J-Rock Fridays Vol. 33November 12, 2010
So after last week’s Halloween excursion (which had a low turnout—last time I’m doing anything special), I had a surplus of videos. Maybe they’ll spill into next week, cause I’m tired.
noughts and exes- “The Start Of Us”
Noughts and exes adapt a childhood art-class assignment for the title-track of their sophomore album. It’s somewhat unsettling but strangely fits this beautiful track. Let’s hope Pepsi doesn’t get wind of this.
“Kakurenbo” fits the autumn atmosphere just fine, even though it shares its name with a strange anime about kids who wear masks and disappear. The video has colorful paper mache owls and woodland creatures that reminds me of Bambi.
I don’t know what MEANING is on, but I’ve had my record player for a few years now and smoke never billowed out from it. If you look carefully through the smoke you can see Yuichi from Ellegarden on bass.
Ghost Cries- “Requiem”
I’m not big on the whole female-screaming-her-lungs out thing, but boy does this girl have a neverending knot of angst in her stomach. Also, neat coffins.
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas- “Love at First Sight”
Fear and Loathing has a way of making chaos sound like Disneyland.
Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai- デリシャスティック
I have a feeling they’re trying to sell us some liquid in tube form.
Vola & The Oriental Machine- “Flag”
Vola decided to finally make a proper PV for “Flag.” There’s a samurai sword and a man in a sequence jumpsuit.
Peelander-Z- “Taco, Taco, Tacos!!”
Oh, Peelanders. I just had pizza. Why must you taunt me with Mexican?
“Birth” is a bit more laidback than I remember locofrank. Enjoy a tour van view of the band.
Lai-lai-lai. Have Google-A been watching The Fiddler on the Roof? “Watch out for the young guys” is a fun video.
Sonic Attacks Blaster- 鉄を叩けば命が響く
I never saw a drummer pound the sticks with a steel baseball bat. Intersperse that with manly shots of the band’s ripped singer and you successfully held my attention for three minutes.
Takeuchi Denki- 冬のファンタジー
Takeuchi Denki’s winter fantasy is more like a wet fantasy. Oh how I long for the day I can hold my umbrella for a pretty girl.
Apparently, Man With A Mission was your favorite masked band. Choose your three favorite regular bands this week.