Archive for July, 2007


Beat Crusaders on love hotels

July 16, 2007

The Beat Crusaders talk with IMF host again on a new topic, love hotels.  In the bustling streets of Shibuya there lies dozens of love hotels whose guests can stay for an hourly “rest” (used mostly for sex) or a “stay.”  If you have the time IMF has a bunch of little Tokyo clips on their youtube account that are informative and hilarious at the same time.



July 15, 2007

For those of you who haven’t visited our page lately, we wanted to make sure you knew about a couple of things we’ve got going on:

*Show in LA!
Ellegarden will be playing a rare Stateside show at LA’s Knitting Factory on Tuesday July 24th. Tickets are on sale now and you can grab them through

* Eleven Firecrackers Release!
We know you know already, but a reminder that Eleven Firecrackers will finally be in stores in the US on July 31st! If you can’t wait that long, you can grab it from iTunes USA, and while you’re there, you can check out the digital only EP Figureheads that’s available now as well.

* Videos up on myspace!
We’ve gotten 3 videos up in our myspace tv section. Feel free to check them out and leave us a comment!

*Buddy Icons!
Now you can show your love for Ellegarden while instant messaging. Download our new AIM icons from our home page on myspace.

Phew! ok, now that we’ve overwhelmed you, we’ll stop. Thank you to everyone who’s been participating in our US contest. We hope you’re having fun. We’ll keep you updated with news.

Have a great weekend!

Ellegarden’s US team

For those who are curious, here’s the tracklist for Figureheads. The album cover is a reworked version of the original Japanese cover for Riot on the Grill.

1. The Autumn Song

2. Red Hot

3. Stereoman

4. Raindrops

5. Supernova

6. Marry Me

7. Missing

8. Windy Day

9. Middle of Nowhere

10. I Hate It


more Oreskaband album news

July 15, 2007

Oreskaband’s US debut will be released August 7th through Terry Dollar Records. The album will include their first full length album Wao!! (We Are Oreskaband!!) and the first EP Ore.  From the looks of it, this may just be a digital release, I haven’t been able to find any listings for it on amazon or smart/interpunk.  Furthermore, I haven’t been able to find so much as a website for Terry Dollar Records.  Hopefully they’ll have hard copies at their Warped Tour dates at least.


mothercoat tour diary

July 10, 2007

purpleSKY has uploaded mothercoat‘s exclusive tour diary from SXSW 2007. Their new album +birdless comes out August 8th in Japan.



July 10, 2007

DRUMKAN have launched their EPK site.  What that is, I don’t know but if you click on Audio there’s free mp3s for their songs “Away” and “Against in the wall.”


Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis

July 9, 2007

 Al Gore’s Live Earth 2007 project was broadcast live on the internet and TV Friday night thru Saturday.  MSN has the entire concerts available to stream by artist and by song.  Japan was broken up into 2 sections, Tokyo and Kyoto.  Linkin Park and a few American rappers somehow made their way into the Tokyo concert, I would guess that they were touring in the country the same time.  I only got to see parts of the RIZE and Genki Rockets concerts previously when it was broadcasted live but there’s a few other’s I’m interested in.  Hopefully they’ll keep it up long enough for me to do so!


-Abingdon Boys School (rock side project of TM Revolution’s vocalist)




-Genki Rockets (dance, jpop)

-Koda Kumi (jpop)

-Otsuka Ai

-RIZE (punk)


-Bonnie Pink (jpop)

-Rip Slyme (rap)

-Yellow Magic Orchestra (old school electro)




July 5, 2007

Sunsgrind has added a new song entitled “Piece of last one” from their new album Truth is eternal but with lies on their myspace.


Overground Acoustic Underground- Bamboo leaf boat

July 5, 2007

Overground Acoustic Underground has posted a new song, “Bamboo leaf boat” on their myspace off their new EP all the way. I think you guys are in for a treat. Think a more folky non-angry Flogging Molly. Plus the singer, Martin, is Scottish-American (which may explain the genre style) who is fluent in English so don’t expect to be wincing your ears in mispronunciation.



July 2, 2007

OOIOO’s newest video for Umo is a featured video on Youtube. If you don’t believe me click here 😉 Umo is on their album Taiga released last year. Very unique song.


Oreskaband panal review/US release

July 1, 2007

Jonathon Mays has put up his Oreskaband panel review on AnimeNewsNetwork. They play at Anime Expo in sunny California today.  In the review they announced that their cd (I’m assuming Wao!!) will be coming out in America this summer.