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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. 80kidz "Face"
    80kidz have a 4th album out this week, on their own Park label. This is the follow-up to "Turbo Town" (2012), though "80:XX-01020304" (a compilation of tracks from 4 EPs) was also released since. Featured are several international vocalists such...
    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 12:28
  2. Perfume "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" (Blu-ray/DVD), "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st" (Blu-ray)
    Perfume have a new DVD/Blu-ray coming, of a show from their 2nd world tour held last year. The chosen show is the one held at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 5, 2013. The show in London was first...
    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:12
  3. Cupitron "Unicorn Parade"
    Cupitron is a new techno idol group formed of three girls, and produced by Tobeta Bajune (known for Techpri). Their first video was filmed at Robot Restaurant. The release comes in two different editions. The limited edition has one B-side...
    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 00:12
  4. RF "New Birth"
    Instrumental jazz band RF (Rokugen Club with Farah) has a new album coming, containing 12 hip-hop and R&B classics covered in their distinctive style, with songs by Pharrel Williams ("Happy"), Rihanna ("Diamonds"), James Blake ("Limit to your love"), Common ("Go"),...
    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 12:20
  5. Tarte Tatin "Tartetatin Are Allright!"
    Tarte Tatin are back with a new album, follow-up to single "Political na ikimonotachi" released last April. It has also been announced this month that the unit now has 3 members: Aoi, Yūki, and new member Yurie. This new album...
    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 00:26
  6. Quruli "The Pier"
    Band Quruli has an 11th album coming this week! The limited edition comes with a 7"-sized 300-page booklet of all of the songs' sheet music, and also a download code for song "Liberty&Gravity" in an "hi-res" audio format. HMV gives...
    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 22:45
  7. Takano Hiroshi to subarashiki Rallye no nakamatachi "We are Here"
    Takano Hiroshi (pupa, etc.) has released this month a collaboration album featuring various artists from the Rallye label. Included are songs with Miyauchi Yuri, little moa, YeYe, Concert, sugar me and milk. Audio samples of all songs can be heard...
    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 20:43
  8. kataomoi "yama no hō" (Book+7")
    Following last year's "kataomoin Da House" album, kataomoi now releases a limited set of a 36-page book with a 7" of two new recordings. "itoshii na" is a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely". The 7" was mixed by...
    Posted on September 7, 2014 at 21:01
  9. Frontier Backyard "Gladness"
    Frontier Backyard is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and they have a new remix album out now featuring remixes by Cubismo Grafico, Halfby, Dorian, Avec Avec, YOSUKEKOTANI (Harvard), TA-1 (Furuta Taichi of Koncos), Yasei Collective, and more. The band will be...
    Posted on September 7, 2014 at 20:53
  10. Nakano Aya "warui kuse"
    Singer Nakano Aya has a new album out now, again produced by DJ Hase Hajimu. This includes a duet with Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band) ("wakarete mo suki na hito"), and collaborations with Kawakami Tsuyoshi & His Moodmakers ("Whiskey ga,...
    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 22:18
  11. Takahashi Yukihiro & Metafive "Split Spirit" (Download)
    After live album "Techno Recital", here comes a brand new song by Takahashi Yukihiro & Metafive (Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, Gondō Tomohiko and Leo Imai). This song is the ending theme for movie "Ghost In The Shell...
    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 22:53
  12. Crazy Ken Band "Spark Plug"
    Crazy Ken Band has a brand new album coming, the follow-up to last year's "Flying Saucer" (Amazon). This includes latest single "Spark da!", a song used on NHK's "minna no uta". The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of...
    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 21:54
  13. Sugar's Campaign "Netokano"
    Sugar's Campaign, the unit of Avec Avec and Seiho formed in 2011, finally has a first release coming! This is a single of "Netokano" that's been up on YouTube since early 2012, and included is an instrumental version as well...
    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 00:19
  14. Boogie the Machmotors "Hi! Erectus!"
    Boogie The Machmotors is a 3-piece band from Hakata (Fukuoka prefecture). This new album features Nomiya Maki (on "Eleki-Trick") who has previously toured with them and collaborated on a Halmens tribute album, after which they appeared at her 30th anniversary...
    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 23:46
  15. hitomitoi "toki o tomete koi ga odoru" (Download)
    hitomitoi's 3rd summer single is a track produced by Dorian! Lyrics were written by hitomitoi. This is out now exclusively on iTunes Japan. If you haven't yet, also check out the previous "Glass no Summer Holiday" and "natsu kōsen, kira."....
    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 21:41
  16. Towa Tei "94-14", "94-14 Covers"
    Towa Tei continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career. Following remix collection "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix" released in July, here comes greatest hits album "94-14" and best covers album "94-14 Covers". The latter includes 6 brand new...
    Posted on August 24, 2014 at 13:16
  17. Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong "Savage Imagination"
    Following last year's "Toropical Circle", here comes a 2nd album by the wonderful Takako Minekawa/Dustin Wong collaboration! The album will be also released in the UK on label Thrill Jockey on September 23 (on CD and vinyl), though the Japanese...
    Posted on August 24, 2014 at 00:05
  18. Negipecia "Girl's Life"
    Negicco (3-girl idol group from Niigata) and Especia (6-girl idol group from Osaka) join forces for a special temporary project named Negipecia! The song "Girl's Life" was written and produced by hit-maker Gotō Tsugutoshi, who wrote songs since the 80's...
    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 01:04
  19. hitomitoi "natsu kōsen, kira." (Download)
    Here's the 2nd of a trilogy of summer singles by hitomitoi, now available on iTunes Japan (not worldwide this time). This new urban track was produced by Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryūsenkei) who produced her album "City Dive" as well as many...
    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 19:19
  20. nananon "Nana Nana Non Non"
    Some new sounds from Konishi Yasuharu coming this August! First is duo nananon formed of idol/actress/model Nana (aka Naabōdōfu@Nana) and model Maeda Nozomi, who are 20 and 21 respectively (with birthdays on June 17 and 16). They're often told they...
    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 23:13
  21. NeoBallad "03 ~enishi~"
    Here's a 3rd album by NeoBallad, unit of singer Wakasa Sachi and drummer/producer Kamiryō Wataru (ex-P-Model, Grass Valley), who together perform Japanese traditional songs (minyō) with a techno twist. A one-man event will be held at Koenji High on August...
    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 23:44
  22. Kirinji "11"
    After the Horigome brothers split-up Kirinji last year after the release of "Ten", the younger brother (Yasuyuki) went to start a solo career, but the older one (Takaki) recruited new members to continue Kirinji. Here's their first album of the...
    Posted on August 3, 2014 at 18:14
  23. Kaji Hideki "Ice Cream Man"
    Kaji Hideki has a brand new album coming this week! "Ice Cream Man" takes inspiration of Jonathan Richman's song of the same name. All songs are originals, and feature guest vocalists such as Nomiya Maki, Kojima Mayumi, Sakamoto Miu, Shoko,...
    Posted on August 3, 2014 at 14:22
  24. Teen Runnings "Now"
    Having debuted with "Let's Get Together Again" in 2012 (on Kyoto label Second Royal), here's the 2nd album from Tokyo-based 3-piece band Teen Runnings. This one is being released on Sauna Cool, label that popped up at the end of...
    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 23:40
  25. ryo fukawa "life is music 2"
    ryō fukawa (aka Rocketman) has a new album out this week, his second release under his real name. This album features guest singers Mizuno Mari (paris match) and Cana (Sotte Bosse) among others, with a cover of "love theme from...
    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 23:10
  26. Towa Tei "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix"
    This new release from Towa Tei is a collection of remixes of his songs from over his 20 years active as a solo artist. Remixes by Cornelius, Hosono Haruomi (YMO), and many more are included, as well as a remix...
    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 23:37
  27. Takahashi Yukihiro & Metafive "Techno Recital", Takahashi Yukihiro with In Phase "Phase" (DVD+Blu-ray+2 CDs)
    In January this year, Takahashi Yukihiro (YMO) formed a super-group under the name Takahashi Yukihiro & Metafive, also featuring Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, Gondō Tomohiko (anonymass, pupa) and Leo Imai. The concert they played at Ex Theater...
    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 20:01
  28. COR!S "Across Time & Space"
    COR!S is a young electro singer-songwriter from Osaka who has the skills to entirely self-produce her music down to mastering (formula that reminds of Nakata Yasutaka). She has previously produced tracks for Yun*chi (among others) and remixes for mishmash*Julie Watai...
    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 23:00
  29. Crazy Ken Band "Spark da!", "Free Soul Crazy Ken Band", "Crazy Ken Band Tour Flying Saucer 2013" (DVD)
    Here's a wave of releases from Crazy Ken Band! First, new single "Spark da!" which is being used as NHK's "minna no uta" for June and July. Included are 3 B-sides of new songs used in TV and radio commercials....
    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 11:50
  30. Emerson Kitamura "Ochi Kochi Ni (in perspective)"
    Emerson Kitamura is an organ/keyboard player who can often be seen on stage playing in support of other artists. Lately he's also a regular member of The Scooters since their comeback in 2012. Not sticking to a particular genre, this...
    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 16:33
  31. lyrical school "Fresh!!!"
    Idol rap unit lyrical school has a new party summer track produced by tofubeats, who has been involved since their early tengal6 days. The single's limited edition comes with two bonus remixes, by okadada (SoundCloud) and ALI-KICK. lyrical school have...
    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 00:10
  32. POiSON GiRL FRiEND "rondoElectro"
    Do you remember POiSON GiRL FRiEND (Facebook page)? Solo unit of nOrikO, its name took inspiration from Momus who later produced two of her albums ("Shyness" and "Mr. Polyglot Remix"). 20 years have passed since "Love Me" (1994) and now...
    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 23:22
  33. Hoshino Michiru "E-I-E-N Voyage"
    After 7" singles being released every month, here finally comes a full-length album from Hoshino Michiru. The whole is again produced by Hase Hajimu and Satō Seiki (Microstar), which promises a groovy pop journey with touches of spacey synths. Four...
    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 21:29
  34. hitomitoi "Glass no Summer Holiday" (Download)
    hitomitoi has a new song out now on iTunes worldwide! This summer track is produced by grooveman Spot (SoundCloud), with guitar by Kashif (Jintana & Emeralds, PPP) and saxophone by Yamakami Hitomi. hitomitoi "Glass no Summer Holiday" (Download) 一十三十一...
    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 19:51
  35. 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
  36. Kojima Mayumi "On The Beach"
    Kojima Mayumi has a new mini-album coming! Included are 6 songs, with covers of Mina Mazzini's "Tintarella di luna", with guest Kaji Hideki on bass (among others), and The Spiders' "yūhi ga naiteiru". Check out the great video clip below,...
    Posted on July 5, 2014 at 23:55
  37. Perfume "Cling Cling"
    Perfume has a new single containing 4 new songs coming in July. "Cling Cling" was used in a TV commercial for a health drink, and "Hold Your Hand" was the theme song for TV drama "Silent Poor". "DISPLAY" and "ijiwaru...
    Posted on June 29, 2014 at 21:01
  38. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin"
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a 3rd full-length album coming very soon! "Pika Pika Fantajin" includes singles "Kira Kira Killer", "Family Party" (new album mix), "Yume No Hajima RIng Ring" (new album mix), "Mottai-Nightland" and its B-side "sungoi Aura" (new album...
    Posted on June 28, 2014 at 23:45
  39. Children Coup d'État "Fear of Liberty"
    Formed in 1982 in Kyoto, Children Coup d'État is an improvisation/rock/jazz band led by bandmaster/bassist Hosoi Hisato. Currently the band still features two other original members, drummer Maebuchi Norihide (who also played in Modern Choki Chokies, etc.) and violinist K-ko,...
    Posted on June 22, 2014 at 22:43
  40. Bakubaku Dokin "Bakubaku Dokin"
    Bakubaku Dokin, the wacky and mysterious 2-girl unit formed of Yui and Naoko, finally has a debut mini-album out now! Previously they have released a 3-song EP on Towa Tei's digital label Machbeat, and also appeared on his albums "MACH2012"...
    Posted on June 21, 2014 at 17:14
  41. P.O.P "tanoshii koto bakari arimasu yō ni."
    P.O.P (previously known as P.O.P ORCHeSTRA) is a hip-hop band led by two identical twin rappers. They have long been active on stage, and have released several songs on iTunes before, but finally here comes their first album being released...
    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 23:09
  42. (M)otocompo "OK SKA ep"
    (M)otocompo (reads "otocompo") is the unit of Dr.Usui (Motocompo), and they have been performing on stage regularly since 2011. The unit's theme is to put "ska" and "electro" together, and until now they had kept a rule of not releasing...
    Posted on June 15, 2014 at 00:20
  43. Vanilla Beans "Cup no Fuchico kōshiki Song 'kitto ii basho (fuchi)' / zettai Panty Line (seishiki hikōnin Song)"
    "Cup no Fuchico" is a small woman-shaped toy that's made to fit on the edge of a cup. The character, Fuchico, comes in various positions and situations, sometimes revealing a hint of underwear like when trying to climb into the...
    Posted on June 14, 2014 at 23:40
  44. xxx of Wonder "Wonder of Wonder"
    xxx of Wonder (reads just "of Wonder") is a new all-star collaboration unit formed of Nanba Shiho, Dr.Usui ((M)otocompo), Frenesi, Julie Watai, and illustrator Kishida Mel. Each of the creators seem to have a defined role, with Dr.Usui writing the...
    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 23:43
  45. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Magical Wonder Castle" (DVD/Blu-ray)
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a live DVD/Blu-ray coming, of footage from two shows held at Yokohama Arena on January 18 and 19, 2014. These shows were her first solo shows at an arena, and had audiences totaling 24,000 people. The...
    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 23:13
  46. 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
  47. Budo Grape "Amsterdam"
    Nagoya-based new wave band Budo Grape have a 7th album out today! It's also available worldwide on iTunes. On August 31 will be held a show together with Boogie The Machmotors, at Zher the ZOO in Yoyogi, Tokyo. Budo Grape...
    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 20:56
  48. Charisma.com "DIStopping"
    Charisma.com is a hip-hop group of two girls from Yokohama and Kawasaki (Kanagawa prefecture), one MC (Itsuka) and one DJ (Gonchi). This is their first full-length album, released on the same day as compilation "Women in Music selected by Cibo...
    Posted on June 2, 2014 at 23:09
  49. Hoshino Michiru "Back To The Earth ~Live On A Starry Night~" (DVD)
    This is a first live DVD by Hoshino Michiru, presenting parts of the release live for album "hoshi ga Michiru" (July 17, 2013) and her birthday show (November 25, 2013, with VJ Sally Kubota), both held at Aoyama Cay in...
    Posted on May 31, 2014 at 01:05
  50. Various Artists "Women in Music selected by Cibo Matto"
    Cibo Matto are back this year with new album "Hotel Valentine", and here's a nice-priced 2-CD compilation of songs by female artists and female-fronted bands from Japan and the world, selected by the two. Featured are Buffalo Daughter, mi-gu, Charisma.com,...
    Posted on May 30, 2014 at 00:20
  51. Nona Reeves "Forever Forever"
    Nona Reeves have a brand new album coming June 4. A little bit over a year has passed since previous album "Pop Station". HMV gives away a promo sticker (while supplies last). Two sets will be played at Billboard Live...
    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 23:53
  52. Dark Model "Dark Model"
    Dark Model is the latest project of Tatsuya Oe (aka Captain Funk), who now resides in New York. This is a first full-length album, instrumental and with a cinematic feel. This is available on CD through CD Baby, and also...
    Posted on May 17, 2014 at 12:33
  53. Sunaga t Experience "Inugami Jazz EP" (12")
    Sunaga t Experience has a new 12" EP coming! Two brand new jazzy covers up to the usual standards. Both can be heard in full at SoundCloud. Sunaga Tatsuo goes far with this release, also putting together a premium set...
    Posted on May 12, 2014 at 23:16
  54. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Kira Kira Killer" (CD+Goods)
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a new single with the theme of "luck", coming as a limited edition of 7777. The package contains not only a CD, but also some goodies: a signed mini-poster, a sticker, and the enclosing vinyl pouch....
    Posted on May 10, 2014 at 11:48
  55. Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no jubaku"
    Group sounds girl band Kinoco Hotel have a new original album out this month, follow-up to "Marianne no yūwaku" (2012). This is also their first original album since new bassist Julietta Kirishima was recruited. A deluxe edition limited to 1000...
    Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:29
  56. Harada Tomoyo "noon moon"
    Singer Harada Tomoyo has a new album coming, produced by Itō Gorō (naomi & goro). Along with new songs, a self-cover of Swedish pop song "Love" (written by Tore Johansson, from 1997 album "I could be free") is included. Sakamoto...
    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:51
  57. Koji Nakamura "Masterpeace"
    Nakamura Kōji (aka Nakakō, iLL, Nyantora, member of LAMA and ex-Supercar)'s new project is under his own name. For this album he asked several artists to provide lyrics, and he sings and plays all instruments. The limited edition comes with...
    Posted on April 28, 2014 at 21:03
  58. quasimode "My Favorite Songs"
    Jazz band quasimode have a new cover album out now, including covers of Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Boys Town Gang, Nat King Cole and more. The limited edition comes as a higher quality SHM-CD (plays in normal CD players) and a...
    Posted on April 27, 2014 at 11:22
  59. Vanilla Beans "watashi... fukō guse"
    Vanilla Beans have a new single out today! The title track is a Shōwa-kayō style song with a Motown beat flavor. The B-side is an electro-rock track. This release has two different limited editions. Type A includes 6 bonus tracks...
    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 23:37
  60. Nakatsuka Takeshi "Swinger Song Writer"
    Nakatsuka Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has had an active solo career for some 10 years, and here comes a first greatest hits album that period. Alongside some all-time favorites, new song "Zero no mugen" (released digitally the week before) is included as...
    Posted on April 20, 2014 at 15:58
  61. Nakatsuka Takeshi "Zero no mugen" (Download)
    Nakatsuka Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has a new song now available on iTunes worldwide! The song is being used as the opening theme of NHK TV program "Science Zero", and will be included on greatest hits album "Swinger Song Writer" coming next...
    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 22:00
  62. Record Store Day 2014 in Japan
    Record Store Day in Japan has been getting bigger every year. This year there are dozens of exclusive vinyl releases to be found on the shelves of these record shops on Saturday April 19. Below is a selection of releases...
    Posted on April 13, 2014 at 13:46
  63. Takako Minekawa solo live at Tensai Sansūjuku
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On March 19, Minekawa Takako played a solo show part of a cassette-themed exhibition. Held at Asakusabashi Tensai Sansūjuku, a multipurpose venue, the exhibition showed various artworks made using audio...
    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 22:37
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. Yakenohara "Self-Portrait"
    This is an album of various remix works by rapper, DJ and trackmaker Yakenohara. Also included are original tracks he previously contributed to compilations "White Album" and "Pan Pacific Playa Presents 'Old Fashion Vol.1'", including previously unreleased remixes. Check out...
    Posted on March 22, 2014 at 22:41
  67. Hoshino Michiru "hanashite,,," (7"+CD)
    Hoshino Michiru (ex-AKB48) starts a countdown, with a total of four 7"s to be released one per month until July when her next album will become available. This first single of the series is again produced by the combo of...
    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 23:30
  68. Various Artists "Free Throw Compilation vol.3"
    This is a 2-CD compilation of recent tracks played at rock-oriented DJ event "Free Throw". Considering this track list and the good price, it seems to be a good opportunity to catch up with Japanese indie rock bands that sound...
    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 22:45
  69. Tempura Kidz "minna no Dance uta"
    Kids dance crew Tempura Kidz (which comes from the same agency as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) has a new mini-album coming. Included are covers of popular kids songs produced by various artists, such as "Computer obaachan" by YMCK, "sakura sakura" by...
    Posted on March 9, 2014 at 21:10
  70. Various Artists "Snow Monkey Beer Live!"
    "Snow Monkey Beer Live!" is a music and beer festival that's been held every year since 2012. This genre-less compilation CD contains tracks by related artists including Kaji Hideki, Kushibiki Sayaka Trio (feat. Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji and Furukawa Taichi), Predawn,...
    Posted on March 9, 2014 at 01:04
  71. Konishi Yasuharu "'senryokugai sōsakan' Original Soundtrack"
    senryokugai sōsakan (the jacket design shows the English title "The easygoing police") is a comedy TV series about a female detective who is being kept outside of the investigation team. However she still goes to investigate by herself, usually gets...
    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 00:38
  72. Kinbara Chieko "Sunaga t Experience digs Chieko Kinbara ~Chieko Kinbara Jazz Remixes", "Just Like Love Remixes ~Chieko Kinbara House Remixes"
    Two albums related to club scene violinist Kinbara Chieko are being released at the same time. First, Sunaga t Experience (Sunaga Tatsuo) remixes a full album worth of her best tracks into his classy danceable jazz style. It sounds like...
    Posted on February 9, 2014 at 22:12
  73. Perfume "Perfume Clips" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    This is Perfume's first collection of video clips, including all from their years on label Tokuma Japan since major debut "Linear Motor Girl". The limited edition comes with a bonus disc of rare versions, 25 TV commercials, and an audio...
    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 23:41
  74. Various Artists "'Sailor Moon' The 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute"
    Here comes a tribute cover album to anime series Sailor Moon (1993), this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Featured artists include Yakushimaru Etsuko, Kawamoto Makoto, Tommy heavenly6, Momoiro Clover Z, Nakagawa Shōko, Clémentine and more. Producers include Konishi Yasuharu (Fukuhara...
    Posted on January 21, 2014 at 23:37
  75. Various Artists "Disney Rocks!!! Girls Power!"
    This new Disney cover compilation features girls only, from idol groups (such as Dempagumi.inc, BiS, Tokyo Girls' Style, hy4_4yh) to bands (akai kōen) and solo artists (Ōta Emiri, Maika Leboutet), and even Minnie Mouse. In terms of producers, Dempagumi.inc's track...
    Posted on January 19, 2014 at 00:45
  76. hitomitoi "Snowbank Social Club"
    Following last summer's hot "Surfbank Social Club", hitomitoi now brings us a winter album, the kind that should warm you up. Again collaborators Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryūsenkei), Kashif (aka Stringsburn) and LUVRAW & BTB are in, as well as tofubeats, Avec...
    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 22:59
  77. yashka "Hotel New Continental"
    yashka is a new 6-piece band fronted by female singer Yoshika. With accordion, violin, and clarinet, the rock band's sound is a borderless mixture of soul, ska, latin, jazz and pop. All songs can be sampled at the official release...
    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 13:19
  78. 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
  79. Terunuma Fareeza to Shūkyō "kakkoii" (Download)
    Terunuma Fareeza to Shūkyō is a new pop unit formed of producer Ōkawa Kazuto and singer Terunuma Fareeza, a half-Syrian/half-Japanese model/photographer/director from the adult scene. Their first song had been released digitally, and the sound has a Shibuya-kei feel that...
    Posted on January 12, 2014 at 13:57
  80. Polysics "ACTION!!!"
    Polysics have a new album coming this month! This follows EP "Mega Over Drive" (released last October) of which the title track is included here. The album is said to include sounds of new wave, EDM, hard core and some...
    Posted on January 6, 2014 at 23:43
  81. Various Artists "Sauna Cool 1"
    New label Sauna Cool starts things off with this 51-track compilation, with a rule of "no more than 30 seconds per track". Featured are mainly artists from the Tokyo indies scene, including Chabe, HNC, Miila and the Geeks, VIDEOTAPEMUSIC, Mitsume,...
    Posted on January 3, 2014 at 23:24
  82. FPM "Scale Remixes" (Download)
    On Christmas day, FPM did a surprise release of a remix album of tracks from his latest album "Scale". Remixers from Japan and also Taiwan are featured. All tracks can be sampled on this official release page. Clicking the "buy...
    Posted on January 3, 2014 at 22:31
  83. Nakatsuka Takeshi with Iga-Bang BB "Big Band Back Beat"
    2013 celebrated a 10th anniversary year of the solo career of Nakatsuka Takeshi (ex-Qypthone), seeing the release of latest album "Lyrics". Then came this "Big Band Back Beat" album, entirely backed by a large brass band, and full of covers...
    Posted on January 3, 2014 at 19:50
  84. Various Artists "PARK compilation 01"
    This is a compilation from 80KIDZ' own label PARK which started in 2013 and has been delivering . Included are previously unreleased tracks, including one by 80KIDZ themselves. Various Artists "PARK compilation 01" (Title / Artist) 1. Face Off /...
    Posted on January 3, 2014 at 18:47
  85. Sakamoto Ryuichi "Ryuichi Sakamoto | Playing the Orchestra 2013"
    Sakamoto Ryūichi has released an album with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, as recorded during 3 concerts held in Tokyo and Osaka last May. It had been 16 years since his previous Japan tour with a full orchestra. The album includes...
    Posted on January 3, 2014 at 17:56
  86. lyrical school "waratte.net / My kawaii nichijōtachi"
    Rap idol unit lyrical school's latest single is new song "waratte.net" coupled with "My kawaii nichijōtachi" from album "date course". Both songs were written by Illreme ((((sssurrounddd)))). The limited edition contains two live tracks from a show held on November...
    Posted on December 31, 2013 at 13:09
  87. Harada Ikuko & Wisut Ponnimit "Baan" (CD+DVD+Book)
    Harada Ikuko (clammbon) has joined forces with Thai manga & animation artist Wisut Ponnimit for this special collaboration album. The album also features special guest Pod from Thai band Moderndog. This comes as a limited edition package including the CD...
    Posted on December 30, 2013 at 15:02
  88. Kinoco Hotel "Salon De Kinoco On Stage" (CD+DVD)
    This is a live album by neo-GS girl band Kinoco Hotel, taking you back in time to May 2009. This comes as a CD, with a bonus DVD of 3 live tracks (of another show from March 2009). Kinoco Hotel...
    Posted on December 30, 2013 at 00:51
  89. The Scooters, Juicy Fruits, Kotaro & The Bizarremen at Shibuya WWW
    Text and photos Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On December 5 was a show featuring The Scooters, and it was held at my favorite venue, WWW in Shibuya. Since their official come-back last year, after some 30 years, The...
    Posted on December 14, 2013 at 23:51
  90. CANDLES "Sense of direction"
    Electro-pop unit CANDLES has a 3rd mini-album out now, filled with melodious upbeat dance tracks. New remixes by NUXX and A-bee are included. A release party will be held on December 13 at Shibuya Glad, also featuring Cutie Pai, SAWA...
    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 22:58
  91. Hanae "jikkai Quiz"
    After a number of singles, here's finally a first full-length album from Hanae, a female singer produced by Manabe Shūichi (ex-sōtaiseiriron member who was also responsible for Tarte Tatin's brilliant 1st album "Tetrad"). She succeeds getting attention from both the...
    Posted on November 24, 2013 at 21:33
  92. Hoshino Michiru "Magic Hour" (7"+CD-R)
    Following spacey album "hoshi ga Michiru", here comes two new songs from Hoshino Michiru (ex-AKB48). Again this is produced by the winning combination of Hase Hajimu and Satō Seiki (Microstar)! This is released as a limited edition 7" vinyl only,...
    Posted on November 23, 2013 at 22:11
  93. Various Artists "Couleur Cafe Presents JAZZ ME UP! with 21 jazz standard selected by akiko"
    This jazz standards compilation was selected by jazz singer akiko with a focus on lyrics. Included is a previously unreleased song by akiko. The package comes as a 72-page book with a CD. Some tracks can be sampled on this...
    Posted on November 23, 2013 at 18:58
  94. kaku P-Model "Gipnoza"
    Former P-Model member Hirasawa Susumu's solo unit, kaku P-Model, has a new album out now. This comes 9 years after previous album "Vistoron" (Amazon). The new album features guest musicians Tanaka Yasumi (keyboards, ex-P-Model) and PEVO #1 (guitar, from PEVO)....
    Posted on November 17, 2013 at 12:27
  95. 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
  96. Dorian "midori"
    MC-909 maestro Dorian, aka Mr. Tropical Disco, has a brand new full-length original album out this week! On "midori" he explores more exotic and lounge themes, while expanding his world to sampling techniques. Guest musicians include Kashif (aka StringsBurn) and...
    Posted on November 4, 2013 at 17:06
  97. Vanilla Beans "Please Me Darling"
    Here's a new single from Vanilla Beans! The title track is expected to have a Shibuya-kei taste, while the B-side is a take at electro dance-rock, a brand new sound for the duo. Both tracks were produced by long-time collaborator...
    Posted on October 14, 2013 at 19:57
  98. ya-to-i "Shadow Sculpture"
    ya-to-i is a unit started in 1996 by Yamamoto Seiichi (ex-Boredoms), Okada Tohru (Moonriders) (and at the time Ito Junji (ex-Mansfield)), which went on hiatus after a 2001 album release. The two are now back with a new album which...
    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 23:26
  99. blue marble "full color"
    blue marble is the songwriting unit of Shock Tarō (stage keyboardist for frenesi) and Ton-chan, which debuted with album "Valerie" in 2010. Now they have newly teamed up with singer Takei Mariko (previously in 8-bit unit usagi no heitai wa...
    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 23:40
  100. 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

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