06/17/13 The Nod
"From the Dead"
After twenty years fronting seminal Tokyo psych band Yura Yura Teikoku, Shintaro Sakamoto released his sublime solo debut How to Live with a Phantom last year on his own Zelone Records in Japan, and Other Music Recording Co. in North America. The album is a haunting psych-pop concoction that draws on the diverse sounds of 1970s pop from around the globe, and now Other Music is announcing a new 7-inch single of similarly breezy, percussive pop, “Don’t Know What’s Normal” b/w “From the Dead,” out July 9. Sakamoto directed the dancing skeletons in this great clip for “From the Dead,” premiering here on Wax Poetics.