I am ecstatic to announce that The Native Sound’s second release will be an EP titled Matters from my good friend and Run For Cover Records artist, Koji!
For over five years, Andrew Shiraki (known to most as Koji), has toured and promoted a handful of EPs, 7-inch singles and full-length splits with the likes of Into It. Over It. and La Dispute in the most DIY way possible – on the road, performing in the basements, VFW halls and clubs of the world, armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and his voice.
After signing to Boston’s Run For Cover Records in the fall of 2010, landing tours with artists as diverse as Never Shout Never, Code Orange Kids, and even the Vans Warped Tour, Koji released his much anticipated debut full-length album,Crooked In My Mind in April of this year. Playing alongside members of Balance And Composure, Title Fight, and the Lauryn Hill band, Crooked In My Mind proved that Koji’s brand of passionate, and socially conscious punk-informed pop-rock was ready for a larger audience.
On November 12th, while touring the United Kingdom and Europe with Into It. Over It. and Slingshot Dakota, Koji will release Matters – an EP produced, engineered and mixed by Will Yip at the legendary Studio 4 in Pennsylvania during their initial 2011 demo sessions. The four songs, available as a digital download and limited edition cassette tape bring to mind the stripped-down acoustic stylings of his initial releases, whilst incorporating the striking strings and soulful intricacies that would later make their way onto his debut LP.
The Matters EP is now available for pre-order at our webstore.
UK & EUROPE
w/ Into It. Over It., Slingshot Dakota
11/10/2013 - Borderline - London, England
11/11/2013 - Victoria Inn - Derby, England
11/12/2013 - Alter Ego - Manchester, England
11/13/2013 - Audio - Glasgow, Scotland
11/14/2013 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, England
11/15/2013 - Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff, Wales
11/16/2013 - The Exchange - Bristol, England
11/17/2013 - Joiners - Southampton, England
11/18/2013 - Fighting Cocks - Kingston, England
11/19/2013 - La Miroiterie - Paris, France
11/20/2013 - JC de Klinker - Aarschot, Belgium
11/22/2013 - Dynamo - Eindhoven, Holland
11/23/2013 - Cafe Lorenz - Munster, Germany
11/24/2013 - Pools - Gottingen, Germany
11/25/2013 - Blue Shell - Cologne, Germany
11/26/2013 - Ex-Haus - Trier, Germany
11/27/2013 - Sunny Red - Munich, Germany
11/28/2013 - Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
11/29/2013 - Beatclub - Dessau, Germany
12/1/2013 - Arena 3 Raum Bar - Vienna, Austria
12/2/2013 - Hafenkneipe - Zurich, Switzerland
Solo Headlining Dates
12/4/2013 - Flat Bar Piter - Kazan, Russia
12/5/2013 - Art Garbage - Moscow, Russia
12/6/2013 - KOPEN Bar - St. Petersburg
12/7/2013 - Hardi Gardi - Vologda, Russia
w/ Man Overboard, Daylight
12/11/2013 - Clapper - Osaka, Japan
12/12/2013 - Club Zion - Nagoya, Japan
12/13/2013 - The Game - Tokyo, Japan
12/14/2013 - Golden Pigs Red Stage - Niigata, Japan
12/15/2013 - Antiknock - Tokyo, Japan