Cibo Matto, Salt Cathedral

/ Feb

Cibo Matto, Salt Cathedral


Less than 20 tickets will be available ($20, cash only) at the doors tonight, first come first serve

Door at 8PM


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From Pitchfork:

The last time Cibo Matto released an album, it was 1999’s Stereo Type A. Then, they went on a long hiatus before returning for some reunion dates a couple years ago. Now, Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda are returning with a new LP called Hotel Valentine. It’s out February 14 via Chimera Music.

Their first offering from the album is “MFN”, which features Reggie Watts. It’s got a colorful, spastic video by Georgia. Check it out below.

The album was self-produced over the course of two years and features guest spots from Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Mauro Refosco (of Atoms for Peace), Watts, and others. According to the press release, it’s a concept album with a love story and ghosts in a hotel.

Honda talked about working on the album, what it’s about, and reconnecting creatively with Hatori:

“’Hotel Valentine’ was the first song we wrote together for this album. It thus represents the genesis of our concept or story, but in a way it seems that explaining too much would prevent listeners from coming to their own conclusions about each song as well as about the whole project. Yes, there is a ghost girl, a hotel, housekeeping ladies and things happen. But they are elusive in nature.”
“Having spent some time apart, we became more aware of our magical chemistry, our magnetic bond. We both realized we had unfinished business.”

Hatori added:
“Hotel Valentine is the cinematic bricolage of Yuka and me. Our medium is music. For me, making an album is like raising a child. We don’t know what kind of person (story) they will end up to be.”

Cibo Matto will tour in support of the record; dates below, after the Hotel Valentine tracklist.

Hotel Valentine:
01 Check In
02 Deja Vu
03 10th Fl.Ghost Girl
04 Emerald Tuesday
05 MFN
06 Hotel Valentine
07 Empty Pool
08 Lobby
00 Maid Song (House Keeping)
10 Check Out