Hey guys. I’m going to try to do these “news updates” more frequently. I just started writing This Month in J-Rock: August 2008 (I know! Late again!) and it should be done by Friday. I can tell you now that the column will include four album and six singles reviews. Much less than last time but it was a short release month to begin with.
–Electrico have two new songs on their myspace, “Soul Not Science” and “Hail To the Friends” from their new album We Satellites. WHEN WILL THIS COME OUT IN AMERICA.
–Asparagus uploaded a live video for “Dead Song.”
-Looks like BEAT CRUSADERS have a tribute album coming out! They’re also contributing to the tribute album for the legendary punk band Snuff.
-Clips from Zazen Boys’ 4th album are now streaming on Myspace. I just downloaded the full album and it’s one of this year’s best.
-I added several new J-Rock links under Blogroll, including my BEAT CRUSADERS fansite in case you missed it.
-Filipino screamo act TYPECAST have posted a blog containing their 2008 Baybeats performance.
-If you were wondering what happened to Whence He Came, their myspace status is now “…is no more. Thank you all!” 😦
–Asian Kung-Fu Generation will release their new album Surf Bungaku Kamakura on November 11. This will be their second full-length album of the year.
–Versailles have officially changed their name to Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- (how full of it are they?) for copyright reasons. Their new single “Prince” can be downloaded for free at MaruMusic and HearJapan.
–The Cherry Coke$ have a new album out. How the @#$% did I miss that?