J-Rock Fridays Vol. 38

February 4, 2011

What a week.

Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai- まごパワー

This one goes out to my grandparents.

The Marshmallow Kisses- “Ciao!Baby”

“Ciao! Baby” is ridiculously cute/catchy. I don’t know where I’m going to meet my 100% baby, but it’s nice seeing this real life couple sweet on each other.

Metro-Ongen- “Sick”

Metro-Ongen is sick. That’s all? That mask reminds me of an old boy doll in my grandparent’s basement.

Sebastian X- “Hikari no Tategami”

Manatsu Nagahara’s signature high vocals carry her as she runs through streets of brilliantly lighted trees and carnival attractions.

aie- 音の言葉光の音

This a powerful song with cool synthesized violin. Almost as good as Kashiwa neighbors buddhistson and kamomekamome.

suzumoku- “Modern Times”

Oooh, floating kanji! The harmonica gives this a nice folk tinge.

the band apart- “Free Fall”

“Asian gothic” is a strange tag for this video (and the name of their record label). They’re too happy for goths.

TsuShiMaMiRe- “Grapefruit Girl”

I always get confused whenever they spell their name out in kanji, which is all the time now. But hey, they have their own record label now. Cool.

uhnellys- “Central”

Who doesn’t love awesome horn sections? Cue psychedelic video section.

Heavenstamp- “Wake Up”

Sally Cinnamon and the stamps do a lot of weird things with gold men then go to India.


The gothic PLASTICZOOMS go intergalactic in their 2011 movie project.

Satanicpornocultp- “Coyote”

I posted the live version of this last week. The PV version came out a few days later and it’s definitely NSFW.

Oorutaichi- “Futurelina”

Oorutaichi blasts off to a future of colorful drawings.

NITES- “While You Were Sleep”

The waves crash down on NITES’ sleepy track. There’s a female vocal sample buried somewhere in there. Pleasant.


Pick 3 not 8.

Band Links:

aie: myspace, CD Japan

the band apart: myspace, CD Japan

Heavenstamp: myspace, CD Japan

The Marshmallow Kisses: myspace, YesAsia

Metro-Ongen: myspace, Amazon MP3, HearJapan

NITES: myspace,

Oorutaichi: myspace, Amazon.com, Darla


Satanicpornocultshop: myspace

Sebastian X: myspace, Amazon MP3, HearJapan

suzumoku: myspace, CD Japan

TsuShiMaMiRe: myspace, CD Japan

Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai: myspace

uhnellys: myspace, CD Japan

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