Koji has announced plans to reissue his belovedMatters EP on limited edition vinyl 7” via Scottish label Struggletown Records. Pre-orders are available now at http://struggletown.limitedrun.com/products/538735.
Additionally, Koji will be headed to the UK and Ireland in February for a two-week tour with The City On Film (Bob Nanna). The dates will kick off in Cardiff on February 14th and will wrap in Belfast on February 28th. Dates are listed below.
For those who’ve witnessed Andrew “Koji” Shiraki live, it’s a cathartic experience. He exudes a comforting sense of vulnerability and honesty that’s conveyed through an emotionally charged performance. His music recalls the spirit of legends Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and more recent artists Elliott Smith and Ryan Adams. It’s soulful and walks the line between folk, punk and indie rock, conjuring as many heart wrenching emotional moments as cheerful sing-alongs.
Koji’s music cannot be defined by one particular genre or trend. That’s why he’s been able to release splits with acts such as Into It. Over It and La Dispute and shared the stage with assorted bands like Code Orange Kids, Title Fight, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine, Never Shout Never, The Wonder Years and Geoff Rickly (Thursday). On his 2013 debut full-length, Crooked In My Mind, Koji showcases his strength as a songwriter as he utilizes a variety of instrumentation and styles that keep listeners emotionally engaged.
Koji will be also be performing a string of dates in the U.S. with Empire! Empire! and Brian Marquis in December. Follow him athttps://www.facebook.com/kojimusic for more information.
Koji Tour Dates:
Dec 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto - [info] (w/Empire! Empire!)
Dec 20 - Howell, MI @ Lakeview Lodge - [info] (w/Empire! Empire!)
Dec 21 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's - [tickets] (w/Empire! Empire!)
Dec 26 - Boston, MA @ Middle East - [tickets] (w/Brian Marquis)
Dec 27 - Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Scholar - [info] (w/Brian Marquis)
Dec 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - [tickets] (w/Brian Marquis)
Feb 14 - Cardiff, UK @ Little Man Coffee [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 15 - Plymouth, UK @ Tiki Bar (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 16 - Kingston, UK @ All Saints Church [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 17 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 19 - London, UK @ Old Blue Last [FREE] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 20 - Birmingham, UK @ Alfie Birds [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 21 - Chester, UK @ The Compass [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 22 - Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2 [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 23 - Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 24 - Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 25 - Newcastle, UK @ Dog and Parrot [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 27 - Dublin, IE @ Fibber Magees (w/Bob Nanna)
Feb 28 - Belfast, IE @ Bar Sub [tickets] (w/Bob Nanna)