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Fujiya & Miyagi – “Acid To My Alkaline” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

All the videos from UK trio Fujiya & Miyagi’s new album, Artificial Sweeteners, have felt like science projects. There was the lab-made goofiness of the title track clip, as well as the neon light show of “Flaws.” The band’s newest video, for “Acid To My Alkaline,” messes with primary colors; it feels like you’re watching… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 2, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Artificial Sweeteners” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month, the long-running electronic trio Fujiya & Miyagi put out their new album, Artificial Sweeteners, which included the pulsing, motorik-driven title track. The new video for that song features the group in a strange science-lab scenario working with candy and a disembodied head. Stylistically it’s pretty far removed from the group’s last video for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 11, 2014 - 10:53 am

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Flaws” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Pretty soon the UK band Fujiya & Miyagi will put out their new album, Artificial Sweeteners. So far we’ve heard tracks that are filled with danceable, krautrock-influenced rock music. The new video for “Flaws” is a glitchy, neon sprawl that distorts the band and pulses with every beat in the song. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 15, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Flaws”

On their last album, 2011’s Ventriloquizzing, the British group Fujiya & Miyagi had settled into a comfortable kraut-pop groove, but now they seem determined to disrupt that. A couple of weeks ago, they came back with a bloopily berserk new track called “Tetrahydrofolic Acid.” That was the first taste of the group’s impending new album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2014 - 8:44 am

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Tetrahydrofolic Acid”

The British trio Fujiya & Miyagi made a name for themselves by figuring out the midpoint between krautrock and Hot Chip-style synthpop and setting up shop there. But the group is getting ready to release a new album, their first since 2011’s Ventriloquizzing, and now they’re zigging where we might expect them to zag. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Hear Fujiya & Miyagi, Golden Filter Cover New Order

The latest issue of Mojo comes with a CD of various different bands covering songs from New Order’s beyond-awesome 1983 New Order album Power, Corruption & Lies, as well as the singles from that era of the band’s evolution. We’ve already posted Destroyer’s version of “Leave Me Alone,” and now we’ve got two more. Click… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 9:05 am

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Scissor Sisters, Adele, Broken Social Scene, Suckers, and Fujiya & Miyagi. One thing I noticed about this week’s top five videos — they were all directed by foreign directors. I’m not sure why that is. There are also less videos since things are slowing down for the holidays. More »

By: jessica / December 17, 2010 - 3:15 pm

Fujiya & Miyagi – “YoYo” Video

The band’s video for “Sixteen Shades Of Black & Blue,” from their upcoming (Progress Reported) album Ventriloquizzing, focused on the distinctive and bizarre face of actor Philip Zimmerman. Their “YoYo” video has a yoyo master (and a ventriloquist, actually), and is a much lighter, more literal interpretation for the song. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / December 13, 2010 - 5:03 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Progress Report: Fujiya And Miyagi

NAME: Fujiya & Miyagi
PROGRESS REPORT: Prepping their fourth album, Ventriloquizzing, for release January 2011 via Yep Roc.

Fujiya & Miyagi vocalist David Best speaks in a thoughtful, too-quiet voice. That’s hardly surprising, given the hushed delivery of his vocal performances. In Fujiya & Miyagi songs, everything is treated like a curiou… More »

By: jessica / September 15, 2010 - 6:07 pm

New Project Jenny, Project Jan (Feat. Fujiya & Miyagi) Video – “Pins And Needles”

Emily Wilder directed this clip for Brooklyn duo Project Jenny, Project Jan’s collab cut with whisper-kraut lovers/tourmates Fujiya & Miyagi, from their collab EP The Colours. F&M dominate the proceedings, and their video conceit of choice (kiddy things getting animated) holds sway here, too. Teaming up with F&M is a nice indie-circuit profile bump for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 2, 2009 - 2:40 pm

New Project Jenny, Project Jan (Feat. Fujiya & Miyagi) – “Pins And Needles”

Project Jenny, Project Jan are a Brooklyn duo. Neither are named Jenny. Or Jan. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen them live, but their vibe then was decidedly electro karaoke: programmer Sammy Rubin concocting laptop beats, vocalist Jeremy Haines dressed like an art school dandy and making full use of the unoccupied stage… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 30, 2009 - 11:33 am

New Fujiya & Miyagi Video – “Sore Thumb”

Tellingly, when Fujiya & Mijagi remixed Mercury Rev, they made the dramatic flourishes less fiery, more leveled. The Brighton boys like to keep it steady. That in mind, “Sore Thumb“‘s F&M formula didn’t come as a surprise when we first posted it. A couple months later, it’s still funky, full of synths, and as Amrit… More »

By: brandon / December 5, 2008 - 5:16 pm

New Mercury Rev – “Senses On Fire (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)”

Less than 48 hours ago, Mercury Rev’s “Butterfly’s Wing” took us on a psychedelic trek through a Japanese landscape stocked with rice paper boats and jellyfish, twisty tree branches, dragonflies, kindly whales, and flower pedal rainstorms. Following that Japanese theme — at least in name — Fujiya & Miyagi have offered up a remix of… More »

By: brandon / October 9, 2008 - 12:04 pm

New Fujiya Miyagi – “Sore Thumb”

Today F&M serve up a third listen to their Transparent Things followup, Lightbulbs, with another one cut for the floor, soaked in low key chugging funk, and synths, and hushed tones. It’s not quite up to “Knickerbocker“‘s glory (or that of its literal video), but the Brighton soothsayers have proven themselves to be a comfortable… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 9, 2008 - 9:26 am

New Fujiya & Miyagi Video – “Knickerbocker”

On first listen of the refrain to the new F&M single — “vanilla, strawberry, knickerbocker glory” — I had hopes we had just met the world’s best motorik-infused tune about triumphant, flavored underpants. Because there was a void in my life for that. Commenter Joey S. set it straight, though, telling us “a knickerbocker glory… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 14, 2008 - 2:42 pm

The ‘Gum Drop XLVIII: Hear New Fujiya & Miyagi, Win A Pair Of Ray-Bans

Brighton smooth talkers Fujiya & Miyagi’s new album Lightbulbs is forthcoming 9/16 on Deaf Dumb & Blind in the States. (It follows 2006’s “Ankle Injuries“-birthing Transparent Things.) In advance of the release, Lightbulbs standout “Dishwasher” premiered in this week’s ‘Gum Drop. F&M’s David Best, aka Miyagi, answered our questions about the track, “a comment o… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2008 - 9:49 am

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Dishwasher”

Brighton smooth talkers Fujiya & Miyagi’s new album Lightbulbs is forthcoming 9/16 on Deaf Dumb & Blind in the States. (It follows 2006’s “Ankle Injuries“-birthing Transparent Things.) In advance of the release, Lightbulbs standout “Dishwasher” premieres in this week’s ‘Gum Drop. F&M’s David Best, aka Miyagi, answered our questions about the track.

“Dishwasher”More »

By: brandon / July 29, 2008 - 9:41 am

New Fujiya & Miyagi – “Knickerbocker”

Ah, Fujiya & Miyagi. How many times can you get away with repeating deadpan phrases in hushed tones over a coolly Krautrocking beat? Whatever you thought before this post happened, the answer is “at least one more.” Like “Ankle Injuries” and “Collabone” and well the rest of Transparent Things before it, the F&M blueprint i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2008 - 3:08 pm

New Bomb The Bass (Feat. Fujiya & Miyagi) Video – “Butterfingers”

The collarbone and ankle injuring trio of Fujiya & Miyagi have already established their preference for animated takes on their own videos; apparently they prefer ‘em on videos for their cameos, too. Unfortunately, after twenty seconds of watching the cute little studio knobs and levers sing along, the clip just repeats itself and is nothing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2008 - 5:56 pm
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