Posted on October 31st, 2013

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.


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

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