J-Rock Friday Vol. 62January 13, 2012
First new J-Rock Fridays of the year and we’re already so behind!
STRAIGHTENER fans, Atsuhi Horie is back with the full-length debut of his solo project ent. “Airwalker” takes over where Welcome Stranger left off, brilliant indie pop with some electronic glitch. I don’t know what the astronaut’s about but it’s giving me Doctor Who deja vu.
Asparagus- “Mend Our Minds”
Asparagus disappeared for a while but now they’re coming back with their fifth album in February. Standard concert video but it’s just good to hear from them again.
kindan no tasuuketsu- “Sweet Angel”
Kindan takes J-Pop back to the 50s with the obligatorily sweet “Sweet Angel.” Like a teenage girl on prom night.
Nothing like a good hand-clapping song for the beach.
Black Borders- “M.M.F.I”
Watch out for the mines!
BIGMAMA- “until the blouse is buttoned up”
What a strange little video with floating pants and shirts. BIGMAMA, bring my wardrobe to life.
CLEAVE- “The Circle”
Great alternative rock music, sure enough.
THE→CHINA WIFE MOTORS- “baby alright”
Don’t worry, baby. The China Wife Motors are back in the motor city to play some of that rock and roll.
Sekaiteki Na Band- “Hello”
I have a soft spot for one word lyrics.
Tokyo Pinsalocks- “LU-LA Hallelujah”
The Pinsalocks are looking good in neon. Praise be!
NRQ mixes oriental and tropical music to a very pleasing effect.
FACT got a little PV happy the past few weeks. All three videos come from FACT’s new album Burundanga released earlier this week. Instead of choosing a favorite, I’m just posting them all for you to pick.
Awesome snowmobile action! I wish my car would drive that well in the snow…
FACT- “pink rolex”
“Where did you get that gold that I left behind?” If I had gold I wouldn’t be here. Directed by Maxilla for the PV nerds.
FACT- “polyrhythm winter”
Whereas “foss” and “pink rolex” were fun James Bond ready action flicks, “polyrhythm winter” reduces FACT to shadows while some girl runs through a colorful apocalyptic world. And then the world ends.
FACT: web, CD Japan
kindan no tasuketsu: tumblr
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