Archive for September, 2007
For those who still haven’t picked up the best anime in the world, rightstuf has the first 5 volumes of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad for $14.98 each. The special edition of the first volume which includes a killer artbox in the shape of an amp and a bonus page of stickers is also on sale for $22.49. All volumes come with a free guitar pick! Volume 3 comes out next Tuesday, September 25th. For US residents, rightstuf offers free shipping on all orders of $49 or more (including pre-orders). The sale ends on 9/27/2007.
Last night I rediscovered a fun little pop-punk band name dustbox. They are musically very similar to Ellegarden (their singer even has the same Tom Delonge accent at times). Lyrics are in full English although slurred to the point where you can’t really understand them most of the time. Other comparisons- Northern 19, Pop Disaster, stack44. If you’re not familiar with Japanese punk bands they also kind of sound like a mixture of Lagwagon and Me First and Gimmie Gimmies. This year dustbox released their lateset album Seeds of Rainbow. The following video is for their first single, “Tomorrow.”
So for those of you who were waiting for Tofu Records to release Polysics’ latest album Karate House, wait no longer. Myspace Records will release Polysics or Die!!!! Vista on October 9th. This includes tracks from their previous releases as well as the singles from their latest Japan-only album, Karate House. This 16-track album is basically a re-release of their “best of” album Polysics or Die!!!! with their latest singles such as “Catch on Everywhere.” The album will also be packed with a bonus dvd with music videos and live performances. Polysics will also be touring North America on Myspace’s Music Tour with Say Anything and Hello Goodbye.
New info about Dir en grey’s latest single:
NEW SINGLE “DOZING GREEN” announced! (2007/08/29)
DIR EN GREY will release a new single, ”DOZING GREEN” in Late October (worldwide release date TBA). DOZING GREEN will give fans a chance to hear a brand new track with a brand new sound for the band:
It took a long session of trial and error before DIR EN GREY came to the final version of DOZING GREEN. This track is definitely one that represents the new DIR EN GREY combined with elements that has never been in their music before.
the new single will include the following tracks:
AGITATED SCREAMS OF MAGGOTS [LIVE] *LIVE at PACIFICO YOKOHAMA on April 21, 2007
The Lovesong has added a new song to their myspace player. The song, “Morning Redemption,” is from the Emo Rocks China II compilation. I’ve had this song stuck in my head all day.
purple SKY has recently shipped out thier Summer 2007 issue. Copies should be availiable at Hot Topic, Barnes & Noble, and other independent bookstores shortly. Check their myspace page for content information.
Omerta Group Records has added Noughts and Exes’ “A Minor to a Major” to their myspace player. Noughts and Exes is the side-project from Joshua Wong, the lead singer of Whence He Came. The song comes from their debut album Act One Scene One and is listed for a 2008 release.
INHALE has 3 new songs up from their demo since the last time I posted about them. Shoichi Sakamaki, their vocalist, used to scream for the now defunct Versus the Night.
Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. Still trying to figure out how to effectively get schoolwork done in-between my hell of a commute and work. Both my internet browsers at home are having major problems as well and I don’t always have time to check out the library at school. On the other hand I just noticed this is my 100 post! I didn’t think I’d last this long. I don’t really have anything else to share so new song in the BOX player, “World Has Collided” by The Lovesong. I’ll try to post some actual news tomorrow morning.