Archive for December, 2013


2013 Christmas Carols

December 25, 2013

Happy fa-la-la-lidays from J-Rock Explosion! May your days be merry and bright. Check out the Christmas tag on Tumblr for all of the other videos I didn’t feel like talking about.

kindan no tasuketsu- “Santa Claus Is Coming Back”

Santa Claus is back in town. One night only. It’s time for kindan no tasuketsu and friends to share their ornaments and smile into the camera while faded clips of Christmas movies and Hogwarts play. This song is coupled with “Ring a Bell” on this sweet little Christmas EP.

annie the clumsy and Yuto from The fin.- “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

A lovely duet from annie the clumsy and Yuto from The fin. (one of my favorite new indie bands this year). She plays the ukelele and sounds like Zooey Deschanel. There are two free Christmas EPs on her bandcamp you should probably download.

Inugami Circus-dan- “Jingle Bells”

Some of us like to be scared on Christmas and this cover of “Jingle Bells” by visual kei group Inugami Circus-dan should do the trick. There’s an entire compilation of these kinds of bands singing “Jingle Bells.” Holy crap.

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J-Rock Archives: November 2013

December 12, 2013

01 Gargle and Bosques De Mi Mente- Absence (Buy/Video)

01 Sokabe Keiichii- TBA (CD Japan/Video)

05 Sapphire Slows- Allegoria

06 0.8 Byo to Shogeki- New German Wave4 (CD Japan/Video)

06 ACO- Trad (CD Japan/Video)

06 All Found Bright Lights- Into the Wild (CD Japan/Video)

06 Aobozu- S/Normally (CD Japan/Video)

06 BACK-ON- Nibun no Ichi / Infinity (CD Japan/Video)

06 big the grape- How!? (CD Japan/Video)

06 Codomo Dragon- Nepenthes (Video)

06 The Dresscodes- Band Deshine (CD Japan/Video)

06 ember- New Neighbors (CD Japan/Video)

06 Fold or Raise- Never Say Never (CD Japan/Video)

06 The Keys- Die a Little (Video)

06 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu- Mottai Night Land (CD Japan/Video)

06 Joze- Nocturne (CD Japan/Video)

06 Maki Rinka with her Sweet Hollywaiians- The Peanut Vendor (CD Japan)

06 manchester school=- Ame no Nioi (CD Japan/Video)

06 Moroha- Moroha II (CD Japan/Video)

06 No Lie-Sense- First Suicide Note (CD Japan/Video)

06 Pop-Office- Portraits in Sea (CD Japan/Video)

06 Reisaburo Adachi- 6 Gatsu no Partita (CD Japan/Video)

06 Screw- Cavalcade (CD Japan/VIdeo)

06 Speaker Gain Teardrop- Appearance of Fluctuation (CD Japan/Video)

06 Start of the Day- Yggdrasill 1 (Video)

06 the telephones- Don’t Stop the Move, Keep on Dancing!!! (CD Japan/Video)

06 Tomoyuki Nagasawa- Ogon no Arika (CD Japan/Video)

06 Yahchaika- Farusufuroabau (CD Japan/Video)

06 Yoru no strangers- Back to the Rock’n’Roll (CD Japan/Video)

11 Rain Paints- Rain Paints (beko/Video)

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