I found this on my myspace page this morning:
In an attempt to make more regular columns on J-Rock Explosion, Random J-Rock Updates returns! I’ll probably be doing this every Wednesday from now on, starting the Wednesday after next Wednesday. I compile these mainly from myspace Activity Stream and bulletins, sometimes there’s nothing to report for days. I’ve also added a new feature to this column, Myspace Band of the Week. This is a band that randomly added me on myspace or vice versa and doesn’t suck. These are mostly small bands that don’t have any music videos for me to show off for J-Rock Fridays. There’s probably more words in this paragraph than the actual news, but go on…
-Muon has 4 new live tracks for free here. They are currently writing their new studio album.
-Cornelius is producing original music for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
–Absolute Polysics will be available on iTunes September 29.
–Freaky Frog is putting out their debut album on November 4 in Japan. The band is fronted by former BEAT CRUSADER umu.
-BoA’s US album was released again.
BANK is an acoustic/jazz band from Too Young Records.
Annnnnnnnnnnd. I thought I would do another one of these things while I had the chance. If you have news you want me to post send it to me!
–Vuzz Vegas Queen has their demo album up on myspace to stream.
–The Slants have a new remix of “Love Within My Sins” on myspace. It is from their new album Slants Slants Revolution, a remix album by DJ Ninja Gaijin and Justin Coope.
–8otto also has some new remixes up on myspace.
–This Month in J-Rock: October should be done by next Friday. Sorry!
–Versus the Night. Something is going down November 3rd…
1.Exciter – BOMB FACTORY
2.Surf 99 – UZUMAKI
3.Discord – BOMB FACTORY
4.N2O Collaboration – ZUMAKI, RAW, N8LOC
5.Kyou no Story – NO HIGH ROLLER
6.Smoothrider – SMORGAS
7.All The Way – BOMB FACTORY
8.Radio 8.15khz – UZUMAKI
9.Secret Admirer – DATURA
10.Revolution – NO HIGH ROLLER
11.Deadman – SMORGAS
12.Drifting Away – FADE
13.P.O.P – NO HIGH ROLLER
14.Beautiful (Live version) – FADE
15.Bonus Audio – N8LOC’S TOKYO STORIES
(Live Manga, Backstage, Shoutouts & More)
Total time: 62:24
–MaruMusic’s Visual Kei DVD VOL. 2 is now available to order here. The DVD is hosted by Miku of the band An Cafe and features interviews, profiles, and live clips of popular visual kei bands such as Moi Dix Mois, SaTaN, Chariots, etc.
I just bumped into their account while searching for Beat Crusaders videos on youtube. IMF is a 24 hour music video network which combines the best music in the US and around the world. It’s supposed to be available on Dish Network (channel 157), Verizon Fios, AT&T U-Verse, Sure West Broadband & Wide Open West. I have dish network but apparently it’s not part of my subscription. In any case I think it’s a great idea. They’ve uploaded a bunch of interviews from the channel on their youtube account. Here’s the Japanese videos they have so far:
The winner’s have just been announced. Little disappointed with the results, no Beat Crusaders?