Akai

Akai

BandAlternative

Caustic narratives backed by dynamic orch-pop melodies with searing guitars and subtle sentimental moments.

Biography

Drawing from the common failures of many relationships, Saint Paul based Robbie and Hiromi Matsumoto began writing tongue-in-cheek pop songs soon after they started dating in 2000 and decided to name their efforts after their shared favorite color red, or in Japanese, "Akai". Though most of their raw material was composed on two guitars, in early 2005 producer Eric Elvendahl began to arrange and record their songs with full instrumentation, which by 2006 grew into their first full-length album entitled "Pretty Songs About Ugly Things". Today Akai draws on the talents of 10 musicians for live support, playing mandolin, glockenspiel, flute, classical guitar, accordion and banjo.

Discography

2005: EP ".5"
2006: LP "Pretty Songs About Ugly Things"

Set List

Adrift
Beautiful
Hardened Soil
Sold
Camera
Picking Flowers In The Dark
And End Deserving
One More Candle
Satellite

A few songs are available on myspace.com/theakai