TEKE::TEKE share “Gotoku Lemon”
Montreal’s TEKE::TEKE have shared “Gotoku Lemon,” the second single off their forthcoming album Hagata, available June 9th via Kill Rock Stars. Translating to “Lemon Enlightenment,” the track is described as a “hazy, tense cut, drawing on Japanese street music traditions.”
The song comes with an animated music video directed by the band’s own Maya Kuroki and Sei Nakauchi Pelletier. Cautioning against snake oil solutions, “Gotoku Lemon” builds to an unnerving climax of horns and flutes; a psychedelic warning cry for the internet age.
“Hagata” is a very deep word, something present but also something leftover from someone or something no longer there,” Kuroki explains. “It’s like waking up from a dream, or being connected to the other side of something.” After building their sound on Shirushi through careful assembly of countless splinters of Japanese folk, psychedelia, Brazilian surf rock, and other far-flung touchstones, the seven-piece indulged in and learned from stretching out in free-floating experimentation both on the road and with Hagata’s producer Daniel Schlett (The War On Drugs, DIIV, CHAI, Nick Hakim), recorded in a scenic studio in Mountain Dale, New York, the album having been mastered at Sterling Sound.
Kill Rock Stars
2. Gotoku Lemon
4. Onaji Heya
5. Me No Heya
7. Setagaya Koya
9. Yurei Zanmai
10. Jinzou Maria
TEKE::TEKE 2023 Live Dates:
Mar 31 Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean (SOLD OUT)
April 8 Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
June 24 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
Aug 11 Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival
Sept 2 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Psych Fest
Sept 3 Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Fest
Pre order Hagata by Hagata HERE
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