Archive for May 30th, 2012



May 30, 2012

myspace band of the week

Yucca is a 5-piece indie pop band from Tokyo, not to be confused with the Japanese new age/opera singer of the same name. The band formed in 2003 and their current lineup is Yusaku Enomoto (guitar), Ayako Shinada (keyboard), Katsuyuki Umezaki (bass), Yuki Kawana (keyboard) and Kazuyuki Chujo (drums). Their first album Laboratory Products came out in 2005 and their second album The Orange Sun In My Room in 2006 through abcdefg*record. In 2007 Shinada (former drummer) broke her lower back and the band was out of commission for a while. But they’ve kept it together and with new drummer Chujo released their third album Our Journey (To Anywhere We Want) a month ago.

Yucca’s first two albums are available at CD Japan or Bandcamp. Their new album Our Journey was released through net label Sayonara Novels, owned by the same people who run abcdeg*record. You can download it for free here or pay for it at iTunes and the like.

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Stuff To Look Forward To, May 2012

May 30, 2012

I guess this will be an end of the month column now.

5/02 andymori- Hikari (CD Japan, Play-Asia)

5/02 Dirty Old Men- Doors (CD Japan)

5/02 Shank- Calling (CD Japan)

5/02 SiM- LiFE and DEATH (CD Japan)

5/04 Dazzle Vision- Shocking Loud Voice (CD Japan)

5/05 The Mari On the Beach- Play Music, Sing A Song (bandcamp)

5/07 Taffy- Caramel Sunset (Club30AC)

5/09 Akai Kouen- Laundry de Hyohaku wo (CD Japan)

5/09 BACK-ON- Ice Cream (CD Japan, Play-Asia)

5/09 EA- Meteo (CD Japan)

5/09 The Flickers- Wavement (CD Japan)

5/09 Good Morning America- Kagayaku Ho e (CD Japan)

5/09 Keytalk- KTEP2 (CD Japan)

5/09 Kinoko Teikoku- Uzu ni Naru (CD Japan)

5/09 jizue- Novel (CD Japan)

5/09 Liaroid Cinema- inletPAGE (CD Japan)

5/09 Owarikara- Q&A (CD Japan)

5/09 rega- Solt & Plum

5/09 The Romantic Six- Stardust (CD Japan)

5/09 Sister Jet- Shirokuma (CD Japan)

5/09 tricot- Shogakusei to Uchu (CD Japan)

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