Hear the Yoshimi-led OOIOO's new track here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Yoshimi P-We, a founding member of Japanese noise-rock icons Boredoms and robot-battling muse of the Flaming Lips, famously never meant for OOIOO to be a real musical project.

But more than 15 years after coming together as a fake band for a Switch magazine spread, the group has opened for Sonic Youth, released music on iconic indie labels Kill Rock Stars and Thrill Jockey, and collaborated with the likes of Sean Lennon, Kim Gordon, and Yuka Honda.

This July 1, they’ll release Gamel, their first album in five years (preorder it here), and EW have one of the first previews — listen to “Jesso Testa” here, and find their summer tour dates after the jump:

OOIOO Tour Dates:
Tue July 15th – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Thu July 17th – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri July 18th – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade Brooklyn
Sat July 19th – Boston, MA – Cafe 939
Sun July 20th – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Mon July 21st – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Tue July 22nd – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Wed July 23rd – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

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