Envy is celebrating their 20th anniversary with the release of Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows, a massive career-spanning 14 LP boxset. To be released on July 16 by Temporary Residence, the boxset will include all of their albums, EPs and b-sides for a total of 95 songs. In addition, it will also include a 100-page coffee table book and two DVDs. The boxset is limited to 1000 copies, including two color varients, and is available for preorder here with a special 20% off discount until June 1.
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When The End announced they’d be releasing Crossfaith’s Zion EP in America last year, I was disappointed to find out it was a digital only release. They’re making up for it now with a CD version on March 19. The physical release was made in conjunction with Crossfaith’s current US tour with Enter Shikari and will only be available at their merch table or online. You can check out their tour dates here and preorder the EP at The Omega Order alone or as a t-shirt bundle.
In all addition to the current tour, Crossfaith have also announced that they will be playing all dates of the Vans Warped Tour this summer! Buy tickets here.
Temporary Residence will release Mono’s newest album For My Parents in North America on September 4 (Japan release is August 22). The 5-track album is about traveling the world and giving your parents a hug and includes support from the The Wordless Music Orchestra. Preorder the album at Amazon or Temporary Residence, where they already sold out of a few vinyl pressings.
Hit the jump for North American tour dates and a journey through Iceland.
Shintaro Sakamoto, frontman of the legendary psych rock outfit Yura Yura Teikoku, released his debut solo album How To Live With A Phantom Mood in Japan late last year. Other Music Recording released the album on CD/Vinyl/digital in the US on July 17. You can pick up all three at Amazon or their Other Music’s distro site.
myspace band of the week
LOW-PASS is an instrumental/math-rock trio from Kyoto. The trio formed in 2005 and the current lineup is Kanazawa Takayuki (guitar), Ono Yasunobu (bass) and Sannomiya Hiroe (drums). Their first release was a split EP with French band fago.sepia from Friend of Mine Records in 2009. Stiff Slack released their first album Trimurti in March 2012.
Good Charamel Records released their second I Love J-Rock compilation today. It includes 1-2 newer songs from Shonen Knife, Molice, TsuShiMaMiRe and the recently broken up LAZYgunsBRISKY who were all on the first compilation. There is one surprise in yet another girl band Tricot with “Baku Retsu Panie San.” No word on whether or not GC will be bringing over Tricot’s whole EP but they have announced release dates for all of the other Japanese bands on their roster:
4/17 LAZYgunsBRISKY- LAZYgunsBRISKY
4/17 Molice- Neugravity
5/01 TsuShiMaMiRe- Giving More Blood
5/01 TsuShiMaMiRe- Shocking
Sometime in June, Shonen Knife- Pop Tune
L’Arc~en~Ciel is taking their 20th anniversary celebration global in 2012 with the release of their 12th studio album Butterfly and a world tour that brought them to New York last month, the first first Japanese band to headline Madison Square Garden. Cleopatra Records will release a L’Arc~en~Ciel tribute album in America to honor these icons. Vivid Covers – A 20th Anniversary Tribute to L’Arc~en~Ciel will be released on April 10 and features J-Rock artists from all over the world. Some highlights include Keshiki from Japan, Unshin from the UK, and Lemon Drop Kick and akai SKY from the US.
akai SKY recording “Daybreak’s Bell”
Just a reminder, Peelander-Z’s greatest hits album Super DX Hitz comes out today via Chicken Ranch Records. It includes 28 happee songs, some of which are rerecorded, and a karaoke DVD with 5 music videos. Below are the karaoke videos for the DX versions of “S.T.E.A.K.” and “Mad Tiger.” The sax in “S.T.E.A.K.” sounds amazing! Buy it now on Amazon.
Polyvinyl has released a compilation entitled Japan 3.11.11 benefiting the ongoing relief efforts in Japan. The compilation includes b-sides and rarities from the label’s artists including Asobi Seksu and Deerhoof. It also includes Shugo Tokumaru’s cover of “Video Killed the Radio Star” and toe’s “Ordinary Days,” previously released on iTunes. The MP3 version of the compilation is available now while the 2LP will be released in September. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Order here.
The End Records announced details for the US edition of Dir en grey’s 8th album Dum Spiro Spero. The 14 tracks will include the singles “Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami,” “Lotus”, and “Different Sense.” The album will be released as a standard CD, deluxe CD with 2 bonus tracks, and a double LP. All three editions are already up for preorder at The Omega Order and Amazon. There’s also a limited edition bundle at the Omega order with the deluxe CD, LP, t-shirt, and a signed poster going for $40 (hell of a bargain compared to the similar $150 Japan edition). However, it seems to have sold out already. Dum Spiro Spero comes out August 2nd in America, a day before Japan.