Fujiya & Miyagi @ SXSW

One of my favorite new bands, Fujiya & Miyagi, is in the midst of a fairly large tour that is set to finish up in the United States real soon. Then back to Europe. Then back to the United States.

They recently did an NPR webcast as the opener for Peter, Bjorn and John. Prior to that, they did a KEXP/NPR broadcast from SXSW 2007. That wasn’t the show I saw when I was down there, though…

For the 11pm time slot, I headed over towards the other side of town at the Karma Lounge to catch Fujiya & Miyagi. I got in right in time and was immediately greeted with some of the catchiest yet silliest yet totally serious electronic music from the UK trio, including a light show. I thought, “wow, a band with a light show at SXSW — these guys really know what they’re doing.”

Taking back what I said on “silliest,” these guys are all about the catchy, melodic electronic kraut-rock. It’s the kind of music that makes you dance in your cubicle chair, whether you like it or not. Sample below, and go see these guys live. Now.

See…I bet you were just dancing and you didn’t even realize it. Tour dates after the jump.

Fujiya & Miyagi 2007 Tour Dates

05-15 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s *
05-16 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s *
05-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
05-31 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
06-15 Paris, France – Le Triptyque
06-19 Cardiff, Wales – The Point $
06-20 Nottingham, England – Social $
06-21 Manchester, England – Night & Day $
06-22 Leeds, England – The Faversham $
06-25 Liverpool, England – Korova Milk Bar $
06-26 Brighton, England – Audio $
06-28 Bristol, England – Thekla $
06-29 London, England – Luminaire
06-30 Toulouse, France – Prairie des Filtres Park
07-06 New York, NY – South Street Seaport (Seaport Music Festival)
07-07 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
07-09 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
07-10 Montreal, Quebec – Lambi
07-11 Toronto, Ontario – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
07-12 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
07-14 Chicago, IL – Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival) ^
07-28 Cambridgeshire, England – Secret Garden Festival
08-11 Gloucestershire, England – Bloom Festival
08-16 St. Malo, France – Route du Rock Festival
09-01 County Laois, Ireland – Stradbally Estate (Electric Picnic Festival)
09-08 Isle of Wight, England – Robin Hill Country Park (Bestival)
10-05 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle