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,2015://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2015-04-15T23:50:19Z [via Twitter] Recommended show: Tokimeki Express, The Aprils, marino, Eco Kaiju, POLTA. April 18 @ Otsuka Hearts+. Info ☞ http://aprils.jp/live/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/588353665372524545 2015-04-15T23:50:19Z Recommended show: Tokimeki Express, The Aprils, marino, Eco Kaiju, POLTA. April 18 @ Otsuka Hearts+. Info ☞ http://aprils.jp/live/ http://aprils.jp/live/ ]]> Record Store Day 2015 tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10913 2015-04-15T14:37:36Z 2015-04-16T04:26:40Z Here comes Record Store Day 2015, to be held this Saturday April 18! On that day, people go to record shops to buy vinyl records available exclusively in shops on that day. No pre-orders or even online sales, at least... Here comes Record Store Day 2015, to be held this Saturday April 18! On that day, people go to record shops to buy vinyl records available exclusively in shops on that day. No pre-orders or even online sales, at least not until later. Jet Set will sell online from May 2 only.

So here are a few picks of some great releases coming this weekend. The full list can be seen on the official site, and participating shops are listed here.

Many events are also being held, such as this one at Jet Set Records (Kyoto on Saturday and Tokyo on Sunday), with Konishi Yasuharu, Hoshino Michiru and more!

Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no jubaku" (LP)
キノコホテル 「マリアンヌの呪縛」

Vinyl edition of latest album.

Yamaha Music Communications XWJW-10003
Out 4/18, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no tsuioku" (12")

Clear red vinyl! Analog edition of 6-song mini-album sold exclusively at shows. 5 songs are new recordings of early songs, and one is a previously unreleased track.

A1. shizuka na mori
A2. moetsukitai no
A3. Neon no namida
A4. makka na Jelly
B1. Kinoco Hotel shōka
B2. Kinoco Hotel Annex

Voltage Records BQGS-32
Out 4/18, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Reina & The Blue Valentines "Romantic konya c/w ai no Lost And Found" (7")
野佐怜奈とブルーヴァレンタインズ 「ロマンティック今夜 c/w あいのロストアンドファウンド」

2 brand new songs! Also check out first album "Lady or Girl?".

A. Romantic konya
B. ai no Lost And Found

Apricot Sounds ACEP2
Out 4/18, ¥1389 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Towa Tei with Sheena Ringo "Apple" (7")
テイ・トウワ ウィズ 椎名林檎 「アップル」

The B-side contains an instrumental version!

A. Apple
B. Apple (Instrumental)

Mach Beat MBEP-1501
Out 4/18, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

tofubeats "lost decade PVC" (7")

2 tracks from album "Lost Decade".

A. SO WHAT!? feat. Kariya Seira
B. No.1 feat. G.RINA

Warner/unBORDE/Jet Set JS7S096
Out 4/18, ¥1200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Especia "Primavera" (12")

12" EP of exclusive tracks.

A1. Aventure wa giniro ni (PellyColo Remix)
A2. Foolish (12" Extended Ver)
B1. kirameki Seaside (12" Extended Ver)
B2. umibe no Satie (va Bien edit)

Tsubasa/Jet Set JS12S114
Out 4/18, ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Kaji Hideki & The Suzan "young folks" (7")
カジヒデキとTHE SUZAN 「young folks」

A first ever collaboration between Kaji Hideki and NY-based group The Suzan. The song is a cover of Peter, Bjorn & John.

Niw! Records NEP54
Out 4/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

LEARNERS "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" (7")

A first release by the unit of Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji and model/singer Sara. Both songs feature Eddi Reader (ex-Fairground Attraction). The songs are covers of Blossom Dearie and The Drifters respectively.

A. Rhode Island Is Famous For You
AA. Fools Fall In Love

Niw! Records NEP58
Out 4/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

KONCOS / Special Favorite Music "kitsune no kuni / Summer Serve" (7")
KONCOS / Special Favorite Music 「きつねのくに / Summer Serve」

Split single of two brand new tracks.

A. KONCOS / KITSUNE NO KUNI feat. PANORAMA FAMILY
B. Special Favorite Music / Summer Serve (Endless After School Mix)

Niw! Records NEP51
Out 4/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

FRONTIER BACKYARD "Putting on BGMs Dorian Remix / missing piece mabanua Remix" (7")

Single cut from remix album "gladness".

A. Putting on BGMs Dorian Remix
B. missing piece mabanua Remix

Niw! Records NEP50
Out 4/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Teen Runnings "NOW" (12")

12" edition of 2014 album.

Sauna Cool SC5
Out 4/18, ¥2778 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Homecomings "Somehow, Somewhere" (LP)

LP edition of first full-length album.

A1. Ghost World
A2. Great Escape
A3. Settle Down
A4. Winter Bargain
A5. Lemon Sounds
B1. Somewhere
B2. Mall
B3. Dancing in the Moonlight
B4. Paper Town
B5. I Want You Back

Second Royal Records/felicity EMF-056/cap-226
Out 4/18, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino "Dream Anthem" (7")
サイプレス上野とロベルト吉野 「ドリームアンセム」

Single cut from new album "Condor", plus instrumental.

A. Dream Anthem
B. Dream Anthem (Inst.)

HMV Record Shop HSC0016
Out 4/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

PUNPEE ft. Sugbabe "Last Dance (We are Tanaka.)" (7")

Rare track + brand new remix.

A. Punpee ft. Sugbabe / Last Dance (We are Tanaka.)
B. Punpee feat. carios & DKXO / Last Dance (We are Tanaka.) (Remix)

T.R.E.A.M./Jet Set JS7S099
Out 4/18, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET "MISSION" (LP)

Blue Note cover album by the new project of Okino Shūya (Kyoto Jazz Massive). Includes self-cover of Kyoto Jazz Massive's "Eclipse".

A1. Speak no evil
A2. Jinrikisha
A3. Search for new land
B1. Sccotach
B2. Eclipse
B3. Melting pot
B4. Up a step

HMV Record Shop HRSD0002
Out 4/18, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra "Authentic Tokyo Ska" (LP)
東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ 「AUTHENTIC TOKYO SKA」

Vinyl-only greatest hits album.

A1. Walkin'
A2. Call from Rio
A3. World Ska Cruise
A4. All Good Ska is One
A5. Skaholic Generation
A6. Raise It All
B1. Paradise Blue
B2. hayate no Ken
B3. Zero Fighter
B4. Eastern Blues
B5. Sunny Blues

Justa Record/cutting edge/Jet Set JSLP054
Out 4/18, ¥3200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

SHORTSTRAW / SAWAGI "OMG / Fuss Uppers" (7")

Split single.

A. Shortstraw / OMG
B. Sawagi / Fuss Uppers

Flake Records FLAKES-124
Out 4/18, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Sakamoto Ryuichi "The Best of 'Playing The Orchestra 2014'" (3LP)
坂本龍一 「The Best of 'Playing The Orchestra 2014'」

Selection of live recordings from the 2014 Japan tour. Limited edition of 400.

T-ANNEX TANX-20007
Out 4/18, ¥10000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Ryuichi Sakamoto + U-Zhaan "Tibetan Dance/Asience" (7")

Previously unreleased 2014 studio recording.

T-ANNEX TANX-20008
Out 4/18, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://st.jetsetrecords.net/product/thumbnail/3/a/c/3acf0655560c58100adc62563c5c8939/raw.jpg
[via Twitter] Reina & The Blue Valentines "Lady or Girl?" now on iTunes worldwide! http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/980170327 Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Reina_The_Blue_Valentines_Lady_or_Girl/2015.02.06/010755/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/585827537403555840 2015-04-09T00:32:23Z Reina & The Blue Valentines "Lady or Girl?" now on iTunes worldwide! http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/980170327 Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Reina_The_Blue_Valentines_Lady_or_Girl/2015.02.06/010755/ http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/980170327 Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Reina_The_Blue_Valentines_Lady_or_Girl/2015.02.06/010755/ ]]> Kit Cat "Wordy Rappinghood" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10957 2015-04-08T12:03:00Z 2015-04-08T12:06:56Z Kit Cat, the 3-girl (er, cat!) synth-dance-pop unit produced by Dr.Usui (of (M)otocompo), finally had a first song released on iTunes worldwide! This is a cover of classic new wave track "Wordy Rappinghood", originally performed by Tom Tom Club in... Kit Cat, the 3-girl (er, cat!) synth-dance-pop unit produced by Dr.Usui (of (M)otocompo), finally had a first song released on iTunes worldwide! This is a cover of classic new wave track "Wordy Rappinghood", originally performed by Tom Tom Club in 1981 and has also been covered by Chicks on Speed and Uffie.

Kit Cat also have two songs available for free download on Dr.Usui's DOCTOC label page. Just fill-in your email address and go. Must check!

An event will be held at Koenji High on May 5 from noon! Details should be announced shortly here or on Twitter.

Kit Cat "Wordy Rappinghood" (Download)
Kit Cat 「おしゃべり魔女」
(Japanese title "oshaberi majo")

POPLOT/Cheering&Co.
Out now (4/8)
Sample/buy: Kit Cat "おしゃべり魔女 - Single"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://a2.mzstatic.com/jp/r30/Music1/v4/b1/28/80/b12880fa-1ccc-0a43-d38b-9ca4a6abfd3e/cover480x480.jpeg
fox capture plan "Underground" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10880 2015-04-05T11:45:48Z 2015-04-05T11:50:09Z Instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan has a new mini-album coming this week. A cover of Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight Tonight" is included. The release comes with a bonus 40-minute DVD (Region 2 NTSC) of a show held on October 16,... Instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan has a new mini-album coming this week. A cover of Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight Tonight" is included. The release comes with a bonus 40-minute DVD (Region 2 NTSC) of a show held on October 16, 2014 at Daikanyama Unit.

A tour will be held in May, stopping by Daikanyama Unit (Tokyo) on May 17.

fox capture plan "Underground"

CD
1. beyond the beyond
2. chika no sekai ni nagareru jikan
3. Adam's Apple
4. Time to think
5. Tonight Tonight

DVD
1. into the wall
2. shissō suru senkō
3. Elementary Stream
4. unsolved
5. capture the Initial "F"
6. shōdō no ryūshi
7. white ambience
8. this wall
9. RISING

Playwright PWT-014
Out 4/8, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"beyond the beyond"

"this wall" live at Unit, 2014

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417BoJNzHiL.jpg
Negicco "LIVE & LIFE Negicco 2014-15 Winter" (DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10887 2015-04-05T11:21:06Z 2015-04-05T11:23:38Z Negicco has a new DVD out this week, consisting of a full band-backed one man show held on January 25 at Ebisu Liquidroom in Tokyo. Plus, a documentary of the release event for single "hikari no Spur" is also included.... Negicco has a new DVD out this week, consisting of a full band-backed one man show held on January 25 at Ebisu Liquidroom in Tokyo. Plus, a documentary of the release event for single "hikari no Spur" is also included.

At the same time is being released a double-12" vinyl edition of album "Rice&Snow", though it's only available at Tower Records (ships to Japan only).

Negicco can be seen live at Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo) on Friday April 10, part of their "Never Give Up Girls!!!" tour. Tickets are on sale.

Negicco "LIVE & LIFE Negicco 2014-15 Winter" (DVD)

Disc 1
1. Triple! WONDERLAND
2. New Torino Loveニュートリノ・ラヴ
3. futari no yūgi
4. Sweet Soul Negii
5. Cream Soda Love
6. atarashii koi no uta
7. My Beautiful Life
8. Life Is Candy Travel
9. koi no EXPRESS TRAIN
10. Route Seven no kioku
11. kimi to iru machi
12. Negative Girls!
13. attōteki na Style
14. Party ni tsuite
15. tokimeki no Headliner
16. koi no Spur
17. sayonara Music

Disc 2
Documentary of Negicco -2014-2015 Winter-

T-Palette Records TPRD-0010
Out 4/7, ¥6000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

DVD trailer clip

Live clip from "Negi Fes 2015 at Liquidroom"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51072sBhAZL.jpg
[via Twitter] Stream tofubeats' latest EP "Stakeholder" in full at SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/tofubeats/sets/stakeholder-full-size-streaming Release info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/tofubeats_Stakeholder/2015.03.27/010889/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/584009307332550657 2015-04-04T00:07:23Z Stream tofubeats' latest EP "Stakeholder" in full at SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/tofubeats/sets/stakeholder-full-size-streaming Release info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/tofubeats_Stakeholder/2015.03.27/010889/ http://coolestsound.jp/tofubeats_Stakeholder/2015.03.27/010889/ ]]> Cypress UENO & Roberto YOSHINO "Condor" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10882 2015-04-03T15:00:38Z 2015-04-03T15:08:50Z Rapper duo Cypress UENO & Roberto YOSHINO have a new album out now! The album features guests such as Bose (Scha Dara Parr) and Zen-La-Rock among others. Various producers participated, with one track produced by Halfby. HMV gives away a... Rapper duo Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino have a new album out now! The album features guests such as Bose (Scha Dara Parr) and Zen-La-Rock among others. Various producers participated, with one track produced by Halfby.

HMV gives away a promo CD (while supplies last).

A release party will be held at Club Lizard Yokohama on Sunday April 26.

Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino "Condor"
サイプレス上野とロベルト吉野 「コンドル」

1. Intro
2. Dream Anthem (Pro. Dream Tractors <Cypress Ueno & BEAT Takeshi>)
3. Be A Man feat. Bose (Pro. BACHLOGIC)
4. ogyaa (Pro. DJ NAOtheLAIZA)
5. LOVE (Pro. DJ MISTA SHAR)
6. yatteyarutte (Pro. Lil'Yukichi)
7. Hoppin! (Pro. LEF!!!CREW!!!)
8. Okinawa (Pro. MR.BEATS a.k.a. DJ CELORY)
9. mazeru na kiken, mazete ikeike feat. Nazo Micchan (Pro. Dream Tractors <Cypress Ueno & BEAT Takeshi>)
10. 2 THE MAX feat. ZEN-LA-ROCK (Pro. HALFBY)
11. RUN AND GUN feat. LEON a.k.a. Shishi, DOLLARBILL (Pro. DJBA)
12. THE LAST

felicity PECF-1120
Out now (4/1), ¥2700 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, Condor by Cypress Ueno To Robert Yoshino (World), サイプレス上野とロベルト吉野 "コンドル" (Japan)

"Dream Anthem"

"Hoppin'"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/3126tnZSmWL.jpg
[via Twitter] New net TV show "Shino×Vani" with SHINOHARA Tomoe & Vanilla Beans! 1st episode theme: "Headphone girls" ☞ https://youtu.be/OPitiTAS_Vs @shinovani https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/583979815436357632 2015-04-03T22:10:12Z New net TV show "Shino×Vani" with SHINOHARA Tomoe & Vanilla Beans! 1st episode theme: "Headphone girls" ☞ https://youtu.be/OPitiTAS_Vs @shinovani shinovani ]]> Perfume "Relax In The City / Pick Me Up" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10897 2015-04-01T14:54:24Z 2015-04-01T15:04:32Z Perfume's next single will be a double A-side. "Relax In The City" is being used in a commercial for Sapporo drink "Green Aroma", while "Pick Me Up" is a tie-up with the world famous Isetan department store located in Shinjuku,... Perfume's next single will be a double A-side. "Relax In The City" is being used in a commercial for Sapporo drink "Green Aroma", while "Pick Me Up" is a tie-up with the world famous Isetan department store located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. A 3rd song is also included.

The "limited edition" comes as a special "Relax Room" package including a 40-page photo booklet. That special cube-shaped box can fit 14 CDs. A "first pressing" edition (with a regular box) has a 16-page photo booklet instead. Note that both editions include a DVD of both video clips.

A special collaboration, where original outfits and accessories can be seen, is being held at Isetan from April 1 to 14. A "Pick Me Up Map" where each member tell about their favorite shops is also being distributed.

Perfume "Relax In The City / Pick Me Up"

CD
1. Relax In The City
2. Pick Me Up
3. tōmei ningen
4. Relax In The City - Original Instrumental -
5. Pick Me Up - Original Instrumental -
6. tōmei ningen - Original Instrumental -

DVD
1. Relax In The City - Video Clip -
2. Relax In The City - Teaser -
3. Pick Me Up - Video Clip -

Limited edition (CD+DVD, with "Relax Room" package)
Universal Music UPCP-9010
Out 4/29, ¥2408 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

First pressing edition (CD+DVD, with regular box)
Universal Music UPCP-9011
Out 4/29, ¥1760 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"Pick Me Up"

Limited edition "Relax Room" box showcase clip

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51y3hnX-UxL.jpg
[via Twitter] Apry Mokyu Mokyu 25 debut single coming tomorrow!? ☞ http://aprils.jp/ (or what happened to The Aprils?!) @aprils_online https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/582925707216482305 2015-04-01T00:21:33Z Apry Mokyu Mokyu 25 debut single coming tomorrow!? ☞ http://aprils.jp/ (or what happened to The Aprils?!) @aprils_online http://aprils.jp/ (or what happened to The Aprils?!) @aprils_online ]]> tofubeats "Stakeholder" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10889 2015-03-27T14:49:14Z 2015-04-01T16:06:22Z tofubeats has a brand new release coming up as a dance-oriented EP. This includes title track "Stakeholder" sung by himself, and also a collaboration with pal okadada. The CD comes with a 20-page photo booklet, and Amazon apparently gives away... tofubeats has a brand new release coming up as a dance-oriented EP. This includes title track "Stakeholder" sung by himself, and also a collaboration with pal okadada.

The CD comes with a 20-page photo booklet, and Amazon apparently gives away an exclusive and limited "Special Track(s) Download Card" said to give access to a bonus track (or more?), while supplies last.

tofubeats "STAKEHOLDER"

1. SITCOM (intro)
2. STAKEHOLDER
3. window
4. dance to the beat to the
5. STAKEHOLDER -for DJ-
6. She Talks At Night
7. T.D.M. feat. okadada
8. (I WANNA) HOLD
9. eisei toshi

Warner Music WPCL-12073
Out 4/1, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"STAKEHOLDER"

"SITCOM"

"eisei toshi" (Demo version)

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/pictures/l/07/48/WPCL-12073.jpg
Izumi OOKAWARA "Strawberry Jam" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10911 2015-03-26T11:15:30Z 2015-03-27T11:41:56Z Izumi OOKAWARA (singer of Qypthone) has a jazzy brand new single now available on iTunes worldwide! "Strawberry Jam" was written by Izumi and arranged with ISHIGAKI Kentarō (also of Qypthone). This time she has recorded with a band of... Izumi Ookawara "Strawberry Jam"

Izumi Ookawara (singer of Qypthone) has a jazzy brand new single now available on iTunes worldwide! "Strawberry Jam" was written by Izumi and arranged with Ishigaki Kentarō (also of Qypthone). This time she has recorded with a band of 6 musicians (guitar, keys, trumpet, bass, percussion and drums) plus two back singers!

Also check out her previous single "Polka dot on the paper".

Izumi Ookawara "Strawberry Jam" (Download)
大河原泉 「Strawberry Jam」

Delicatessen Recordings
Out now (3/25)
Sample/buy: Strawberry Jam - Single by Izumi Ookawara (World), 大河原泉 "Strawberry Jam - Single" (Japan)

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/20150325izumi.jpg
Saigenji "hikari mebuku toki" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10922 2015-03-26T11:13:00Z 2015-03-26T11:17:54Z

Guitarist & singer-songwriter Saigenji has a new mini-album. With an acoustic theme, the recording also features cello, violin, viola and piano.

Check out the digest clip below!

Saigenji "hikari mebuku toki" (Download)
Saigenji 「光芽吹くとき」

1. hikari mebuku toki 2015
2. akatsuki e no inori
3. hajimari no uta
4. hikari mebuku toki (Original version)

Happiness Records
Out now (3/25)
Sample/buy: Saigenji "光芽吹くとき2015 - EP"

Digest clip

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://a1.mzstatic.com/jp/r30/Music5/v4/93/8f/9f/938f9ff3-ddd6-629a-db1f-fee20507154c/cover480x480.jpeg
Charan-Po-Rantan "Theatre no zanzō" (Blu-ray/DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10924 2015-03-24T14:20:05Z 2015-03-24T14:32:17Z Sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a first live DVD (and also Blu-ray) out this week. This is made up of recordings from shows held at Tokyo Globe-za (May 25, 2014), Tokyo Kinema Club (Nov. 23, 2014) and Shibuya O-East (Feb. 11,... Sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a first live DVD (and also Blu-ray) out this week. This is made up of recordings from shows held at Tokyo Globe-za (May 25, 2014), Tokyo Kinema Club (Nov. 23, 2014) and Shibuya O-East (Feb. 11, 2015).

Charan-Po-Rantan "Theatre no zanzō"
チャラン・ポ・ランタン 「テアトルの残像」

1. ai no sanka (Hymne à l'amour)
2. wasurekaketeta monogatari
3. NANDE-NANDE
4. utsukushisa to wakasa
5. France kabure
6. Present
7. koi wa mōmoku
8. kūchū buranko nori no Marie
9. sannin no otoko
10. ginnan gakudan Quartet
11. imasara oshikunaru
12. Circus Circus
13. jinsei no Ballad
14. su-dara fushi
15. Yes Man
16. ie naki ko no Dorothy
17. watashi no uchū
18. 71oku Piece no Puzzle Game
19. saigo no bansan
20. Oppai Boogie
21. Mustafa (ENCORE)
22. kisetsu wa mawaru (ENCORE)
23. Charan-Po Show no mei bamen shū 2014-2015

Blu-ray edition (All regions NTSC)
avex trax AVXD-92214
Out 3/25, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), HMV (15% off), Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

DVD edition (Region 2 NTSC)
avex trax AVBD-92213
Out 3/25, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), HMV (15% off), Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://www.sma.co.jp/release/image/cms/original/02899_1.jpg
[via Twitter] Recommended show: The Tramp, yes mama ok?, Wack Wack Rhythm Band, Reina & The Blue Valentines: 3/29 @ UFO Club http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/11726-the-tramp-yes-mama-ok-wack-wack-rhythm-band-reina-a-the-blue-valentines https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/579645888919773184 2015-03-22T23:08:43Z Recommended show: The Tramp, yes mama ok?, Wack Wack Rhythm Band, Reina & The Blue Valentines: 3/29 @ UFO Club http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/11726-the-tramp-yes-mama-ok-wack-wack-rhythm-band-reina-a-the-blue-valentines http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/11726-the-tramp-yes-mama-ok-wack-wack-rhythm-band-reina-a-the-blue-valentines ]]> [via Twitter] Now you can follow Tokyo's Coolest Sound on Facebook too! ☞ http://facebook.com/coolestsound 👍 👍 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/579566152633872384 2015-03-22T17:51:53Z Now you can follow Tokyo's Coolest Sound on Facebook too! ☞ http://facebook.com/coolestsound 👍 👍 http://facebook.com/coolestsound 👍 👍 ]]> kotringo "Edible melodies ~Gourmet Girl Graffiti Orignal Soundtrack~" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10886 2015-03-22T01:11:51Z 2015-03-22T01:16:27Z Pianist and singer-songwriter kotringo has done the soundtrack for cooking-themed anime "kōfuku Graffiti" (English title "Gourmet Girl Graffiti"). With instruments including piano, celesta, accordion, and also scat by the artist herself, this release is said to be just as enjoyable... Pianist and singer-songwriter kotringo has done the soundtrack for cooking-themed anime "kōfuku Graffiti" (English title "Gourmet Girl Graffiti"). With instruments including piano, celesta, accordion, and also scat by the artist herself, this release is said to be just as enjoyable as a new kotringo album.

kotringo Edible melodies ~Gourmet Girl Graffiti Orignal Soundtrack~"
コトリンゴ 「Edible melodies〜TVアニメ『幸腹グラフィティ』オリジナルサウンドトラック〜」

1. oinari-san no aji
2. koufuku Graffiti no Theme
3. kirin no Theme
4. nani ni shiyō kana
5. hai, a-n!
6. tamago no Samba
7. kirin, harikiru
8. fufufu
9. kachikochi kirin
10. Ryō no Theme
11. ippon yazakura tamagoyaki
12. samishii heya
13. obaachan no kitsune udon
14. Shiina-san no ringo ame
15. Omrice Horror
16. Russian Roulette Sand(wich)
17. densetsu no hanjuku Omrice
18. Omrice o motomete sanzenri
19. shiawase no aji
20. oryōri Humming
21.onigiri shōjo - karaage shōnen
22. atatakai onabe
23. Skinship sakuramochi
24. Shiina-san no Theme
25. Morino-ke no kondate
26. watashi no shiranai Ryō
27. Naiki-san no Theme
28. kazoku ni naru
29. ohanami biyori
30. nigiyaka Canzone
31. gogagaga.
32. oryōri Gallop
33. torokeru
34. mata raishū
35. natsukashii shokutaku

Flying Dog VTCL-60393
Out 3/25, ¥2900 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/816bwsdFFdL.jpg
Various Artists "Piano Man Plays Disney" (2x12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10785 2015-03-21T14:49:02Z 2015-03-21T14:50:53Z The latest Disney cover compilation is one full of pianists. Featured are artists such as NAKATSUKA Takeshi, fox capture plan, Schroeder-Headz, →Pia-no-jaC← and more, playing various Disney hit tunes old and new. This was actually released on CD earlier this... The latest Disney cover compilation is one full of pianists. Featured are artists such as Nakatsuka Takeshi, fox capture plan, Schroeder-Headz, →Pia-no-jaC← and more, playing various Disney hit tunes old and new.

This was actually released on CD earlier this month, though the CD edition is available at Tower Records and Village Vanguard only. This limited 2-LP edition is available more widely so get your hands on it while you can!

Release official site

Various Artists "Piano Man Plays Disney" (2x12")

(Title / Artist)
A1. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio) / jizue
A2. Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast) / toconoma
A3. Chim Chim Cher-ee ~ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ~ Step In Time! ~ A Spoonful of Sugar ~ I Love To Laugh (Mary Poppins) / →Pia-no-jaC←
A4. Main Street Electrical Parade (Disneyland) / Nakatsuka Takeshi

B1. He's a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean) / fox capture plan
B2. I See The Light (Tangled) / Schroeder-Headz
B3. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) / Serph

C1. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella) / Nakatsuka Takeshi
C2. Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid) / TLKY.
C3. Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh) / Nakatsuka Takeshi

D1. Alice In Wonderland (Alice In Wonderland) / Kan Sano × Junpei Kamiya
D2. A Whole New World (Aladdin) ~ Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid) / →Pia-no-jaC←
D3. Let It Go (Frozen) / fox capture plan

Walt Disney Records AQJW-51112
Out 3/27, ¥3700 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

Sampler clip

fox capture plan "Let It Go"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61eq0eL95qL.jpg
Count Joke "itsuka dokoka de c/w yūrei no Ballad" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10829 2015-03-21T11:19:59Z 2015-03-21T11:31:20Z This release completes Count Joke's "Air-Replay Series" trilogy of 7" singles. These two songs were being released on CD last December. This packaging includes both 7" and CD (with instrumentals). "itsuka dokokade" features Smooth Ace, and was written in memory... This release completes Count Joke's "Air-Replay Series" trilogy of 7" singles. These two songs were being released on CD last December. This packaging includes both 7" and CD (with instrumentals).

"itsuka dokokade" features Smooth Ace, and was written in memory of DJ Hirabayashi Shinichi (Moodsville Records, Showa Dance Party) who passed away last April. "yūrei no Ballad" features accordionist Tanooka Saburō and a kids chorus group.

On April 4 will be held a special event at HMV Record Store in Shibuya from 15:00, with a free show feat. Smooth Ace and Lemon (Wack Wack Rhythm Band). Those who bought all three 7" singles there will receive a bonus CD-R of demo tracks. Find details here.

Count Joke "itsuka dokoka de c/w yūrei no Ballad" (7"+CD)
冗談伯爵 「いつかどこかで / 幽霊のバラード」

7"
A. itsuka dokoka de
B. yūrei no Ballad

CD
1. yūrei no Ballad
2. itsuka dokoka de
3. yūrei no Ballad (inst)
4. itsuka dokoka de (inst)

High Contrast HCCD-9556
Out 3/25, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

"itsuka dokoka de"

"yūrei no Ballad"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://recordshop.hmv.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/be0177c6829fc3a221d8ccf91d1bbb51.jpg
HOSONO Haruomi "HOSONO Haruomi x SAKAMOTO Ryuichi at EX Theater Roppongi 2013.12.21" (Blu-ray/DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10883 2015-03-20T15:27:58Z 2015-03-20T15:35:02Z A live collaboration show of HOSONO Haruomi and SAKAMOTO Ryūichi (both of Yellow Magic Orchestra) has been released on Blu-ray and DVD. The show was held on December 21, 2013 at EX Theater Roppongi, and featured appearances of OYAMADA Keigo... A live collaboration show of Hosono Haruomi and Sakamoto Ryūichi (both of Yellow Magic Orchestra) has been released on Blu-ray and DVD. The show was held on December 21, 2013 at EX Theater Roppongi, and featured appearances of Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), U-zhaan, Itō Gorō (naomi & goro) and Aoba Ichiko, as well as Takahashi Yukihiro (also YMO). The whole show is included.

Hosono Haruomi "Hosono Haruomi x Sakamoto Ryuichi at EX Theater Roppongi 2013.12.21" (Blu-ray/DVD)
細野晴臣 「細野晴臣×坂本龍一 at EX THEATER ROPPONGI 2013.12.21」

1. koi wa momoiro
2. The Song Is Ended
3. Pra Machucar Meu Coracao
4. O Sapo
5. O Grande Amor
6. TANGO
7. 3 biki no kuma
8. bibō no aozora
9. Perspective
10. soto wa senjo da yo
11. kanashimi no Lucky Star
12. Nihon no hito
13. Tibetan Dance
14. Radio Activity
15. Rydeen
16. Smile

Blu-ray edition (Region A NTSC)
Speedstar Records VIXL-138
Out 3/18, ¥6500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

DVD edition (Region 2 NTSC)
SPEEDSTAR RECORDS or SPEEDSTAR VIBL-738
Out 3/18, ¥6000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

Digest clip

"koi wa momoiro"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L9PjRtlGL.jpg
[via Twitter] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Mondai Girl" full-length video clip! https://youtu.be/f712UmUYHyA Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Mondai_Girl/2015.03.01/010779/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/578203492159885312 2015-03-18T23:37:09Z Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Mondai Girl" full-length video clip! https://youtu.be/f712UmUYHyA Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Mondai_Girl/2015.03.01/010779/ http://coolestsound.jp/Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Mondai_Girl/2015.03.01/010779/ ]]> [via Twitter] INO hidefumi + jan and naomi Premium Studio Live ♪ https://youtu.be/Krwm0bvFUvk Get the digital album at OTOTOY ☞ http://ototoy.jp/feature/20150313 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/577443534917107713 2015-03-16T21:17:21Z INO hidefumi + jan and naomi Premium Studio Live ♪ https://youtu.be/Krwm0bvFUvk Get the digital album at OTOTOY ☞ http://ototoy.jp/feature/20150313 http://ototoy.jp/feature/20150313 ]]> HARADA Tomoyo "Love Song Covers" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10881 2015-03-15T06:37:14Z 2015-03-22T13:39:22Z HARADA Tomoyo has a new album coming this week, consisting of covers of foreign songs such as The Beatles "I've Just Seen a Face", Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender", Julie London's "Fly Me To The Moon", Burt Bacharach-written "The Look... Harada Tomoyo has a new album coming this week, consisting of covers of foreign songs such as The Beatles "I've Just Seen a Face", Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender", Julie London's "Fly Me To The Moon", Burt Bacharach-written "The Look of Love", standard "Night and Day", Nora Jones' "Don't Know Why" in a version featuring composer Jesse Harris, Marcos Valle's "If You Went Away", etc. All songs are sung in their original English lyrics.

The album is produced and arranged by Itō Gorō (naomi & goro), and features guest musicians such as Horie Hirohisa (pupa, Neil & Iraiza), Tzboguchi Masayasu, Yoshino Yuka (tico moon) and more.

A show will be held on June 6 at Ex Theater Roppongi in Tokyo (details), following dates in Nagoya and Osaka.

Harada Tomoyo "Love Song Covers"
原田知世 「恋愛小説」

(Japanese title: "renai shōsetsu")

(Original artist in parentheses)
1. I've Just Seen a Face (The Beatles)
2. Don't Know Why feat. Jesse Harris (Nora Jones)
3. In My Secret Life (Leonard Cohen)
4. Baby I'm a Fool (Melody Gardot)
5. Night and Day
6. Blue Moon
7. If You Went Away (Marcos Valle)
8. Fly Me to the Moon (Julie London)
9. The Look of Love (Dusty Springfield)
10. Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)

Universal Music UCCJ-2120
Out 3/18, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, 原田知世 "恋愛小説" (Japan), CDJapan

"Don't Know Why feat. Jesse Harris"

"I've Just Seen a Face"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X1OjiHt6L.jpg
Various Artists "Zher the Zoo Yoyogi 10th Anniversary Compilation Album 'Here Come The Girl'zoo'" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10811 2015-03-15T04:51:21Z 2015-03-15T04:56:34Z Zher the ZOO (a venue in Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku) has been around for 10 years already. Here's a nice-priced compilation of various female vocal songs by artists familiar to the venue. Most of these are rare or brand new recordings. Featured... Zher the ZOO (a venue in Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku) has been around for 10 years already. Here's a nice-priced compilation of various female vocal songs by artists familiar to the venue. Most of these are rare or brand new recordings. Featured are Hicksville, Merpeoples, RIS, Utsumi Yōko (ex-Soul Flower Union) and many more.

In related news, Merpeoples have announced they will be disbanding... Their last show will be held at Shimokitazawa ReG on April 5.

Various Artists "Zher the ZOO YOYOGI 10th Anniversary Compilation Album 'HERE COME THE GIRL'ZOO'"

1. Hickville "BUTTERFLY"
2. POP CHOCOLAT "No request"
3. Hamada Maron "odore IN THE ZOO"
4. Hayashi Tabasa "HOW TO SAY"
5. Utsumi Yoko "Asshole"
6. amenoto "Android no yume"
7. Kawasaki Reon "sensei"
8. RIS "LOVE CLUB"
9. Umizuki Hikari "chidoribashi"
10. Neat's "MOA"
11. Rouse Garden "kanashimi no kuni"
12. Merpeoples "Tonight"
13. RETO "Que sera"
14. spooky "baka ni shinai de"

thank, my girl label UKCD-1154
Out 3/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/815qmH%252B0m5L.jpg
Tweedees "The Sound Sounds." tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10799 2015-03-15T04:16:26Z 2015-03-15T04:21:39Z Tweedees is a brand new band formed of OKII Reiji (Scott Goes For, Frog, ex-Cymbals) with 24-year-old singer/actress KIYOURA Natsumi. Check out the video below, and hear other audio samples at CDJapan. The song "KLING! KLANG!!" is available in advance... Tweedees is a brand new band formed of Okii Reiji (Scott Goes For, Frog, ex-Cymbals) with 24-year-old singer/actress Kiyoura Natsumi.

Check out the video below, and hear other audio samples at CDJapan. The song "KLING! KLANG!!" is available in advance on iTunes worldwide (World / Japan).

An in-store event will be held at Tower Records Shinjuku (7F) on March 23 from 19:30 (details).

TWEEDEES "The Sound Sounds."

1. anata ni wa gakkari
2. Rock'n Roll is DEAD?
3. tsuki no joō to nemutai Tablecloth
4. The Sound Sounds.
5. shukufuku no tekkyō
6. Boop Boop Bee Doop!
7. semishigure no yamu koro ni
8. Crosstown Traffic
9. buriki no omoide
10. denrisō no kanata e
11. Over The Rainbow
12. KLING! KLANG!! (album mix) Kling! Klang!! - Single by TWEEDEES (World) TWEEDEES "KLING! KLANG!! - Single" (Japan)

Columbia COCP-39060
Out 3/18, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan, Tower

"KLING! KLANG!! (Short ver.)"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71aRnkp8%252B2L.jpg
LLLL "Faithful" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10910 2015-03-14T09:59:59Z 2015-04-05T09:38:23Z Electro unit LLLL (Facebook page, Soundcloud) has a brand new album out imminently! "Faithful" is the follow-up to "Paradice" (2014). The new album features various female vocalists, including Shinobu of Her Ghost Friend, Metoronori, Kanako of kindan no tasūketsu and... Electro unit LLLL (Facebook page, Soundcloud) has a brand new album out imminently! "Faithful" is the follow-up to "Paradice" (2014). The new album features various female vocalists, including Shinobu of Her Ghost Friend, Metoronori, Kanako of kindan no tasūketsu and Montréal artist Meghan Riley.

Check out LLLL's latest video for the addicting "Blue" below.

LLLL "Faithful"

1. Only To Silence
2. Blue
3. All I See
4. Holy Lust
5. Transcribe
6. Dive
7. Sync
8. Heat
9. yume no sama
10. Long Drive
11. You/We
12. Falling Alone Revisited

PROGRESSIVE FOrM PFCD-47
Out 3/15, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

"Blue feat. Makoto"

"Only To Silence feat. Metoronori"

"Heat feat. Meghan Riley"

"Transcribe feat. Meghan Riley"

Album trailer

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91xY1hnSwyL.jpg http://www.chipple.net/mt/commentsrss.php?10910
FUJIOKA Minami & The Morones "Hajiki" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10794 2015-03-14T09:14:28Z 2015-03-14T09:19:38Z FUJIOKA Minami, previously half of Panda 1/2, has lately been active as the singer of a 3-piece pop-oriented band (official site, and finally here comes a first release in the form of a 5-song mini-album. HMV gives away a promo... Fujioka Minami, previously half of Panda 1/2, has lately been active as the singer of a 3-piece pop-oriented band (official site, and finally here comes a first release in the form of a 5-song mini-album.

HMV gives away a promo sticker (while supplies last).

Fujioka Minami & The Morones can be seen live on March 18 (release day!) at Shibuya O-nest.

Fujioka Minami & The Morones "Hajiki"
藤岡みなみ&ザ・モローンズ 「はじき」

1. onegai toho kennai
2. onaji Mansion ~gekō jikoku no koibito~
3. iroiro
4. dō surya ii ze
5. Three Chord no daibōken

Chuo Line Record MRNS-001
Out 3/18, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), HMV, CDJapan

"onegai toho kennai"

"iroiro"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81SterTxEYL.jpg
yamp kolt "chewing" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10787 2015-03-14T08:44:04Z 2015-03-14T08:48:07Z Producer yamp kolt has a new album coming, featuring a variety of female vocalists. Those include hitomitoi, YAKUSHIMARU Etsuko (sotaiseiriron), UA, Saya (Tenniscoats), etc. Many musicians also participate, such as U-zhaan (tabla) and YOSHIGAKI Yasuhiro (drums) (Rovo, ex-Modern Choki Chokies)... Producer yamp kolt has a new album coming, featuring a variety of female vocalists. Those include hitomitoi, Yakushimaru Etsuko (sotaiseiriron), UA, Saya (Tenniscoats), etc. Many musicians also participate, such as U-zhaan (tabla) and Yoshigaki Yasuhiro (drums) (Rovo, ex-Modern Choki Chokies) and many more.

All songs can be sampled at CDJapan.

yamp kolt "Chewing"
yamp kolt 「チュウイング」

1. nahimi (feat. Tonchi)
2. hidamari (feat. HA~HA)
3. Parasol Umbrella (feat. UA)
4. ame no hi wa (feat. hanchan)
5. Kiss & Gold (feat. Hitomitoi)
6. Trick Coriander (feat. Saya)
7. phantom ship (ennichi Version) (feat. UA)
8. ohisama wa taiyō (Kazantō Version) (feat. Yakushimaru Etsuko)
9. She's My Baby (Band version) (feat. Hitomitoi)
10. tsuki no ki kage de naku deshō (feat. Koyama Yoshiko)
11. sleep too tight (feat. Saya)
12. kotoba nara iranai (feat. UA)

Cemetery Records DQC-1446
Out 3/18, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"nahimi (feat. Tonchi)"

]]>
http://coolestsound.jp/im/blog/480/http://www.cemetery-records.com/yampkolt/img/chewing/jacket.jpg