Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – “She He See Feel” (Stereogum Premiere)
Last year, Dustin Wong (guitarist of the wonderful, defunct band Ponytail) released a solo album that explored the full range of his dazzling, loop-based guitar work. Now, he’s returning as part of an interesting pairing: He’s teamed up with Japanese singer Takako Minekawa, and the duo is set to release the collaborative album Savage Imagination. That album’s first single, “She He See Feel,” has the same abstract electronic-pop charm that Minekawa brought to her ’90s hit “Fantastic Cat,” but also features Wong twisting his guitar tones in all sorts of unique ways. It’s delightful and you should listen below.
Savage Imagination is out this fall via Thrill Jockey.