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Tenniscoats

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Tenniscoats is a Japanese band with two members, Saya & Takashi Ueno, but they often have guest musicians (and non-musicians) playing and performing with them. The guest musicians are for example, Secai, LSD March, Eddie Marcon, Popo[disambiguation needed], Saibou Bungaku, Tetsuya Umeda, Kazumi Nikaido, etc. Saya and Ueno have also performed in many other underground bands, such as Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Cacoy, Puka Puka Brians, Yumbo and others. Saya and Ueno have also released solo works.

Their music has been classified as avant-garde, folk, psychedelic and indie; Saya herself has been known to label their sound, "avant pops".

Saya and Ueno met at Meiji University, where they were students.

In December, 2008, Saya collaborated with Satomi of Deerhoof on a one-off project called OneOne. The album was released on P-Vine Records (Japan) and Aquarius Records (USA).

In 2009, Ueno began the psych-folk group, Kasumi Trio. The other members are Shinsuke Michishita (from LSD March), Ikuro Takahashi (from Fushitsusha, Nagisa ni te).

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    Totemo Aimasho 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Low-fi Japanese folktronica. Gorgeous and beguiling...
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