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J-Pop Moment: Monochrome Effect

February 18, 2010

Usually it takes me a few weeks to catch up on the latest Seth Macfarlane shows, but I found myself watching Sunday’s American Dad late last night.  It was going swimmingly mediocre until Future Stan breaks out some “Japanese Funk.”  Yes, Perfume makes their American debut on a Fox animated sitcom.  I knew the song sounded familiar but couldn’t put my finger on it.  Luckily Japanator already pointed out who it was.

Perfume is of a course the J-Pop trio produced by Yasutaka Nakata of capsule.  The song is cute and the beat is catchy, even if it’s very reminiscent of a certain Supercar song.  It’s a nice mixture of techno-pop and shibuya-kei.

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