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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 13

February 5, 2010

Welcome to J-Rock Fridays the 13th.  Unfortunately, it didn’t land on Friday the 13th, but at least I didn’t feel compelled to compile another “scary videos” column.  A little less videos this week.  Get used to it.

Turntable Films- “2steps”

This song is so bright and happy.  There’s nothing else I can say.  If you like a little folk in your indie-pop this is your new favorite song of the year.

The Brixton Academy- “So Shy”

Part of the crowd.  I’m staring at the girl.  You are the best dancer in this club.  I just want to know your name.  I just want to know who you are.  You are the best dancer in this club.

REAL’- “Usotsuki”

I’m not into the whole rap/rock thing anymore, but this is a pretty funny vid.  I hate how those 3-year-olds have better cellphones than I do.

Stance Punks- “ザ・ワールド・イズ・マイン”

Hahahahahahahaha, what the hell?  This guy runs around downtown having a mental breakdown and no one stops to help him?  I guess that’s another thing America and Japan have in common.

OVERHEADKiNG- “Let’s Get Started”

These guys have somewhat of a Linkin Park vibe going on.  They’re signed to the always reliable Caffeine Bomb Records.

Droog- “人類”

Amazing.

Supe- “Where I Stand”

Second J-Rock Fridays appearance from Supe.  This is a perfect alt rock song.  This deserves to be sandwiched between Disturbed and Trapt on Q101.  Well, not sandwiched between shit, but those are the only alternative bands I can think of on the radio right now.

Oh look it’s Peelander-Z and they want to party!

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Last week’s poll was a tie between andymori and UNCHAIN with STRAIGHTENER a point behind.  I had less videos this week but I’ll stick with the top 3 again…

Band Links:

The Brixton Academy: http://www.myspace.com/thebrixtonacademy

Droog: http://www.myspace.com/1004631192

OVERHEADKiNG: http://www.myspace.com/overheadking

REAL’: http://www.myspace.com/realdashjp

Stance Punks: http://www.myspace.com/stancepunks1998

Supe: http://www.myspace.com/supe

Turntable Films: http://www.myspace.com/turntablefilms

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