#1 Most played track by week on 90.3 KEXP Seattle! Tokyoidaho is the ironically named new surrealist pop group from Peter Marchese (Vocals, Guitar, Moog, Sequencer), Jasun Hadaway (Bass Guitar), and Elliott Nutt (Drums), three ex-members of the long running Seattle beat combo Voyager One.
Tokyoidaho are bringing a new EP of material to the world this Spring, entitled Peculiar Shadows, to be released on March 25th! The group will be playing at Lo-fi Seattle on Friday, March 21 to debut the release.
With power cells depleted, Voyager One drifted off into the far reaches of deep space, never to be heard from again, but fortunately we find Tokyoidaho, earthbound and ready to chart a new Technicolor course all its own. Let’s learn a bit about this new group shall we? We Shall!
First off, what’s with the name anyway? What (if anything) does Tokyoidaho mean? Could be an oblique reference to Seattle and where it sits geographically and culturally (somewhere between the neon-future and the old west). Could be that weird mash-ups are the only googleable names left in this crazy mixed-up world!
O.K. so what exactly does Tokyoidaho SOUND like anyway? Will I even LIKE it? Well, I could use some descriptive adjectives like, “Crunchy” or “Squishy” or maybe even “Interesting” to describe the bands’ sound, but how about something like: “Radiohead meets Pink Floyd at a middle school kickball tournament circa 1978″ or maybe “Like a cross between vintage Eno and Ringo’s drumkit falling out of the back of a 12-passenger van “, or if I was feeling particularly inspired then maybe I could say something like “The ghost of Curtis Mayfield in the middle of a heated funk workout with a malfunctioning R2-UNIT”, however those descriptions would just make them sound pretty silly and pretentious and that is NOT the effect we are going for here! I reckon the best bet we have then is to just have a listen…. preview and buy the album on bandcamp here!
For the Tokyoidaho live session on KEXP from 22 Dec 2012, click here
Neon Sigh, NS013
available 25 Mar 2014
Neon Sigh, NS002
released 4th Sept 2012
7 Dec 2013 – Lofi, Seattle WA
26 Oct 2013 – High Dive, Seattle WA
11 Oct 2013 – Hypnotikon Festival – Triple Door, Seattle WA
27 Sept 2013 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA
18 August 2013 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
5 June 2013 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
17 May 2013 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA
1 Mar 2013 – Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
14 Feb 2013 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA
23 Jan 2013 – Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
22 Dec 2012 – KEXP 90.3 Seattle LIVE Session
14 Dec 2012 – Highline, Seattle WA
17 Nov 2012 – Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
3 Nov 2012 – KEXP Audioasis showcase – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
2 Sept 2012 – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW – Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
13 Oct 2011 – London Loves, Lofi, Seattle WA
3 Aug 2011 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
8 Jul 2011 – Highline, Seattle WA
13 Nov 2010 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
11 Oct 2010 – New Frontier Lounge, Tacoma WA w/ Ulrich Schnauss