Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for "playful sex") is a rock band based in New York City. Their sound was said to draw influence from the shoegazing genre, which was coined to describe the textured and effects-heavy sound of certain alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band consists of Yuki Chikudate (vocals, keyboards), James Hanna (guitar, vocals) and Ben Shapiro (drums).
Asobi Seksu released their eponymous debut album in 2004. The band regrouped with a new rhythm section for their second album, Citrus, which was recorded in Gigantic Studios, New York City with producer Chris Zane.