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Annual Japan Nite info post

March 20, 2015
Japan Nite is celebrating its 20th anniversary starting tonight in Austin. The headliners for this tour are TsuShiMaMire, QUORUM and The fin. Learn more about all of the bands playing here and download The fin’s sampler EP at Noisetrade.
SXSW Japan Nite 20th Anniversary line up
March 20, 2015 (Friday)
@ Elysium
1. moumoon ( J-pop)
2. TsuShiMaMire (Girl Rock)
3. Pirates Canoe  (Alt Country/folk)
4. The fin. (Synth/Chillwave)
5. QUORUM (Hard Rock)
6. Samurai Dynamites (J-Punk/fork)
7. Mahoshojo-ni-naritai  ( J- Alternative)

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Video: Mono- “Dream Odyssey”

November 16, 2013

Travel through space and time with the calm, dreamy sounds of Mono. Much like recent box office sensation Gravity, “Dream Odyssey” follows the solo adventures of an astronaut adrift in space. As the camera zooms out, you can see shooting stars, meteorite explosions and the death and rebirth of planets. Not the most scientifically accurate video of our solar system, but relaxing nonetheless.

“Dream Odyssey” is the shortest track off Mono’s 2012 album For My Parents at eight minutes long, which is coincidentally the time it takes light to travel from the Sun to Earth. Catch Mono on tour in North America this week at the following dates:

Nov 15 – Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 16 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
Nov 17 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nov 18 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Nov 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Nov 20 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Nov 22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Nov 23 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch

Peelander-Z goes metal!

September 2, 2013


“Action Comic Punk Band” Peelander-Z have proven themselves to be kings of the the concept album the past couple of years with a children’s album and the space themed Space Vacation under their belt. On September 10, they’ll be releasing their tribute to 80s hair metal, Metalander-Z via Chicken Ranch Records. Recorded with era-appropriate guitar gear, Peelander-Z took inspiration from classic albums from the likes of AC/DC, Def Leppard, Van Halen, ZZ Top and Iron Maiden.

“Ride on the Shooting Star” is the lead single off of Metalander-Z, which they decribe as an “uplifting, coming-of-age, get-the-girl” song. You can download it for free on SoundCloud or with a remix of their “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” cover on Amazon.



toe’s discography to be released on vinyl

September 1, 2013


Topshelf Records announced that they will be releasing toe’s discography on vinyl this fall. The Book About My Idle Plot On a Vague Anxiety and a box set including all of the records have already sold out but the preorder for Songs, Ideas We Forgot is still live as well as last year’s release of The Future Is Now. Keep an eye on Topshelf’s Twitter or toe’s page for preorder information for the rest of the records.

Additionally, check toe out on tour in the US this fall.


Shugo Tokumaru is in America now!

July 11, 2013

Shugo Tokumaru will be touring America the next two weeks, starting tonight in NYC. Tonight’s show will be supported by Mirah, OneOne (Satomi from Deerhoof and Saya from Tenniscoats) and Perrin Cloutier (Beirut). Tara Jane O’Neil will join Tokumaru on all dates for the west coast leg.

July 11 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

July 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

July 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

July 15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

July 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern


Crossfaith: US EP Release and Warped Tour 2013

March 12, 2013

When The End announced they’d be releasing Crossfaith’s Zion EP in America last year, I was disappointed to find out it was a digital only release. They’re making up for it now with a CD version on March 19. The physical release was made in conjunction with Crossfaith’s current US tour with Enter Shikari and will only be available at their merch table or online. You can check out their tour dates here and preorder the EP at The Omega Order alone or as a t-shirt bundle.

In all addition to the current tour, Crossfaith have also announced that they will be playing all dates of the Vans Warped Tour this summer! Buy tickets here.


Preorder Mono’s For My Parents

August 8, 2012

Temporary Residence will release Mono’s newest album For My Parents in North America on September 4 (Japan release is August 22). The 5-track album is about traveling the world and giving your parents a hug and includes support from the The Wordless Music Orchestra. Preorder the album at Amazon or Temporary Residence, where they already sold out of a few vinyl pressings.

Hit the jump for North American tour dates and a journey through Iceland.

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FACT US Tour July-August 2012

July 3, 2012

Hard rockers FACT will be spending the rest of the year and next touring the world in support of their latest album Burundanga. This July and August, FACT will be touring America with bands like I Set My Friends On Fire and The Color Morale. UK and Europe tour dates for 2013 are not available at this time.

2012.07.13(FRI) @Goodtime Charlies(TUPELO, MS)
open 18:30 / start 19:00
adv 10.00USD / door 12.00USD

2012.07.14(SAT) @Cypress(METAIRIE, LA)
open 17:00 / start 17:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.15(SUN) @Warehouse Live Studio(HOUSTON, TX)
open 18:00 / start 18:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.17(TUE) @El Rey Theatre(MCALLEN, TX)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.18(WED) @White Rabbit(SAN ANTONIO, TX)
open 18:00 / start 18:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.19(THU) @Tom Cats West(FT.WORTH, TX)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 15.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.20(FRI) @Conservatory(OKC, OK)
open 18:00 / start 18:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.21(SAT) @Sceneary(WICHITA, KS)
open 18:30 / start 18:45
adv 12.50USD / door 15.50USD

2012.07.22(SUN) @Marquis Theatre(DENVER, CO)
open 19:00 / start 19:30
adv 12.00USD / door 12.00USD

2012.07.24(TUE) @Station 4(ST.PAUL, MN)
open 17:00 / start 17:30
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.26(THU) @House Cafe(DEKALB, IL)
open 18:00 / start 19:00
adv 12.00USD / door 14.00USD

2012.07.27(FRI) @Mac’s Bar(LANSING, MI)
open 17:00 / start 17:30
adv 11.00USD / door 13.00USD

2012.07.28(SAT) @Rock Star Pro Area(DAYTON, OH)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 10.00USD / door 12.00USD

2012.07.29(SUN) @Cafe Under at Crocodile Rock(ALLENTOWN, PA)
open 16:30 / start 17:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.30(MON) @Harmony Grange(WILMINGTON, DE)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.07.31(TUE) @Stanhope House(STANHOPE, NJ)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 12.00USD / door 15.00USD

2012.08.01(WED) @Shakas(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)
open 17:30 / start 18:00
adv 10.00USD / door 12.00USD


Envy- Recitation + US Tour

August 13, 2010

Envy will release their fifth album Recitation on September 22 in Japan and Europe.  Temporary Residence will release the album on October 12 in America.  Pre-orders for the US release will go up on September 1 on Temporary Residence’s website in CD and 2xLP format.  The band will tour the US in September and October with Touche Amore,  And So I Watch You From Afar, La Dispute, and Trash Talk to support the album.  Tour dates are below.

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Absolute Polysics now available in the US

January 12, 2010

Myspace Records have released Polysics’ latest album Absolute Polysics today, January 12, on CD with no prior warning.  You can buy that at Amazon or Interpunk.  They will also be on tour in America at the end of the month through February.  This will be the band’s last tour with keyboardist Kayo.  Now would probably be a nice time to see them, especially since they go “on break” after this tour.  Tour dates can be found on this annoying splash image:

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