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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 39

February 18, 2011

Just for you.

Asobi Seksu- “Trails”

Just in time for this week’s release of Fluorescence, one of my favorite albums so far this year. Watch Yuki trailing through decrepit buildings and forgotten train stations.

Shotgun Runners- “Lies, Lies, Lies”

These guys have a cool Beatles thing going on.

camisama-せいちゃん

Stuffed animal party!

Sorry For A Frog- “ABC”

1,2,3. It took me a while to figure out they were saying the English alphabet. Probably not the best instructional video.

Kaisoku Toukyou- ドロドロ (Muddy)

Like all great punk rock, Kaisoku Toukyou finishes early.

Shinsei Kamattechan- 神聖かまってちゃん

Kamattechan has a weird chorus of screeching angels in the background. There also appears to be a lot of religious imagery inbetween shots of the cat-eared boy. I don’t think this was on their last album so this must be a new song.

BlieAN- ウミへカエロウ

BlieAN’s looking a little dangerous in this video.

killing Boy- “Frozen Music”

killing Boy (Nothing’s Carved In Stone/HINTO/etc. side project)  released two videos from their upcoming album. I chose the dangerous sounding one.

Swim Sweet Under Shallow- “Background Music”

SSUW provide some pleasant background music.

Akihiro Namba- “Punk Rock Through The Night”

Cabernet goes oh so well with punk rock.

Hystoic Vein- “messiah”

Naked mannequins! Catch Hystoic Vein at Japan Nite this year.

PE’Z- “Akatsuki”

Samurai jazz fans unite! Pe’z are celebrating their tenth anniversary!

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Come on, let’s see more poll participation!

Band Links:

Akihiro Namba: myspace, CD Japan, Play-Asia

Asobi Seksu: myspace, Amazon.com, Polyvinyl, CD Japan

BlieAN: myspace, CD Japan

camisma: myspace

Hystoic Vein: myspace, CD Japan

Kaisoku Toukyou: myspace, CD Japan, Play-Asia

killing Boy: myspace, CD Japan

Pe’z: myspace

Shinsei Kamattechan: myspace

Shotgun Runners: myspace, CD Japan

Sorry For A Frog: myspace

Swim Sweet Under Shallow: myspace, Amazon MP3, CD Japan

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