Archive for August, 2007


Update: Music profiles

August 13, 2007

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated the Music Profiles page so today I went in and added 14 new links. New links are denoted by the word *new* to the right of each band. Next on the list is updating the blogroll with new links as well as adding new songs to our Box player.  Some feedback would be greatly appreciated!


Doping Panda- Crazy

August 9, 2007

Doping Panda’s second video offering of the summer from their single Crazy released August 1st.  Crazy comes complete with ugly Micheal Jackson jackets and filmed in a house of mirrors.  Video quality- terrible but you gotta love that tiger skin rug.



August 8, 2007



August 7, 2007 – has teamed with SXSW-favorite mothercoat to launch the same-day release of the band’s third full-length CD “+birdless” on August 8, 2007.

“+birdless” features mothercoat’s trademark eclectic style on eight all-new tracks, including a totally re-worked version of their early-era demo song “yoghurt bus.”

mothercoat made USA appearances at Fanime 2006 and SXSW 2007. They were nominated for Best Japanese Rock Band in Shojo Beat’s 2007 Music Issue.

Music at:

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sample: yoghurt bus


ore! ore! ore!

August 7, 2007

Ore Ska Band’s debut US album was released today on iTunes for $9.99. All the Japanese track titles have been translated into English. 20 Tips= Tsumasaki, all I know.


1. Pantime

2. Cooler Society

3. Pinnocchio

4. Yeah! Ska Dance

5. Shall We Dance?

6. Monkey Man (Monkey Monkey Man)

7. U

8. 20 Tips

9. Good Bye Deja Vu

10 . Almond

11. Things I’ve Forgotten

12. Knife & Fork

13. Chuck


the pillows- ladybird girl and hello!

August 6, 2007

the pillows have a new myspace layout and pictures.   They have also uploaded their new single “Ladybird Girl” to be released August 18th.  Nice to see them working on new material so soon after that failure of an album.


Ken Yokoyama Secret Show

August 5, 2007

Myspace Secret Shows Japan has uploaded two videos from Ken Yokoyama’s performance- “I Go Alone” and “Not Fooling Around”