SHISHAMO Essentials

J-Rock

SHISHAMO Essentials

The uptempo trio SHISHAMO creates driving indie rock anchored by a gooey pop center. The group's members were in high school in Kanagawa Prefecture when they started playing together in 2010, and that youthful energy still powers their music. The band layers lead singer Asako Miyazaki's honey soprano over guitars heavy on the distortion pedal and the fuzzbox. In the bouncy, jangly “Boku, Jitsuwa,” Asako alternately croons and pleads. SHISHAMO also vary the texture of their sweet/fierce sound with horns (“Ashitamo”), violins (“Natsuno Koibito”), and vocal harmonies (“Nakaniwa No Shoujotachi”).

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