Nov 15 2006

Fujiya and Miyagi – Transparent Things

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Fujiya and Miyagi are a trio out of Brighton(UK) that have a sound that you don’t hear too often in the States. Their music is Dance/Electronica, but there remains a strong Alternative vibe. When Steve Lewis and David Best started the band, they didn’t take themselves as seriously as they probably would have if they knew that they would get national attention–hence the name Fujiya and Miyagi. David stated, “Miyagi was taken from the film ‘The Karate Kid’ and Fujiya was the name of a record player. It just looked really nice written down. And it was the only name we came up with.” Now everyone thinks that they are a Japanese band, because they have a Japanese name and also, David cares more about singing rhythmically than speaking clear English. To clarify the misunderstanding, the band went as far as adding the lyrics into a song to say “We’re just pretending to be Japanese!”

The songs on Transparent Things were written over a span of several years, and while the album is out in the UK, it is yet to be released in the US. The band just struck a deal with Deaf, Dumb & Blind Communications to bring the album to the States on Jan 23. Since you are going to be buying the new Shins album that day anyway, you should pick it up. Even though the album hasn’t hit stores in the US yet, the band is already up and running on their next LP. If all goes according to schedule, it should hopefully be out by the summer. David is still working on the name of the album, but wants to somehow incorporate lightbulbs into it because, “My ex-girlfriend always had a thing about changing lightbulbs immediately, and I always ended up doing the washing up{dishes}, so it’s like a gender reversal.” As you can see from the naming of the band and albums, Fujiya and Miyagi are truly unique.

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Fujiya and Miyagi – Transparent Things

Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

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I am sorry for the lack of posts the last two weeks. I’m usually better at keeping up to date, but the last few weeks have been insanely busy. After today, I should have a clearer schedule. Here is a picture of a hamster singing to make it up to you.


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2 Responses to “Fujiya and Miyagi – Transparent Things”

  1. jamboon 16 Nov 2006 at 6:07 am


  2. Charles Lamberton 18 Jan 2007 at 8:44 am

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