Archive for July, 2007

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Ellegarden Album Stream

July 31, 2007

Ellegarden’s latest album Eleven Fire Crackers has been released in America today. You can stream the entire album at AbsolutePunk.net as well as a free download of “Fire Cracker.”

www.absolutepunk.net/ellegarden

http://www.myspace.com/ellegarden

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killer tune!

July 31, 2007

Tokyo Jihen’s latest PV for “Killer Tune” has hit the internets. Definitely not as catchy as the press has made it out to be or their previous single “Osca” but it does have Shiina Ringo and a little dancing at the very end. The single comes out August 22nd.

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Choke Sleeper new songs

July 31, 2007

Choke Sleeper has added 4 songs off their debut self-titled album on their myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/chokesleeper 

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Pistol Valve

July 26, 2007

Pistol Valve’s album Tsunamic Girls From Tokyo is now available to order on cd baby.  This US only version includes their “best” songs from the 2 previously available in Japan mini-albums.

Tracks
1 – Western Girls
2 – Pull the TRIGGER!
3 – Flap Up Elephant
4 – Fo-Fo
5 – Tube Tune
6 – My Generation ~Respect to The Who~
7 – Sit At Cow Char Nail
8 – The Best House

http://www.myspace.com/pistolvalve

http://cdbaby.com/cd/pistolvalve

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Go! Go! to the GO!GO!7188 show!

July 22, 2007

Go!GO!7188 will be returning to America to play 2 shows, one in Chicago and the other in New York. Check them out if you’re in the area.

http://www.myspace.com/gogo7188

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One-on-one with OLIVIA

July 22, 2007

Anime News Network has posted an interview with Jpop/rock star OLIVIA. She talks about her role in the anime Nana as well as fellow musician and sister, Caroline, who has made her way onto the college indie charts in America.

http://www.myspace.com/olivialufkinofficial

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2007-07-20/one-on-one-with-olivia

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purple SKY

July 19, 2007

America’s first J-rock magazine is now available to purchase internationally on Hot Topics’ webstorepurple SKY is also available at all Hot Topic locations.  Time to find myself a copy.

http://www.purpleskymagazine.com/

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Saw Loser

July 19, 2007

Saw Loser has uploaded a new tour video thingy to their myspace called “Saw Loser : Backstage Blowout Episode 1- Something Smells Fishy…” Also added are three songs from their debut album which comes out in Japan on July 25th (my mum’s birthday 🙂 ). Saw Loser is a pop-punk band from Singapore although their members come from Australia, America, and Japan.

http://www.myspace.com/sawloser

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=13501387

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THE LOVESONG- World has Collided

July 19, 2007

I just noticed that The Lovesong has made their song “World Has Collided” available to download on myspace. Seems as good a time as any to post about this awesome band. The Lovesong hails from West Kowloon, Hong Kong and has toured Asia with the likes of buddhistson and Whence He Came. Their music was inspired by 90s spoken word emo and all their songs are in English.

http://www.myspace.com/thelovesong

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Head Phones President

July 18, 2007

Head Phones President’s discography can now be downloaded legally on JapanFiles.

SUPPORT THIS BAND AND BUY LEGAL MP3s!

ALTERNATIVE JAPANESE HARD ROCK BAND “HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT” BLENDS POWER CHORDS AND FEMALE VOCALS

July 16, 2007 (Las Vegas, NV) – Alternative heavy rock band Head Phones President features ANZA (vocal), MAR (guitar), HIRO (guitar), and NARUMI (bass). They debut on japanFiles.com this week with six CDs and many songs in English.

HPP’s first Maxi Single “escapism” reached the number 1 position on the Singles Charts at the Tower Records Shibuya store in Tokyo in its first week of release, drawing a massive 300 people to their in-store performance.

HPP’s first full Album “VARY” once again captured the number 1 position on the Indies Charts at the Tower Records Shibuya store in Tokyo. Combined domestic and international sales of VARY placed it in the Top 10 on the National Full Album charts in the first week of its release.

In 2002 Head Phones President launched their international tour, including a performance in New York City.

They are currently recording a new album to follow up their successful release of 2005’s “Vacancy.”

http://www.yesjapan.com/hpp/

http://www.myspace.com/headphonespresident5848