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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 95

April 19, 2013

Although this week’s storms and floods continue to knock off my internet connection every few minutes, it’s Friday and I have a thick stack of new J-Rock videos for you!

Bugy Craxone- “Iikagenna Blue”

Hello, darlings. Bugy Craxone has a charming new video in which they spell out the lyrics in cue cards and t-shirts. A lot of work went into timing this just to make you smile!

Gotch- “The Long Goodbye”

It’s been a while since I’ve cared for Asian Kung-Fu Generation, but Masafumi Gotoh’s solo project Gotch is a pleasant surprise. “The Long Goodbye” has a more chill approach than AKFG’s stuff and will be released as a 7″ for Record Store Day. Hopefully he’ll have a more substantial release in the future.

illion- “Beehive”

In other solo news, Radwimps’ Yojiro Noda has released his second illion video. “Beehive” is a creative piece with exploding fruits that swirl around like paint in this dusty studio apartment.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 90

February 8, 2013

February, the month of love and snow storms!

Hotel Mexico- “Boy”

Hotel Mexico is back! It sounds like the singer decided to switch up his vocal style from high pitched to typical indie mumble for their first ever music video. See if you can make sense of the dolphins, fireworks and lesbians.

White Ash- “Would You Be My Valentine?”

It’s hard to call White Ash’s  “Would You Be My Valentine?” romantic when I can’t understand a word he’s swooning, but a timely Valentine’s single nonetheless! A cute video about a girl who somehow finds time to make her boy chocolate while walking backwards and waving at babies. Hopefully White Ash reciprocates on White Day!

0.8 Byo to Shogeki.- “10050 Cielo Drive”

Slow motion bounce balls! If you needed more proof that 0.8秒と衝撃。are insane, they named their new single after the address of one of the Charles Manson “family” murders (but also where Trent Reznor recorded platinum Nine Inch Nails album The Downward Spiral!)

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