Hey guys. I’m going to try to do these “news updates” more frequently. I just started writing This Month in J-Rock: August 2008 (I know! Late again!) and it should be done by Friday. I can tell you now that the column will include four album and six singles reviews. Much less than last time but it was a short release month to begin with.
-Electrico have two new songs on their myspace, “Soul Not Science” and “Hail To the Friends” from their new album We Satellites. WHEN WILL THIS COME OUT IN AMERICA.
-Clips from Zazen Boys’ 4th album are now streaming on Myspace. I just downloaded the full album and it’s one of this year’s best.
-I added several new J-Rock links under Blogroll, including my BEAT CRUSADERS fansite in case you missed it.
-If you were wondering what happened to Whence He Came, their myspace status is now “…is no more. Thank you all!”
-Asian Kung-Fu Generation will release their new album Surf Bungaku Kamakura on November 11. This will be their second full-length album of the year.
-Versailles have officially changed their name to Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- (how full of it are they?) for copyright reasons. Their new single “Prince” can be downloaded for free at MaruMusic and HearJapan.
-The Cherry Coke$ have a new album out. How the @#$% did I miss that?