Sasami

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Sasami
Birth nameSasami Ashworth
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • bass
  • guitar
  • French horn
Years active2012–present
LabelsDomino
Associated actsCherry Glazerr
Websitesasamiashworth.com

Sasami Ashworth, known mononymously as Sasami (stylized as SASAMI), is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Early life and career[edit]

After Sasami graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 2012, she scored and made orchestral arrangements for films, commercials and studio albums, and worked as a music teacher in Los Angeles, where she is currently based and makes music. In 2015, she joined the American rock band Cherry Glazerr with whom she played synths and toured for two and a half years before announcing her departure in January 2018 to pursue her solo musical career.[1][2]

On April 3, 2018, Sasami shared her first solo track "Callous" on SoundCloud, which Pitchfork awarded with their "Best New Track" label.[3] On October 9, Domino Recording Company announced that Sasami had signed to their label, and officially released "Callous" alongside a new song titled "Not the Time", premiered by The Fader, who called Sasami "rock's next big thing."[4] Sasami stated, "I wrote both of these songs on tour on a guitar on my iPad with GarageBand plugins and Moog 15 app sounds and then re-recorded them in the studio onto tape with really great tones. So it's kind of like emotionally scribbling a letter on a tear and snot-stained napkin and then re-writing it on fancy papyrus paper to make it look like you have your shit together."[4] The songs were released on a 7" vinyl on October 26.[5] Throughout 2018, Sasami toured and will be touring with various musicians, including Baths, No Joy, King Tuff,[6] Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail and Menace Beach.[4][7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Callous" 2018 TBA
"Not the Time"

Credits[edit]

Year Album Artist Credit(s) Ref.
2014 At Best Cuckold Avi Buffalo Horns [8]
2017 Face Your Fear Curtis Harding String arrangements [9]
2018 Indigo Wild Nothing Background vocals [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SASAMI signs to Domino". Domino Recording Company. October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Rettig, James (April 3, 2018). "SASAMI – "Callous"". Stereogum. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Farrell, Margaret (April 5, 2018). ""Callous" by SASAMI Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Wang, Steffanee (October 9, 2018). "SASAMI is rock's next big thing". The Fader. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sasami | Domino Mart". sasami.dominomart.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Sacher, Andrew (April 25, 2018). "SASAMI (ex-Cherry Glazerr) has a new song, touring w/ King Tuff & Cut Worms". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Rettig, James (October 9, 2018). "SASAMI Shares New Song "Not the Time"". Stereogum. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "At Best Cuckold - Avi Buffalo | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Face Your Fear - Curtis Harding | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Indigo - Wild Nothing | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2018.

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