NEW OPTIMISM is the new project by Japanese artist MIHO HATORI, formerly of Cibo Matto and Gorillaz. Beside her role as Gorillaz-character Noodle, Miho has also collaborated with the Beastie Boys, John Zorn, Beck‘s backing musicians and many more. The debut titled Amazon to LeFrak (co-produced by ex-Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij) which shapeshifts mercurially around grooving basslines, subtle electronica, leftfield sound explorations and playful experimental pop, has been released via Phantom Limb on July 27th. The new material has already received raving reviews from press including FACT Magazine and Pitchfork.

A first tour is planned for November/December 2018.

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