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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. (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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "KPP Best"
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a greatest hits album coming this month! The album consists of 2 CDs full of KPP's best songs so far. Also included are previously unreleased songs "5iVE YEARS MONSTER", "kanzen keitai" and "KPP ON STAGE". You...
    Posted on May 2, 2016 at 00:31
  62. Shunosuke Ishikawa "Can't wait for spring" (Download)
    Saxophonist Ishikawa Shūnosuke has just released a new EP this week, on Nakatsuka Takeshi's digital label Delicatessen Recordings. All three songs are new originals. Shūnosuke Ishikawa Big Bang will perform a show on May 2 at JZ Brat in...
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 20:58
  63. Scha Dara Parr "Ani Shinbou"
    Scha Dara Parr has released a mini-album of 6 recent previously unreleased tracks. The title is made of the three members' names (Ani, Shinco and Bose). The limited edition includes a bonus DVD of live and music videos. Check out...
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 20:06
  64. lyrical school "Run and Run"
    Idol rap group lyrical school have a brand new single just out! "Run and Run" has a special music video that keeps surprising many with its originality, fans or not, as it is best watched on a smartphone. Check it...
    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 23:59
  65. YeYe "ate a lemon" (7"+CD)
    Singer-songwriter YeYe has a brand new 7" single out now on Rallye! Follow-up to album "Hue Circle" (2013), this is a cut from an upcoming 3rd album to be released early summer. Check out the catchy song's fun and brilliant...
    Posted on April 23, 2016 at 14:32
  66. Piggy Banks "Time Thriller"
    Piggy Banks is a new girl rock band formed in 2015 with singer Yoko, guitarist Keme (Kinoco Hotel, Tokyo Killer) and bassist Akko (Tokyo Killer, ex-GO!GO!7188). Their first album is out now! Piggy Banks are now touring Japan, and will...
    Posted on April 19, 2016 at 23:53
  67. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Sai & Co"
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a new single out this week! "Sai & Co" is a song that's being used in a Coca Cola commercial in which she appears. The theme song of her original ride at Universal Studio Japan, "Cosmetic...
    Posted on April 19, 2016 at 23:30
  68. 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
  69. Denki Groove "Denki Groove The Movie?" (Blu-ray/DVD), "tofunsai" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    Denki Groove has released two Blu-ray/DVDs just recently! The first is "Denki Groove The Movie", a documentary of the group's 25 years so far that was shown on big screens throughout Japan at the end of 2015. This features a...
    Posted on April 13, 2016 at 00:27
  70. Negicco "mujun, hajimemashita."
    Negicco has a new single out now! The title song was written by singer-songwriter Sakai Yū, with lyrics by Toki Asako, and arranged by connie (Negicco's producer) and NEGiBAND. Check out the charming clip below that features many guests! The...
    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 22:34
  71. Perfume "Cosmic Explorer"
    Perfume has a brand new 6th album out now! This is the follow-up to "LEVEL3" (2013) since which 2½ years have passed. Amidst brand new unheard songs, some of the previously released songs such as "Sweet Refrain", "Cling Cling" and...
    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 22:24
  72. Cutemen "Born To Love You / Gasoline Car" (Download)
    Check out this brand new single by Cutemen, the unit of CMJK (ex-Denki Groove) and vocalist Picorin. Cutemen was formed 25 years ago. They once quit around 1994, and just got back together. The new single is out now...
    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 23:36
  73. Saoriiiii "Nostalgy"
    Saoriiiii (previously known as Saori@destiny until 2012) is back with a first mini-album under the new monicker she has been using for the last few years. A release party will be held this Friday April 1st at Shibuya Star lounge...
    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 22:59
  74. FPM "Motions (Best Killer Remixes & Produce works by FPM)" (3CD)
    FPM is still celebrating his 20th anniversary, and following greatest hits album "Moments" here comes a 3-CD set of tracks he has produced or remixed for other artists. Some rare and previously unreleased tracks are also included. The album's first...
    Posted on March 12, 2016 at 00:56
  75. Nakatsuka Takeshi "EYE"
    Nakatsuka Takeshi (Qypthone) has a brand new album coming! It has already been 3 years since "Lyrics". We're told to expect aggressive and thrilling new jazzy sounds. A release party will be held on April 21 at Daikanyama Unit (details)....
    Posted on March 10, 2016 at 00:03
  76. 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
  77. Polysics "What's This???"
    Polysics have a new album out now, the follow-up to "ACTION!!!" (2014). 19 new songs are included, such as "Sun Electric" that has been performed in their shows since the end of last year. The limited edition includes a DVD...
    Posted on March 5, 2016 at 21:20
  78. Tarte Tatin "re:10 tartetatin"
    Here's a brand new album by Tarte Tatin, duo currently formed of Yurie and Chiaki. This album is entirely written by Yamamoto Shō (ex-Phenotas) who had produced the previous full-length, "Tartetatin Are Allright!". By the way, the album title officially...
    Posted on March 5, 2016 at 10:21
  79. Asa-chang & Junray "mahou"
    Asa-chang & Junray has a brand new original album coming, their first since "kage no nai hito" (2009) after which new members Goseki Yoshihiro (flute, sax, vocals) and Suhara Anzu (violin, guitar, vocals) joined the group. Featured guest musicians include...
    Posted on February 24, 2016 at 20:33
  80. Charisma.com "aidoro C", "Subliminal Diet / koshikake Rap" (7")
    Electro rap duo Charisma.com have a new mini-album coming early March! Included are 8 brand new songs. HMV gives away a promo mix CD (while supplies last). A 7" of two new tracks is also being released at the same...
    Posted on February 23, 2016 at 00:32
  81. Especia "Carta"
    Osaka 80's style idol group Especia has a brand new album coming this month! Included are songs written by Fujii Naoyuki (ex-Checkers), Rillsoul, Schtein & Longer, PellyColo, with the rest mainly written by Hi-Fi City. The album is being released...
    Posted on February 16, 2016 at 00:11
  82. Julie Watai "Tokyo Future Classic" (112-page book)
    Singer/photographer/model Julie Watai has created a new photo book that features girls and machines in futuristic and extraordinary settings. The book comes in A5 size with 112 pages. This succeeds her 2010 book "Hardware Girls" (Amazon). A special talk show...
    Posted on February 11, 2016 at 20:20
  83. Soviet Chance "Soviet Chance"
    Soviet Chance is a funky party band led by saxophonist Shūnosuke Ishikawa first founded 20 years ago in his school days. The ten members (former members and then some) still play music together and finally recorded this first mini-album. Included...
    Posted on January 28, 2016 at 22:19
  84. Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans V"
    Following 4th album "Vanilla Beans IV" (released in February 2015), and triple-A-side major single "onna wa sore o gaman shinai / Beanius / lonesome X", here's a brand new 5th album by idol group Vanilla Beans! It's full of songs,...
    Posted on January 22, 2016 at 21:35
  85. 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
  86. tofubeats "Positive Remixes"
    Here come remixes of tofubeats' latest album "Positive"! Featured remixers include Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE), Sunahara Yoshinori, Cherryboy Function, okadada, Komuro Tetsuya, banvox, Pa's Lam System, PARKGOLF, tofubeats himself and more. tofubeats "POSITIVE Remixes" CD1 1. POSITIVE feat.Dream Ami -Nakata Yasutaka...
    Posted on January 2, 2016 at 21:45
  87. Cherryboy Function "Word In The Petals"
    Cherryboy Function has a new album coming this week! This is his 2nd full-length, follow-up to "Something Electronic" (2007) released 8 years ago, though three "suggested function EP"'s were released meanwhile. Included is a remix by De De Mouse. CHERRYBOY...
    Posted on January 2, 2016 at 13:18
  88. Charan-Po-Rantan "onna no 46pun"
    Sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a brand new album coming this week! "Taylor ni narenai yo" is an homage song to Taylor Swift, and its video was shot in New York where they went for a show at Japan Society last...
    Posted on January 2, 2016 at 12:42
  89. Various Artists "yoru no Minoru Phone Hour" (7"), "Tokuma Dance Party" (7"), "ozashiki Japan" (7") compiled by Konishi Yasuharu
    Following the release of three compilations on label Tokuma Japan last year, all compiled by Konishi Yasuharu, here comes cuts from these on 7". Each 7" contains two songs from each of the compilations, one remix by Konishi plus one...
    Posted on January 2, 2016 at 01:17
  90. Negicco "attoteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.-"
    Negicco has just released a new single of which the title track is a new version of "attōteki na Style" re-recorded with their backing band, NEGiBAND. The B-side is a brand new song with music written by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume...
    Posted on December 31, 2015 at 22:12
  91. Denki Groove "Denki Groove The Movie? -The Music Selection-"
    Denki Groove's official documentary movie "Denki Groove The Movie" is being screened in theaters throughout Japan since December 26 for a limited time. The movie is full of rare footage covering the band's history since it was founded in 1989....
    Posted on December 31, 2015 at 21:51
  92. Urbangarde "Showa 90nen"
    Trauma techno-pop group Urbangarde has released a brand new 7th album earlier this month, "Showa 90nen" ("Year Showa 90"), which came 1½ year after the previous "utsukushii kuni". Check out the videos below and hear more samples at Amazon. The...
    Posted on December 30, 2015 at 21:13
  93. De De Mouse "farewell holiday!"
    De De Mouse has released this month a 5th album, follow-up to "sky was dark" (2012). This album features many acoustic instruments. Included is a download card that gives access to bonus remixes, to which one song is being added...
    Posted on December 30, 2015 at 19:18
  94. Learners "Learners"
    Learners is the newest band of Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico Five), together fronted by model/singer Sara Mary (half-American half-Japanese). Following the release of three 7" singles, here comes their first full-length album, consisting of mainly covers. They have a...
    Posted on December 23, 2015 at 13:57
  95. P.O.P "okaasan ni kiite minai to wakaranai"
    Rapper twins-fronted hip-hop band P.O.P (not to be confused with newcomer idol group POP...) has a 2nd album out now, follow-up to "tanoshii koto bakari arimasu yō ni." (2014)! The 15-song album features guests such as Nakatsuka Takeshi, BIKKE (Tokyo...
    Posted on December 10, 2015 at 00:12
  96. comoestas "Twist and Dodonpa" (7")
    comoestas, the solo unit of Comoesta Yaegashi (Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys), has a brand new 7" single out now! As hints title "Twist and Dodonpa", comoestas made two tunes of the two different styles, but of course in his...
    Posted on December 6, 2015 at 15:29
  97. sugar me "Around the Corner"
    sugar me, the solo project of Teraoka Ayumi, has a 2nd album out now. The album features musicians including Itoken, Yoshizu Takuho (number0), Aoba Sōki, Ōwada Yōko, Babi, Olde Worlde, Ishizaki Hikaru (cafelon), and It's a musical's Robert Kretzschmar. A...
    Posted on November 15, 2015 at 18:46
  98. 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
  99. Nomiya Maki "What The World Needs Now Is Love"
    Nomiya Maki has a new album coming! Following her live album from last year, "Miss Maki Nomiya Sings Shibuya-kei Standards", this time she takes some of those standards (and then some) to the studio! Included are songs by Pizzicato Five,...
    Posted on November 8, 2015 at 11:05
  100. Reina & The Blue Valentines "First Recital in Shibuya"
    Reina & The Blue Valentines, who released their first album "Lady or Girl?" last February, now offer a live album that comes with both CD and DVD. This is of their first one-man show that was held on April 25,...
    Posted on October 31, 2015 at 23:26

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