J-Rock Fridays Vol. 65

February 24, 2012

Fun fact: J-Rock Explosion turns 5 years old today! I didn’t plan anything special but here’s a new J-Rock Fridays.

ASPARAGUS- “Analog Signal Processing”

Second PV from Asparagus’ 5th album, which only took 5 years to come out. Good to have you back.

the telephones- “D.E.N.W.A”

Two things the telephones love: songs about disco and spelling things out. Dial it in with “D.E.N.W.A.”

sleepy.ab- “Andromeda”

I posted the short PV on Tumblr earlier this week and now we have the full PV for this sorry excuse for a column. Traverse the solar system with the peaceful sounds of sleepy.ab.

The Waybark- “Zombie Papa”

Awesome, another zombie J-Rock video! Looks like Daichi needs to find new bandmates…

te’ – 音の中の『痙攣的』な美は、観念を超え肉体に訪れる野生の戦慄。

What’s more fun than a new instrumental rock tune from te’? Translating their long as hell album and song titles! Get to it.

Arukara- “Mix Juice”

Vampire fruits. Let’s make juice. Lemon. Orange. Avocado.

Back Drop Bomb- “Progress”

Welcome to the ocracy of ska.

Psysalia Psysalis Psyche- “My Dinosaur”

Psysalia Psysalis Psyche is explosive! Run away, turkeys.

Ryo Hamamoto & The Wetland- “Sally Lee”

Ryo Hamamoto does his own artwork on his Macbook Pro. Good for him!

paionia- 素直

Paionia shows us the night in the life of your average cross dresser. Looks way more depressing than liberating.

TsuShiMaMiRe- “Kuufuku to Kuuhaku”

Fun fact: TsuShiMaMiRe was the first Japanese band I saw live (still a small list though). I only caught the last 5 minutes but I know where the ballroom at the Hyatt is now. TsuShiMaMiRe’s new album is already out in Japan but Good Charamel will be releasing it in the states this spring.

Yahchaika- めのう

Tatami rock! Of course, the girl is the one with the keyhole.

Anoice- “finale”

How about some archival war footage set to gloomy post-rock with a little opera in the background to end your day? Mushroom cloud explosion!


Band Links:

Anoice: web,

Arukara: web, CD Japan

Asparagus: webCD Japan

Back Drop Bomb: CD Japan

paionia: web, CD Japan

Psysalia Psysalis Psyche: CD Japan

Ryo Hamamoto & The Wetland: myspace, CD Japan

sleepy.ab: webCD Japan

te’: CD Japan

the telephones: webCD Japan

TsuShiMaMiRe: CD Japan

The Waybark: web

Yahchaika: web, Jet Set

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