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,2014://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2014-09-02T00:05:20Z [via Twitter] Recommended show: playtime rock (TAKANAMI K-taro), BANK, DJ satomi (Twee Grrrls Club) - Sept. 5 @ Saravah Tokyo http://www.tooyoung-records.com/?p=1830 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/506457784494219264 2014-09-02T00:05:20Z Recommended show: playtime rock (TAKANAMI K-taro), BANK, DJ satomi (Twee Grrrls Club) - Sept. 5 @ Saravah Tokyo http://www.tooyoung-records.com/?p=1830 http://www.tooyoung-records.com/?p=1830 ]]> Crazy Ken Band "Spark Plug" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10533 2014-09-01T12:54:57Z 2014-09-01T12:54:54Z Crazy Ken Band has a brand new album coming, the follow-up to last year's "Flying Saucer" (Amazon). This includes latest single "Spark da!", a song used on NHK's "minna no uta". The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of... Crazy Ken Band has a brand new album coming, the follow-up to last year's "Flying Saucer" (Amazon). This includes latest single "Spark da!", a song used on NHK's "minna no uta".

The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of a digest of event "Hakone Yokowake Handsome".

A Japan tour will be held from September to November, starting on September 5 at the Yokosuka Arts Theatre, and later stopping in Tokyo on October 25 and 26 at Nakano Sunplaza. Find all tour details here.

Crazy Ken Band "Spark Plug"
クレイジーケンバンド 「Spark Plug」

1. Drive! Drive! Drive!
2. Spider Di Rosso (chi no iro no Spider)
3. Heartbreak BBQ
4. Dragon & Phoenix Court (Ryūhōkaku)
5. asedaku
6. Motor Town Suite
7. toiuwakede
8. a, suimasen.
9. 2CV
10. gomen ne bōya
11. Retractable
12. Surfing With Chicken Curry
13. zoku a, suimasen.
14. Please Baby Please Baby Baby Baby Please (mō nee)
15. Midnight Honmoku (Honmoku wa gozen reiji)
16. Enoden Crossing (fumikiri Shuffle)
17. a, suimasen. <LP version>
18. The World Of Nishihara Shōkai (sekai, Nishihara Shōkai no sekai!)
19. Spark The Moment (Spark da!)

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
DoubleJoy International UMCK-9694
Out 9/3, ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
DoubleJoy International UMCK-1489
Out 9/3, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Spark da!"

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Sugar's Campaign "Netokano" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10540 2014-08-29T15:19:21Z 2014-08-29T15:23:29Z Sugar's Campaign, the unit of Avec Avec and Seiho formed in 2011, finally has a first release coming! This is a single of "Netokano" that's been up on YouTube since early 2012, and included is an instrumental version as well... Sugar's Campaign, the unit of Avec Avec and Seiho formed in 2011, finally has a first release coming! This is a single of "Netokano" that's been up on YouTube since early 2012, and included is an instrumental version as well as new song "Hong Kong seikatsu".

The package is said to include an original letter set, illustrated card and sticker.

Sugar's Campaign "Netokano"
Sugar's Campaign 「ネトカノ」

1. Netokano
2. Hong Kong seikatsu
3. Netokano (instrumental)

Indies SC-001
Out 9/3, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Tower (Japan only)

"Netokano"

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Boogie the Machmotors "Hi! Erectus!" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10589 2014-08-28T14:46:59Z 2014-08-28T15:02:52Z Boogie The Machmotors is a 3-piece band from Hakata (Fukuoka prefecture). This new album features NOMIYA Maki (on "Eleki-Trick") who has previously toured with them and collaborated on a Halmens tribute album, after which they appeared at her 30th anniversary... Boogie The Machmotors is a 3-piece band from Hakata (Fukuoka prefecture). This new album features Nomiya Maki (on "Eleki-Trick") who has previously toured with them and collaborated on a Halmens tribute album, after which they appeared at her 30th anniversary concert.

An event will be held on August 31 at Zher the ZOO in Yoyogi, also featuring labelmates Budo Grape.

Boogie the Machmotors "Hi! Erectus!"
Boogie the マッハモータース 「Hi! Erectus!」

1. introduction
2. ao no Yeah!Yeah!
3. Hi! Erectus!
4. Eleki-Trick
5. Good Fuzz
6. Techno the Bop
7. New Wave High School
8. Get Back Boogie
9. 3speeds
10. Mach the Boogie

Tokyo Mor MOR-6931
Out now (8/27), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

"Hi! Erectus!" (Short ver.)

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hitomitoi "toki o tomete koi ga odoru" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10581 2014-08-27T12:41:34Z 2014-08-27T12:42:06Z hitomitoi's 3rd summer single is a track produced by Dorian! Lyrics were written by hitomitoi. This is out now exclusively on iTunes Japan. If you haven't yet, also check out the previous "Glass no Summer Holiday" and "natsu kōsen, kira.".... hitomitoi's 3rd summer single is a track produced by Dorian! Lyrics were written by hitomitoi. This is out now exclusively on iTunes Japan.

If you haven't yet, also check out the previous "Glass no Summer Holiday" and "natsu kōsen, kira.".

A show will be held at Billboard Live Tokyo on Sunday August 31 (details here).

hitomitoi "toki o tomete koi ga odoru" (Download)
一十三十一 「時を止めて恋が踊る」

Billboard Records
Out now (8/27), ¥250
Sample/buy: 一十三十一 "時を止めて恋が踊る - Single" (Japan)

"toki o tomete koi ga odoru"

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[via Twitter] ISHINO Takkyu (Denki Groove) has posted several demo tracks from 1998-2000 to SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/takkyu-ishino @TakkyuIshino https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/504243196746944512 2014-08-26T21:25:21Z ISHINO Takkyu (Denki Groove) has posted several demo tracks from 1998-2000 to SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/takkyu-ishino @TakkyuIshino TakkyuIshino ]]> Towa TEI "94-14", "94-14 Covers" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10489 2014-08-24T04:16:21Z 2014-08-24T04:19:25Z Towa TEI continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career. Following remix collection "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix" released in July, here comes greatest hits album "94-14" and best covers album "94-14 Covers". The latter includes 6 brand new... Towa Tei continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career. Following remix collection "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix" released in July, here comes greatest hits album "94-14" and best covers album "94-14 Covers". The latter includes 6 brand new recordings, featuring Ino Hidefumi, Ikuko Harada (clammbon), Bebel Gilberto and more. The artwork of "94-14" is by Barry McGee (who also did the "Flash", "Big Fun" and "Sunny" trilogy), and the one for "94-14 Covers" is by Gokita Tomoo.

An exhibition titled "Towa Tei Thinks Pretty Things" will be held at (marunouchi) HOUSE from September 8 to 28, with a free "50th birth party" on September 12 from 21:00 at the same place featuring Osawa Shinichi, Ino Hidefumi, a live set by Dorian and more. Details at hug inc.

Towa Tei "94-14"
テイ・トウワ 「94-14」

1. Apple with Ringo Sheena
2. Radio with Yukihiro Takahashi & Tina Tamashiro
3. The Burning Plain with Yukihiro Takahashi & Kiko Mizuhara
4. Marvelous with Yurico
5. Mind Wall with Miho Hatori
6. A.O.R. with Lina Ohta
7. Taste of You with Taprikk Sweezee
8. Sometime Samurai with Kylie Minogue
9. Milky Way with Yukalicious, Joi Cardwell & Ryuichi Sakamoto
10. Latte & Macaron
11. Spiegel ~ Mars with Ikuko Harada (Clammbon)
12. Butterfly with Ayumi Tanabe & Vivien Sessoms
13. Let Me Know with Chara
14. Happy with Vivien Sessoms, Bahamadia & Bebel Gilberto
15. Time After Time with Amel Larrieux & Vivien Sessoms
16. Luv Connection with Joi Cardwell & Vivien Sessoms
17. Technova with Bebel Gilberto
18. Amai Seikatsu with Maki Nomiya

Warner Music WPCL-11965
Out 9/3, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Towa Tei "94-14 Covers"
テイ・トウワ 「94-14 Covers」

1. Last Century Modern ~ Technova (94-14) with Ino hidefumi *
2. Hold Me Tighter In The Rain with Vivien Sessoms *
3. Mars (94-14) with Aoi Teshima & Ikuko Harada *
4. Siesta (94-14) *
5. Get Myself Together with Taprikk Sweezee
6. Free with Rozz, Vivian Sessoms & Juiceman
7. My Sharona with Tycoon Tosh & Buffalo Daughter
8. Last Century Modern (94-14) *
9. Funkin' For Jamaica with Joanne, Les Nubians, Wizdom Life & Tom Browne
10. Forget Me Nots with Joi Cardwell & Vivien Sessoms
11. Batucada with Bebel Gilberto
12. Private Eyes (94-14) with Bebel Gilberto *
* New recordings

Warner Music WPCL-11966
Out 9/3, ¥2600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"94-14" Trailer

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Takako MINEKAWA & Dustin Wong "Savage Imagination" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10505 2014-08-23T15:05:35Z 2014-08-24T01:37:43Z Following last year's "Toropical Circle", here comes a 2nd album by the wonderful Takako MINEKAWA/Dustin Wong collaboration! The album will be also released in the UK on label Thrill Jockey on September 23 (on CD and vinyl), though the Japanese... Following last year's "Toropical Circle", here comes a 2nd album by the wonderful Takako Minekawa/Dustin Wong collaboration!

The album will be also released in the UK on label Thrill Jockey on September 23 (on CD and vinyl), though the Japanese CD edition below comes with 2 bonus tracks.

Release events will be held at Ochiai Soup on September 23, and at Shibuya O-Nest on October 14. Details on the release official page.

Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong "Savage Imagination"
嶺川貴子 & ダスティン・ウォング 「サヴェッジ・イマジネイション」

1. Pale Tone Wifi
2. Dancing Venus of Aurora Clay
3. Dimension Dive part 1: Aether Curtain
4. Dimension Dive part 2: Earth Drum
5. Dimension Dive part 3: Deep Sea Dance
6. Ancient Aluminum Forest
7. Dioramasaurus
8. Luminescent Earth Traveler
9. She He See Feel
10. Pastel Ice Date
11. Young Tree Tree (Bonus Track)
12. A Cat Walks Into A Bar (Bonus Track)

Plancha ARTPL-053
Out 8/27, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV

"She He See Feel"

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[via Twitter] New Yume to Cosme "uso dayo, kakokei janakute...!" http://youtu.be/ddMmy4g1iM0 — an answer song to Negicco's "imishin☆kamo dakedo" @YUMETOCOSME https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/503188827385511936 2014-08-23T23:35:39Z New Yume to Cosme "uso dayo, kakokei janakute...!" http://youtu.be/ddMmy4g1iM0 — an answer song to Negicco's "imishin☆kamo dakedo" @YUMETOCOSME http://youtu.be/ddMmy4g1iM0 — an answer song to Negicco's "imishin☆kamo dakedo" @YUMETOCOSME ]]> Negipecia "Girl's Life" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10539 2014-08-22T16:04:03Z 2014-08-22T16:10:04Z Negicco (3-girl idol group from Niigata) and Especia (6-girl idol group from Osaka) join forces for a special temporary project named Negipecia! The song "Girl's Life" was written and produced by hit-maker GOTŌ Tsugutoshi, who wrote songs since the 80's... Negicco (3-girl idol group from Niigata) and Especia (6-girl idol group from Osaka) join forces for a special temporary project named Negipecia! The song "Girl's Life" was written and produced by hit-maker Gotō Tsugutoshi, who wrote songs since the 80's for the likes of Onyako Club and countless others. The B-side also has music written by him, with lyrics by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume to Cosme).

The single comes in 3 editions. Hold your breath for the explanation. The nice-priced "Negipecia" doesn't contain the B-side but instead an instrumental version of "Girl's Life". The other two, "Negicco" and "Especia" editions, instead contain a different version of the B-side produced by each group's producer (connie and Schtein&Longer respectively), and a song by each group remixed by a producer of the other group (PellyColo remixes Negicco, and connie remixes Especia)... Are you still with us?

There's also a 12" edition of both original songs and their instrumentals.

A special event with Negipecia will be held at Liquidroom in Tokyo on August 26.

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Negipecia ban)"
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Negipecia盤)」

1. Girl's Life
2. Girl's Life (inst)

"Negipecia" edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0102
Out 8/26, ¥800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Negicco ban)"
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Negicco盤)」

1. Girl's Life
2. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Negicco ver.)
3. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Negicco ver.) (inst)
4. Negicco / Life Is Candy Travel (PellyColo remix) (Remixed by PellyColo)

"Negicco" edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0103
Out 8/26, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Especia ban)"
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Especia盤)」

1. Girl's Life
2. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Especia ver.)
3. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Especia ver.) (inst)
4. Especia / Aventure wa giniro ni (521 remix) (Remixed by connie)

"Especia" edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0104
Out 8/26, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Negipecia ban)" (12")
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Negipecia盤)」

A1. Girl's Life
A2. Girl's Life (inst)
B1. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi
B2. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (inst)

Limited 12" vinyl edition
T-Palette Records TPRV-0012
Out 8/26, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

"Girl's Life"

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BTB "Back To Basic ~ore to omae hen~" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10573 2014-08-20T12:57:33Z 2014-08-20T13:09:44Z Yokohama talkbox musician BTB (of the Pan Pacific Playa collective, and previously of Luvraw & BTB which Luvraw quit earlier this year) has a new solo album out now. Featured are summer-oriented mellow covers of various songs originally by artists such as Crazy Ken Band, Wada Akiko, Yamashita Tatsurō, Prince, The Carpenters, Easy-E (N.W.A), and more. The album was mastered by Nagata Kazunao (ExT Recordings).

All songs can be sampled on iTunes Japan.

BTB "Back To Basic ~ore to omae hen~"
BTB 「Back To Basic ~俺とお前篇~」

1. Outstanding / The Gap Band
2. Erotic City / Prince
3. Dancer / Yamashita Tatsurō
4. shijō saiaku no yoru / Wada Akiko
5. Brain / Jungle Brothers
6. Vibration / Kasai Kimiko
7. Relight My Fire / Dan Hartman
8. Revolution Funk / CRAZY KEN BAND
9. I'd Rather Fu . ck You / Eazy-E
10. shoka no wasuremono / Crystal King
11. (They Long To Be) Close To You / Carpenters

Pan Pacific Playa / Ultra-Vybe PPPVB-008
Out now (8/20), ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: OTOTOY, Amazon, Tower, BTB "BACK TO BASIC ~俺とお前篇~" (Japan), HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

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mimmam "yurayura Blue" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10551 2014-08-20T11:40:47Z 2014-08-23T15:19:31Z mimmam is a duo formed of twins who are models from magazine Zipper. Their debut single is a song produced by indies group Un Amin, with drumming by Jimanica. This is available now on iTunes Japan and Amazon MP3 Japan.... mimmam is a duo formed of twins who are models from magazine Zipper. Their debut single is a song produced by indies group Un Amin, with drumming by Jimanica.

This is available now on iTunes Japan and Amazon MP3 Japan.

mimmam "yurayura Blue" (Download)
mimmam 「ゆらゆらぶるう」

Pony Canyon
Out now (8/20), ¥250
Buy: Amazon MP3, mimmam "ゆらゆらぶるう - Single" (Japan)

"yurayura Blue" (Short version)

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P.O.P "Summer of P.O.P" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10542 2014-08-18T14:49:45Z 2014-08-18T14:50:05Z Out today on iTunes Japan and OTOTOY is a summer-themed EP by identical twin tappers P.O.P. The EP includes a remix of "Watch me" by DJ Jet Baron (aka TAKANO Mandokoro), known for bringing Indonesian dance music sounds to Japan's... Out today on iTunes Japan and OTOTOY is a summer-themed EP by identical twin tappers P.O.P. The EP includes a remix of "Watch me" by DJ Jet Baron (aka Takano Mandokoro), known for bringing Indonesian dance music sounds to Japan's club scene.

P.O.P "Summer of P.O.P" (Download)

1. Yeah - feat. CHAN-MIKA
2. ie
3. Watch me (DJ JET BARON FUNKOT REMIX)

In Da House
Out now (8/18)
Sample/buy: OTOTOY, P.O.P "SUMMER OF P.O.P 2014 - Single" (Japan)

Sampler clip

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Funassyi "Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2-" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10538 2014-08-17T13:54:11Z 2014-08-17T13:58:51Z Funabashi city's unofficial (though insanely popular) mascot Funassyi has a 2nd single coming. This one includes as a B-side the song "Funassyi no kaimono wasshoi!" produced by KONISHI Yasuharu recently, first advertised as to be only available on YouTube. Title... Funabashi city's unofficial (though insanely popular) mascot Funassyi has a 2nd single coming. This one includes as a B-side the song "Funassyi no kaimono wasshoi!" produced by Konishi Yasuharu recently, first advertised as to be only available on YouTube. Title track "Boogie Boogie Funassyi" is produced by rock group Kishidan.

Beware though, the Konishi-produced song is only included on this limited edition, which comes with a DVD (of recording, filming and interview footage), a sticker and a small towel.

Funassyi "Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2-"
ふなっしー 「ぶぎ ぶぎ ふなっしー♪ ~ふなっしー公式テーマソング第二弾~」

1. Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2-
2. Funassyi no kaimono wasshoi! Shufoo! Tie-up kyoku
3. Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2- (Karaoke)
4. Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2- (Instrumental)

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Universal Music UMCK-9688
Out 8/20, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (16% off), HMV (10% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Funassyi no kaimono wasshoi!"
(Produced by Konishi Yasuharu)

"Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2-" (Short version)
(Produced by Kishidan)

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Team Syachihoko "ii kurashi EP" (12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10532 2014-08-17T05:33:16Z 2014-08-17T06:08:01Z Nagoya-based idol group Team Syachihoko have a 12" EP coming of the recent acid-infused TB-303 track "ii kurashi" (produced by YOSHIDA Tetsuto) and two remixes by Gonno and Dr.Tetto, in minimal Balearic and tech-house styles respectively. The 12" first dropped... Nagoya-based idol group Team Syachihoko have a 12" EP coming of the recent acid-infused TB-303 track "ii kurashi" (produced by Yoshida Tetsuto) and two remixes by Gonno and Dr.Tetto, in minimal Balearic and tech-house styles respectively. The 12" first dropped incognito in record shops as a white label with the title "Good Life EP", grabbing DJs attention country-wide.

This official release with a proper jacket is exclusive to HMV, related to the new opening of the HMV Record Shop in Shibuya, a store specialized in used vinyl.

Team Syachihoko "ii kurashi EP" (12")

A. Gonno / "Shut It Horror Core" Dub
B1. Dr.Tetto / More Today Than Yesterday Mix
B2. Original Japanese Vocal

Official release
HMV Record Shop SHA-001
Out 8/20, ¥1800
Order: HMV

White label release
Unknown label SYA-777
Out now (7/17), ¥1600
Order: Jet Set

"ii kurashi" (Original Japanese Vocal)

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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra "Ska Me Forever" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10560 2014-08-17T04:49:16Z 2014-08-17T04:57:56Z Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra have a new original album out now, marking their 25th anniversary. Included is a collaboration with FPM, and also ones with bands Asian Kung-Fu Generation, 10-Feet and Mongol800. FPM had previously collaborated with the band on... Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra have a new original album out now, marking their 25th anniversary. Included is a collaboration with FPM, and also ones with bands Asian Kung-Fu Generation, 10-Feet and Mongol800. FPM had previously collaborated with the band on mini-album "Speed King" (2000).

The album opens with a renewed version of hit "Peddlers" (the 1st track of their 1st album, a cover of a Russian traditional song), and closes with Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" that's been used in their 25th anniversary tour.

The limited edition comes with a 56-minute DVD of 3 video clips plus a documentary with live footage of their 25th anniversary tour's first day.

All tracks can be sampled at CDJapan, Amazon and HMV.

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra "Ska Me Forever"
東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ 「SKA ME FOREVER」

1. Peddlers 2014
2. One Way Punk
3. Can`t Take My Eyes Off Of You -kimi no hitomi ni koi shiteru-
4. senkō feat. 10-FEET
5. Damned feat. FPM
6. Sunny Blues 7inch.
7. nagareyuku sekai no naka de feat. MONGOL800
8. For The Goal
9. Horizon
10. Wake Up! feat. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
11. Chance
12. Tennessee Waltz
13. Ode to Joy (from Symphony No. 9 In D Minor)

DVD (Region 2 NTSC) (Limited edition only)
1. senkō feat. 10-FEET -Music Video-
2. nagareyuku sekai no naka de feat. MONGOL800 -Music Video-
3. Wake Up! feat. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION -Music Video-
4. 25th Anniversary Hall Tour 2014 "SKA ME CRAZY" -Live+Documentary-

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
cutting edge CTCR-14836
Out 8/13, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
cutting edge CTCR-14837
Out 8/13, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

"Peddlers 2014" + Album trailer

"Wake Up! feat. Asian Kung-fu Generation"

"nagareyuku sekai no naka de feat. MONGOL800"

"senkō feat. 10-FEET"

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[via Twitter] KAJI Hideki new clip "Ice Cream Man"! http://youtu.be/u2zu5J3e-_I Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kaji_Hideki_Ice_Cream_Man/2014.08.03/010468/ @hidekikaji https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/499935641077952514 2014-08-15T00:08:39Z KAJI Hideki new clip "Ice Cream Man"! http://youtu.be/u2zu5J3e-_I Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kaji_Hideki_Ice_Cream_Man/2014.08.03/010468/ @hidekikaji http://youtu.be/u2zu5J3e-_I Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kaji_Hideki_Ice_Cream_Man/2014.08.03/010468/ @hidekikaji ]]> Game Soundtrack "taiko no tatsujin Original Soundtrack 'Girls Pop Mania'" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10562 2014-08-14T14:59:30Z 2014-08-14T15:13:25Z This new mini-compilation soundtrack for long-running hit game "taiko no tatsujin" brings four new songs under the theme "girls pop mania". Featured artists are blue marble, Her Ghost Friend, Phenotas (band of which guitarist/composer YAMAMOTO Shō has produced songs for... This new mini-compilation soundtrack for long-running hit game "taiko no tatsujin" brings four new songs under the theme "girls pop mania". Featured artists are blue marble, Her Ghost Friend, Phenotas (band of which guitarist/composer Yamamoto Shō has produced songs for Tarte Tatin), and Tanqun (duo who disbanded last March coinciding with their junior high graduation). The artwork is by Her Ghost Friend's Ono Shinobu.

The CD really has 16 tracks, with the 4 tracks repeated in "muzukashii" (hard), "oni" (demon) and "off-vocal" mixes.

The first pressing comes with a novelty coaster.

Game Soundtrack "taiko no tatsujin Original Soundtrack 'Girls Pop Mania'"
「太鼓の達人オリジナルサウンドトラック 『ガールズポップマニア』」

(Artist / Title)
1. blue marble / super star shooter
2. Her Ghost Friend / purupuru Simple
3. Phenotas / denshi Drum no tatsujin
4. Tanqun / Caramel Time ☆
5. blue marble / super star shooter (muzukashii fumen Mix)
6. Her Ghost Friend / purupuru Simple (muzukashii fumen Mix)
7. Phenotas / denshi Drum no tatsujin (muzukashii fumen Mix)
8. Tanqun / Caramel Time ☆ (muzukashii fumen Mix)
9. blue marble / super star shooter (oni fumen Mix)
10. Her Ghost Friend / purupuru Simple (oni fumen Mix)
11. Phenotas / denshi Drum no tatsujin (oni fumen Mix)
12. Tanqun / Caramel Time ☆ (oni fumen Mix)
13. blue marble / super star shooter (Off-Vocal Mix)
14. Her Ghost Friend / purupuru Simple (Off-Vocal Mix)
15. Phenotas / denshi Drum no tatsujin (Off-Vocal Mix)
16. Tanqun / Caramel Time ☆ (Off-Vocal Mix)

Clarice Disc CDTT-10002
Out now (8/13), ¥1200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Sampler clip

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hitomitoi "natsu kōsen, kira." (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10553 2014-08-14T10:19:32Z 2014-08-25T11:16:42Z Here's the 2nd of a trilogy of summer singles by hitomitoi, now available on iTunes Japan (not worldwide this time). This new urban track was produced by Cunimondo TAKIGUCHI (Ryūsenkei) who produced her album "City Dive" as well as many... Here's the 2nd of a trilogy of summer singles by hitomitoi, now available on iTunes Japan (not worldwide this time). This new urban track was produced by Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryūsenkei) who produced her album "City Dive" as well as many songs on her latest albums.

hitomitoi "natsu kōsen, kira." (Download)
一十三十一 「夏光線、キラッ。」

Billboard Records
Out now (8/13)
Sample/buy: 一十三十一 "夏光線、キラッ。 - Single" (Japan)

"natsu kōsen, kira."

See also:
"Glass no Summer Holiday" (Download)

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Kemio & Amigachu "Kerokero" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10537 2014-08-08T14:48:46Z 2014-08-14T13:56:35Z KONISHI Yasuharu produces another debut single, this time for teen male model Kemio. The title track is an original song written by OKUDA Tamio, while the B-side is a cover of rocker IMAWANO Kiyoshirō's "boku no me wa neko no... Konishi Yasuharu produces another debut single, this time for teen male model Kemio. The title track is an original song written by Okuda Tamio, while the B-side is a cover of rocker Imawano Kiyoshirō's "boku no me wa neko no me" (original).

The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of the music video and making-of footage.

Kemio & Amigachu "Kerokero"
けみお & アミーガチュ 「ケロケロ」

1. Kerokero けみお & アミーガチュ "ケロケロ - Single"
2. boku no me wa neko no me
3. Kerokero -Karaoke ver.-
4. boku no me wa neko no me -Karaoke ver.-

Regular edition (CD only)
Universal Music UMCK-5489
Out 8/13, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Limited edition (CD+DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Universal Music UMCK-9693
Out 8/13, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (16% off), HMV (10% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Kerokero" (short version)

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nananon "Nana Nana Non Non" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10509 2014-08-08T14:13:33Z 2014-08-14T13:55:56Z Some new sounds from KONISHI Yasuharu coming this August! First is duo nananon formed of idol/actress/model Nana (aka Naabōdōfu@Nana) and model MAEDA Nozomi, who are 20 and 21 respectively (with birthdays on June 17 and 16). They're often told they... Some new sounds from Konishi Yasuharu coming this August! First is duo nananon formed of idol/actress/model Nana (aka Naabōdōfu@Nana) and model Maeda Nozomi, who are 20 and 21 respectively (with birthdays on June 17 and 16). They're often told they look alike although they think they don't, says debut song "Nana Nana Non Non".

The B-side is a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Baby Portable Rock" with lyrics adjusted for the two.

A release party will be held at Akasaka Genki Gekijō on August 24 from 12:30.

nananon "Nana Nana Non Non"
ななのん 「ななななのんのん」

1. Nana Nana Non Non
2. nananon no Baby Portable Rock
3. Nana Nana Non Non ~Off Vocal~
4. nananon no Baby Portable Rock ~Off Vocal~

Tsubasa Records TRNW-0059
Out 8/12, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, ななのん "ななななのんのん - EP" (Japan)

"Nana Nana Non Non"

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[via Twitter] New song by TAKAHASHI Yukihiro & METAFIVE (Cornelius, SUNAHARA Yoshinori, Towa Tei et al.) "Split Spirit" ☞ http://cornelius-kokakua-sound.com/#splitspirit https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/497736627330891776 2014-08-08T22:30:34Z New song by TAKAHASHI Yukihiro & METAFIVE (Cornelius, SUNAHARA Yoshinori, Towa Tei et al.) "Split Spirit" ☞ http://cornelius-kokakua-sound.com/#splitspirit http://cornelius-kokakua-sound.com/#splitspirit ]]> NeoBallad "03 ~enishi~" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10524 2014-08-07T14:44:55Z 2014-08-07T14:46:44Z Here's a 3rd album by NeoBallad, unit of singer WAKASA Sachi and drummer/producer KAMIRYō Wataru (ex-P-Model, Grass Valley), who together perform Japanese traditional songs (minyō) with a techno twist. A one-man event will be held at Koenji High on August... Here's a 3rd album by NeoBallad, unit of singer Wakasa Sachi and drummer/producer Kamiryō Wataru (ex-P-Model, Grass Valley), who together perform Japanese traditional songs (minyō) with a techno twist.

A one-man event will be held at Koenji High on August 16, with guest musicians on Tsugaru-jamisen and violin.

NeoBallad "03 ~enishi~"
NeoBallad 「03 ~縁~」

1. Hachinohe kouta (Aomori pref.)
2. Nikkō Waraku-dōri (Tochigi pref.)
3. Miyagi nagamochiuta (Miyagi pref.)
4. Shimotsui bushi (Okayama pref.)
5. Mamurogawa ondo (Yamagata pref.)
6. Hiroshima kiyari ondo (Hiroshima pref.)
7. Shinsōma bushi (Fukushima pref.)
8. Sotoyama bushi (Iwate pref.)
9. Kase no yakko odori (Aomori pref.)
10. Akita nagamochiuta (Akita pref.)

Shinko Music SMRA-1009
Out 8/8, ¥1852 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan, Tower (Japan only), NeoBallad "03 ~縁~" (Japan)

"Hachinohe kouta"

Album digest

See also:
"02 ~ōgon no sato~"
"01" (Amazon)

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Kirinji "11" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10486 2014-08-03T09:14:28Z 2014-08-14T13:58:40Z After the HORIGOME brothers split-up Kirinji last year after the release of "Ten", the younger brother (Yasuyuki) went to start a solo career, but the older one (Takaki) recruited new members to continue Kirinji. Here's their first album of the... After the Horigome brothers split-up Kirinji last year after the release of "Ten", the younger brother (Yasuyuki) went to start a solo career, but the older one (Takaki) recruited new members to continue Kirinji.

Here's their first album of the renewed band, which features pianist Kotringo, steel guitarist Tamura Genichi (Little Tempo), guitarist/violinist Yumiki Erino, bassist Chigasaki Manabu and drummer Kusunoki Hitoshi (Qujila).

The limited edition comes as a SHM-CD (a higher quality disc that plays in normal CD players) and includes a DVD of the video for "shinsuishiki" plus 3 songs from a live show. The regular edition is a standard CD only.

A tour will be held this fall, stopping at Shibuya duo Music Exchange on September 23. Tickets are on sale.

Kirinji "11"
キリンジ 「11」

1. shinsuishiki
2. darekasan to darekasan ga
3. Wonton Girl
4. fugitive
5. ONNA DARAKE!
6. Seaside Sequence ~ hitogui Mermaid to no shitōhen
7. kitsune no yomeiri
8. niji o tsukurō
9. Jamais vu déjà-vu
10. Christmas song o nani ka
11. kokoro hare hare

Limited edition (SHM-CD+DVD)
Universal Music UCCJ-9129
Out 8/6, ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Universal Music UCCJ-2117
Out 8/6, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, KIRINJI "11" (Japan)

"shinsuishiki"

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KAJI Hideki "Ice Cream Man" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10468 2014-08-03T05:22:52Z 2014-08-27T13:05:02Z KAJI Hideki has a brand new album coming this week! "Ice Cream Man" takes inspiration of Jonathan Richman's song of the same name. All songs are originals, and feature guest vocalists such as NOMIYA Maki, KOJIMA Mayumi, SAKAMOTO Miu, Shoko,... Kaji Hideki has a brand new album coming this week! "Ice Cream Man" takes inspiration of Jonathan Richman's song of the same name. All songs are originals, and feature guest vocalists such as Nomiya Maki, Kojima Mayumi, Sakamoto Miu, Shoko, Kaseki Cider and more. Musicians include Horie Hirohisa (Neil & Iraiza, The Hiatus, pupa), Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Neil & Iraiza, Cubismo Grafico), etc.

Free in-store mini-live events will be held at Tower Records Shinjuku (7th floor) on August 6 from 21:00, and at Tower Records Shibuya (1st floor) on August 24 from 14:00.

A release party will be held at Harajuku Astro Hall on August 22. Teen Runnings who just released album "Now" will also be playing. Details at Tokyo Gig Guide.

Kaji Hideki "Ice Cream Man"
カジヒデキ 「アイスクリームマン」

1. shakunetsu shōjo
2. Jam & Butter Song
3. Ice Cream Man
4. Life Goes On
5. Smile & Tea
6. amefuri toshi
7. HEY HEY GIRL! HEY DJ!
8. Happy Manchester
9. Summer Camp
10. Poolside Calling
11. Brand New Boots
12. Long Long Hot Summer

Blue Boys Club / AWDR/LR2 DDCB-12070
Out 8/6, ¥2593 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Ice Cream Man by HIDEKI KAJI (World), カジヒデキ "ICE CREAM MAN" (Japan)

"Tropical Girl"

"Ice Cream Man"

Album digest

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