OOIOO is a Japanese experimental rock band. It began as a fictitious band for a photo shoot for a magazine in 1996. The four-piece ensemble was founded by Boredoms drummer and occasional trumpeter and vocalist Yoshimi P-We. When she was asked to do a photo shoot for a magazine she invited a few of her girlfriends to join her and created for the shoot a fake band called OOIOO which they later decided to make real. The band quickly gained attention by being the opening act for Sonic Youth in 1997 on their Japan tour.
|Labels||Trattoria Records, Thrill Jockey|
|Members||YOSHIMIO (Vocal, Guitar)|
KayaN (Guitar, Vocal)
AyA (Bass, Vocal)
|Past members||Kyoko (deceased)|
According to AllMusic's Kieran McCarthy "It's next to impossible to describe their sound, because — by design — it rarely follows consistent patterns". Some of their music has been described as having "a majestic ebb and flow that suggests natural wonders" or a "witchy, tribal side". Either way, at any one time it may incorporate chanting and punchy drums, dancey polyrhythms atonal composition or psychedelia.
- OOIOO (1997)
- Feather Float (1999)
- Gold and Green (2000)
- Kila Kila Kila (2003)
- Taiga (2006)
- Armonico Hewa (2009)
- Gamel (2013)
- Nijimusi (2020)
- OOEYヨOO -EYヨ REMIX (Eye Remix EP) (2007)
- Shock City Shockers 2 (2001)
- COCOCOOOIOO: The Best of Shock City 1997–2001 (2004)
- highlights from their first three albums, with a remixed track from the Shock City Shockers 2 compilation
- YOSHIMIO - vocals, guitar
- KayaN - guitars, vocals, keyboards
- AyA - bass
- MISHINA - drums
- Ai — drums
- Kyoko — vocals, guitar (died July 19, 2015)
- Maki — bass, keyboards
- Yoshico — drums (Her real name is Yuka Yoshimura. She is currently a member of CATSUOMATICDEATH, METALCHICKS, and a former member of DMBQ)
- McCarthy, Kieran. "( OOIOO > Biography )". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
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- Phares, Heather (2005-09-13). "( Gold and Green > Overview )". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- Dodero, Camille (2007-03-21). "New York — Sound of the City — Live: OOIOO's Yoshimi Doesn't Let Those Evil Robots Eat Me". Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "Interviews: OOIOO". Pitchfork.com. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "RIP: Kyoko, co-founder of OOIOO". Tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 2020-03-16.