Archive for August, 2007

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BACK-ON 2 new singles

August 31, 2007

On September 19th, BACK-ON will release two singles, Flower and Butterfly. Flower is their 2nd end theme used for the anime Eyeshield 21 and has a r&b flavor with a pretty sweet violin in the background. Butterfly goes back to their more expected rap/rock sound with some dance elements to it. This single is the end theme for the TV drama Shinjuku Swan. Why couldn’t they save us money and release it on the same cd like they’ve done before? Who knows.

http://www.myspace.com/backonjapan

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MONO- album and tour dates.

August 28, 2007

Mono’s new album, Gone, will be released on September 11th through Temporary Residence. This album contains rarities and non-album tracks from their e.p.s throughout their career. They will be on tour in America this fall.

Gone Tracklist

1. Finlandia
2. Black Woods
3. Yearning
4. Memorie Dal Futoro
5. Due Foglie, Una Candela: Il Soffio Del Vento
6. Since I’ve Been Waiting For You
7. Gone
8. Black Rain
9. Rainbow
10. Little Boy (1945 – Future)

09-20 San Diego, CA – Casbah *
09-21 El Ray – Los Angeles, CA *
09-22 Phoenix, AZ – Brickhouse Theater *
09-23 Albuquerque, NM – Lanch Pad *
09-25 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit *
09-26 Dallas TX – Granada Theater *
09-27 Austin, TX – Emo’s *
09-28 Houston,TX – Meridian Red Room *
09-29 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
10-01 Knoxville, TN – Blue Cats *
10-02 Athens, GA 40 – Watt Club *
10-03 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
10-04 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox *
10-05 Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place *
10-06 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live *
10-07 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts *
10-08 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
10-09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
10-11 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Down Stairs *
10-12 Providence, RI – Living Rome *
10-13 Montreal, QC – Les Saints *
10-14 Toronto, ON – Opera House *
10-16 Buffalo, NY – Showplace Theater *
10-17 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
10-18 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
10-19 Chicago, IL – Double Door *
10-20 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
10-21 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
10-24 Vancouver, BC – Richards on Richards *
10-25 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe *
10-26 Portland, OR – Dante’s *
10-28 San Francisco, CA – Independent *
10-29 San Francisco, CA – Independent *
* – w/ High on Fire

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Ami Suzuki- Free Free

August 22, 2007

Another Capsule related post, Ami Suzuki’s new single Free Free/Super Music Maker came out in Japan today.  The single was produced by Capsule member Nakata Yasutaka.  Free Free is an amazingly happy song and is great to drive to.  Not to mention, Ami is hot as hell in this video.

OK enough with the Jpop more rock music next time…

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Capsule- CRMX BEST

August 21, 2007

Is Capsule losing steam? As per their 8 month time gap between album releases, Capsule will release the tentatively titled CRMX Best on October 10th. The album will contain an undetermined amount of remixes spanning Capsule’s discography. In September they will release a vinyl single including the remixes of “Sugarless GiRL” and “CrazEEE Skyhopper.” For more information click here or here.

http://www.myspace.com/capsulemyspace

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Dir en hacked

August 20, 2007

Dir en grey’s myspace has been hacked.  Hilarity ensues.

http://myspace.com/officialdirengrey

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Love Me Butch- Barricade

August 20, 2007

Love Me Butch have added their much anticipated video for “Barricade” on their YouTube Channel.  This is the 3rd single off their sophomore  release This Is the New Pop.

http://myspace.com/lovemebutch

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Flavored Animal Droppings

August 16, 2007

You can stream Far*East Movement’s latest mixtape Flavored Animal Droppings on Asian Avenue.  Included are two reworkings of Daft Punk songs.  You can also catch their music on Tokyopop’s webisodes for Riding Shotgun.

http://www.myspace.com/fareastmovement
http://www.asianave.com/music/view/artist.html?page_url=fareast_movement

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Motor Mustang

August 14, 2007

JapanFiles has teamed up with Sputnik Lab Records to release Motor Mustang’s debut album Make Your Head Down. For a full press release click here.

www.japanfiles.com/motormustang

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The Captains- US release and Tour

August 14, 2007

Tokyo no Records will release a 10 track “Best of” album from The Captains entitled Last Group Sounds on September 18th. For a full press release and tour dates click here.

The Captains : Resurrecting the “Group Sounds”

“Group Sounds”, a rock genre based on the music of such legends as the Beatles and The Who, ruled the Japanese music scene throughout the 1960’s. Bands such as The Spiders and The Carnabeats infused the genre with matching outfits and melodies that were distinctly Japanese. Young people of the time danced, got too excited and fainted.

And now!
A band has finally formed to resurrect the Group Sound!
A band called…THE CAPTAINS.

http://www.myspace.com/thecaptainsofficialmyspace

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Gackt: The Greatest Filmography 1999-2006

August 13, 2007

VIZ Pictures plans to put out 2 DVD collections compiling Gackt’s music video filmography. Normally I refuse to post about visual-kei music but if it wasn’t for this man’s ridiculous videos I doubt I would be as big on Japanese music as I am today. The Blue collection looks to be the harder rock type songs wile the Red collection, ballads. Check out “Mizerable”

http://www.viz-pictures.com/