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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Kit Cat "Scratch You!" (CD+DVD)
    Previously sold exclusively at shows, synth dance pop unit Kit Cat's first mini-album "Scratch You!" has been officially released, including a bonus DVD of a show held at Chelsea Hotel in Shibuya on August 19. The album includes a cover...
    Posted on October 29, 2015 at 23:57
  57. Aira Mitsuki "Animo!" (Download)
    Techno-pop idol Aira Mitsuki (Twitter), who just got back from a hiatus last month with single "Lightsaver", has another brand new single out now! This is produced by DJ'TEKINA//SOMETHING (SoundCloud, aka Yuyoyuppe), and "Lililiy☆Nation" is a cover of a song...
    Posted on October 29, 2015 at 23:38
  58. hitomitoi "The Memory Hotel"
    hitomitoi has a brand new album out now! Producers and musicians include Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryusenkei), Dorian, Kashif (PPP, Jintana & Emeralds), LUVRAW (ImageCluv), Crystal ((((sssurrounddd))), Jintana & Emeralds) and mabanua. This is the follow-up to album "Snowbank Social Club" (2014)...
    Posted on October 22, 2015 at 22:35
  59. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "KPP MV01" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    Here's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's first collection of video clips! All of her videos since her debut in 2011 are included, plus 24 minutes of previously unreleased bonus footage. The limited edition comes in a special package with a deluxe booklet...
    Posted on September 27, 2015 at 18:23
  60. Bank "True Tempo"
    Bank, a funky genreless band with multiple Shibuya-kei roots, has a brand new album out now! This band features members formerly of Arch (Nakamura Dai on guitar & vocals), Bridge (Ōhashi Nobuyuki aka Pate on guitar) and Love Tambourines (Hirami...
    Posted on September 26, 2015 at 01:56
  61. Various Artists "G.I.R.L.S RAP"
    As the title says, this is a compilation that will let you catch a glimpse of some of the best acts in Japan's constantly growing girl rap scene. Featured are Tokyo's Coolest Sound favorites such as Bakubaku Dokin, Noppal, idol...
    Posted on September 20, 2015 at 15:53
  62. The Collectors "iitai koto ienai koto iisobireta koto"
    The Collectors' new album (their 21st!) is coming this week, and will feature Nomiya Maki as a guest vocalist. Also, according to Tower Records' track list, Takanami Keitaro has apparently (co-?)arranged "eien Romance" and "Song For Father". The limited edition...
    Posted on September 13, 2015 at 23:16
  63. Count Joke "Pink Shadow / tamago" (7"+CD)
    Count Joke (aka jōdan hakushaku) (Facebook page) have a brand new 7" out now! The A-side is a cover of Bread & Butter's "Pink Shadow" (1974), while the B-side is a brand new original written by singer Maezono Naoki. Like...
    Posted on September 3, 2015 at 23:05
  64. CAPSULE "Wave Runner (Deluxe Edition)"
    CAPSULE had their latest album "WAVE RUNNER" re-issued this week as a limited deluxe edition, which includes two bonus tracks (remixes of "Dreamin' Boy" and "Dancing Planet", the latter featuring Verbal (m-flo)) and a live DVD of 7 songs from...
    Posted on September 3, 2015 at 21:51
  65. Towa Tei feat. UA "Sound of Music" (12")
    Towa Tei has a new 12" single out now! "Sound of Music" is a cut from latest album "CUTE", and it features singer UA. Included is also a remix by Goh Hotoda and an instrumental of the same song, as...
    Posted on August 30, 2015 at 22:41
  66. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu album vinyl reissues
    This one is for KPP's hardcore fans, DJs and vinyl collectors. All of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's albums (and debut mini-album) to date are being released on vinyl. Full-length albums come as a set of two records, keeping the songs in...
    Posted on August 16, 2015 at 12:29
  67. Yellow Magic Orchestra "No Nukes 2012" (CD), "Yellow Magic Orchestra Live In San Francisco 2011" (Blu-ray)
    Yellow Magic Orchestra has released a live CD of another held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba) on July 7, 2012 part of an event headlined by Kraftwerk, and at the same time a Blu-ray edition of their San Francisco show held...
    Posted on August 15, 2015 at 01:17
  68. Negicco "nee Vardia"
    This week a brand new single from Negicco has been released! "nee Vardia" is a song written and produced by Ikeda Takafumi (aka Rekishi). B-side "oyasumi" was written by Negicco's usual producer connie, with lyrics by MEG and arrangements by...
    Posted on August 13, 2015 at 22:24
  69. Chiroline ver.3 "Last Pajama Party"
    Chiroline ver.3 (previously Chiroline ver.2) are back as a trio with new mini-album "Last Pajama Party"! While produced by Okada Tohru (Moonriders), songs written by fellow CTO LAB. members Imai Kentaro (The Aprils) and polymoog (Elektel) are also included. There...
    Posted on July 29, 2015 at 21:45
  70. CTO LAB. "3 Cycles"
    CTO LAB., the supergroup of Okada Tohru (Moonriders), polymoog (Elektel) and Imai Kentaro (The Aprils), is back with a new mini-album! Included are two songs they contributed to the game Groove Coaster, "Go! Spiral Go!" and "Space Arcadian", a cover...
    Posted on July 29, 2015 at 20:22
  71. Especia "Aviator / Boogie Aroma"
    Osaka 80's-inspired idol group Especia have a new single out now! This double-A-sider is actually their first one on a major label, and it has songs produced by Schtein&Longer and PellyColo respectively. Check out the sampler clip below which give...
    Posted on July 28, 2015 at 21:10
  72. Towa Tei "Cute"
    This week brings us Towa Tei's 8th solo album, "Cute", the follow-up to "Lucky" (2013)! The album features members of METAFIVE (Tei's all-star band with Takahashi Yukihiro, Oyamada Keigo, Sunahara Yoshinori et al.), and also Hosono Haruomi, Ino Hidefumi, Yasuda...
    Posted on July 27, 2015 at 23:50
  73. Hoshino Michiru "natsu nandashi" (CD+7")
    Hoshino Michiru has a new single out today, and the title track is written and produced by Konishi Yasuharu! "natsu nandashi" is actually a hip-hop-ish answer song to Happy End's "natsu nan desu" (1971). The B-side is also a must,...
    Posted on July 22, 2015 at 23:40
  74. Recoride "Freshless"
    Brilliant synth-punk band Recoride has a brand new full-length album out now! Check out the clip below to give you a perfect idea. A double release party of Recoride and KOTO will be held tomorrow Friday July 17 at Disk...
    Posted on July 16, 2015 at 21:38
  75. Various Artists "Yaba-kayo 3 Non-stop DJ Mix -The Ondo- Mixed by DJ Fukutake"
    Here's a 3rd mix of DJ Fukutake's popular "Yava-kayō" series! This time the theme is "ondō" (Wikipedia), which is the type of traditional music that people of all ages dance along to at summer festivals (matsuri) throughout Japan. Ondō is...
    Posted on July 4, 2015 at 23:44
  76. Sally Soul Stew "Joy To The World / Black Coffee" (7"+CD)
    Sally Soul Stew, the band led by Sally Kubota (ex-The Phantom Gift, ex-Les 5-4-3-2-1), has a brand new single out this week! A-side "Joy To The World" is a new song with music written by Takanami K-taro (ex-Pizzicato Five)...
    Posted on June 29, 2015 at 21:58
  77. YMCK "Family Dancing"
    YMCK are back this month with a 6th album, and this time the theme is "Family Dancing"! Of course this lets us hope for some of the best 8-bit dance music ever! This comes a year and a half after...
    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 23:30
  78. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "KPP 2014 Japan Arena Tour Pamyu Pamyu no Colorful Panic Toy Box" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a new DVD/Blu-ray coming this week. The 2-disc set contains a whole show held in Tokyo from last year's Japan Arena Tour, plus another show from London (part of the "Nanda Collection World Tour 2014") with...
    Posted on June 7, 2015 at 13:44
  79. Tokyo Killer "Tokyo Killer Street"
    Tokyo Killer is a girl-fronted surf rock instrumental band formed of guitarist Keme (Kinoco Hotel), bassist Akko (ex-GO!GO!7188), keyboardist Kei (Urbangarde) and drummer Kyōichi (ex-Urbangarde). This first album, released at the end of April, features some famous covers as well...
    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 22:53
  80. Sunaga t experience "STE"
    Next week will bring us a brand new 5th album by Sunaga t Experience, DJ Sunaga Tatsuo's long-running jazz solo project. This year marks Sunaga's 30th anniversary as a DJ! Featured musicians include Scha Dara Parr, YOU THE ROCK★, ECD,...
    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 23:27
  81. Various Artists "odoru Showa Beat! GS Wild Party ~ tekuteku tengoku", "odoru Punch kayo! Showa Girls Garage Party ~ Bazazz tengoku"
    An important figure of the neo-GS scene since the 80's, bassist Sally Kubota (Sally Soul Stew, The Scooters, ex-Les 5-4-3-2-1, The Phantom Gift) did the selection for these two compilations with a common theme of danceable Group Sounds from the...
    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 23:10
  82. Various Artists "Idol bakari Pizzicato -Konishi Yasuharu x T-Palette Records-"
    What's new Pizzicato? Well here's an exciting album coming this week! Various groups from Tower Records' idol-only label T-Palette Records cover nothing but Pizzicato Five songs! Featured are Vanilla Beans, Negicco, lyrical school, Idol Renaissance and onelittlekiss. The whole was...
    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 22:00
  83. Record Store Day 2015
    Here comes Record Store Day 2015, to be held this Saturday April 18! On that day, people go to record shops to buy vinyl records available exclusively in shops on that day. No pre-orders or even online sales, at least...
    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 23:37
  84. Kit Cat "Wordy Rappinghood" (Download)
    Kit Cat, the 3-girl (er, cat!) synth-dance-pop unit produced by Dr.Usui (of (M)otocompo), finally had a first song released on iTunes worldwide! This is a cover of classic new wave track "Wordy Rappinghood", originally performed by Tom Tom Club in...
    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 21:03
  85. fox capture plan "Underground"
    Instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan has a new mini-album coming this week. A cover of Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight Tonight" is included. The release comes with a bonus 40-minute DVD (Region 2 NTSC) of a show held on October 16,...
    Posted on April 5, 2015 at 20:45
  86. Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino "Condor"
    Rapper duo Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino have a new album out now! The album features guests such as Bose (Scha Dara Parr) and Zen-La-Rock among others. Various producers participated, with one track produced by Halfby. HMV gives away a...
    Posted on April 4, 2015 at 00:00
  87. Perfume "Relax In The City / Pick Me Up"
    Perfume's next single will be a double A-side. "Relax In The City" is being used in a commercial for Sapporo drink "Green Aroma", while "Pick Me Up" is a tie-up with the world famous Isetan department store located in Shinjuku,...
    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 23:54
  88. Various Artists "Piano Man Plays Disney" (2x12")
    The latest Disney cover compilation is one full of pianists. Featured are artists such as Nakatsuka Takeshi, fox capture plan, Schroeder-Headz, →Pia-no-jaC← and more, playing various Disney hit tunes old and new. This was actually released on CD earlier this...
    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 23:49
  89. Count Joke "itsuka dokoka de c/w yūrei no Ballad" (7"+CD)
    This release completes Count Joke's "Air-Replay Series" trilogy of 7" singles. These two songs were being released on CD last December. This packaging includes both 7" and CD (with instrumentals). "itsuka dokokade" features Smooth Ace, and was written in memory...
    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 20:19
  90. Harada Tomoyo "Love Song Covers"
    Harada Tomoyo has a new album coming this week, consisting of covers of foreign songs such as The Beatles "I've Just Seen a Face", Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender", Julie London's "Fly Me To The Moon", Burt Bacharach-written "The Look...
    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 15:37
  91. Various Artists "Zher the Zoo Yoyogi 10th Anniversary Compilation Album 'Here Come The Girl'zoo'"
    Zher the ZOO (a venue in Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku) has been around for 10 years already. Here's a nice-priced compilation of various female vocal songs by artists familiar to the venue. Most of these are rare or brand new recordings. Featured...
    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 13:51
  92. Tweedees "The Sound Sounds."
    Tweedees is a brand new band formed of Okii Reiji (Scott Goes For, Frog, ex-Cymbals) with 24-year-old singer/actress Kiyoura Natsumi. Check out the video below, and hear other audio samples at CDJapan. The song "KLING! KLANG!!" is available in advance...
    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 13:16
  93. (((sssurrounddd))) "See you, Blue"
    City pops band (((sssurrounddd))) has a 3rd album coming up! This one features collaborations with Sunahara Yoshinori, Dorian and Seiho (Sugar's Campaign). Sunahara also did the album's mastering. A free in-store event will be held at Tower Records Shinjuku (7F)...
    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 17:00
  94. Perfume "5th Tour 2014 Gurun Gurun" (Blu-ray/DVD)
    Perfume's 5th tour, titled "Gurun Gurun" (official page) and held through August and September in 2014, has now been released on Blu-ray and DVD. The recording is of the tour's finale show held at Kokuritsu Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan in Tokyo...
    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 23:09
  95. Various Artists "yoru no Minoru Phone Hour", "Tokuma Dance Party", "ozashiki Japan" compiled by Konishi Yasuharu
    Here's a wonderful trio of compilations selected by Konishi Yasuharu! He picks up some of the best songs from the catalog of label Tokuma Japan (named Minoru Phone in its early days), now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Plus, each CD...
    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 00:10
  96. lyrical school "SPOT"
    lyrical school has a new album out now! This is the follow-up to "date course" released 1½ year ago. The album includes tracks by tofubeats ("FRESH !!!" and "yume de aitai ne"), Illreme (of (((sssurrounddd)))) ("gekka bijin" and "waratte.net"), as...
    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 23:13
  97. Hanae "jōkyō shōko"
    Singer Hanae's 2nd album was released this week! Like her first, the brilliant "jikkai Quiz", it is produced by Manabe Shūichi (ex-sōtaiseiriron). On a few songs she experiences with some rap for the first time, such as in "S-T-A-R-S" (see...
    Posted on March 8, 2015 at 12:06
  98. Nomiya Maki "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji / aru hi totsuzen" (7")
    Out this week is a 7" cut from Nomiya Maki's latest live album, "Miss Maki Nomiya Sings Shibuya-kei Standards". Included is a self-cover of Pizzicato Five's most famous song, "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" (aka "The night is still...
    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 22:39
  99. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Mondai Girl"
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a brand new single coming. "Mondai Girl" has been heard recently playing at the end of TV drama "mondai no aru Restaurant", while the two B-sides are used in TV commercials for Nintendo and Chintai (a...
    Posted on March 1, 2015 at 18:31
  100. Hideki Kaji x Yakenohara feat. Takagi Masakatsu "Sound of Felicity" (7"+Download)
    This is a collaboration single of Kaji Hideki and rapper Yakenohara with Takagi Masakatsu. All three are on label felicity, and the song first appeared on compilation "Clear Cut 200" (Amazon) released last November. Here it comes on a 7"...
    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 23:24

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