Tagged search results for Label: Eat Records

  1. Fujiko More "Always EP" (12")
    Out now on Eat Records, the label of Fujisawa Shiho and Boot Beat, is a first EP by newcomer female singer-songwriter Fujiko More. On this first release she brings us three happy club-pop tracks with cute vocoder vocals. This is...
    Posted on March 28, 2009 at 12:53. | Released on March 19, 2009
  2. Fujisawa Shiho "Funky Girl" (12")
    The last beats of 2008, here's a first 12" cut of two tracks from indies club trackmaker girl Fujisawa Shiho's very promising forthcoming 2nd album (due for the end of January). A-side "Funky☆Girl" is a club-pop track with a fat...
    Posted on December 31, 2008 at 11:54. | Released on December 29, 2008
  3. Tomohisa Obata "Sastain Life + MUSIC" (12")
    New-comer DJ, composer and trackmaker Obata Tomohisa brings us this brilliant first 12" produced by Fujisawa Shiho. These 4 cute and happy vocal tracks featuring singer Yuka will be sure to turn the heads of capsule and Perfume fans! This...
    Posted on October 30, 2008 at 22:19. | Released on November 7, 2008
  4. Fujisawa Shiho "After Hours E.P.03" (12")
    3rd and last of this EP series, DJ/trackmaker Fujisawa Shiho is here remixed by none other than Halfby! "After hours" mixes of three other tracks from her album "Happy Hour" are also included, such as techno-pop track "Everything is alright"...
    Posted on October 24, 2008 at 22:54.
  5. Fujisawa Shiho "After Hours E.P.02" (12")
    This is the 2nd of EP series from girl DJ/trackmaker Fujiwara Shiho's album "Happy Hour". Side A has DJ breakbeat tracks, one remixed by Boot Beat, and side B has great vocal tracks including a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Drinking...
    Posted on October 24, 2008 at 22:44. | Released on September 13, 2008

Full-text search results for Label: Eat Records

  1. Manon "xxFANCYPOOLxx" (Download)
    Manon is a 15-year-old model, and here comes a debut single written & produced by Yuppa (HNC)! Check it out on YouTube below, as well as on iTunes, Spotify, etc. This is released on new label Caticorn Records. Manon...
    Posted on July 8, 2017 at 00:10. | Released on July 7, 2017
  2. Various Artists "Japanese Sounds -produced by Muro-"
    "King of Diggin'" Muro produced this album of covers of Japanese songs, featuring various female vocalists. Also check out the mix CDs by Sunaga Tatsuo and Muro previously released on the same Tokyo Records label. Tokyo Records will hold an...
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 20:48. | Released on May 24, 2017
  3. Record Store Day 2017
    Record Store Day 2017 will be taking place this weekend, on Saturday April 22! As usual, many limited releases will be available at record shops only from that date. Below is a selection of some of the best stuff that...
    Posted on April 18, 2017 at 22:15. | Released on April 22, 2017
  4. Various Artists "Ace", Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7"), "Bellissima! ep" (7")
    Konishi Yasuharu supervises a new 7" single project on the Great Tracks label (Sony). First of all comes a compilation called "Ace", named after monthly event (((((((A))))))) held at Organ bar the 3rd Friday of each month. Having been playing...
    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 23:30. | Released on February 22, 2017
  5. YMCK "Family Swing"
    YMCK kicks off 2017 with a brand new album! "Family Swing" goes back to their jazzy roots which are blown full-size into a musical-like concept album. It's also the return of the "Swingers" characters who first appeared in album "Family...
    Posted on January 2, 2017 at 19:40. | Released on January 18, 2017
  6. Various Artists "Japanese Sounds - A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix", "Japanese Sounds mixed by Muro"
    Here are two mix CDs of "Japanese sounds", selected and mixed by DJs Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience) and Muro. Check out the sampler clips below for details. Shindō Mitsuo does the art direction for this new label called Tokyo...
    Posted on November 17, 2016 at 00:05. | Released on November 16, 2016
  7. Wakita Monari "In The City / anone,,," (CD+7")
    Wakita Monari (ex-Especia) is back as a solo artist! She now shows up on the great Vivid Sound label with a first solo single. Both songs are originals, with the A-side "In The City" arranged by Arai Toshiya (Count Joke),...
    Posted on November 14, 2016 at 23:56. | Released on November 16, 2016
  8. Record Day 2016
    Record Day (not the same as "Record Store Day") has been set to coincide with Japan's "Culture Day" public holiday on November 3 since 1957. Since last year, Japan's only record press Tōyō Kasei takes the lead inviting Japanese artists...
    Posted on November 6, 2016 at 23:02. | Released on November 3, 2016
  9. YeYe "hito"
    Singer-songwriter YeYe has a 3rd album out this week, follow-up to the brilliant "Hue Circle" (2013, CDJapan)! This includes latest single "ate a lemon". Check out its video below and also the sampler clip of all songs from the new...
    Posted on July 12, 2016 at 20:41. | Released on July 13, 2016
  10. Nanba Shiho "meets sparkjoy"
    Nanba Shiho has released a new album recently. Included are two songs written and produced by Tore Johansson, one of which has lyrics by tofubeats, with other songs written by The Charm Park, sugar me, etc. This is the first...
    Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:29. | Released on April 6, 2016
  11. 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....
    Posted on April 14, 2016 at 23:15. | Released on April 16, 2016
  12. Suzuki Saori "East River"
    Suzuki Saori is the vocalist of New York-based band The Suzan. Here she makes a debut as a solo artist, releasing an album on Japanese label Niw! Records. The title song was produced by was produced by Suzuki Keiichi (Sunny...
    Posted on March 6, 2016 at 22:50. | Released on March 9, 2016
  13. Kera "Brown, White & Black"
    Kera (aka Keralino Sandorovich, of No Lie-Sense, Kera & The Synthesizers) has a new solo album coming, his first since 1988 ("genshoku"). This new album is said to be jazz, "fake jazz". Included are covers of jazz standards "Shine (That's...
    Posted on January 10, 2016 at 12:13. | Released on January 20, 2016
  14. Vanilla Beans "onna wa sore o gaman shinai / Beanius / lonesome X"
    Vanilla Beans have a new single coming this month, the follow-up to album "Vanilla Beans IV" released last February. Included are three brand new songs! This comes with big news, as they have moved from Tower Records' T-Palette label to...
    Posted on November 15, 2015 at 00:45. | Released on November 18, 2015
  15. Towa Tei, Leo Imai, Nomiya Maki, Takano Hiroshi "Intersect By Lexus Records #001"
    Intersect By Lexus is a showroom and event space located in Omotesando, Tokyo. A new label has just been started under Towa Tei's direction, and here comes this first 7" single! Included is "Cul de sac", a brand new...
    Posted on July 21, 2015 at 21:58. | Released on July 22, 2015
  16. YMCK "Family Dancing"
    YMCK are back this month with a 6th album, and this time the theme is "Family Dancing"! Of course this lets us hope for some of the best 8-bit dance music ever! This comes a year and a half after...
    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 23:30. | Released on June 24, 2015
  17. Various Artists "Idol bakari Pizzicato -Konishi Yasuharu x T-Palette Records-"
    What's new Pizzicato? Well here's an exciting album coming this week! Various groups from Tower Records' idol-only label T-Palette Records cover nothing but Pizzicato Five songs! Featured are Vanilla Beans, Negicco, lyrical school, Idol Renaissance and onelittlekiss. The whole was...
    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 22:00. | Released on April 22, 2015
  18. NyoROBOtics "3 micron no neji"
    Osaka-based "idol robot group" NyoROBOtics has a first original album out now on Orange Records. The songwriters behind this include Jean-Paul Takahashi and Rinda, both of group Chupi*Chupi on the same label. Audio samples of all songs at HMV. NyoROBOtics...
    Posted on December 7, 2014 at 21:11. | Released on November 26, 2014
  19. P.O.P "Watch Me" (7")
    Rapper twins P.O.P's smooth rap track "Watch Me" has been released on 7"! Included is a remix by Osaka's okadada. This is out on DJ Michelle Sorry's recently started 7" label, mawarisō na Records. Also check out their album "tanoshii...
    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 23:42. | Released on November 26, 2014
  20. fox capture plan "Wall"
    fox capture plan, the instrumental jazz-rock trio of Kishimoto Ryo (Jabberloop), Kawai Hidehiro (Immigrant's Bossa Band) and Inoue Tsukasa (direction of the chord, nhhmbase), have a 3rd album coming this month. While mostly consisting of originals, covers of Radiohead's "Paranoid...
    Posted on July 6, 2014 at 14:05. | Released on July 9, 2014
  21. Old Monk "Posing as Love" (12"+download code)
    Brooklyn 3-piece indie rock band Old Monk has a 2nd album out now! Their bassist is Tsugumi Takashi (ex-PINE*am), which is more than enough of a reason to mention them here. Well of course they're truly great too, so check...
    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 23:41. | Released on June 10, 2014
  22. Various Artists "T-Palette 3rd Anniversary ~Far Beyond The Dream~ Selected & Mixed by DJ Wildparty"
    Tower Records' idol-only label T-Palette Records is celebrating its 3rd anniversary, and here's a DJ mix CD of tracks from the label, selected and mixed by DJ Wildparty (SoundCloud). Various Artists "T-Palette Records 3rd Anniversary Mix ~Far Beyond The Dream~...
    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 22:56. | Released on June 10, 2014
  23. Various Artists "Bethlehem no yoru Jazz: Compiled by Tatsuo Sunaga", "Sunaga Tatsuo presents Revisit -Bethlehem-"
    Sunaga Tatsuo selects tracks from New York 50's jazz label Bethlehem Records in these two separate compilations of his "yoru jazz" (Jazz Allnighters) and "Revisit" series. All tracks can be sampled at HMV and Amazon. Follow the links below. Various...
    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 23:17. | Released on March 12, 2014
  24. Gota Nishidera "Temple St."
    Nishidera Gōta (Nona Reeves) has a first solo album out now, titled "Temple St.". This comes on his new label "Gotown Label" (a word play on his first name), a sub-label of Vivid Sound. Other Nona Reeves members are also...
    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 22:42. | Released on March 25, 2014
  25. Tokyo Girls' Style "Maltine Girls Wave" (Blu-ray/DVD+CD)
    This is a collaboration album of unit group Tokyo Girls' Style and tofubeats' label Maltine Records (Soundcloud). 5 new tracks are produced by Maltine artists, and each is sung solo by one of the 5 girls. Producers are dancinthruthenights (unit...
    Posted on January 18, 2014 at 19:02. | Released on January 15, 2014
  26. Various Artists "Tonchi Compi"
    Tonchi Records is an indies label that's been around for some 8 years and that's run by members of kataomoi and Horizon Yamashita takuhaibin. This all-genre compilation is filled of previously unreleased tracks, with kataomoi, VIDEOTAPEMUSIC, cero, and many more....
    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:00. | Released on January 1, 2014
  27. No Lie-Sense "First Suicide Note"
    No Lie-Sense (official Facebook page) is a new unit formed of Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders) and Kera (aka Keralino Sandorovich, of Kera & the Synthesizers, ex-Long Vacation, ex-Uchōten). Featured artists include Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five), Sakamoto Miu, Ueno Yōko, Inuyama Inuko...
    Posted on November 15, 2013 at 23:36. | Released on November 6, 2013
  28. Various Artists "Konishi Yasuharu Presents daitokai kōkyōgaku -Readymade Digs Brunswick-"
    Konishi Yasuharu selects light and sweet tracks from the vast catalog of Chicago's Brunswick label. Songs are featured in their latest digitally remastered versions, and the CD has a 16-page booklet with lyrics. Various Artists "Konishi Yasuharu Presents daitokai kōkyōgaku...
    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 00:12. | Released on October 2, 2013
  29. YMCK "Family Days"
    Jazzy 8-bit unit YMCK have been around for 10 years and counting! Here they're back with a new album, almost 5 years after "Family Cooking" (2009). The new "Family Days" sings not about nostalgia or fantasy but rather about daily...
    Posted on September 22, 2013 at 14:04. | Released on October 2, 2013
  30. Various Artists "T-Palette Records 2nd Anniversary Mix ~Diggin' on you~"
    This is a mix CD by hip-hop unit Cypress Ueno and Roberto Yoshino made of only tracks from Tower Records' idol-only T-Palette label. Included are songs by Vanilla Beans, Negicco, lyrical school, Rhymeberry, LinQ, Shizukaze & Kizuna and Up Up...
    Posted on July 27, 2013 at 17:42. | Released on July 17, 2013
  31. Playtime Rock, BANK live at Saravah Tokyo
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Friday July 12 was a show of Playtime Rock, the Nagasaki-based band of Takanami K-taro (ex-Pizzicato Five) (blog). Nagasaki being part of the Kyūshū island in the south of...
    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 00:59.
  32. Various Artists "Revisit - Brunswick - selected by Tatsuo Sunaga" (Download)
    Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience) has started a new compilation series called "Revisit". In this first offering he selects songs from the Chicago soul music label Brunswick. This release is only available digitally on iTunes Japan. Various Artists "Revisit -...
    Posted on July 3, 2013 at 22:15. | Released on June 5, 2013
  33. blue marble, mishmash* Julie Watai
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Saturday June 22 was an event presented by blue marble, a band that released first album "Valerie" (Amazon) four years ago to then sort of disappear. This was to...
    Posted on June 29, 2013 at 11:26.
  34. Nakatsuka Takeshi "Young, Alive, in Love / Have you ever seen the rainbow?" (7")
    Nakatsuka Takeshi (Qypthone), whose latest album "Lyrics" was released last February, has a 7" cut of two songs being released. One of the chosen songs is a cover of Flipper's Guitar "Young, Alive, in Love"! This release comes from Groove...
    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 00:32. | Released on May 8, 2013
  35. Kero Kero Bonito "Why Aren't You Dancing?" (Download)
    Kero Kero Bonito isn't Japanese, it is an electronic dance unit based in Bromley (South London), but its first official single is out on label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records). The title track is dark electro while the second track has...
    Posted on April 20, 2013 at 16:53. | Released on April 17, 2013
  36. Misola "Train Song" (7")
    Groove Unchant's label Unchantable Records (sub-label of Orange Records) brings us a brand new band called Misola, led by Ōhashi Nobuyuki (aka Pate, who was a member of Bridge and also played in The Cornelius Group). This unit has a...
    Posted on March 19, 2013 at 23:54. | Released on March 19, 2013
  37. naomi & goro "Cafe Bleu Solid Bond"
    Bossa nova unit naomi & goro's new album is a cover album of all songs off The Style Council's "Cafe Bleu" album (1984). The Style Council was Paul Weller's band, active through the 80's. All tracks can be sampled at...
    Posted on March 3, 2013 at 23:27. | Released on March 6, 2013
  38. Emi Necozawa & Sphinx "EP" (12")
    Following last year's "Pyramidia" album, here comes a 12" cut of songs by Necozawa Emi's jazz group. Included is a remix by Miura Makoto (on whose latest album Emi contributed narration), and two 12" mixes of some of the best...
    Posted on February 17, 2013 at 13:06. | Released on February 20, 2013
  39. Muro "Diggin' For Beats"
    This is DJ Muro's latest original album, 15 tracks built from records he's dug around the world, but also featuring a variety of musicians. The opening track features Ino Hidefumi. Out now on his label Digot, same name as his...
    Posted on December 18, 2012 at 23:29. | Released on December 5, 2012
  40. Sekitova "premature moon and the shooting star"
    Sekitova is a high school student DJ and deep-house artist who debuted last year on acclaimed net label Maltine Records. He has now started his own label, Zamstak, of which the first release is his own album. Definitely worth a...
    Posted on December 12, 2012 at 23:48. | Released on December 5, 2012
  41. Various Artists "Dancing After 1AM"
    Indies rock compilation "Dancing After 1AM" album is from label Call And Response specializing in post-punk, new wave, often a bit on the noisy rock side, nevertheless a definitely pleasant listen for even my pop-oriented ears. Here are all new...
    Posted on December 3, 2012 at 23:28. | Released on October 17, 2012
  42. hitomitoi "YOUR TIME Route #1"
    Following its "Choice" series of foreign song covers, Billboard Records begins a series of Japanese song cover albums titled "Your Time". The first artist of the series is hitomitoi who released her latest original album "City Dive" on the label....
    Posted on November 5, 2012 at 21:58. | Released on November 14, 2012
  43. Ryoma Maeda "Fantastic Suicide"
    Ryoma Maeda aka milch of source (producer of EeL) is releasing a new album under his real name. With more pop melodies than before, the sound is said to be an upbeat chaos of rock, punk and techno. The odd...
    Posted on November 4, 2012 at 10:09. | Released on November 10, 2012
  44. JOKEMIC "All & About"
    Party hip-hop duo JOKEMIC (Shabell & Daijun) has a first album out now, and it's entirely produced by Boot Beat aka Kamiya Naoaki. Check out the video below. Most tracks can also be sampled at the label's official release page....
    Posted on September 29, 2012 at 01:12. | Released on September 14, 2012
  45. Kaoru Inoue "A Missing Myth"
    Crue-L Records family's Kaoru Inoue (aka Chari Chari) has a new album coming this week on his Seeds And Ground label. This album is non-stop mixed and includes new songs and a few remixes. A few tracks are available in...
    Posted on September 9, 2012 at 13:41. | Released on September 12, 2012
  46. hitomitoi sings "City Dive"
    Text by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Last June singer hitomitoi's new album "City Dive" was released on Billboard Japan Records. The album was produced by Cunimondo Takiguchi of city pops unit Ryūsenkei, with some tracks by Dorian and...
    Posted on September 3, 2012 at 00:20.
  47. lyrical school "sorya natsu da! / oide yo"
    6-girl hip-hop idol unit lyrical school, formerly known as tengal6, has a first single being released under the new name, and that on from Tower Records' T-Palette idol-only label. Both tracks were written and produced by Tofubeats. lyrical school "sorya...
    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 22:14. | Released on August 22, 2012
  48. Teams "Teams X White Lily Remixes"
    Coming next from HNC's White Lily Records is a release of LA-based electro unit Teams (funnily borrowed from label White Iris Records). Included are 4 original tracks plus 5 remixes by White Lily's current roaster and friends. Featured are HNC,...
    Posted on June 20, 2012 at 22:48. | Released on June 25, 2012
  49. Negicco "anata to Pop With You!"
    Negicco have traded their green onions for blue wigs to bring us this new catchy pop tune! This new single is being released on Tower Records' idol-only T-Palette label. Don't miss the fun video below! Free in-store events will be...
    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 23:22. | Released on June 20, 2012
  50. The Beauty "Love In The Heart of The World Shout"
    Out now from Crue-L Records is a first album by The Beauty (MySpace, Bandcamp), solo project of Yuji Oda. While described as contemporary electro-pop, the official blurb also mentions a hallucinating list of influential genres: gothic, shoe gaze, balearic, dark...
    Posted on May 26, 2012 at 15:12. | Released on May 25, 2012
  51. Julie "Oh! Alfredo" (7")
    Here's a release on Groove Unchant's label Unchantable Records (sub-label of Orange Records), of Italian artist Julie (aka Deborah Bontempi) singing "Oh! Alfredo", an old hit track originally by Jula De Palma (original). This 7" also contains a remix by...
    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 23:46. | Released on April 25, 2012
  52. Various Artists "Vanilla"
    Here's a charity compilation consisting of, it seems, all new recordings. Featured are various female vocalists, including DadaD, Toki Asako (ex-Cymbals), Suzuki Momoko (ex-Cosa Nostra) and many more. Monsieur Kamayatsu (Spiders) also appears on 2 tracks. The album's jacket shows...
    Posted on April 18, 2012 at 23:10. | Released on April 4, 2012
  53. Perfume "Spring of Life"
    Perfume have a new single titled "Spring of Life" coming next month! Details are still few at this time, but the title song is again a tie-up with Kirin's hyōketsu alcoholic drink, and a little bit can be heard in...
    Posted on March 13, 2012 at 00:01. | Released on April 11, 2012
  54. Emi Necozawa & Sphinx "Pyramidia"
    It's been 10 years since singer and percussionist Necozawa Emi's previous album ("café tu ronronnes" (2002)). This time she is backed by a jazzy band of 6 musicians making this her first band recording. Songs include covers of Serge Gainsbourg...
    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 21:05. | Released on March 7, 2012
  55. erectricmole "sakura" (Download)
    erectricmole, Japanese-taste electronic unit from label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records), has a 3-track digital EP out now! This follows first album "hōka no hirune" released last year. The 3 songs are old Japanese songs rearranged in erectricmole's style. erectricmole "sakura"...
    Posted on February 29, 2012 at 19:33. | Released on February 29, 2012
  56. Negicco "Negicco 2003~2012 -Best-"
    Negicco, the 3-girl negi-promoting idol group from Niigata that was signed last year to Tower Records' T-Palette idol-specialized label, has a first full-length album coming. This comes as a greatest hits album covering their 8-year ongoing career, with many rare...
    Posted on February 16, 2012 at 21:04. | Released on February 22, 2012
  57. Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz digs Venus Jazz Opus IV"
    For a 4th month in a row here's another compilation selected by Sunaga Tatsuo, of songs from the catalog of Japanese jazz label Venus Records which releases works by foreign artists. Tracks of the previous installments can be sampled on...
    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 21:54. | Released on January 21, 2012
  58. Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz digs Venus Jazz Opus III"
    This is a 3rd in the series of Sunaga Tatsuo's compilations selected from Japanese jazz label Venus Records, which releases works by foreign artists. Sunaga Tatsuo's unit Sunaga t Experience has a new cover album that was released earlier this...
    Posted on December 19, 2011 at 19:53. | Released on December 21, 2011
  59. Sunaga t Experience "Choice"
    Sunaga t Experience (the jazz unit produced by Sunaga Tatsuo) is back with a new album, this time backed by Billboard Japan part of a series of cover albums on its recently started Billboard Records label. The album features collaborations...
    Posted on November 27, 2011 at 23:33. | Released on December 7, 2011
  60. Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz digs Venus Jazz Opus II"
    Here's a 2nd installment of Sunaga Tatsuo's selection of jazz gems from the catalog of Japanese label Venus Records. The 3rd is coming on December 21. All tracks can be sampled on the official release page by clicking the track...
    Posted on November 14, 2011 at 00:13. | Released on November 16, 2011
  61. Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz digs Venus Jazz Opus 1"
    Sunaga Tatsuo begins a new sub-series of jazz compilations, part of his ongoing "yoru jazz" ("Jazz All-Nighters") series. This time he selects from the catalog of Japanese label Venus Records, which since 1992 has brought many releases from worldwide artists...
    Posted on October 14, 2011 at 22:26. | Released on October 19, 2011
  62. Pyokn "Be Yourself" (Download)
    Label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records) has a new digital release available now for female vocal unit Pyokn. The 3 main tracks have been selected from previously released on album "Colorful Vibration" (2004, Amazon), and remastered to suit the label's direction....
    Posted on July 28, 2011 at 00:02. | Released on July 27, 2011
  63. Vanilla Beans & Negicco release day in-store event
    Text by Patrick for Tokyo's Coolest Sound This week was the release of Vanilla Beans' 2nd full-length original album "Vanilla Beans II"! They are now touring several record stores around the Kantō area in a promotion rush, but it all...
    Posted on July 24, 2011 at 00:00.
  64. Negicco "Get It On!"
    Brought by Tower Records' new idol label T-Palette and out at the same time as "Vanilla Beans II", is this new mini-album by idol group Negicco. This trio comes from Niigata, and while being serious about their singing and dancing...
    Posted on July 18, 2011 at 12:58. | Released on July 20, 2011
  65. Vanilla Beans & Negicco press conference
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Tonight was a special press conference for idol groups Vanilla Beans and Negicco, held at Tower Records Shibuya's Stage One venue downstairs. It was in a way open to the...
    Posted on June 3, 2011 at 23:58.
  66. Misswonda "In Flawless"
    Misswonda has a 2nd album coming on new label flawless world (post-Usagi-chang Records)! It's already been 5 years since "Wonderful Tangent" (2005). The album takes inspiration from UK new wave and various rock/pop/dance influences from the 80's and 90's, and...
    Posted on January 29, 2011 at 01:11. | Released on February 9, 2011
  67. EeL "for common people"
    Osaka cute-electro-punk-future-pop indies artist EeL has a new album on the way, full of brand new songs! This comes on post-Vroom Sound label Stubbie Records. Check out the new video and sampler clip below. Also if you missed it, last...
    Posted on January 14, 2011 at 22:27. | Released on January 26, 2011
  68. erectricmole "hōka no hirune"
    Usagi-chang Records fans rejoice! The label's boss Suzuki Akira has started a new label, named flawless world. Now that's something exciting to look for in 2011 already! The first release is by new electro-pop unit erectricmole (MySpace). The unit is...
    Posted on January 2, 2011 at 21:33. | Released on January 12, 2011
  69. The Suzan "Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat"
    Tokyo girl band The Suzan keeps going back and forth the Pacific Ocean of late, they've been signed by US label Fool's Gold on which they've already released a 7" this summer. Now here comes their first international album! The...
    Posted on October 24, 2010 at 01:39. | Released on October 25, 2010
  70. Kinoco Hotel "Claddagh shi Kinoco"
    Neo-GS girl band Kinoco Hotel (MySpace) has an album coming this week! Actually this consists of rare indies-era material, 9 previously unreleased takes recorded in studio just before guitarist Isabelle-Keme and drummer Fabienne joined the band. This was actually planned...
    Posted on October 17, 2010 at 18:41. | Released on October 20, 2010
  71. Tropico Q "Hard Rock PAFE"
    What's hidden behind this strange name? It's the new unit of Plus-tech Squeeze Box' Hayashibe Tomonori, together with Maeda Ryōma. This album is all covers of hard rock songs you've heard before, but redone in electro-dance fashion, all featuring vocals...
    Posted on September 20, 2010 at 21:10. | Released on September 22, 2010
  72. It's a Sunny Day
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Last weekend, on Sunday September 12, I had the chance to go to this very special event. Wack Wack Rhythm Band recently lost one of their important members 6 months...
    Posted on September 18, 2010 at 13:29.
  73. Various Artists "Speedking Vol.3", "Speedking Vol.1 Remastered and Separated"
    J-death techno label Speedking Productions brings a 3rd compilation of original tracks. The 2-CD release features Yoshida Tetsuto, Bubble-B, Cherryboy Function, Leopaldon, Hally (VORC Records) , omoshiro Sangokushi and many others. Out at the same time is a re-issue of...
    Posted on August 26, 2010 at 21:21. | Released on August 24, 2010
  74. Various Artists "Tarot World"
    New indies label Dusk Records has a first release, a compilation featuring Elektel and other electro artists. Audio samples of all songs at label site Various Artists "Tarot World" (Title / Artist) 1. Science et Divertissements / ELEKTEL 2. MAHO...
    Posted on July 8, 2010 at 00:12.
  75. Various Artists "Kill your T.V. meets felicity EP -curated by Aiha Higurashi-"
    Higurashi Aiha (ex-Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her) selects this nice-priced compilation EP of songs from label felicity's catalog. Included are yet unreleased new songs by her unit LOVES. (from upcoming album to be released on July 28), and also...
    Posted on June 6, 2010 at 18:32. | Released on June 16, 2010
  76. HNC Release Party "Cult Club"
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Friday April 30 was the overdue release party for HNC's album "Cult" released last December. HNC used to be known as Hazel Nuts Chocolate, the solo project of a girl...
    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 14:50.
  77. Little Lounge*Little Twinkle "stitch"
    The latest from Osaka label Orange Records is a band formed in 2007 called Little Lounge*Little Twinkle. The quiet pop unit of 3 features viola and cute female vocals. Audio samples at Tower Records and Orange Records' MySpace. Little Lounge*Little...
    Posted on February 13, 2010 at 21:18. | Released on February 17, 2010
  78. Konishi Yasuharu selection - Universal
    Taken from his upcoming book "Marshall McLuhan kōkoku dairiten. Konishi Yasuharu. Disc Guide 200mai.", Konishi-san brings us two series of rare albums being re-issued on CD. While in the same direction as the columbia*readymade Japanese jazz-rock reissues from last year,...
    Posted on May 3, 2009 at 01:14. | Released on April 22, 2009
  79. Konishi Yasuharu selection - RCA
    Taken from his upcoming book "Marshall McLuhan kōkoku dairiten. Konishi Yasuharu. Disc Guide 200mai.", Konishi-san brings us two series of rare albums being re-issued on CD. While in the same direction as the columbia*readymade Japanese jazz-rock reissues from last year,...
    Posted on May 3, 2009 at 00:45. | Released on April 22, 2009
  80. S-KLAPP "I Love You Always Forever / Pop Muzik" (12")
    Here's a new 12" by S-KLAPP (MySpace), the recent electro-pop unit of Tanaka Tomonao (novaFASE, Temorela). This contains two covers, of M's "Pop Musik" and Donna Lewis' "I Love You Always Forever" plus remixes, for a total of 5 tracks....
    Posted on April 13, 2009 at 23:27. | Released on April 4, 2009
  81. Fujisawa Shiho "Funky Girl (GoldRush mix)" (12")
    Here's a vinyl cut of Fujisawa Shiho's "Funky Girl" remixed by herself in a more danceable version with vocoder vocals. This is the track given away on a bonus promo CD at Jet Set when purchasing the album, here presented...
    Posted on February 1, 2009 at 12:30. | Released on January 30, 2009
  82. comoestas "Dentaku / Soroban" (7")
    We've waited and waited, finally here are some brand new tracks by Comoesta Yaegashi aka comoestas!! Side A is a mambo-ish club cover of the famous Kraftwerk song "Dentaku", while B-side "Soroban" is an original by Comoesta. Can't go wrong...
    Posted on November 13, 2008 at 22:26. | Released on November 12, 2008
  83. Various Artists "incense"
    Finally, Osaka label Orange Records brings us a new compilation! This is the label's 2nd CD compilation, following the excellent "Variété" (2002). Featured are 19 artists, including new recordings by Misswonda (Saint Classics is a new moniker of Suzuki Akira...
    Posted on September 27, 2008 at 23:15. | Released on September 24, 2008
  84. Various Artists "Silent Dream 2 - mixed by Masanori Ikeda"
    Ikeda Masanori (aka Mansfield) (MySpace) has selected tracks from house label Flower Records for this non-stop compilation mixed by himself. Several of the tracks are presented in a special edit just for this release. Audio samples at Flower Records Various...
    Posted on September 18, 2008 at 22:49. | Released on September 3, 2008
  85. Various Artists "1 ~Every Conversation Records Compilation~"
    Escalator Records' sub-label Every Conversation, which aims to release 7"'s of foreign artists that they judge would appeal to the Japan indies scene, is releasing a first CD compilation. The perfect way to catch up with what's been up! Various...
    Posted on June 30, 2008 at 21:19. | Released on July 30, 2008
  86. "Second Royal TV Vol.01 July 2008" (DVD)
    Kyoto club label Second Royal offers a first ever DVD! It contains over 70 minutes of... well, this and that. Some party scenes and some talk, and of course music! They warn not to expect too much, but at that...
    Posted on June 27, 2008 at 16:18. | Released on July 7, 2008
  87. Zonies live
    Zonies (ゾニーズ) is a new band led by Maezono Naoki, singer-songwriter who runs the Love Shop Record shop and also appeared on the latest columbia*readymade sampler compilation "uta to Guitar. Piano. kotoba." The other band members are Konishi Yasuharu on...
    Posted on May 30, 2008 at 14:58. | Released on June 8, 2008
  88. Boot Beat "Manifesto! 3"
    DJ Boot Beat (aka Kamiya Naoaki) has a 3rd mix CD of his popular "Manifesto!" series, mixing pop, jazz, easy listening, latin, Brazilian, breakbeats, etc. A few Japanese artists are also included: Arai Toshiya (Missing Linc, Mr.comicstore), DJ Sora-Mimi and...
    Posted on May 16, 2008 at 15:11. | Released on May 16, 2008
  89. Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.3 selected by Naka Masashi"
    Here's yet another installment of Escalator's "We Were Escalator Records" series, again selected by label boss Naka Masashi (Losfeld). It's said to be the last one... time will tell! Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.3 selected by Naka Masashi"...
    Posted on May 2, 2008 at 14:16. | Released on May 28, 2008
  90. Various Artists "Niw! Collection"
    Indies punk label Niw! has a compilation coming up celebrating its 5 years. The compilation consists of mostly (all?) new recordings, including ones by ...
    Posted on April 4, 2008 at 10:20. | Released on May 23, 2008
  91. Various Artists "Happy Holidays! by commmons"
    Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons brings us a compilation of calm songs, acoustic and then some, selected from its growing catalog. Included are songs with Minekawa Takako, Kahimi Karie, and lots more. This is a special label sampler sold only at...
    Posted on March 19, 2008 at 15:09. | Released on April 16, 2008
  92. Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.2 selected by Naka Masashi"
    Following-up on "We Were Escalator Records 2.1", as it was to be expected, here's another compilation from Escalator Records. This one is also selected by label boss Naka Masashi. Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.2 selected by Naka Masashi"...
    Posted on January 15, 2008 at 17:46. | Released on February 20, 2008
  93. Ikeda Masanori "New Balearic House"
    Ikeda Masanori (aka Mansfield) brings us a new mix CD, 3 years after "Electrock" and "Playroom presents Soma & Classic Room". This is a collection of Balearic/Ibiza house. His latest track, "City Lights", is included and also available on the...
    Posted on December 27, 2007 at 11:02. | Released on February 6, 2008
  94. Ikeda Masanori "City Lights" (12")
    Out now on 12" is Ikeda Masanori's latest track, William Pitt's "City Lights" as featured on the recent compilation "Grand Gallery presents New Wave". The B-side is a remix by Flower Records' Takamiya Eitetsu (Little Big Bee). Fans who miss...
    Posted on December 27, 2007 at 10:55. | Released on December 21, 2007
  95. Argyle "Melodies Snowflake"
    Osaka club record label Orange Records's groovy party band Argyle brings us a winter-themed mini-album. While a bit more quiet and soft than usual, we're told that these are party tunes nonetheless. Out just now! Argyle "Melodies Snowflake" 1. Argyle...
    Posted on November 29, 2007 at 17:35. | Released on November 30, 2007
  96. Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.1 selected by Naka Masashi"
    Despite the creepy title, it's probably not the end of Escalator Records itself, as there's a new Avalon coming with the next catalog number. Maybe I wouldn't mind if this would mean the end of the "We Are Escalator..." compilation...
    Posted on November 5, 2007 at 15:02. | Released on December 26, 2007
  97. Various Artists "Good Girls Don't! Neo"
    Indies label K.O.G.A has a new girls band compilation coming up, 3rd of the "Good Girls Don't" seres, including new songs by Micro Mach Machine, Hazel Nuts Chocolate and many others. A video for Micro Mach Machine's "GR" can be...
    Posted on August 20, 2007 at 13:24. | Released on September 5, 2007
  98. Various Artists "Our Favourite Shops ~Roots of KOGA Melody~"
    Label KOGA will release a compilation of indies artists performing rock covers. Included is a new recording by Macdonald Duck Eclair doing Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song"! Various Artists "Our Favourite Shops ~Roots of KOGA Melody~" 1. Berry Roll / Top...
    Posted on June 15, 2007 at 14:29. | Released on June 20, 2007

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