the light of day until May 30, the quartet will be hitting the road on March 6, playing SXSW, Noise Pop and just about every region of the country before wrapping up on April 9.

Former Fanatic Promotioner Dan Koplowitz's Friendly Fire Recordings will be releasing the album and if you're extra special, you can download a couple of tracks to check out. I apparently fooled someone into believing I was special too because I've checked out "New Years" and "Thursday" and I think it's safe to say that these guys will turn some heads this year. Having seen them in Chicago last year, I can really see these new songs translating well to their live set. So keep your eye out. Tour info below.

03.06.06 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom, w/ Serena Maneesh)
03.07.06 - Norfolk, VA (Relative Theory)
03.08.06 - Washington, DC (DC Nine)
03.09.06 - Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)
03.10.06 - Wilmington, NC (Soapbox)
03.11.06 - Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)
03.12.06 - New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)
03.13.06 - Baton Rouge, LA (Red Star)
03.14.06 - Houston, TX (Walter's on Washington, w/ The Czars)
03.16.06 - Austin, TX (Cheapo Discs In-Store, 2pm)
03.17.06 - Austin, TX (SXSW Showcase at Elysium, w/ The Boy Least Likely To, Love is All, etc.)
03.18.06 - Dallas, TX (The Cavern)
03.21.06 - Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
03.22.06 - Costa Mesa, CA (Detroit Bar)
03.23.06 - Goleta, CA (Mercury Lounge)
03.24.06 - Los Angeles, CA (The Echo, w/ Jana Hunter & Winter Flowers)
03.25.06 - Santa Cruz, CA (The Attic)
03.27.06 - Seattle, WA (Sunset Tavern)
03.28.06 - Portland, OR (TBA)
03.29.06 - Eugene, OR (Luckey's)
03.30.06 - San Francisco, CA (Noise Pop / Rickshaw Stop)
03.31.06 - Bakersfield, CA (Gigantic Vintage)
04.01.06 - Phoenix, AZ (Modified)
04.04.06 - Austin, TX (Emo's)
04.05.06 - Oklahoma City, OK (TBA)
04.06.06 - Memphis, TN (Young Ave. Deli)
04.07.06 - Chicago, IL (TBA)
04.08.06 - Detroit, MI (Magic Stick w/ Pas/Cal)
04.09.06 - Rochester, NY (Bug Jar)

Asobi Seksu Announce New Album, Tour