J-Rock Fridays Vol. 20May 14, 2010
Shugo Tokumaru- “Rum Hee”
I’ve been listening to Shugo a lot lately, mainly his new album Port Entropy. “Rum Hee” is from that album and last year’s EP. Probably one of his more mainstream songs, but I love the birdcalls in the background.
The Bohemians- “Oh! Susanna”
Their debut album is called I Was Japanese Kinks and that’s probably a good explanation of their music. Catchy old school flavor.
So there’s this guy named SLEEPERS and he makes awesome music videos. And golf brings a good disco time as well.
FAT PROP- “Close My Eyes”
The vocalist reminds me of ELLEGARDEN. At least he has mad piano skills.
HALFBY- “Mad Surfin'”
The Japanese Fatboy Slim? Hate it! Hate it?
HOTSQUALL- “Darlin’ Darlin'”
Yay for random old white people. It reminds me of the Bobby Vinton concert I took my mom to the other day.
SKALAPPER- “New World”
Some band names say it all. Who else loves horns in their music?
Nabowa- “Welcome to the Kitchen feat. ACO
Nabowa is back with one of the dudes from SOIL & PIMP and J-Popper ACO. This is a nice, chill song and the vocals blend in nicely.
Psycho Food Eaters- “This New Friends”
I like your cardboard instruments, friends.
Aural Vampire- something something -cannibal coast-
I thought I might as well give them a listen if I’m going to see them at Anime Central tomorrow. A lot of wtf in this video, but it has a nice beat.
And now for the least successful part of this column, the poll! Pick 2.
Aural Vampire: http://www.myspace.com/auralvampire
The Bohemians: http://www.myspace.com/lovebohemians
FAT PROP: http://www.myspace.com/fatprop55
Psycho Food Eaters: http://www.myspace.com/psychofoodeaters
Shugo Tokumaru: http://www.myspace.com/shugotokumaru