Archive for January 18th, 2012



January 18, 2012

myspace band of the week

Superfriends is a powerpop trio from Kyoto. Tomohiro Shiobara (vocals, guitar), Yuji Ochiai (bass) and Maki Maeda (drums) formed the band in the winter of 2005. They named themselves after the Weezer song (not the DC superheroes) who they have much respect for. Superfriends were featured on Thistime Records’ OK! Powerpop Vol. 2 compilation and have self-released three CDs.

Their newest CD, 3, was released in November and is available at Jet Set Records. Thistime Records also distributes Superfriends’ CDs on their online store.

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Stuff To Look Forward To, January 2012

January 18, 2012

I haven’t posted the bulk of my best of 2011 lists yet, but the show must go on. The first weeks of 2012 were slow, but  we got new BIGMAMA, ent, FACT, the pillows and a few best-of compilations this month.

1/10 Corona Sessions- Corona (CD Japan)

1/11 cali gari- 11 (CD Japan)

1/11 The ChronoHEAD- Supernova (CD Japan)

1/11 CLEAVE- The Circle EP (CD Japan)

1/11 Dir en grey- Uroboros Remastered and Expanded (CD Japan)

1/11 FACT- Burundanga (CD Japan, Play-Asia)

1/11 Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas- Just Awake. (CD Japan)

1/11 Gold & Saint- I Am You Are Me (CD Japan)

1/11 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu- Tsukema Tsukeru (CD Japan, Play-Asia)

1/11 Margaline- Let It Go

1/11 PLASTICZOOMS- Starbow (CD Japan)

1/11 shibuyamicrofuture- Sing A Song (CD Japan)

1/11 soreizenni- Jidai ni Requiem (CD Japan)

1/11 tokyo pinsalocks- Hallelujah Girls (CD Japan)

1/11 VA- Catch All Your Stuff 4 (CD Japan)

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