June 8, 2011

Tashaki Miyaki: Mysteriously Groovy

Tashaki Miyaki is a mystery. All I know about her (or them) is there's a Bandcamp page and three songs floating around the interweb that are absolutely irresistible: simple and giant room-filling gain-heavy guitars and a pillowy soft voice, doubled up, and coated with an airy touch of reverb. Call it shoegazey, lo-fi, whatever. I call it pop music—and it's quite good. Here are two covers and what appears to be an original? Hat tip to Cactus Mouth, who features Tashaki in a wonderful covers compilation—Tears On My Pillow, Pt. 1.

Tashaki Miyaki - "Something Is Better Than Nothing"
Tashaki Miyaki - "All I Have To Do Is Dream" (Everly Brothers)
Tashaki Miyaki - "Nothing Can Change This Love" (Sam Cooke)

Watch the video for "Nothing Can Change This Love" after the jump.

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