Ten years after they burst into the New York music scene in 1994, the electro-pop duo of Cibo Matto is back. They’re recording a new album, and just embarked on a nationwide tour, which includes a stop at the iconic Hollywood Bowl this Sunday, June 26. Contributor Jimmy Lee takes us behind the Japanese duo.
“What the …?” That was my initial reaction when I first heard Cibo Matto in the mid-1990s. I was thinking, who is this, singing in broken English with what is clearly a heavily accented Asian voice, and reciting silly lines about knowing your chicken and eating birthday cake.