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Aska Matsumiya

Aska Matsumiya Aska is a classically trained pianist with a disarmingly ethereal voice, her cosmic presence spanning the Los Angeles art music scene through an eclectic range of projects. Before embarking on her own as a solo artist, Aska played with several bands, as well as writing and playing in the conceptual art band The Sads. As a live gallery installation, The Sads have performed throughout Europe and the US, at Art Basel in Miami, Palais de Tokyo Museum in Paris, and The Journal Gallery in New York. Alongside Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond, The Decemberists), Aska composes, arranges and performs in the 30 member, all-girl LA Ladies Choir, whose debut album comes out this July (Teenage Teardrops). Aska's first EP will be released from Manimal Records this September with a single, "There Are Many of Us" (A-side) / "Almost There" (B-side). Collaborators includes Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers). The record also includes other guests such as Nick Dewitt (Pretty Girl Make Graves), Lucky Dragons, Kitty Jensen, Nathan Thelen (moonrats) and Money Mark. She also scored a short film for Spike Jonze entitled "I'm Here."
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