J-Rock Fridays Vol. 14

February 19, 2010

I was considering skipping J-Rock Fridays for the Olympics, but that wouldn’t be much of excuse considering all I’ve been watching are Yes, Dear repeats and my History Channel shows.  So here’s this week’s half-hearted J-Rock Fridays column.

Sinsei Kamattechan- “ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ”

Who is that dorky punk rocker who sings of the Sex Pistols?  The world may never know.

People in the Box- “Tenshi no ibukuro”

I was hoping that skinny Asian chick would hit that buffet Man v. Food style, but it became clear after she began purging in the bathroom that this is a socio-commentary on “thinness.”  I’m not in to skinny Asian chicks, twigs are not sexy.  I guess People in the Box are trying to say artistically, “eat some damn food.”  Or at least that’s what I’m saying.

Monica Uranglass- “Coreless, Blah! Blah! Blah!”

Pretty much exactly what I felt like after watching this, blah, blah, blah!  I know they can write better songs than this.  Too repetitive for it’s own good.

Holidays of Seventeen- “You & Me”

Not the catchiest of their songs, but it least it has a handclap section around two minutes in.  Who knew they play Twister in Japan?

Veltpunch- “Clymer’s Hi”

Who puts jelly beans in their cereal?  Well, whatever, Veltpunch has still got it.

Dry as Dust- “Good Morning”

The singer kind of sounds like a chick, but I guess it gives the music a gentle touch.  Nicely made video.

spirit page- “Paranoia Games”

I still don’t know what the drummer of Beat Crusaders has to do with this band, but if you’re into 9mm Parabellum Bullet or Ogre You Asshole you’ll probably like this.

Lily of the Valley- “Someday”

When I was young, I used to pick lily of valley flowers in my backyard.  That sounds kind of gay I don’t know why I mentioned it.  All girl band!

The  Psycrons- “Amazing Journey”

Is that The Beatles?  No, it’s The Psycrons!  How long will it take before Tokyo no Records brings these guys to America?

wooderd chiarie- “Bar”

Saving the best for last.  Wooderd chiarie gets all Radiohead on us with their beautifully depressing new single.  Which fits because this may be the last J-Rock Fridays unless I see some more audience participation.


Last week’s poll was the least voted on so far.  It makes me wonder why I bother.  Anyway, The Brixton Academy and REAL were tied with 3 votes and Turntable Films came in second with 2 votes.

Pick your top 3.

Band Links:

Dry as Dust: http://www.myspace.com/dryasdust

Holidays of Seventeen: http://www.myspace.com/ho17

Lily of the Valley: http://www.myspace.com/lilyofthevalley

Monica Uranglass: http://www.myspace.com/monicauranglass

People In The Box: http://www.myspace.com/peopleinthebox

The Psycrons: http://www.myspace.com/thepsycrons

Sinsei Kamattechan: http://www.myspace.com/kamattechan

Spirit Page: http://www.myspace.com/spiritpage

Veltpunch: http://www.myspace.com/veltpunch7

wooderd chiarie: http://www.myspace.com/wooderdchiarie


  1. Bar by Wooderd Chiarie is simply brilliant! I think they’re a bit better than radiohead in the sense they don’t randomly present these dissonant chords that just sound bad. And the whole lightbulb microphone thing is pretty clever I think.

    Very well-made video and song.

    • Well it’s not the first time I’ve seen the microphone lightbulb thing but I agree with everything else you said.

  2. Keep your J-Rock Fridays going dude…i know i am not the only one that greatly enjoys them…

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