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  1. Supercar "RE:SUPERCAR 2 ~redesigned by nakamura koji~"
    Following the release of "RE:SUPERCAR 1", here's a 2nd album of "redesigned" tracks by Nakamura Kōji (aka Nakakō aka iLL). This time the album focuses on the later Supercar releases. Some audio samples can be heard at this special site...
    Posted on June 4, 2011 at 10:27
  2. Supercar "RE:SUPERCAR 1 ~redesigned by nakamura koji~"
    Supercar (disbanded in 2005) has a new release coming, that's of previously released songs "redesigned" by former member Nakamura Kōji (aka Nakakō aka iLL). The songs are mainly taken from early albums "Three Out Change", "Jump Up", "OOYeah!" and "OOKeah!"....
    Posted on April 17, 2011 at 00:34
  3. Sunahara Yoshinori "No Boys No Cry Original Soundtrack"
    A whole 8 years since the amazing album "Lovebeat", Sunahara Yoshinori (ex-Denki Groove) brings us this new original release in the form of his first ever movie soundtrack. The movie is "No Boys, No Cry", a Japan/Korea collaboration directed by...
    Posted on July 27, 2009 at 23:21
  4. Furukawa Miki "Bondage Heart-Remixes"
    Ex-Supercar singer and bassist Furukawa Miki (MySpace) has a remix album out last month featuring Sunahara Yoshinori, iLL (also ex-Supercar), De De Mouse, Tanaka Fumiya and many more. Furukawa Miki "Bondage Heart-Remixes" フルカワミキ 「Bondage Heart-Remixes」 1. B.B.W. (remixed by The...
    Posted on June 8, 2009 at 23:41

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  1. Cornelius "anata ga iru nara" (7")
    Cornelius has a brand new 7" single out today! Grab it now at Jet Set while you can. Another 7" is due for May 26, after which a new album will follow on June 28! Shows will be held...
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 21:48
  2. Agata Morio & Hachimitsu Pie "Baby-lon"
    Hachimitsu Pie was a band formed in the early 70's by singer Agata Morio and Suzuki Keiichi, a few years after which Morio went on with his solo career while several others moved on to become Moonriders. Some 45 years...
    Posted on April 25, 2017 at 23:17
  3. Nomiya Maki "Nomiya Maki, Vacances Shibuya-kei o utau. ~Wonderful Summer~"
    Of her "Shibuya-kei standards" series, Nomiya Maki brings us a new album of summer & vacation-themed covers of Shibuya-kei songs, or ones that inspired the scene's artists. Included are songs originally by Watanabe Marina (written by Ozawa Kenji & Oyamada...
    Posted on April 20, 2017 at 21:46
  4. Learners "More Learners" (12"), "Learners" (12")
    Learners' 2nd album "More Learners", out on CD in January, has just been released on vinyl! Also, first album "Learners" was re-issued too. Get them while it's time! Learners "More Learners" (12") A1. Good Morning Learners! A2. Why Do Fools...
    Posted on April 20, 2017 at 21:22
  5. 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
  6. P.O.P "Fresh & Step" (Download)
    Twin rappers P.O.P, now a trio with trackmaker Saitō Ryōji, have a new single out now on iTunes! Check it out in the video below! P.O.P's upcoming shows include one on May 12 at Moon Romantic in Aoyama, where...
    Posted on April 12, 2017 at 22:19
  7. sione "ode"
    Yukawa Shione releases a first full-length album under the sione name, a new project in which she sings without using words. The album was produced and arranged by world's end girlfriend who also produced EP "Golden Age" released last year....
    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 23:37
  8. Urbangarde "Urbangarde 2016 Xmas Special Hall Live Tenshi des Akuma"
    Trauma techno-pop band Urbangarde is releasing a new live album of a show held at the Shibuya Cultural Center on December 17, 2016. The show was divided in "devil" and "angel" segments, and the audience had to vote for the...
    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 22:57
  9. De De Mouse "dream you up"
    Dé Dé Mouse (who now writes his name with accents aigus) has a new album coming soon! This is his 6th album, and the follow-up to "farewell holiday!" (2015). Included are 11 songs, one of which is a collaboration with...
    Posted on April 9, 2017 at 21:39
  10. Saoriiiii "Freepass License" (Download)
    Saoriiiii has a new song out now on iTunes! The electro track was written and produced by SAWA, and it was recorded and mixed by Sasaki Kissa (Recoride). On June 24 will be held event "Honey" at Lounge Neo...
    Posted on April 5, 2017 at 22:55
  11. Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa "Are Euphoria"
    Here's a 3rd album by Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa! It has already been 2½ years since "Savage Imagination" (2014). Label 7 e.p. gives away an original hologram sticker when ordering directly. Those outside of Japan should follow the link...
    Posted on April 3, 2017 at 23:26
  12. Perfume "Perfume 6th Tour 2016 'COSMIC EXPLORER'" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    This new live Blu-ray/DVD from Perfume is about their latest tour that followed the release of album "Cosmic Explorer", and it contains not one but two full shows! The first disc is of a show held at Osaka Kyocera Dome...
    Posted on April 2, 2017 at 21:30
  13. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Easta", "KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016 in Nippon Budokan" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a brand new single coming in time for Easter, and it's called "Easta"! Both new songs were produced by Nakata Yasutaka, and are used respectively in commercials for Aeon's Easter campaign and Glico's "Ice no mi"....
    Posted on April 2, 2017 at 19:19
  14. Various Artists "Toy Chara Pop Collection Vol.1~3 Selected by DJ Fukutake"
    DJ Fukutake, who selected the great "Yava-kayō" mix CD series, is back with this trio of compilations under a "Toy Character Pop" theme! Respectively subtitled "Hero & Hit", "Fancy & Kawaii" and "Video Game", each compilation is filled with Shōwa-era...
    Posted on April 1, 2017 at 22:26
  15. Charisma.com "not not me"
    Charisma.com has a new full-length album out now! It's their first since they moved to major label Warner. All songs are produced by different artists, with ones by Cibo Matto, Nishidera Gota (Nona Reeves), Shacho (Soil & "Pimp" Sessions), Hama...
    Posted on March 29, 2017 at 23:20
  16. Various Artists "Kayama Yuzo no shin sekai"
    Kayama Yūzō is a singer-songwriter who will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday. This is a remix album of some of his songs, featuring artists such as Scha Dara Parr, Wednesday Campanella, Rhymester, Momoiro Clover Z with Cypress Ueno &...
    Posted on March 29, 2017 at 22:55
  17. Ryuichi Sakamoto "async"
    Sakamoto Ryūichi has a brand new album out now! While it is out today in Japan, "async" will be released in the rest of the world on April 28 on Milan Records. Also, a 2-LP vinyl edition is expected to...
    Posted on March 29, 2017 at 10:00
  18. Kinoco Hotel "jitsuroku - gebageba daikakumei" (DVD/Blu-ray)
    Kinoco Hotel has a new live Blu-ray/DVD out now! This show was held on October 22, 2016 at Tokyo Kinema Club, part of the tour that followed released of latest album "Marianne no kakumei" (2016). Available on Blu-ray and DVD,...
    Posted on March 7, 2017 at 22:31
  19. Denki Groove "Tropical Love"
    Denki Groove has just released a brand new album, 4 years after "Human Beings and Animals" (2013). Titled "Tropical Love", it contains a total of 10 new songs including an album version of latest single "Fallin' Down" (2015). The song...
    Posted on March 5, 2017 at 01:04
  20. Nomiya Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ Nomiya Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau." (2x7")
    A set of two 7"'s of songs from Nomiya Maki's latest album "otoko to onna 'Un homme et une femme'" is being released! The songs are covers of Pierre Barouh (from the movie "Un homme et une femme"), Michel Legrand...
    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 23:54
  21. 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
  22. Wakita Monari "Boy Friend"
    Wakita Monari (ex-Especia) has a 2nd solo single being released on Vivid Sound! Both synth-pop style songs were produced by the two of Microstar: Satō Seiki and Iizumi Yūko. The single is available in 3 editions, a limited edition including...
    Posted on February 7, 2017 at 21:15
  23. Wednesday Campanella "Superman"
    Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November. The physical album comes in CD and...
    Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:19
  24. Vanilla Beans "sweet life" (Download)
    Vanilla Beans have a brand new single out today on iTunes! This song's music was composed by the late singer-songwriter bice, and lyrics by long time collaborator Takata Mikiko. In 2017, Vanilla Beans will celebrate their 10th anniversary! Here's...
    Posted on February 1, 2017 at 23:13
  25. Learners "More Learners"
    Learners, the 5-piece rockabilly band featuring Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji and singer Sara Mary, has a brand new 2nd album being released this week! Included are many covers, and also 3 original songs. A release party will be held on February...
    Posted on January 30, 2017 at 21:29
  26. Hamada Maron "Lady Monochrome"
    This is singer Hamada Maron's 3rd album, her first since switching to the Vivid Sound label a year ago. Included is single "KarisomenaErosTokimeku", and an album version of "kisetsu meguredo" which was also released as a single last month. Check...
    Posted on January 26, 2017 at 23:40
  27. Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days Vol.2"
    Pied Piper House (official Twitter) was an influential record shop in Tokyo from 1975 to 1989. It has been revived for a limited time on the 5th floor of Tower Records Shibuya since last summer, first for an expected 6...
    Posted on January 22, 2017 at 15:36
  28. Toki Asako "Pink"
    Toki Asako (ex-Cymbals) has a new album coming this week, the follow-up to "Bittersweet" (2015) (CDJapan, Amazon). This time the album is sound produced by Tomi Yo who had written a few songs on "Bittersweet" and previous album "Heartbreakin'" (2013)....
    Posted on January 22, 2017 at 01:22
  29. G.Rina "Live & Learn"
    Singer-songwriter/trackmaker G.Rina has a new album out now! "Live & Learn" entirely consists of songs written and produced by herself, with guest vocals by Toki Asako, Chinza Dopeness, yoshiro (underslowjams), Dengaryu and Kick A Show. Samples of all songs can...
    Posted on January 14, 2017 at 13:45
  30. Inoue Honoka "First Flight"
    Voice actress Inoue Honoka has a debut album that was released just recently. This was entirely written and produced by Mukaju Dan, a production unit formed of Shock Tarou and Ton-chan, both songwriting members of blue marble (unit that ended...
    Posted on January 12, 2017 at 22:58
  31. fox capture plan "Fragile"
    "Fragile" is the 5th original album by instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan. This is the follow-up to "Butterfly" (2015) (Amazon, CDJapan). Included is a cover of Arctic Monkeys' "Brainstorm". A show will be held on release day, January 25,...
    Posted on January 8, 2017 at 22:00
  32. 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
  33. Nakata Yasutaka / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) / Harajuku iyahoi"
    Happy New Year 2017! This January will be released a split single by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Nakata Yasutaka's new song features vocals by Charli XCX (from London, UK) and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Of course, Kyary's new...
    Posted on January 1, 2017 at 14:55
  34. hitomitoi "The Memory Hotel" (LP+7")
    hitomitoi's latest album "The Memory Hotel" (2015), a mysterious fiction musical journey, is being released on vinyl! This comes as a set of one LP plus one 7", which include all 10 songs from the album. hitomitoi "The Memory Hotel"...
    Posted on December 28, 2016 at 22:59
  35. Urbangarde "Akuma des Akuma"
    The first release of 2017 is a brand new single by trauma techno-pop band Urbangarde! Check out the video below, and this official comment by band leader Matsunaga Temma. "This is URBANGARDE. We're releasing a single after 4 and half...
    Posted on December 28, 2016 at 00:41
  36. Hamada Maron "kisetsu meguredo jazz ver." (CD+7")
    Jazz singer Hamada Maron has a new single out now, and it's produced by Sunaga Tatsuo! Featured are members of instrumental jazz band TRI4TH. The B-side is "mirei Butterfly", recently featured on Sunaga Tatsuo's "yoru Jazz gaiden 2 ~ All...
    Posted on December 24, 2016 at 00:22
  37. Budo Grape "oyatsu no kakushibasho"
    Nagoya-based new wave band Budo÷Grape has a brand new album out now! Included are 10 songs that have been pre-released digitally over the last few years, but also two new songs one of which features vocals by latest member, keyboardist...
    Posted on December 22, 2016 at 22:05
  38. Ishino Takkyu "EUQITANUL"
    Takkyu Ishino (Denki Groove) has a new remix album out this week! All tracks from latest album "LUNATIQUE" were remixed by many of his close DJ friends, including Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, agraph, Hiroshi Watanabe (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, InK),...
    Posted on December 20, 2016 at 00:40
  39. Uchoten "Kafka's Rock/Nietzsche's Pop"
    Uchoten, band formed in 1982 and led by Kera (Kera & The Synthesizers, No Lie-Sense), is back with a first full-length album in 26 years — their previous was "dekkachi" released in 1990 (though mini-album "lost and found" was released...
    Posted on December 19, 2016 at 21:55
  40. Emerson Kitamura "Rock'n Roll No Hajimari Ha"
    Synth and keyboard lovers should find it hard to resist to Emerson Kitamura! This new album of 6 songs is the follow up to "Ochi Kochi Ni (in perspective)" (2014), and consists of more delectable instrumental pieces, mostly originals but...
    Posted on December 16, 2016 at 00:36
  41. Negicco "ai, kamashitai no"
    Negicco has a brand new single out this month! The brand new song "ai, kamashitai no" was written by Dōjima Kōhei, it's a catchy and fun pop track with a Shibuya-kei vibe. Check out the fun video below! The B-side...
    Posted on December 10, 2016 at 20:21
  42. Especia "Danger"
    Especia has a brand new single out now! Both songs were written and produced by Kai Takahashi of Lucky Tapes. A live show titled "Danger" featuring both Especia and Lucky Tapes will be held on January 9 at Shibuya...
    Posted on December 10, 2016 at 13:21
  43. Learners "Learners Christmas EP" (7")
    LEARNERS, the rockabilly band led by Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji and fronted by singer Sara Mary, has a new Christmas 7" out this week! The A-side is a cover of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", previously performed by Jackson...
    Posted on November 29, 2016 at 22:38
  44. Hoshino Michiru "suteki ni X'mas Night" (7"+CD)
    Yes it's getting time for Christmas music! Hoshino Michiru has a new single out this week, including new song "suteki ni X'mas Night" which is arranged by Gary Ashiya (of La veuve moustachue)! The B-side, also Christmas-themed, is taken from...
    Posted on November 29, 2016 at 21:54
  45. Negicco "Negicco at NHK Hall ~ TADAIMA ~ 2016 Summer" (Blu-ray)
    Negicco is releasing a Blu-ray disc of their latest big show, held at NHK Hall in Tokyo on July 30, 2016. All songs from latest album "Tea for Three" were performed live, as well as many other favorites. The entire...
    Posted on November 26, 2016 at 00:23
  46. Cutemen "Humanity", "Cruel Memories -The Best & Rarities-"
    Cutemen, the techno unit of CMJK (early Denki Groove) and singer Picorin, has a brand new album out today! Cutemen is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, although the unit had been inactive for a long time. "Humanity" is the...
    Posted on November 23, 2016 at 00:50
  47. sugar me "6 femmes"
    Follow-up to last year's 2nd album "AROUND the CORNER", here comes a new cover mini-album by sugar me! Included are songs originally by Jane Birkin, Lou Reed and Judee Sill among others. One song is a duet with Oh Shu...
    Posted on November 22, 2016 at 00:02
  48. Agata Morio "kindai Rock"
    Singer-songwriter Agata Morio has a brand new album out today! The album was sound-produced by Suzuki Sōichirō (World Standard). Check out the sampler clip below. A special show will be held on November 28 at Shibuya WWW, following shows in...
    Posted on November 18, 2016 at 00:12
  49. 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
  50. lyrical school "guidebook"
    Here comes idol rap unit lyrical school's 1st major album, following their move from to King Records. This is the follow-up to "SPOT" (2015), and includes singles "RUN and RUN", "Summer Foundation" and "Magic Hour". The song "koi wazuwazu" was...
    Posted on November 16, 2016 at 00:06
  51. 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
  52. METAFIVE "METAHALF"
    METAFIVE has a brand new mini-album out this week! Included are 5 brand new songs. Check out the new clip for "Musical Chairs" below, and a one-take studio live clip of "Chemical". Amazon and HMV give away a promo badge...
    Posted on November 8, 2016 at 23:48
  53. 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
  54. Taketatsu Ayana "Lyrical Concerto"
    Voice actress/singer Taketatsu Ayana has a 3rd album about to be released. It features an outstanding list of composers/producers including Takeshi Yokemura (YMCK), Hayashibe Tomonori (Plus-tech Squeeze Box), Mito (clammbon), Okii Reiji (Tweedees, ex-Cymbals) and Nakatsuka Takeshi among others. The...
    Posted on November 1, 2016 at 00:29
  55. Rovo "XI (eleven)"
    ROVO is an instrumental band that's celebrating this year its 20th anniversary! Sometimes qualified as a "dance music band", it goes much beyond that by featuring double drums/percussions, electric violin, and by making songs that are mostly over 10 minutes....
    Posted on October 25, 2016 at 23:44
  56. dorlis "Portrait"
    Singer-songwriter dorlis has just recently released a new original album on Nakatsuka Takeshi's Delicatessen Recordings label. This is her first self-produced album, and the follow-up to "swingin' street 4" released 6 years ago (2010). "furidashi no kataomoi" was arranged by...
    Posted on October 10, 2016 at 13:19
  57. Halmens X "35 seiki"
    Halmens X is a limited time project led by two original members of new wave band Halmens (formed in 1979), Saeki Kenzo and Sensui Toshiro. 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of album "Halmens no 20 seiki" (1981),...
    Posted on October 10, 2016 at 11:49
  58. Nakata Yasutaka "Nanimono EP / Nanimono (Original Soundtrack)"
    Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) collaborated with singer Yonezu Kenshi (aka Hachi) for the title song of movie "Nanimono". This soundtrack includes remixes as well as more music used in the film, all produced by Nakata. The movie will open in theaters...
    Posted on October 2, 2016 at 22:13
  59. lyrical school "Magic Hour / kakko warui furarekata -lyrisch no baai-"
    lyrical school have a new single coming this week! "Magic Hour" is a brand new song, while "kakko warui furarekata" is a cover of Ōe Senri's hit song that was featured in the movie "Moteki" (2011) with added rap lyrics....
    Posted on October 1, 2016 at 12:25
  60. Izumi Ookawara "Friendly Ghost" (Download)
    Izumi Ookawara (Qypthone) has two new songs about to be released on iTunes! Both were written by herself, and co-arranged by guitarist Ishigaki Kentarō (Qypthone) and pianist Mami Oonishi. Both tracks also feature Suzuki Kaoru on drums among others....
    Posted on September 27, 2016 at 23:00
  61. Predawn "Absence"
    Female singer-songwriter and guitarist Predawn has a 2nd full-length album out now, follow-up to "A Golden Wheel" (2013)! Check out the special page here. HMV offers a special set including a tote bag. A tour will be held through December,...
    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:25
  62. Charan-Po-Rantan "karimono kyousou"
    Accordion and vocals sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a new album out now, consisting of all covers of Japanese and foreign bands. All songs can also be sampled on this official release page. The limited edition comes with a DVD of...
    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 23:27
  63. ShinoVani (Shinohara Tomoe + Vanilla Beans) "onna no ko ☆ otoko no ko / kokoro no usagi"
    ShinoVani is the new unit of Shinohara Tomoe & Vanilla Beans! They have actually been doing a weekly net TV program together under the same name since April 2015, but now here comes a music debut single! The new song...
    Posted on September 16, 2016 at 22:49
  64. (M)otocompo x Kit Cat "POPLOT TIMES 2016"
    (M)otocompo, the ska-electro unit led by Dr.Usui, unites with synth-pop idol group Kit Cat for this split album. Included is collaboration song "FLASHBACK50" for which a music video has been shot. Check it out below! "FLASHBACK50" has been available for...
    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 00:12
  65. TRI4TH "Defying"
    "Dance jazz quintet" TRI4TH has a 5th album coming, their 2nd on jazz label Playwright, follow-up to last year's "Awakening" (CDJapan). All songs are originals. A Japan tour will be starting in September, with the final show on January 9,...
    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 21:15
  66. Hoshino Michiru "My Favorite Songs"
    Hoshino Michiru has a cover album coming! Selected by herself and producer Hase Hajimu, this includes many new recordings and a few songs from recent singles, such as "koi suru Fortune Cookie feat. The Scooters" that is sold at live...
    Posted on September 4, 2016 at 12:30
  67. Nomiya Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ Nomiya Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau."
    Nomiya Maki has a brand new album just about to be released! This album has a theme of "French Shibuya-kei", highlighting bits of the French culture that influenced the Shibuya-kei scene. This is a 2-CD release of both a studio...
    Posted on August 29, 2016 at 23:22
  68. Jintana & Emeralds "Mirage" (Download)
    Jintana & Emeralds, the neo-doo-wop group of Jintana and Kashif (both of PPP), DJ Crystal (XTAL, (((sssurrounddd)))), and 3 female vocalists including hitomitoi, has a new single out now on iTunes Japan! A release party will be held on...
    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 00:40
  69. Maika Loubté "Le Zip" (Download)
    Half-French half-Japanese singer-songwriter Maika Loubté has a brand new album out now on iTunes! This is the follow-up to "100 (momo)" (December 2014), and includes latest single "Universal Metro". The song "FEEL" was produced by Ohno Yumiko (Buffalo Daughter), and...
    Posted on August 24, 2016 at 23:46
  70. kataomoi "Quiero V.I.P"
    Here's a 2nd album by kataomoi, follow-up to "kataomoin Da House" (2013). This was engineered by Illicit Tsuboi, and is being released on Kakubarhythm. Check out the release special page. A release party will be held at Kinema Club on...
    Posted on August 14, 2016 at 17:54
  71. Perfume "Cosmic Explorer" (2x12")
    Perfume's 6th album "Cosmic Explorer", released last April, has just been released in a limited vinyl edition! This comes in as a set of two 12"'s, and the 1st record is blue, while the 2nd comes in a random color...
    Posted on August 14, 2016 at 11:43
  72. Sugar's Campaign "mamagoto"
    Sugar's Campaign, the super pop unit of producers Avec Avec and Seiho, has a brand new 2nd album out now! This follow-up to the excellent "Friends" (2015) has a general theme of "family". HMV gives away a pink promo spoon...
    Posted on August 12, 2016 at 11:22
  73. Crazy Ken Band "Hong Kong Taxi"
    Crazy Ken Band's new album "Hong Kong Taxi" consists mainly of self-covers of songs first written for other artists. Included are songs first sung by Nagisa Yōko, Wada Akiko, SMAP, and many others. Also included are a few rare songs...
    Posted on August 3, 2016 at 00:01
  74. Ishino Takkyu "Lunatique"
    Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove)'s brand new solo album "Lunatique" is about to be released! This follows mini-album "Cruise" (2010). The album has artwork by Ukawa Naohiro (Dommune), taking source from a cover illustration of defunct magazine "Manga Erotopia". Hear samples...
    Posted on August 2, 2016 at 23:06
  75. Negicco "Tea for Three" (2LP)
    Negicco's 3rd album "Tea for Three" (out last May) is being released as a limited double LP! Don't miss this! On the same day, Saturday July 30, Negicco will perform a one-man live at NHK Hall in Shibuya. Tickets are...
    Posted on July 28, 2016 at 23:38
  76. Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no kakumei"
    Group sounds girl band Kinoco Hotel have a brand new album coming this week! This follows a move to King Records, and it's their 5th original album since going major. The limited edition comes with a DVD of a music...
    Posted on July 24, 2016 at 22:06
  77. Various Artists "Aloha Exotica"
    Yasuda Toshiyuki, Jazztronik and Tamura Genichi (Kirinji, Little Tempo) cover famous Hawaiian and exotica songs in this new compilation that includes collaborations with Sandii, Lica, Takeda Kaori, cellist Mizoguchi Hajime, and Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole. Perfect for summer! Hear samples...
    Posted on July 20, 2016 at 22:27
  78. Taikuh Jikang "umitoyoru"
    Taikuh Jikang, the solo unit of gamelan player Kawamura Kohey, is releasing a 3rd album. This one revolves around a theme of an imaginary paradise island named Warake. A free in-store live will be held on Saturday August 13 from...
    Posted on July 16, 2016 at 20:18
  79. Tweedees "The Second Time Around"
    Tweedees, the unit of Okii Reiji (ex-Cymbals) and Kiyoura Natsumi, has a 2nd album about to be released! This is the follow-up to last year's "The Sound Sounds.". The song "Phillip" features Indonesian band ikkubaru. The limited edition includes a...
    Posted on July 16, 2016 at 19:58
  80. Reina & The Blue Valentines "Once in a blue moon"
    Nosa Reina's band, Reina & The Blue Valentines, has a 2nd album about to be released! This follow-up to "Lady or Girl?" (2015) contains recent 7" single B-side "konya wa Night Fever", and also new remixes by Illicit Tsuboi of...
    Posted on July 16, 2016 at 01:48
  81. 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
  82. Negicco "Live & Life II Negicco 2016 Winter-Spring" (Blu-ray)
    Negicco has a new live Blu-ray disc out this week, of their recent tour titled "The Music Band of Negicco". Featured is the entire Tokyo one-man live held on April 27, 2016 at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo, which was backed...
    Posted on July 10, 2016 at 23:47
  83. lyrical school "Summer Foundation"
    lyrical school has a new single coming this week! Two new songs are included, and limited editions come with a live DVD of 5 songs or bonus remixes by Illreme ((((sssurrounddd)))) and Dorian. CDJapan gives away a promo paper fan...
    Posted on July 4, 2016 at 21:00
  84. Hoshino Michiru "Love Me Again feat. ikkubaru" (CD+7")
    Hoshino Michiru has a new single coming, the A-side is a Japanese cover of Indonesian 4-piece band ikkubaru's "Love Me Again" and features the band itself (recent live version by ikkubaru). By the way, ikkubaru is also known for writing...
    Posted on July 2, 2016 at 14:08
  85. Nomiya Maki "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (bon odori Version) / Sweet Soul Revue (bon odori Version)" (Download)
    Nomiya Maki has just released two songs on iTunes Japan! These are newly recorded versions of Pizzicato Five hits "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" and "Sweet Soul Revue", in refreshing "bon odori" or "ondō" versions, a traditional Japanese musical...
    Posted on June 29, 2016 at 00:40
  86. jan and naomi "Leeloo and Alexandra"
    jan and naomi have a 2nd EP out now, containing 6 new songs! This is the follow-up to "jan, naomi are" released in 2014 (CDJapan). jan and naomi will play a show at the Gloria Chapel in Shinagawa on July...
    Posted on June 25, 2016 at 01:48
  87. Nakano Aya "Emerald In Paradise"
    Here's a new album by Kyoto-born singer Nakano Aya, produced by Hase Hajimu as usual. Included are 8 original songs and 2 covers, one of which features salsa band Central. Two 7" singles (incl. CD) were released in advance: "Episode...
    Posted on June 20, 2016 at 22:57
  88. Shuntaro Okino "Too Far [F-A-R Remixes]"
    Okino Shuntarō (ex-Venus Peter) released last year album "F-A-R" (CDJapan), his first solo album since 2001 ("Gimmie Brighter" as Indian Rope). Now here comes a remix album including remixes by Cornelius, Salon Music, Nakamura Kōji (LAMA, ex-Supercar, aka iLL, Nyantora),...
    Posted on June 16, 2016 at 20:47
  89. Learners "Absolute Learners" (Photo book+Download code)
    Learners is the rockabilly band led by Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji, and featuring singer Sara Mary, guitarist Chie, with bassist Masamichi Hamada (Quattro) and drummer TA-1 (Koncos). Here comes a 116-page photo book that covers their first year since their first...
    Posted on June 12, 2016 at 23:55
  90. Un Amin "Giant Panda ni notte mitai"
    Un Amin, band with an exotic pop sound fronted by Taiwan-born singer Min, has a new mini-album coming soon! Included is one of their trademark songs, "Giant Panda ni notte mitai", in a brand new version, plus a bunch of...
    Posted on June 9, 2016 at 23:33
  91. Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz gaiden 2 ~ All the young dudes ~ subete no wakakiyarōdomo"
    Here's a new installment of Sunaga Tatsuo's long-running "Jazz Allnighters" ("yoru Jazz") compilation series. Follow-up to the 2010 compilation of Japanese jazz tracks, this new album contains the latest of young Japanese jazz bands. Being released on jazz label Playwright,...
    Posted on June 4, 2016 at 10:31
  92. Rocketman "I'm Music"
    Fukawa Ryō is back with his long-time Rocketman monicker, with a new released described as a tropical pop summer anthem album. An autograph session will be held at Tower Records Shibuya on June 4 from 13:00. Other upcoming events include...
    Posted on May 31, 2016 at 23:09
  93. Cupitron "Galaxy Express 999"
    Electro/techno-pop idol trio Cupitron's new single is a cover of the theme of "Galaxy Express 999" (in Japanese "ginga tetsudō 999", with "999" read "three nine"). The original was performed by band Godaigo and released in 1979. The new cover...
    Posted on May 24, 2016 at 23:00
  94. 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
  95. No Lie-Sense "Japan's Period"
    No Lie-Sense (official Facebook page), the unit of Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders) and Kera, has released a 2nd album. Opening with a cover of the theme song from movie "kimi mo shusse ga dekiru", the album is filled with originals taking...
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:25
  96. Kaji Hideki "The Blue Boy"
    Kaji Hideki celebrates this year the 20th anniversary since his solo debut in 1996. I've lost count, but "The Blue Boy" is said to be his 15th original album! His back-band on this album is formed of Furukawa Taichi and...
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:44
  97. Hoshino Michiru "Discotheque ni tsuretette (Single Version)" (CD+7")
    Hoshino Michiru has a new 7" and CD set coming this month! Included is a single version of song "Discotheque ni tsuretette" from latest album "You Love Me", and a cover of Yamashita Tatsurō's "zutto issho sa". The latter was...
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 13:19
  98. Negicco "Tea for Three"
    Negicco have a 3rd original album coming soon! "Tea for Three" is the follow-up to "Rice & Snow" (2014). The album includes single tracks "mujun, hajimemashita.", "nee, Vardia", "Canal no madobe" and "oyasumi" (this one in a new album version),...
    Posted on May 3, 2016 at 23:30
  99. Ino Hidefumi "No Satisfaction"
    Ino Hidefumi has announced a new album titled "No Satisfaction". Coming almost exactly 10 years after first album "Satisfaction" (2006), it features 10 songs from that album though this time he plays them only on one Fender Rhodes. Ino Hidefumi...
    Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:45
  100. sotaiseiriron "tensei Jingle"
    sōtaiseiriron have just released a brand new album, follow-up to "Town Age" (2013). The album is available not only on CD, but also on 180g vinyl, hi-res 96Khz/24bit audio media BDM (Blu-ray Disc Music), and cassette tape. sōtaiseiriron will play...
    Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:22

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