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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 47

June 10, 2011

Almost every band this week spells their name in ALL CAPS. I didn’t plan that.

TACOBONDS- “BPM4”

TACOBONDS get aggressive in this artsy video.

MOROHA- 奮い立つCDショップにて

Gotta love a hip hop duo that replaces beats for acoustic guitar. PS I miss Tower Records.

KING BROTHERS- “Kill Your Idol”

Who’s your punk rock idol?

PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET- “Pretty Little Bag”

“Plastic Girl In Closet” may sound like some kind of torture porn, but no worries, the foursome is just shoegazing on the roof.

GOOFY’S HOLIDAY- “Grudgeman”

It kind of sounds like he’s saying “always I masturbate.”

ALOHA- “ChinaTown”

ALOHA has been hanging out on my Jet Set recommendations list for a couple of weeks. How did they know I’d like faux Caribbean music?

ASHIGARU YOUTH- “Like or LoveStory”

We need more chubby lead singers. Represent.

YOMOYA- “Baby”

Put your hand up to block out the sun. Beautiful violins.

SAMURAI JACK UNIVERSE- “beautiful”

I always wanted to watch Samurai Jack but I’ll settle for SAMURAI JACK UNIVERSE on this Friday afternoon.

the HIATUS- “Bittersweet / Hatching Mayflies”

…when’s ELLEGARDEN getting back together?

LAST ALLIANCE- エンプティハート

LAST ALLIANCE is staying real BLACK AND WHITE.

Four Degrees Celsius- “Like A Flower”

Deep in the forest girls are allowed to front screamo bands.

Crossfaith- “OMEN”

Japan gets songs like these on their “Punk Goes Pop” compilations. Jealous.

HEY-SMITH- “Endless Sorrow”

666 ska!

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Band Links:

ALOHA: myspace, CD Japan, Jet Set

ASHIGARU YOUTH: myspace, CD Japan

Crossfaith: myspace, CD Japan

Four Degrees Celsius: myspace, CD Japan

Goofy’s Holiday: myspace

HEY-SMITH: myspace, CD Japan

the HIATUS: website, CD Japan, Play-Asia

KING BROTHERS: myspace, CD Japan

LAST ALLIANCE: myspace, CD Japan

MOROHA: myspace, CD Japan

PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET: myspace, CD Japan

SAMURAI JACK UNIVERSE: myspace

TACOBONDS: myspace, CD Japan

YOMOYA: myspace, CD Japan

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