Archive for October, 2012

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Abnormals

October 31, 2012

myspace band of the week

Abnormals is a hardcore/metal band from Tokyo. The band was formed in 1988 by Comi (vocals) and Isobe (guitar). They released their first mini-album Buried Alive in 1995 and opened for the Misfits in 1997. Comi and Isobe released four albums as the Abnormals plus an album as The Fly Wheels until Isobe left in 2011. The current lineup is Comi, Hagi (bass), Yuri (guitar), Kiyo (guitar) and Masato (drums). Their fifth album Holy Blind is a re-recorded “best of” album with the new lineup. Buy abnormal music at CD Japan or download at Amazon.

http://myspace.com/abnormalsss

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Stuff To Look Forward To, October 2012

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

10/03 A(c)- Symmetry (CD Japan)

10/03 THE BOHEMIANS avec Monsieur Kamayatsu- The Spider Beat (CD Japan)

10/03 BYEE the Round- Hello Yellow (CD Japan)

10/03 CreepHyp- Oyasumi Nakigoe, Sayonara Utahime (CD Japan)

10/03 D.W. Nicols- I Like You (CD Japan)

10/03 Handsome Kenya- Gold Mash (CD Japan)

10/03 herpiano- Ourseason (CD Japan)

10/03 Lillies and Remains / SEKAITEKINABAND / Purple- Underrated (CD Japan)

10/03 locofrank- One (CD Japan)

10/03 The Mirraz- Bokura Ha / Kimochi Warii CD Japan)

10/03 MAMADRIVE- Moso Tengoku (CD Japan)

10/03 nano.RIPE- Plus to Minus no Shikumi (CD Japan)

10/03 N’Shukagawa Boys- 24hour Dreamers Only! (CD Japan)

10/03 Odotte Bakari no Kuni- Flower (CD Japan)

10/03 ROACH- Okinamerica (CD Japan)

10/03 Silhouette from the skylit- Arche (CD Japan)

10/03 The Slut Banks- Dokuro (CD Japan)

10/03 te’- Yueni, Mitsudo no Genso wa Hokorobi, Yoromeku Sekai wa Ashita wo “Bokyaku” Su. (CD Japan)

10/05 Swanky Dank- The Love Was Gone… (CD Japan)

10/10 Anarchy Stone- Steps (CD Japan)

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Pink-HOUSE

October 24, 2012

myspace band of the week

Pink-HOUSE is oxmxf (vocals, guitar), Tsuyoshi Miyamoto (guitar), tks23 (bass) and Duke (drums) from Tsukuba, Ibaraki. They formed in 1997 and broke up in 2004 but got back together a year later. Their first mini-album The World was released in 2007 on their own label and their second Magic was released in 2009. They were featured on ThisTime’s OK! Powerpop 2 compilation in 2008. They have toured Austria with The Wellingtons and Spain with Suzy & Los Quattro and three times in the USA. Check out their bandcamp for downloads from each of their releases and a free EP.

http://www.myspace.com/momoyashiki

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 82

October 19, 2012

Everybody’s looking forward to the weekend.

kindan no tasuketsu- “Toumei Kan (Album ver.)”

Japan’s brightest new indie band has released a new version of their first PV in time for the release of their debut album. The album version of “Toumei Kan” contains 100% less furries but otherwise sounds the same as the original, which was apparently co-written with beat maker Idiot Pop who also just released an awesome dance album.

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Roth Bart Baron

October 17, 2012

myspace band of the week

Roth Bart Baron is an indie/folk band that has been performing around Tokyo since 2008. The duo consists of Masaya Mifune (vocals, guitar) and Tetsuya Nakahara (drums), who also use a variety of other instruments like mandolin and fiddle to create their epic soundscapes. They won awards for “outstanding performance” and “best audience” at Yamaha’s 3rd Music Revolution Japan Final among over 5,000 bands. In 2010 they released their self-titled debut EP. It’s available at  Jet Set Records and digitally at iTunes worldwide.

http://www.myspace.com/rothbartbaron

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Sugar Salt

October 10, 2012

myspace band of the week

Sugar Salt is a rock band featuring Youk Kawashima (vocals, guitar), YamaD Tsutomo (guitar), Ryo Inoue (bass) and Tomo Inoue (drums). They formed in 2004 in Nagoya. They released three singles and a mini-album between 2006-2008 and self-released their debut album Yureru in 2009. Earlier this year they released their second album Aurora through CircularTone Reconds.

Yureru is available at CD Japan and both of their albums are available digitally at Amazon and iTunes.

http://www.myspace.com/sugarsalt2004

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 81

October 5, 2012

Bright and early!

Straightener- “From Noon Till Dawn”

Straightener is here to rock with the help of Tabu Zombie from SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS and Kunikazu Tanaka on glorious sax. A song so epic it could only be the opening theme to the RPG-style live action drama Yusha Yoshihiko Chapter 2.

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Zeroshiki

October 3, 2012

myspace band of the week

Zeroshiki (零式) is an alternative rock band that formed in 1998 under the name 百式. They changed their name to Zeroshiki in 2005 and their current lineup is Kaz (vocals), Konaka (guitar), Ishikawa (guitar), Mugi (bass) and Ko→ya (drums). Their first album Attack to Japan was released in 2001 and rereleased under their new name in 2006. Their new mini-album Deepest and Everlong was released in August. Buy it at CD Baby or Amazon.

http://www.myspace.com/0shiki

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