Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto



Cibo Matto (pronounced [ˈtʃiːbo ˈmatto], Italian for "crazy food") is a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori, in 1994.[5] Initially, the lyrics in their songs were primarily concerned with food,[1] before expanding into broader subject matter following the addition of Sean Lennon, Timo Ellis, and Duma Love to the band, showcased on their second studio album.[6]

While the two founding members of the group are Japanese expatriates,[5] the group initially did not gain nearly as large a following in Japan as it did in the United States. However, according to Billboard, their first album Viva! La Woman sold 20,000 copies in Japan despite the fact that the group sang in English. Success in the U.S. was notably larger with over 74,000 copies sold.[7] Over time, the group's following in Japan grew, which resulted in their signing to Japanese record label Commmons in 2014.[8]

After close to 10 years spent pursuing other work, Honda and Hatori reunited as Cibo Matto in 2011, playing a series of concerts and recording new material, which culminated in the release of their third studio album Hotel Valentine on February 14, 2014.[9]Hotel Valentine peaked at number 168 on the Billboard 200.[10]



Hotel Valentine
Hotel Valentine is the third album by New York City-based band Cibo Matto.
Viva! La Woman
Viva! La Woman is the first LP album by Cibo Matto released in 1996 by Warner Bros. Records.
Stereo * Type A
Stereo ★ Type A is the second studio album by Cibo Matto released in 1999.
Super Relax
Super Relax is an EP by Cibo Matto released in 1997.

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Martha Wainwright with support from Tom Hickox (Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2017)
  –  July 7, 2017
Her album, ‘Come Home To Mama’, produced by Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda, was heralded by Mojo Magazine as a “substantial and brilliantly sung career best.” ‘Goodnight City’, released in November 2016, returns to the rawness of her first release ...
LETTERS: Sponsors helped make Mansfield Great Duck Race possible
  –  July 5, 2017
Cibo Matto; Cousin’s Pizza; Day Spa at the Strand Salon; Dairy Queen; D’Angelos; Dunkin’ Donuts; Easton Children’s Museum; Edible Arrangements; Excel Martial Arts; Firestone; Flannel Cow Creamery; Flint Farm; Flynn’s Irish Pub; Foxboro YMCA ...
Classical Music in New York City This Week - July 2-July 9
  –  July 2, 2017
Yuka Honda is best known for the band Cibo Matto, which she co-founded with Miho Hatori in 1994. Her recent project Revert to the Sea is a new work in collaboration with Nels Cline (Wilco), Alex Cline, and Zeena Parkins where the musicians showcase the ...
24 Outdoor Performances to See This Summer In and Around New York
  –  June 30, 2017
Honda, best known as part of the indie-rock group Cibo Matto, and Susie Ibarra, who started as a free-jazz drummer and has branched into poetry, opera and dance. 3 p.m., RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL (JULY 8 AND AUG. 12) Governors Island ...
Warhol, Nico, a naked handstand, a crucifix: The Broad kicks off 'Happenings' with songs and shocks
  –  June 28, 2017
Among the performers will be Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori and Los Angeles singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart. “We were trying to find ways to pull from music that sounds like what Murakami’s work looks like,” Stosuy says. As Pfahler is painting her cross ...
“Very good food worth returning, mixed abmiance”
  –  June 4, 2017
We tried Cibo Matto about a week ago looking for an "in-between" location with friends who live south of us. The menu is pretty broad and we put it to use: Gnocchi, Pizza, and Mahi Mahi. We really liked everything at the table and I'd best describe the ...
Cibo Matto - Know Your Chicken MP3 Download and Lyrics
  –  June 3, 2017
One day, the blue one went away. The other grew up fuckin' well. She was noisy every night. I had always chicken-bite. Then I met a lover One night, she made me dinner. Licking finger, I wondered Where she got the chicken. Then I met a lover. One night ...


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