J-Rock Fridays Vol. 19

April 30, 2010


Yonrinsha- “Is It All Downhill”

Get your glowsticks and rock downhill with the Yonrinsha boys.

chicken nagets- “Over the Sadness”

Boy does this take me back to long car trips in the back of my grandpa’s station wagon.  If only they lasted a minute long.

Brahman/Ego Wrappin’- “We Are Here”

It’s nice to see a rock collaboration not turn into “We Are the World.”  This is actually pretty good, even though Brahman’s hardcore edge and Ego Wrappin’s ska power is lost.  Great video.

birds melt sky- “Miraimirai”

Reminds me of an electronic sleepy.ab.  Good track.

Camvas- ハルボシ

It’s spring.  I knew I’d find something with cherry blossoms eventually 🙂

ilLreme- “Trimming”

More cherry blossoms!

Thanderbaum- ビューティフォガール

Do you like showgirls and pompadours?  Then watch this video.  Their upcoming album How To Rock N’ Roll has my favorite cover art of the year so far.

Curly Giraffe- “123 4 U”

Kiyoshi Takakuwa is back with another solo album.  This is a sweet, mellow track.  Be sure to show some love at JapanFiles.

The Marshmallow Kisses – “Mercy Mercy, To My Melancholic Life Journey”

Twee pop for a cause.  Donate some cash to PEACE and get a free compilation with 180 bands.  All proceeds go to Amnesty International.

Fee- “Taxi”

This took far too long to find its way to YouTube, so down to the bottom of the list, you bad boy.


J-Rock Fridays is still doing poorly at the polls.  Only about 1 in 30 persons who read this actually put their polling fingers to use, which makes me sad.  Pick your top two.


Band Links:

birds melt sky: http://www.myspace.com/birdsmeltsky

Brahman: http://www.myspace.com/brahman

camvas: http://www.myspace.com/stupidbox

chicken nagets: http://www.myspace.com/chickennagets

Curly Giraffe: http://www.myspace.com/curlygiraffenetnet

Ego Wrappin’: http://www.myspace.com/egowrappin

Fee: http://www.myspace.com/feejapan

ilLreme: http://www.myspace.com/illreme

The Marshmallow Kisses: http://www.myspace.com/themarshmallowkisses

Thanderbaum: http://www.myspace.com/thanderbaum

YONRINSHA: http://www.myspace.com/yonrinsha

One comment

  1. Great list of videos.. The FEE song is pretty great. but the egowrappin’/Brhaman collaboration still is top notch.

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