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Monday, April 4, 2011

Tashaki Miyaki: Tashak It To Me

tashak it to me Cover Art

No who, no what, no when, only why isn’t there more music.  Tashaki Miyaki are a complete mystery. A Google search finds nothing. There is no information on their Bandcamp site, except that they are from the Planet Earth. All we have is the debut 2 song EP Tashak It To Me. The two tracks, Somethin Is Better Than Nothin and All I Have To Do Is Dream, immediately invoke a comparison to Best Coast. Stylistically the bands are very similar, almost too much so. Tashaki Miyaki try to muffle that similarity in a harder edged lo-fi sound. This esthetic works for the tracks mainly because, just like Best Coast, they are pure pop goodness. I love Best Coast and I also love these two tracks from Tashaki Miyaki. The true test for this band, however, will be if they can forge their own musical identity and break that inevitable comparison. Planet Earth already has Best Coast and, regardless of how good, doesn’t need a doppelganger.  The Tashak It To Me EP is available for free download at the link below.