ASKA: simply stunning.We're early on this one, but with good reason.
On November 20, L.A. indie label Manimal Vinyl will release the debut, self-titled EP of ASKA, a.k.a. Aska Matsumiya, and this long-lead MP3 leak is a gorgeous sign of things to come.
A pop gem in the label's impressive ex ... More >>
ASKA shuns the sweets aisle.Scrappy music blog TwentyFourBit provides this bit of L.A. arts synchronicity. Spike Jonze has got a new 30-minute short circulating in the current Sundance lineup, and the trailer features an original song written by Aska Matsumiya who, as ASKA, has an EP due out ... More >>
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In 1962, at the peak of the Cuban Missile Crisis, James Brown and His Famous Flames stood onstage at Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre and managed to harness the tension that all of America was feeling -- "When will I be blown up?" -- int ... More >>