Tashaki Miyaki are explorers of dreamy, hazy, Melodic Guitar Pop. Though its three members are self-described “California kids,” their sound is influenced by much more than a west coast attitude. They all have broad musical tastes spanning across the American Songbook, Sun Records, Doo-Whoop and vocal groups from the 40's-50's, “the 60’s & 70’s things everyone loves”, their hero “Uncle Neil”, Punk, “Everything in the 90’s” and past and current Hip-Hop.
Los Angeles’ trio Tashaki Miyaki have just released their second song & video for their title track, "Castaway" ahead of their Sophmore album release coming to you on April 23rd. The release intends to expand their musical palette and broadening the emotional territory with songs circling themes of love, memory and time which are haunting, catchy, soothing and arresting all at once.
The video is reminiscent of dreamy Sophia Coppola films. Singer, Drummer and Producer of the song, Paige Stark explains, "For the video I wanted to tap into all the feelings that can come up in love relationships: anger, sadness, loneliness, vulnerability, stillness, joy, romance, longing. Cami, my actress, has a beautifully expressive face and I've known her for a long time. I knew we would be able to create those moments together. I wanted it to feel like the camera was her lover, capturing her in various private moments, moods and feelings. 'Castaway' is about the challenges of romantic love and how we are all bad at it in one way or another. The idea of a castaway in all this is that no one understands the relationship except the people in it, so you really are stuck on an island alone together there, and maybe you make it back to the mainland, and maybe you stay on the island.”
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