Tokyo's Coolest Sound Japanese music and movie release and event announcement blog.Find out what's happening now in Tokyo and Japan's club, electro-pop, and Shibuya-kei-related scenes. Movable Type tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2016-07-27T14:26:41Z sione "Golden Age" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11649 2016-07-27T14:26:41Z 2016-07-27T14:38:38Z Singer-songwriter YUKAWA Shione, lately based in both Japan and New York, has a new digital release out now as her new project "sione" with which she focuses on voice. This first EP is produced by world's end girlfriend, and...

Singer-songwriter Yukawa Shione, lately based in both Japan and New York, has a new digital release out now as her new project "sione" with which she focuses on voice. This first EP is produced by world's end girlfriend, and an album is expected later this year on Virgin Babylon Records. Listen to "Ivy" below!

sione "Golden Age" (Download)

1. Golden Age
2. Ivy
3. I Saw You One Time

Virgin Babylon Records
Out now (7/22)
Sample/buy: Bandcamp, OTOTOY, iTunes Link Maker

"Ivy"

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Uno Digital "Weird Piece" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11665 2016-07-27T14:09:28Z 2016-07-27T14:37:13Z Uno Digital ("unō" means "right brain") is the new genre-free unit of drummer SUZUKI Kaoru (lately seen performing with NAKATSUKA Takeshi and De De Mouse) and composer HAYATA Yoshihiro. Their first single is out today on iTunes and Apple...

Uno Digital ("unō" means "right brain") is the new genre-free unit of drummer Suzuki Kaoru (lately seen performing with Nakatsuka Takeshi and De De Mouse) and composer Hayata Yoshihiro. Their first single is out today on iTunes and Apple Music. Check it out!

Uno Digital "Weird Piece" (Download)
右脳Digital 「Weird Piece」

1. Weird Piece
2. Synchronization

Delicatessen Recordings
Out now (7/27)
Sample/buy: OTOTOY, Weird Piece - Single by Uno Digital on Apple Music (World), Apple Music 内の右脳Digital "Weird Piece - Single" (Japan)

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Various Artists "Nippon Samba" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11612 2016-07-26T14:39:50Z 2016-07-26T22:55:12Z In line with "Bossa Brasilia 2016" just out last week, here's another groovy samba/bossa nova compilation selected by ITō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), though this one consists of all Japanese artists. Many of the songs included are from the 60's, with... In line with "Bossa Brasilia 2016" just out last week, here's another groovy samba/bossa nova compilation selected by Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), though this one consists of all Japanese artists. Many of the songs included are from the 60's, with several very rare tracks.

The cover artwork is titled "49 Years Later", a 2014 piece by Yokō Tadanori from his swimmer series that began in 1966.

Various Artists "Nippon Samba"

(Title / Artist)
1. Tokyo Bossa Nova musume / Tani Hideko
2. Bossa Nova Baby / Kajihara Machiko
3. Love Samba / Nami Etsuko
4. kimagure na watashi / Kobayashi Sachiko
5. tsukikage no Rendez-vous / Mari Keiko to Rio Alma
6. tsukiyo no Bossa Nova (Fly Me To The Moon) / Nakao Mie
7. Mas Que Nada / Watanabe Sadao
8. Samba Medley Tristeza ~ Samba De Orfeu / Sakurada Junko
9. ai de koroshitai / Circus
10. bara ki bara / Gotō Keiko
11. giniro no otsukisama / Mari Keiko
12. asahi ni mukatte Samba / Aoe Mina
13. koi no yoru / Nakatsubo Ken
14. watashi no suki na mono / Sagara Naomi
15. korya mata minasan hyakumensō / Ōhashi Kyosen
16. makasho de March (Hanagasa ondō) / Misago Tadaaki to Tokyo Cuban Boys
17. Brazil ondō / Tonosama Kings
18. katte ni Samba / Nishida Miki
19. natsu ni dakarete / Iwasaki Hiromi
20. Sailing Love / Matsuzaki Shigeru
21. omoikkiri Samba / Ishino Mako
22. SKINDO-LE-LE / Agawa Yasuko
23. dokoka de dareka ni / Kimoto Izumi
24. Tokyo Play Map / Sawa Tamaki

Victor VICL-64611
Out 7/27, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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[via Twitter] RT @corneliusjapan: Just Announced! Win tickets to see "Cornelius Performs Fantasma" plus signed vinyl! Enter Here: http://tuns.pk/JTkCVdY https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/757602532948602880 2016-07-26T00:44:54Z RT @corneliusjapan: Just Announced! Win tickets to see "Cornelius Performs Fantasma" plus signed vinyl! Enter Here: http://tuns.pk/JTkCVdY corneliusjapan: Just Announced! Win tickets to see "Cornelius Performs Fantasma" plus signed vinyl! Enter Here: http://tuns.pk/JTkCVdY ]]> Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no kakumei" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11504 2016-07-24T13:06:45Z 2016-07-24T15:14:57Z Group sounds girl band Kinoco Hotel have a brand new album coming this week! This follows a move to King Records, and it's their 5th original album since going major. The limited edition comes with a DVD of a music... Group sounds girl band Kinoco Hotel have a brand new album coming this week! This follows a move to King Records, and it's their 5th original album since going major.

The limited edition comes with a DVD of a music video plus 4 live songs from the last show of their previous Japan tour. Watch a short version of the video below. CDJapan gives away a promo autographed photo (while supplies last)!

Kinoco Hotel can be seen live at an in-store event at Tower Records Shibuya on September 4, for those who buy the album there or at Tower Records Shinjuku. Also they will be touring Japan in September and October, with a show in Tokyo on October 22 at Tokyko Kinema Club. Check out their full schedule here.

Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no kakumei"
キノコホテル 「マリアンヌの革命」

CD
1. hangyaku no kisetsu
2. onedari Strange Love
3. kaiten Restaurant no higeki
4. te no hira gaeshi
5. enrai
6. kago no naka no Alastair
7. ai wa gebageba
8. aka no rōgoku
9. rurō Gamble (Mecha shiyō)
10. tsuki yo tokoshie ni

DVD (Limited edition only)
onedari Strange Love (Music video)
enrai (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)
Marilyn Monroe No Return (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)
subete urimono (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)
Kinoco Hotel shōka (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)

Limited edition (CD + DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
King Records KICS-93394
Out 7/27, ¥3241 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
King Records KICS-3394
Out 7/27, ¥2685 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"onedari Strange Love" (Short ver.)

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[via Twitter] 4th and last song from Especia's "Mirage" for free download on OTOTOY! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64465 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/755791290571251713 2016-07-21T00:47:40Z 4th and last song from Especia's "Mirage" for free download on OTOTOY! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64465 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64465 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage ]]> [via Twitter] Enjoy "Lunatique" from Takkyu ISHINO's upcoming album, only while the full moon is out tonight (until 4:44 JST) ☞ https://silly.amebahypes.com/posts/1043836 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/755790453195190272 2016-07-21T00:44:20Z Enjoy "Lunatique" from Takkyu ISHINO's upcoming album, only while the full moon is out tonight (until 4:44 JST) ☞ https://silly.amebahypes.com/posts/1043836 Various Artists "Aloha Exotica" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11637 2016-07-20T13:27:18Z 2016-07-20T13:39:27Z YASUDA Toshiyuki, Jazztronik and TAMURA Genichi (Kirinji, Little Tempo) cover famous Hawaiian and exotica songs in this new compilation that includes collaborations with Sandii, Lica, TAKEDA Kaori, cellist MIZOGUCHI Hajime, and Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole. Perfect for summer! Hear samples... Yasuda Toshiyuki, Jazztronik and Tamura Genichi (Kirinji, Little Tempo) cover famous Hawaiian and exotica songs in this new compilation that includes collaborations with Sandii, Lica, Takeda Kaori, cellist Mizoguchi Hajime, and Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole. Perfect for summer!

Hear samples of all songs at CDJapan.

Various Artists "Aloha Exotica"

(Title / Artist)
1. Adventures In Paradise / Jazztronik
2. Sway It Hula Girl / Jazztronik feat. Sandii
3. I'll Remember You / Gen Tamura feat. Sandii
4. Jungle Flower / Gen Tamura
5. Blue Hawaii / Toshiyuki Yasuda feat. Kaori Takeda
6. Quiet Village / Toshiyuki Yasuda feat. Hajime Mizoguchi
7. Sangoshō no kanata / Toshiyuki Yasuda feat. Lica
8. Poinciana / Gen Tamura
9. Akaka Falls / Jazztronik feat. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
10. Adventures In Paradise (Piano Ver.) / Jazztronik

Tokuma Japan TKCA-74261
Out now (7/20), ¥2870 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Apple Music 内のJazztronik+田村玄一+安田寿之 "Aloha Exotica" (Japan)

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Various Artists "Bossa Brasilia 2016" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11611 2016-07-17T16:08:05Z 2016-07-17T16:24:37Z This compilation of samba/bossa nova songs was selected by DJ ITŌ Yōichirō (aka Akakage), mainly from the vast repertory of UK label Far Out Recordings. Included is an original by Akakage taken from his "Fighissima" album (2006). Various Artists "Bossa... This compilation of samba/bossa nova songs was selected by DJ Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), mainly from the vast repertory of UK label Far Out Recordings. Included is an original by Akakage taken from his "Fighissima" album (2006).

Various Artists "Bossa Brasilia 2016"

(Title / Artist)
1. Na Cancao Do Samba / Grupo Batuque
2. Deixa a Nega Gingar / Clara Moreno
3. Mas Que Nada / Friends From Rio
4. Opara / Sabrina Malheiros
5. Tudo De Bom / Arthur Xerocai
6. Ainda Mais Amor / Nicole Conte presents Stefania Dipierro
7. Rejoicing / Democustico
8. Folia No Samba / The Ipanemas
9. Keep An Eye On Love / Nina Miranda & Chris Franck present Zeep
10. Brasilian Colors / TOYONO
11. Pra Zé / Azymuth
12. Samba Da Silvia / Joyce
13. Nova Bossa Nova / Marcos Valle
14. Choro / Jose Roberto Bertrami and his Modern Sound
15. De manha feat. Flavia / AKAKAGE

Pony Canyon PCCA-04407
Out 7/20, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Clara Moreno "Deixa a Nega Gingar"

Sabrina Malheiros "Opara"

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microstar "She Got the Blues" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11601 2016-07-17T01:47:57Z 2016-07-17T01:49:41Z microstar, the unit of SATŌ Seiki (a producer of HOSHINO Michiru) and singer IIZUMI Yūko, has a brand new album about to be released! It's been 8 years since the previous, "microstar album" (2008). This includes latest single "Tiny Spark"... microstar, the unit of Satō Seiki (a producer of Hoshino Michiru) and singer Iizumi Yūko, has a brand new album about to be released! It's been 8 years since the previous, "microstar album" (2008). This includes latest single "Tiny Spark" which was released on 7" last April (CDJapan).

microstar "She Got the Blues"

1. Chocolate Baby
2. Tiny Spark
3. tsuki no Palace
4. tomodachi ni narō
5. My Baby
6. yūgure Girl (Album Mix)
7. watashitachi wa koi o suru
8. She Got The Blues
9. yakan hikō
10. oyasumi

High Contrast HCCD-9575
Out 7/20, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Sampler clip

"Tiny Spark (short ver.)"

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Taikuh Jikang "umitoyoru" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11592 2016-07-16T11:18:59Z 2016-07-16T11:20:10Z Taikuh Jikang, the solo unit of gamelan player KAWAMURA Kohey, is releasing a 3rd album. This one revolves around a theme of an imaginary paradise island named Warake. A free in-store live will be held on Saturday August 13 from... Taikuh Jikang, the solo unit of gamelan player Kawamura Kohey, is releasing a 3rd album. This one revolves around a theme of an imaginary paradise island named Warake.

A free in-store live will be held on Saturday August 13 from 16:00 at Tower Records Shibuya (6F event space). Details here.

Taikuh Jikang "umitoyoru"
滞空時間 「ウミトヨル」

1. Bara
2. Walak Elele part.2
3. Benaya Benaya
4. Melatih
5. Mt. Wechikep
6. Umitoyoru
7. Polay

Nesia Records NESIA-9
Out 7/20, ¥2130 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Tower (Japan only), HMV, Amazon

"Benaya Benaya"

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Tweedees "The Second Time Around" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11565 2016-07-16T10:58:34Z 2016-07-16T11:00:06Z Tweedees, the unit of OKII Reiji (ex-Cymbals) and KIYOURA Natsumi, has a 2nd album about to be released! This is the follow-up to last year's "The Sound Sounds.". The song "Phillip" features Indonesian band ikkubaru. The limited edition includes a... Tweedees, the unit of Okii Reiji (ex-Cymbals) and Kiyoura Natsumi, has a 2nd album about to be released! This is the follow-up to last year's "The Sound Sounds.". The song "Phillip" features Indonesian band ikkubaru.

The limited edition includes a bonus DVD with documentary and interview film "The Adventure of the TWEEDEES 2015-2016", and 3 music videos. HMV and Tower Records give away a set of 3 mini flags with Tweedies' emblem.

Check out the videos below, and hear samples of all songs on this special site.

An in-store mini-live and autograph session will be held on Sunday July 24 at Tower Records Shinjuku (7F) from 15:00. Also a release event will be held at Shibuya O-West on August 10. Tickets are on sale. All details here.

TWEEDEES "The Second Time Around"

1. sokudo to chikara
2. STRIKERS
3. PHILLIP (feat. ikkubaru)
4. watashi no warui kuse
5. Buttered Rum
6. melody
7. Baby, Baby
8. Winter's Day
9. tomodachi no uta
10. Moonlight Flapper

DVD (Limited edition only)
"The Adventure of the TWEEDEES 2015-2016" documentary & interview film
KLING! KLANG!!
Winter's Day
Baby, Baby

Limited edition (CD+DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Columbia COZP-1218
Out 7/20, ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Columbia COCP-39649
Out 7/20, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"Baby, Baby"

"Winter's Day"

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Reina & The Blue Valentines "Once in a blue moon" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11542 2016-07-15T16:48:23Z 2016-07-19T11:37:02Z Nosa Reina's band, Reina & The Blue Valentines, has a 2nd album about to be released! This follow-up to "Lady or Girl?" (2015) contains recent 7" single B-side "konya wa Night Fever", and also new remixes by Illicit Tsuboi of songs "Romantic konya" and "ai no Lost And Found" previously released as a 7" single last year.

The album is said to be the last with both former members Yokoyama Yukari (bass) and Kikuchi Tomoka (guitar).

A release party will be held on July 31 at Shibuya Loop Annex, with Hoshino Michiru appearing as the opening act. Also, on release day (July 20) a special mini-live will be held at Disk Union's dues Shinjuku venue, for those who buy the album there or at Disk Union Shinjuku Rock/Indies. Details here.

Reina & The Blue Valentines "Once in a blue moon"
野佐怜奈とブルーヴァレンタインズ 「Once in a blue moon」

1. China Blue
2. Romantic konya (illicit tuboi remix ver.)
3. ai no Lost And Found (illicit tuboi remix ver.)
4. Tokyo Midnight Hour
5. anata no kuchibiru
6. Cosmopolitan
7. konya wa Night Fever
8. Milk & Sugar
9. Othello
10. itsudemo Golden Time

Apricot Sounds ACDS-4
Out 7/20, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, HMV

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Fujin Club "Fujin Color" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11630 2016-07-12T13:20:40Z 2016-07-12T13:26:21Z Fujin Club is a mysterious unit said to have been formed in Sadogashima (an island off the west coast of Niigata pref.), and produced by SATŌ Nozomu of caméra-stylo (Camera=mannenhitsu) aka M. Lemon. Their first album "Fujin Color" is out... Fujin Club is a mysterious unit said to have been formed in Sadogashima (an island off the west coast of Niigata pref.), and produced by Satō Nozomu of caméra-stylo (Camera=mannenhitsu) aka M. Lemon. Their first album "Fujin Color" is out this week. Two songs feature Bakurocho Band and The Putins respectively.

Check out latest video for the catchy "taraibune ni notte" directed by Nakama Norihisa (The Aprils) below.

Fujin Club "Fujin Color"
婦人倶楽部 「フジンカラー」

1. odekake
2. taraibune ni notte
3. nagisa no Rhapsody
4. Gourmet kikō
5. chin-don feat. Bakurocho Band
6. FUJIN CLUB
7. watashi oyome ni iku wa
8. yappari kuroko feat. The Putins
9. Tokyo Color
10. hamabe no uta

Grand Pacific Work GPWF-0001
Out 7/13, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"taraibune ni notte"

"Gourmet kikō"

"Tokyo Color (short ver.)"

"FUJIN CLUB (short ver.)"

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YeYe "hito" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11569 2016-07-12T11:41:47Z 2016-07-13T10:50:42Z Singer-songwriter YeYe has a 3rd album out this week, follow-up to the brilliant "Hue Circle" (2013, CDJapan)! This includes latest single "ate a lemon". Check out its video below and also the sampler clip of all songs from the new... Singer-songwriter YeYe has a 3rd album out this week, follow-up to the brilliant "Hue Circle" (2013, CDJapan)! This includes latest single "ate a lemon". Check out its video below and also the sampler clip of all songs from the new album.

All songs can be sampled at CDJapan.

A free in-store live will be held on Sunday August 14 at Tower Records Shinjuku (7F) from 15:00. Meanwhile she can be seen at Fuji Rock Festival on July 22 (Green Avalon Stage) and elsewhere, check out her full schedule here.

YeYe "hito"
YeYe 「ひと」

1. a girl runs
2. Broke Your Phone
3. close your eyes
4. negireru
5. noboru, nagameru (album ver.)
6. very bad nights make you strong
7. Veronika
8. ate a lemon
9. hoshi to nishi

Rallye RYECD-265
Out 7/13, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Ye Yeの "ひと"を iTunes で

"ate a lemon"

Sampler clip

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[via Twitter] 3rd track from Especia's "Mirage" now available for free download on OTOTOY! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64181 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/752504487978283008 2016-07-11T23:07:05Z 3rd track from Especia's "Mirage" now available for free download on OTOTOY! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64181 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64181 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage ]]> Negicco "Live & Life II Negicco 2016 Winter-Spring" (Blu-ray) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11563 2016-07-10T14:47:11Z 2016-07-10T14:37:32Z Negicco has a new live Blu-ray disc out this week, of their recent tour titled "The Music Band of Negicco". Featured is the entire Tokyo one-man live held on April 27, 2016 at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo, which was backed... Negicco has a new live Blu-ray disc out this week, of their recent tour titled "The Music Band of Negicco". Featured is the entire Tokyo one-man live held on April 27, 2016 at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo, which was backed by a full band of 8 musicians. Also documentary footage of all 9 shows of the tour is included. The disc totals approx. 3h30m.

An autograph session (no mini-live) will be held at on July 18 from 20:30 at Tower Records Shinjuku. Negicco's next one-man live will be held at NHK Hall on July 30. Tickets are on sale.

Negicco "Live & Life II Negicco 2016 Winter-Spring" (Blu-ray)

1. hikari no Spur
2. Triple! WONDERLAND
3. atarashii koi no uta
4. 1000% no kataomoi
5. jiyū ni
6. Idol bakari kikanai de
7. Life Is Candy Travel
8. kimi to iru machi
9. Cream Soda Love
10. For a Long Time
11. oyasumi
12. doyō no yoru wa
13. mujun, hajimemashita.
14. Canal no madobe
15. BLUE, GREEN, RED AND GONE
16. futari no yūki
17. GET IT ON!
18. sayonara Music
19. tokimeki no Headliner
20. attōteki na Style
21. nee, Vardia

T-Palette Records TPRB-0002
Out 7/12, ¥6000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (27% off), HMV (27% off), Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Teaser clip

Bonus "Merchandise corner" from the Tokyo show, not included on the Blu-ray disc

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[via Twitter] lyrical school new clip "Summer Foundation"! 🎆 https://youtu.be/x5CZr8XGBxI Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/lyrical_school_Summer_Foundation/2016.07.04/011561/ #SummerFoundation https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/752141556589555712 2016-07-10T23:04:55Z lyrical school new clip "Summer Foundation"! 🎆 https://youtu.be/x5CZr8XGBxI Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/lyrical_school_Summer_Foundation/2016.07.04/011561/ #SummerFoundation http://coolestsound.jp/lyrical_school_Summer_Foundation/2016.07.04/011561/ #SummerFoundation ]]> Lucky Tapes "Cigarette & Alcohol" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11505 2016-07-05T15:02:40Z 2016-07-07T15:29:53Z 3-piece band Lucky Tapes (Twitter) has a 2nd album out now on label Rallye. This is the follow-up to last year's "The Show". Upcoming shows include event "Awesome Love Tapes" on August 10 at Shibuya WWW, with Awesome City Club... 3-piece band Lucky Tapes (Twitter) has a 2nd album out now on label Rallye. This is the follow-up to last year's "The Show".

Upcoming shows include event "Awesome Love Tapes" on August 10 at Shibuya WWW, with Awesome City Club and lovefilm. Tickets go on sale July 9. Details here.

Lucky Tapes "Cigarette & Alcohol"

1. LOVE LOVE
2. Mr. Robin
3. Lady Blues
4. zeitaku na wana
5. Parade
6. Milk
7. yasōkyoku
8. MOON
9. Slow Motion
10. TONIGHT!

Rallye RYECD-260
Out now (7/6), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Cigarette & Alcohol by LUCKY TAPES on iTunes

"TONIGHT!"

"Parade"

"MOON"

Sampler clip

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[via Twitter] Especia "Affair" free download at OTOTOY until July 8! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64023 Hear EP "Mirage" at SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/750115417339801600 2016-07-05T08:53:46Z Especia "Affair" free download at OTOTOY until July 8! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64023 Hear EP "Mirage" at SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64023 Hear EP "Mirage" at SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage ]]> lyrical school "Summer Foundation" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11561 2016-07-04T12:00:54Z 2016-07-12T13:35:49Z lyrical school has a new single coming this week! Two new songs are included, and limited editions come with a live DVD of 5 songs or bonus remixes by Illreme ((((sssurrounddd)))) and Dorian. CDJapan gives away a promo paper fan... lyrical school has a new single coming this week! Two new songs are included, and limited editions come with a live DVD of 5 songs or bonus remixes by Illreme ((((sssurrounddd)))) and Dorian.

CDJapan gives away a promo paper fan (while supplies last).

A free in-store event will be held on the roof of Shibuya Marui on July 5 from 19:00 (opens at 18:30). In case of rain it will be held on the 8th floor. More events are being held on other days, so check their full schedule here.

Release special site

lyrical school "Summer Foundation"
lyrical school 「サマーファンデーション」

CD (Limited edition A and regular edition)
1. Summer Foundation
2. Kiss Me
3. Summer Foundation (Inst.)
4. Kiss Me (Inst.)

Limited edition A DVD "lyrical school oneman live 2016"
1. RUN and RUN
2. S.T.A.G.E
3. Photograph
4. Maybe Love
5. tengal6

Limited edition B CD (incl. bonus remixes)
1. Summer Foundation
2. Kiss Me
3. RUN and RUN - Illreme remix
4. lyrisuku no uta - Dorian remix
5. Summer Foundation (Inst.)
6. Kiss Me (Inst.)

Limited edition A (CD + live DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
King Records KICM-91694
Out 7/6, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Limited edition B (CD with bonus remixes)
King Records KICM-91695
Out 7/6, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, lyrical schoolの "サマーファンデーション - EP"を iTunes で (Japan)

Regular edition (CD only, no remixes)
King Records KICM-1694
Out 7/6, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Summer Foundation"

Teaser clip

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[via Twitter] Live performance of NOMIYA Maki & YOKOYAMA Ken can be watched here for one week! ☞ https://live.line.me/r/channels/21/broadcast/6242 Hurry! https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/749438773818044417 2016-07-03T12:05:02Z Live performance of NOMIYA Maki & YOKOYAMA Ken can be watched here for one week! ☞ https://live.line.me/r/channels/21/broadcast/6242 Hurry! HOSHINO Michiru "Love Me Again feat. ikkubaru" (CD+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11535 2016-07-02T05:08:28Z 2016-07-02T05:27:10Z HOSHINO Michiru has a new single coming, the A-side is a Japanese cover of Indonesian 4-piece band ikkubaru's "Love Me Again" and features the band itself (recent live version by ikkubaru). By the way, ikkubaru is also known for writing... Hoshino Michiru has a new single coming, the A-side is a Japanese cover of Indonesian 4-piece band ikkubaru's "Love Me Again" and features the band itself (recent live version by ikkubaru). By the way, ikkubaru is also known for writing song "Abyss" for Especia.

The B-side follows the same concept, with a cover of Yafune Tetsurō's "shippo no Blues", and also featuring the songwriter. As usual the single comes as a 7" record with CD.

Hear audio samples at Jet Set.

Solo event "nagareboshi Rendez-vous Vol.19" will be held at Vivid Sound Studio on July 16, with DJ Hase Hajimu. Details can be found on Michiru's blog.

Hoshino Michiru "Love Me Again feat. ikkubaru" (CD+7")
星野みちる 「ラブ・ミー・アゲイン feat. イックバル」

7"
A. Love Me Again feat. ikkubaru
B. shippo no Blues feat. Yafune Tetsurō

CD
1. Love Me Again feat. ikkubaru
2. shippo no Blues feat. Yafune Tetsurō
3. Love Me Again feat. ikkubaru (inst)
4. shippo no Blues feat. Yafune Tetsurō (inst)

Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCCD-9574
Out 7/6, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

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Perfume "WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT" (Blu-ray/DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11506 2016-06-30T15:52:20Z 2016-06-30T16:02:18Z Perfume's first documentary movie is being released on Blu-ray and DVD! The movie follows them throughout their 3rd world tour (held in 2014) that led them to Taiwan, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. Special features include audio commentary by... Perfume's first documentary movie is being released on Blu-ray and DVD! The movie follows them throughout their 3rd world tour (held in 2014) that led them to Taiwan, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. Special features include audio commentary by Perfume, and also a 2nd disc of bonus footage such as their trip to SXSW 2015. Perfume have been together for now 15 years, and it's been 10 years since their major debut.

The limited edition includes a bonus soundtrack CD with 3 songs written by Nakata Yasutaka for the movie, and a rearranged piano version of "Spring of Life". All editions include two video discs, in either Blu-ray (region free) or DVD (region 2).

Perfume "WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT"

Disc 1
- Main feature

Disc 2
- Behind the Scenes of SXSW
- Special Interview
- Trailer

CD: Original Soundtrack (Limited editions only)
1. Teleportation
2. Expectation
3. Spring of Life(Piano ver.)
4. Journey

Blu-ray limited edition (2 Blu-ray discs + CD)
Universal UPXP-9006
Out 7/6, ¥6500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD limited edition (2 DVD discs + CD)
Universal UPBP-9008
Out 7/6, ¥5500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), HMV (27% off), Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Blu-ray regular edition (2 Blu-ray discs only)
Universal UPXP-1008
Out 7/6, ¥5500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (27% off), HMV (27% off), Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD regular edition (2 DVD discs only)
Universal UPBP-1008
Out 7/6, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (27% off), HMV (27% off), Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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NOMIYA Maki "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (bon odori Version) / Sweet Soul Revue (bon odori Version)" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11593 2016-06-28T15:40:09Z 2016-06-28T15:50:15Z NOMIYA Maki has just released two songs on iTunes Japan! These are newly recorded versions of Pizzicato Five hits "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" and "Sweet Soul Revue", in refreshing "bon odori" or "ondō" versions, a traditional Japanese musical...

Nomiya Maki has just released two songs on iTunes Japan! These are newly recorded versions of Pizzicato Five hits "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" and "Sweet Soul Revue", in refreshing "bon odori" or "ondō" versions, a traditional Japanese musical style as heard in summer festivals ("matsuri").

Both were made to coincide with the "oshare bon odori" event to be held this Saturday July 2, on the roof of department store Isetan in Shinjuku from 18:00. Nomiya Maki and Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band) will perform part of the matsuri-themed event hosted by fashion designer Keita Maruyama. Entrance is ¥4000 which includes tickets that can be used at the various food and drink stalls. Find all details here.

Check out the clips below that teach how to dance along.

Nomiya Maki "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (bon odori Version)" (Download)
野宮真貴 「東京は夜の七時(盆踊りVersion)」

Universal Music
Out now (6/29), ¥250
Buy: 野宮真貴の "東京は夜の七時 (盆踊りVersion) - Single"を iTunes で

Nomiya Maki "Sweet Soul Revue (bon odori Version)" (Download)
野宮真貴 「スウィート・ソウル・レヴュー(盆踊りVersion)」

Universal Music
Out now (6/29), ¥250
Buy: 野宮真貴の "スウィート・ソウル・レヴユー(盆踊りVersion) - Single"を iTunes で

"Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (bon odori Version)" (Edit)

"Sweet Soul Revue (bon odori Version)" (Edit)

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[via Twitter] Welcome back Especia! Live footage from show last night ☞ https://youtu.be/6nIWvgXiXyM Check out new EP on SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/746885836336050176 2016-06-26T11:00:34Z Welcome back Especia! Live footage from show last night ☞ https://youtu.be/6nIWvgXiXyM Check out new EP on SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage [via Twitter] Especia is back as a trio! ☞ http://especia.me/ 4-track EP "Mirage" up on SoundCloud! ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage @EspeciaOfficial https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/746706659607617537 2016-06-25T23:08:35Z Especia is back as a trio! ☞ http://especia.me/ 4-track EP "Mirage" up on SoundCloud! ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage @EspeciaOfficial http://especia.me/ 4-track EP "Mirage" up on SoundCloud! ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage @EspeciaOfficial ]]> jan and naomi "Leeloo and Alexandra" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11560 2016-06-24T16:48:18Z 2016-06-24T16:55:39Z jan and naomi have a 2nd EP out now, containing 6 new songs! This is the follow-up to "jan, naomi are" released in 2014 (CDJapan). jan and naomi will play a show at the Gloria Chapel in Shinagawa on July... jan and naomi have a 2nd EP out now, containing 6 new songs! This is the follow-up to "jan, naomi are" released in 2014 (CDJapan).

jan and naomi will play a show at the Gloria Chapel in Shinagawa on July 8. Tickets are on sale.

jan and naomi "Leeloo and Alexandra"

1. (Aliens)
2. Alexandra
3. Raven In Heaven
4. Rawlife
5. Microphone Bar '93
6. Utero

Hot Buttered Record HBRCD-002
Out 6/24, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, jan and naomiの "Leeloo and Alexandra - EP"を iTunes で

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suiyoubi no Campanella "UMA" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11480 2016-06-20T15:31:05Z 2016-07-12T13:34:10Z There's a brand new album by suiyōbi no Campanella coming this week, with a title that stands for "Unidentified Mysterious Animal"! It's their first major album. Included is Red Bull collaboration song "Chupacabra", glasses chain store Zoff tie-up "Yeti", and... There's a brand new album by suiyōbi no Campanella coming this week, with a title that stands for "Unidentified Mysterious Animal"! It's their first major album. Included is Red Bull collaboration song "Chupacabra", glasses chain store Zoff tie-up "Yeti", and one titled "Phoenix" with music written by French electro group Club Cheval member Myd.

The limited edition includes a T-shirt (said somewhere to be of size XL).

suiyōbi no Campanella "UMA"
水曜日のカンパネラ 「UMA」

1. Chupacabra
2. Tsuchinoko
3. Yeti (yukiotoko Yeti)
4. Unico
5. Phoenix
6. Tapir (baku)
7. Kraken

Limited edition (CD + T-shirt)
Warner WPCL-12387
Out 6/22, ¥3611
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, 水曜日のカンパネラの "UMA"を iTunes で (Japan)

Regular edition (CD only)
Warner WPCL-12388
Out 6/22, ¥2315
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"tsuchinoko"

"Chupacabra"

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