Good news to kick off the new year: Cibo Matto is releasing a new album, a concept album, called Hotel Valentine. The storyline/concept centers around "a love story amid the ghosts traversing the hallways of a hotel," and will be released on Feb. 14 via Chimera Music (a label operated by Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl).
Along with Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda for this album are Nels Cline, Glenn Kotsche, Mauro Refosco, Reggie Watts, Michael Leonhart, Aaron Johnson and Douglas Wieselman. Check out their indie-pop confection with the video for "MFN" below, then check out the Cibo Matto tour.
“'Hotel Valentine' was the first song we wrote together for this album. It thus represents the genesis of our concept or story, but in a way it seems that explaining too much would prevent listeners from coming to their own conclusions about each song as well as about the whole project,” said Yuka Honda when speaking to Pitchfork.
What do you think the story is on Hotel Valentine?
01. Check In
02. Deja Vu
03. 10th Fl.Ghost Girl
04. Emerald Tuesday
06. Hotel Valentine
07. Empty Pool
09. Maid Song (House Keeping)
10. Check Out