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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 59

November 25, 2011

I hope you all had a pleasant Thanksgiving.

the HIATUS- “Deerhounds”

The HIATUS are back from their hiatus with this Where the Wild Thing Are inspired video. I’m actually surprised how much I like this song. Must be the underlying flutes.

Arakawa Kentauros- 天文学的少年

Hey, yeah let’s all hang out at a crime scene.

RIZE- “Stand Up”

This one reminds me of Dir en grey’s “Agitated Screams of Maggots” video, except without the defecation.

Idiot Pop- “Sleeping Beauty”

I still haven’t figured out if Idiot Pop sampled Sleeping Beauty Pogo style or if he just AMV’d this video. In any case, this and “You’v Got Lost” are two of my favorite dance tracks this year.

Siamese Cats- “Get Back”

The Siamese Cats are on TV! I would love a new TV for Christmas…

Shilica- 夕焼けシャングリラ

You’ve got a lot of monitors there. Where’s Waldo?

Odotte Bakari no Kuni- “!!!”

This song has three exclamation points in its title. How about a little enthusiasm???

Foxpill Cult- “Replicant part1”

It’s industrial time with Foxpill Cult. Smoke machines make you do weird things.

Pop Disaster- “Static”

Not as exciting as their album cover, but fun pop punk nonetheless.

Chocolate Chip Cookies- 明日の記憶

Some more high spirited punk rock with a female singer.

Shintaro Sakamoto- “You Just Decided”

Shintaro Sakamoto of Yura Yura Teikoku is back in the saddle with his own solo project. Chill song with saxophone!

Bossston Cruizing Mania- “Who Is Next”

Bossston brings back the creep factor with a mannequin head this time.

odd- “24/7”

You can do it! 24/7

the guitar plus me- “Civilization”

“I miss my shopping mall. I miss my favorite porn. Illusions appear so far away… from the civilization.”

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Band Links:

Arakawa Kentauros: web

Bossston Cruizing Mania: myspace, CD Japan

Chocolate Chip Cookies: myspace, CD Japan

Foxpill Cult: web

the guitar plus me: myspace, Amazon

Idiot Pop: myspace, Jet Set

the HIATUS: web, CD Japan, Play-Asia

odd: myspace, CD Japan

Odotte Bakari no Kuni: web, CD Japan, Play-Asia

Pop Disaster: myspace, CD Japan

RIZE: web, CD Japan, Play-Asia

Shilica: myspace, CD Japan

Shintaro Sakamoto: web, CD Japan

Siamese Cats: myspace, CD Japan

See new videos daily at J-Rock Explosion’s Tumblr.

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