Shugo Tokumaru has a busy year ahead of him. Shortly after releasing his fifth full-length album, In Focus? (out now), Tokumaru confirmed a U.S. tour opening for Kishi Bashi, including first ever trip to the west coast & SXSW.

Kicking off on February 22 in Seattle and concluding March 9th in New Orleans, Tokumaru will be performing In Focus? as an intimate, solo set each night, a contrast to the 6-piece band live shows he usually plays in Japan.

Cheock out the video for “Katachi” directed by Kijek/Adamski, featuring stop-motion display of colorful objects set in time to the beat of the song.

Also, listen to “Decorate” from In Focus?

Shugo Tokumaru – In Focus?

February 22 @ Crocodile – Seattle, WA
February 23 @ Biltmore – Vancouver, Canada
February 24 @ HOLOCENE – Portland, OR
February 26 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
February 27 @ Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
March 1 @ Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
March 2 @ The Casbah – San Diego, CA
March 5 @ Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
March 7 @ Stubb’s Jr. – Austin, TX
March 8 @ Fitzgerald’s (downstairs) – Houston, TX
March 9 @ One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA