In a few weeks, Southern California’s leading interpreter of shoegazed J-pop Meishi Smile will release Lust, his debut album. The first single, “Pale,” bounces like a kid in Epcot, or like me listening to Meishi Smile. Lust was mastered by Yoshino Yoshikawa, of the great Japanese digital label Maltine (check Meishi’s T-shirt), and it comes out on vinyl, CD and as a free download on January 28th via Attack the Music and Meishi’s own label Zoom Lens. Preorder here, and hear snippets of the whole album below the premiere.
Stream: Meishi Smile, “Pale”
Stream: Meishi Smile’s Lust LP Preview