Archive for December, 2007

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It’s a J-rock Christmas 2007

December 24, 2007

I wish you a merry Christmas!  Last night, I went ahead and uploaded three Christmas inspired J-rock songs to my Box.net media player.  They will stay up until the second week of January then I’ll switch back to the old songs I had up.  If you have any other J-rock Christmas songs to share, please post them in the replies, I would love to hear them!

-The Cherry Coke$- “Auld Lang Syne”

-Ellegarden- “Santa Claus”

-L’arc~en~ciel- “Hurry Xmas”

edit: the picture is Koyuki from BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, one of my favorite anime.  I drew the Santa Claus hat on him myself using MS Paint.  I know, it’s pretty bad ^_^ 

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New Envy E.P. and Reissues

December 24, 2007

Temporary Residence is set to release abyssal, the new E.P. by hardcore band Envy on January 22, 2008. On the same day, they will reissue All the Footprints You’ve Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead and A Dead Sinking Story. In addition, they will release Compiled Fragments 1997-2003 which was never released in the US. All four of these new additions to Temporary Residence’s catalog will be available in CD and vinyl format. Currently, they are having a sale on their website which includes all four (CD or vinyl) and the new dvd from Mono, The Sky Remains the Same As Ever, for $60.


http://www.myspace.com/officialenvy

http://www.temporaryresidence.com/

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buddhistson’s “falling” music video

December 20, 2007

The fine folks of buddhistson have released a new music video for “falling.”  As a Christmas gift, you can download the Quicktime video from their website (click the red ornament).


http://www.myspace.com/buddhistson

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midori

December 13, 2007

Midori has been my latest Japanese obsession.  I know I throw out the word “genius” too much but it’s not often you find a band like this.  Midori combines jazz piano with hardcore punk vocals (sung by a girl in a sailor suit!).  Think of a cross between Polysics and Shiina Ringo.  This is the video for “Ezo Shika Dance!” A truly crazy song and crazier video.  For more videos, search Youtube for ミドリ

http://midori072.com/

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HearJapan

December 13, 2007

So I guess I was emailed this for a reason.  HearJapan is a new digital music store that exclusively sells Japanese music for English speaking audiences.  According to the press release, all mp3s are LAME V1 encoded, DRM free, and cost 100-150 yen per song.  Each artist will receive a band profile, concert information, album information, and a “news” section.  You will also be able to download albums at midnight the day they are released in Japan.  Here is a sample pic of Vidoll’s profile.  Here is a sample pic of D’espairsRay’s album page.  Currently, the site is still in Beta.  It should go live in a few days.

http://www.hearjapan.com/

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capsule- FLASH BACK

December 5, 2007

Capsule’s 9th studio album FLASH BACK was released today.  You can stream 2-minute clips of the album on their myspace.  I’m really loving “You Are The Reason.”

http://myspace.com/capsulemyspace