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Fun House

Brother’s Sister’s Daughter’s encore performance of “Fun House” from We Jam Econo ’08 at Shinjuku Marz in Tokyo on 20th December last year. Mike Watt – bass, vocals / Jun Nemoto (Z) – tenor sax / Akihiko Ando (Kuruucrew) – soprano sax / Nels Cline – guitar / Shimmy – guitar / Nobuyuki Takeda (LITE) – guitar / Jim O’Rourke – keyboards / Jun Izawa (LITE) – bass / Samm Bennett – drums / Akinori Yamamoto (LITE) – percussion.

We Jam Econo ’08

Both LITE and Z will play at “We Jam Econo ’08” in Tokyo this Saturday. The festival celebrates the music of Mike Watt on his 51st birthday at Marz and Motion in Shinjuku.

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Bass Magazine

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Jun from LITE and Mike Watt are interviewed together in this month’s Bass Magazine in Japan, full scans available at Mike Watt’s Hoot Page. The interview took place during the Brother’s Sister’s Daughter Japan Tiny Tour in February.

LITE will team up again with Watt’s Brother’s Sister’s Daughter for a one off gig at Marz in Shinjuku, Tokyo on May 15th. This time the BSD line up will be: Mike Watt (bass), Hirotaka Shimizu (guitar), Jim O’Rourke (guitar) and Samm Bennett (drums).

LITE + Brother's Sister's Daughter Japan Tour

LITE are currently on a nationwide Japan tour with Brother’s Sister’s Daughter, a new improv unit put together by Mike Watt and Kramer (Bongwater, Ween, Butthole Surfers, Shimmy Disc et al) with drum duties being split between Samm Bennett and Yuko Araki (Migu, Cornelius).

The first date on Friday saw them joined by jazz drumming legend Han Bennink while they will also share the stage with Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms, ROVO) in Osaka. Other nights feature Z and 54-71.

Together, LITE and BSD will play a Funanori song from “A Tiny Twofer” each night!

Meanwhile, LITE have just put the finishing touches to their second full-length album, recorded with Toe’s Takaaki Mino as engineer. More news soon.

Also check out Z’s Myspace page which features a new live recording!

The Arm are currently working on their debut full-length album.

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"A Tiny Twofer"

The new split CD from LITE and Funanori is available in stores today and features amazing cover artwork by Raymond Pettibon. Track listing is:

1. Tomorrow (LITE)
2. Primary (LITE)
3. Ef (LITE)
4. Fujiko (Funanori)
5. Lazy & Crazy (Funanori)
6. Tidy Your Mess Up (Funanori)

Check out some music from the split on the media page. Please note that you can order it directly from Cargo – we will not have it available from our shop until September 24th.

Funanori/LITE split CD, LITE tour

We’re delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a split CD from LITE and Funanori called “A Tiny Twofer”. The CD will feature three brand new songs each. Funanori is a new project from Kaori505 (The Go! Team, Yumi Yumi) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fiREHOSE, The Stooges). More details soon…

Meanwhile LITE have been added to this year’s Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and will return to Ireland & the UK for a string of dates in September.

Sept 5 – An Brog, Cork
Sept 6 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sept 7 – Baker Place, Limerick
Sept 8 – Ballroom of Romance, Dublin
Sept 9 – The Limelight, Belfast
Sept 11 – Custard Factory, Birmingham
Sept 13 – Arts Centre, Colchester
Sept 14 – The Hope, Brighton
Sept 15 – The Fly, London
Sept 18 – Royal Park Cellars, Leeds