MATTHEW SWEET – ” Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu “

Posted: May 25, 2019 in MUSIC

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Originally released on CD in Japan in 2003, as a love letter & thank you to his Japanese fans, now for the first time available in August 2019, on a Limited Edition Green Vinyl from Glass Modern .

Recorded at home, produced, engineered & mixed by Matthew Sweet (bass, guirars & vocals) with the classic ‘Girlfriend’ era lineup of Ric Menck (drums), Greg Leisz (guitars) and the genius electric lead guitar of Television’s Richard Lloyd. The sleeve art is by renowned artist Yoshimoto Nara. In the liner notes, Sweet describes the album’s title as an attempt at reverse English: “If I did it correctly, the title should seem a little strange or wrong, but still meaningful! The true definition is supposed to be a ‘love you’ life, one devoted to loving someone or something, even life itself!”


“an excellent modern guitar pop album, filled with great hooks and harmonies and irresistible ringing six-strings” Allmusic

“Kimi crackles with Girlfriend‘s energy, as Lloyd and Sweet’s guitars provide antagonistic foils as they did more than a decade before on cuts like “Tonight We Ride.” Rolling Stone

releases August 9th, 2019

Ric Menck: Drums
Richard Lloyd: Guitar
Greg Leisz: Guitar
Matthew Sweet: Bass / Guitars / Vocals
Sleeve Artwork: Yoshimoto “Sweet” Nara

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