Tashaki Miyaki

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Tashaki Miyaki
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresNoise pop, dream pop,punk, indie rock, shoegaze,psychedelic, psychedelic folk
Years active2011 (2011)–present
LabelsLuvluvluv Records, Metropolis, Tugboat Records
Associated acts
MembersPaige Stark
Luke Paquin
Sandi Rae Augusta Denton
Past membersDora Hiller

Tashaki Miyaki is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2011, they immediately began to garner the attention of taste makers such as The Guardian,[1] NME,[2] Mojo Magazine, KCRW[3] and The New York Times[4] for their paisley underground/dream pop–inspired sound[5] and cinematic videos.[6] The band has cited Neil Young as a primary inspiration.[7] After releasing a self titled EP, named a "top 10 EP of 2013" by the Huffington Post UK.[8] and a series of singles, they released their debut[9] LP The Dream on Metropolis Records on April 7, 2017. [10] In April 2017, Frank Ocean played their song "Get It Right" on his Beats 1 Radio show Blonded Radio.[11]


The band began as a recording project in late 2011. After releasing their first EP, Tashaki Miyaki began performing live as a duo with Paige Stark on lead vocals/drums and Luke Paquin on guitar. In 2012 the band was invited to play both SXSW and CMJ Music Festivals [12] as well as music festivals abroad. Around this time, bassist Dora Hiller began playing with the band live and on some recordings. Dora later left the band and was replaced by Sandi Rae Augusta Denton.

"The Dream" was released April 7th, 2017 on Metropolis Records. It featured an expanded sound and lush string arrangements. [13] The record was produced by drummer/singer/multi-instrumentalist, Paige Stark.

Tashaki Miyaki have also contributed to recording & production on albums by fellow Angelenos and good friends Cherry Glazerr and L.A. Witch.


Studio albums

  • The Dream (2017)


  • Tashak it to Me (2011)
  • Tashaki Miyaki Sings the Everly Brothers (2012)
  • Under Cover Vol. I (2012)
  • Tashaki Miyaki (2013)
  • Under Cover Vol. II (2015)


  • Somethin' is Better Than Nothin' (2011)
  • Best Friend (2012)
  • Cool Runnings (2014)
  • Girls on T.V. (2017)



  1. ^ Lester, Paul (September 27, 2011). "Guardian New Band of the Day: Tashaki Miyaki No. 1114". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Matt (September 20, 2011). "Radar Tip Of The Day 73: Tashaki Miyaki". NME.
  3. ^ Hodges, Marion (April 19, 2017). "Video Premiere: Tashaki Miyaki – Out of My Head". KCRW.
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (October 17, 2012). "CMJ: A Day 1 Playlist". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (August 1, 2012). "Hear Tashaki Miyaki's Paisley-Spangled Jangler 'Tonight'". Spin.
  6. ^ Pearce, Sheldon. "James Franco Directs Tashaki Miyaki's New Video Starring Juno Temple". Pitchfork.
  7. ^ Taylor Bennett, Kim (August 21, 2013). "Stalking Snoop, Skipping School, and Sweat Waterfalls". Noisey. Vice.
  8. ^ Cochran, Todd (February 20, 2014). "The Top 10 EPs of 2013". Huffington Post. United Kingdom.
  9. ^ Zivkovic, Ljubinko Zivkovic (April 7, 2017). "SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: TASHAKI MIYAKI – THE DREAM". Spill Magazine.
  10. ^ Feuer, Daiana (March 3, 2017). "In a Fast-Paced World, Dream-Pop Duo Tashaki Miyaki Like to Take Things Slow". LA Weekly.
  11. ^ Renshaw, David (April 24, 2017). "Listen To Episode 5 Of Frank Ocean's blonded RADIO". The Fader.
  12. ^ Hoare, Peter. "The 10 Hottest Women at the CMJ Music Festival". Complex.com. Complex. Retrieved Oct 16, 2012.
  13. ^ Yung, Ben. "Tashaki Miyaki – 'The Dream' (album review)". Revue. therevue.ca. Retrieved April 12, 2017.

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