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…
–Asobi Seksu’s new album Rewolf will come out November 10 via Polyvinyl records. The album was one of the last recorded at the legendary Olympic Studios. Pre-order is available here.
-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.
–Overground Acoustic Underground has a trailer for their new album.
-BoA’s US album was released again.
–Maru Music will put out An Cafe’s new album BB Parallel World on October 20. It will include a DVD with four music videos and a live clip.
-Dir en grey will be in North America this November. FACT will be touring with Senses Fail this October.
MYSPACE BAND OF THE WEEK
BANK is an acoustic/jazz band from Too Young Records.