It’s been over a year since Fujiya & Miyagi first released Transparent Things in the UK and,for some of us, the irresistible groove of "Collarbone" has passed the point of saturation. (I thought it was till I heard it downstairs at Union Hall Saturday night… still sounds great!) If that’s you, F&M have a new, non-LP single that should hold you over till they finish Transparent Things‘ follow-up.
"Uh" sounds like "Collarbone"’s little brother, with almost the same BPM, and another magnificently slinky bass line. It’s a bit slight as singles go (plus a title that radio announcers are going to hate), but certainly good enough for that summer mix you’re compiling, and should fit nicely somewhere between Calvin Harris, Justice and Chromeo.
MP3: Fujiya & Miyagi – Uh
Not to ignore their Krautrock tendencies, the b-side, "One Trick Pony," is a pleasant bit of Teutonic, Kraftwerk synth styling. But it’s a definite b-side.
Meanwhile, I have it on good authority that when Fujiya & Miyagi will have a drummer by the time they head back to North America for a brief summer tour, including a stop at the South Street Seaport on July 6 with Ulrich Schnauss. (They were pretty darn good without one.) Here are the dates:
July 6 | Seaport Music Festival | NYC (w/ Ulrich Schnauss)
July 7 | Johnny Brendas | Philadelphia, PA
July 9 | Middle East | Downstairs Cambridge, MA
July 10 | Lambi | Montreal, QUE
July 11 | Legendary Horseshoe Tavern | Toronto, ONT
July 12 |Grog Shop | Cleveland Heights, OH
July 14 | Pitchfork Music Festival I Chicago, IL
Buy Transparent Things, if you haven’t already.