Happy holiday from J-Rock Explosion and these guys!!!
Long time no see.
02 elomaticmill- K.I.K.I. (Amazon MP3)
New year. Another month I’ve neglected this blog.
15 Ging Nang Boyz- Beach (CD Japan)
15 Ging Nang Boyz- Hikari no Naka ni Tatteitene (CD Japan)
15 Polysics- Action!!! (CD Japan)
04 Kinoko Teikoku- ロンググッドバイ (Video)
04 Rose Noire- APOCALYPSE -the Resurrection of Notes- (Video)
04 wrong city- Life as a Ghost (Video)
06 The fin.- Glowing Red On The Shore EP (Video)
Happy fa-la-la-lidays from J-Rock Explosion! May your days be merry and bright. Check out the Christmas tag on Tumblr for all of the other videos I didn’t feel like talking about.
kindan no tasuketsu- “Santa Claus Is Coming Back”
Santa Claus is back in town. One night only. It’s time for kindan no tasuketsu and friends to share their ornaments and smile into the camera while faded clips of Christmas movies and Hogwarts play. This song is coupled with “Ring a Bell” on this sweet little Christmas EP.
annie the clumsy and Yuto from The fin.- “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
A lovely duet from annie the clumsy and Yuto from The fin. (one of my favorite new indie bands this year). She plays the ukelele and sounds like Zooey Deschanel. There are two free Christmas EPs on her bandcamp you should probably download.
05 Sapphire Slows- Allegoria
06 Codomo Dragon- Nepenthes (Video)
06 The Keys- Die a Little (Video)
06 Maki Rinka with her Sweet Hollywaiians- The Peanut Vendor (CD Japan)
06 Start of the Day- Yggdrasill 1 (Video)
Travel through space and time with the calm, dreamy sounds of Mono. Much like recent box office sensation Gravity, “Dream Odyssey” follows the solo adventures of an astronaut adrift in space. As the camera zooms out, you can see shooting stars, meteorite explosions and the death and rebirth of planets. Not the most scientifically accurate video of our solar system, but relaxing nonetheless.
“Dream Odyssey” is the shortest track off Mono’s 2012 album For My Parents at eight minutes long, which is coincidentally the time it takes light to travel from the Sun to Earth. Catch Mono on tour in North America this week at the following dates:
Shiina Ringo is celebrating 15 years as a solo recording artist with the release of several live CDs/DVDs this week and a special collaboration album. We’ve seen her videos with Towa Tei and Soil and “Pimp” Sessions earlier this year, but her collaboration with producer Yasutaka Nakata was one of her most anticipated tracks on this album.
“Netsuai Hakkakuchu” features a lot of the same EDM tricks Nakata has been playing with recently with J-pop idols Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, including the random dubstep drop he’s included in every single he’s produced this year. However, it’s Ringo’s classic shibuya-kei vocals that make this song stand out. Plus you get to see her be a major bad ass in this video.
Ukina is available now at CD Japan and also includes collaborations with J-Rock favorites Mo’some Tonebender and Zazen Boys.