Record Store Day 2016

This year again Record Store Day is being held in Japan, this time on Saturday April 16! A lot of special and limited vinyl editions are being released on that very day, and at first only available in physical shops. Usually a few weeks later they will become available online, though orders cannot be placed until that time.

Below is a list of selection of releases. You can find the full release list and the list of participating shops on the official site. Also check this page at Jet Set which has many audio samples.

Several events are also being held, including in-store DJs at Jet Set Kyoto on Saturday and Jet Set Tokyo on Sunday, and also an in-store appearance (autographs & photos) of Nosa Reina at Disk Union Jinbocho on Saturday from 15:00 to 16:00.

Reina & The Blue Valentines "Lambrusco ni koi shite c/w konya wa Night Fever" (7")
野佐怜奈とブルーヴァレンタインズ 「ランブルスコに恋して c/w 今夜はナイトフィーバー」

Both new recordings, the A-side is a cover of one of Nosa Reina's solo songs which has been re-arranged for the band by the songwriter Takanami K-taro (ex-Pizzicato Five) himself who also sings in duet. The B-side is a brand new song. Both feature Tanaka Takashi (Sunny Day Service) on bass. The mix was done by Illicit Tsuboi.

A. Lambrusco ni koi shite (Fallin' Love with Lambrusco) (duet with Keitaro Takanami)
B. konya wa Night Fever

Apricot Sounds ACEP3
Out 4/16, ¥1852 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Kinoco Hotel "koi wa moyamoya c/w tenmetsu" (7" blue vinyl)
キノコホテル 「恋はモヤモヤ c/w 点滅」

Two new songs that were previously released last fall on a CD sold at shows only. Blue color vinyl, limited to 500.

Out 4/16, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Miila and the Geeks "Sick / HEY YA!" (7")

A new release after 5 years. The A-side is a brand new song, while the B-side is a cover of Outcast.

Niw! Records NEP68
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Yakenohara × chabe "Record Players 2" (7" + Download code)

The A-side is a disco track by chabe featuring Yuppa (HNC) on chorus. The B-side is a track by Yakenohara with Pan Pacific Playa's Hyuhyu Boy and Chappie Gen (omoideyarō A Team), the same people who remixed "Space Nekojaracy" on Negicco's latest single.

A. Record Players 2
B. Record Players 2 (Acid yumeshibai Remix)

Jet Set JS7S126
Out 4/16, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Misola "kaze no fuku yoru (7 inch ver) / kaze no fuku yoru (Disco2 Remix)" (7" + Download code)
MISOLA 「カゼノフクヨル (7 inch ver) / カゼノフクヨル (Disco2 Remix)」

A favorite from album "Correspondence" in brand new 7" and remix versions, coming on Groove Unchant's Unchantable Records (sub-label of Orange Records).

A. kaze no fuku yoru (7 inch ver)
B. kaze no fuku yoru (Disco2 Remix)

Unchantable Records UCT-021
Out 4/16, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

CAT BOYS feat. LUVRAW "Fly / FOOLS" (7")

Cat Boys is self-described as a "lounge funk trio at 3 AM". This brand new single features talk box musician Luvraw.

A. Fly
B. Fools

Out 4/16, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

ayU tokiO "otome no tashinami β c/w yoru o terase β" (7")
ayU tokiO 「乙女のたしなみ β c/w 夜を照らせ β」

乙女のたしなみ β guest vocal 恋のパイナップル c/w 夜を照らせ β guest vocal櫛引彩香 & 佐藤寛 (KONCOS)

Two new songs from upcoming album "aratanaru kai" (expected May 11), in exclusive versions respectively featuring guest vocals koi no Pineapple (on "otome no tashinami") and Kushibiki Sayaka and Satō Hiroshi (Koncos) (on "yoru o terase").

A. otome no tashinami β
B. yoru o terase β

Narisu Records NRSP-730
Out 4/16, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Turntable Films "Small Town Talk" (12" + Tote bag)

A vinyl edition of album "Small Town Talk" released last November.

A1. Light Through
A2. What You Find
A3. Cello
A4. Nostalgia
A5. Modern Times
B1. Slumberland
B2. I Want You
B3. Breakfast
B4. A Swollen River
B5. Into The Water

only in dreams ODJP-004
Out 4/16, ¥3056 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

And Summer Club "Surfer Girl" (7")

And Summer Club is a "heavy Hawaii punk band" from Osaka formed in 2013.

A1. Surfer Girl
A2. Super Dash (Hyper Edition)
B1. Wasted Time

Second Royal Records EMF-074
Out 4/16, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Kojima Mayumi to Inokashira Rangers "tenshi no yūwaku" (7" + Download code)
小島麻由美と井の頭レンジャーズ 「天使の誘惑」

Two covers, "tenshi no yūwaku" (1968, original Mayuzumi Jun) and "akai fūsen" (1973, Asada Miyuko).

A. tenshi no yūwaku
B. akai fūsen

Park Tone Recordings PARK1008
Out 4/16, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Salome no kuchibiru (Salome Lips) "Atami hihōkan no Theme" (7")
サロメの唇 「熱海秘宝館のテーマ」

Covers of mood kayō "Atami hihōkan no Theme" and Nosaka Akiyuki's "Virgin Blues".

Sazanami Label SZDW1012
Out 4/16, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

The Fave Raves "Old Fashioned Man" (7")

Re-issue of a single from 2008 by the groovy soul band. The title song was written by Geno Satō (aka Ai Satteaux of The Hair).

Majestic Sound Records MS45-036CS
Out 4/16, ¥1200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Various Artists "Idol bakari Pizzicato" (5 x 7")
オムニバス 「アイドルばかりピチカート」

Ohh! A boxed set of five 7"'s of all vocal tracks from the "Idol bakari Pizzicato" album in which various idol groups covered songs by Pizzicato Five. Taya Sumire (Twee Grrrls Club) did the artwork of not only the box itself but also of each 7" jacket.

A. La dépression (fukeiki) / Idol Renaissance
B. Airplane / Idol Renaissance
C. I (watashi no subete) / Vanilla Beans
D. It's a Beautiful Day / Vanilla Beans
E. Jolly Bubbly Lovely / Negicco
F. Magic Carpet Ride / Negicco
G. Moderns (gendaijin) / onelittlekiss
H. Tout va bien (banji kaichō) / onelittlekiss
I. Hippie Day / lyrical school
J. Sweet Soul Revue / Vanilla Beans

Jet Set JSLP071
Out 4/16, ¥9000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Metafive "META" (12" LP)

2-disc vinyl edition of Metafive's first original album "META", remastered by Sunahara Yoshinori. Comes in a gatefold jacket with a record-size pamphlet of which the art direction was done by Towa Tei.

A1. Don't Move
A2. Luv U Tokio
A3. Maisie's Avenue
B1. Albore
B2. Gravetrippin'
B3. Anodyne
C1. Disaster Baby
C2. Radio (Meta Version)
C3. W.G.S.F.
D1. Split Spirit (Meta Version)
D2. White Out
D3. Threads

Warner Music METALP-001
Out 4/16, ¥4630 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Towa Tei "Taste of You / Mind Wall" (7")

Two cuts from album "Big Fun" (2009). "Taste of You" features Taprikk Sweezee, and "Mind Wall" features Hatori Miho (Cibo Matto) and Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius).

A. Taste of You
B. Mind Wall

Disk Union MBEP-1601
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

INO hidefumi "Satisfaction" (12" LP)

Vinyl edition of the 2006 album, limited to 700 (numbered). Includes a paper sleeve jacket CD edition of upcoming album "No Satisfaction" (performed with just one Fender Rhodes) expected for release on May 11.

Innocent Record IRLP-002
Out 4/16, ¥3200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Plastics "We Love You Oh No! PLASTICS Live in Central Park NYC 1981" (12" LP)

A lost (and just recently found) recording of the Plastics headlining for Talking Heads in Central Park. The jacket was designed by member Tachibana Hajime. Comes with inner sleeve and postcard.

Out 4/16, ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Hosono Haruomi "Cochin Moon" (12" LP)
細野晴臣 「コチンムーン」

A re-issue of the 1978 pre-YMO India-inspired electronic album. Features Sakamoto Ryuichi on keyboards and Matsutake Hideki on computer programming.

A1. Malabar Hotel - Ground floor - Triangle circuit on the sea-forest
A2. Malabar Hotel - Upper floor - Moving triangle
A3. Malabar Hotel - Roof garden - Revel attack
B1. Hepatitis
B2. Hum Ghar Sajan
B3. Madam Consul General of Madras

HMV record shop NAS2030
Out 4/16, ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Sokabe Keiichi "Spring Collection" (Cassette)
曽我部恵一 「スプリング・コレクション」

Sokabe Keiichi (Sunny Day Service) is this year's Record Store Day ambassador. This cassette tape is a greatest hits collection with the theme of "spring" (as the title says), and also contains a new song, new recordings and covers.

A1. moboroshi no kisetsu
A2. koi ni ochitara (hikigatari Live Take)
A3. haru o matsu hito
A4. Lemon
A5. harukaze Lonely (New song)
A6. machikado no uta
B1. 12 gōsha
B2. haru no densha (Kaji Hitoshi cover)
B3. yoru no Melody (Self-cover)
B4. nagai kami no onna no ko
B5. tenshi
B6. nee, soto wa haru da yo.
B7. haru no arashi

rose record ROSE197C
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

... That's just a small selection. Head over to Record Store Day 2016 or Jet Set Records to browse the rest!

Find out more about: ayU tokiO, Cat Boys, Chabe, Disco2, HATORI Miho, HOSONO Haruomi, Idol Renaissance, INO Hidefumi, Kinoco Hotel, KOJIMA Mayumi, lyrical school, Metafive, miila and the geeks, Misola, Negicco, NOSA Reina, onelittlekiss, OYAMADA Keigo, Pizzicato Five, Plastics, Salome Lips, SOKABE Keiichi, Towa Tei, Turntable Films, Vanilla Beans, Yakenohara

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