12:44pm

Tue May 17, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

Cibo Matto Reunite For Tour, New Album

Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda, the duo behind the quirky, hip-hop and pop group Cibo Matto, announced today that they're getting back together for a new album and tour. The first leg of the tour, which they're calling "Yeah Basically Cibo Matto," launches June 21 in Seattle, Wash., with later dates on the east coast in July. Hatori and Honda also say they're working on a batch of new songs for an as yet untitled album, due out early next year. It'll be the band's first release since the 1999 album Stereo * Type A.

Check out this teaser video, featuring a clip of one of Cibo Matto's new songs:

The band says it'll also make new clips available in the coming weeks on its website.

Here's a video for one of my favorite tunes by the band, "Know Your Chicken" from 1996's Viva! La Woman. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.