September 25, 2008

New contest :: Fujiya and Miyagi’s knickerbocker glory

I have no idea what Brighton’s Fujiya & Miyagi are enticingly chanting over their sleek electronic beats in this song, the first single from their new album Lightbulbs (out now on Deaf, Dumb & Blind Records). With a sound described as “maybe Serge Gainsbourg with a PhD in electronics backed by David Byrne’s Eno-produced scratchy guitar mixed by MF Doom,” this album is effortlessly cool.

FUJIYA & MIYAGI: “KNICKERBOCKER”

If you are confused by the lyrics but dig F&M as much as I do (or want to give em a shot) I have a prize pack for a lucky winner — one copy of the new album Lightbulbs and a Fujiya & Miyagi tshirt.

Have at it in the comments if you’d like to win.

F&M OCTOBER SHOWS
Oct 22 – MERCURY LOUNGE NEW YORK
Oct 23 – WEBSTER HALL NEW YORK
Oct 24 – PARADISE BOSTON
Oct 25 – BOTTOM LOUNGE CHICAGO
Oct 27 – CHOP SUEY SEATTLE
Oct 28 – THE INDEPENDENT SAN FRANCISCO
Oct 30 – THE TROUBADOUR LOS ANGELES

Side note: Pretty sure he might have gotten that shirt at Target.


OTHER CONTEST UPDATE:

The winners of the Brian Wilson contest are:
Vinyl album – jeremy v.
7″ vinyl single – kouzie
CD – Jamoo

All the comments were marvelous and I very much enjoyed being transported for a bit while reading through them all. Winners, please email me with your addresses (although you are all winners in my book).

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  • i work with a bunch of japanese students and i always mess with them and ask why they haven’t heard of fujiya and miyagi…i suppose there is probably a japanese band out there named “dickens and clark” (or something else obnoxiously english-sounding)…Christian

    Christian — September 25, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

  • I wore out their first CD. Played it for, what, two years before this one finally came out? Playing it on the radio is a real plus, too, especially if someone calls in to ask who it is. Try saying the band name three times fast. It really truly sounds amazing … or that you were a huge fan of the Karate Kid films. Something like that.

    Man, I want that T-shirt.

    Dainon. — September 26, 2008 @ 12:27 am

  • It’s too early in the morning for me to think of anything clever to write. But I know I’d like a prize!

    –Michael

    miketoddandi — September 26, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  • Vanilla, strawberry, knickerbocker glory…
    check out Wiki
    Knickerbocker glory is an English ice cream sundae and sponge cake

    Still Kicking — September 26, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

  • My entire family was killed in a horrific moose accident. There were antlers here and moose piss there…. man I dont think I will ever get over it.

    That CD might help now that I am thinking about. Yeah it really would!

    Trey Dunn — September 28, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

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