Archive for the ‘sloppy joe’ Category


J-Rock Fridays Vol. 97

May 17, 2013

385- “Koi Ga Wakaranai”

The hardcore jazz trio 385 finally released their first album earlier this month and it’s as crazy as its lead single. Don’t let the slow piano intro fool you!

sloppy joe- “Once and For All”

It’s hard to tell what’s going on in this video with all the washed out colors, but that’s not going to matter when euphoria strikes after the trumpet hits its stride.

Momo Kazuhiro- “Rock’n’roll Heart (Is Here To Stay)”

Mo’some Tonebender’s fearless leader is once again on the road in support of his second solo album. This extra long single has plenty of rock’n’roll staples, such as the never ending do-do-do’s.

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sloppy joe

December 9, 2010

myspace band of the week

sloppy joe is a Brit-pop influenced indie band from Tokyo.  They released their first CD single Trying To Be Funny in 2006.  They later released two 7″ singles, Trying To Be Funny and Portrait on their cubbyhole fabrication label.

Both singles and their b-sides are available on myspace in demo form.  Their latest “Portrait” is a nice nostalgic piece with a smooth trumpet line.  Its b-side “The Country” has more of a country vibe but is catchier.  I tend to be drawn to their trumpet songs overall but they’re all great rock songs.

The band is currently writing their debut album.  Their Trying To Be Funny single is out out of print, but you can still pick up Portrait from Jet Set Records like I did.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 28

September 3, 2010

When there’s trouble you call DW.

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