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/ 2016-02-07T23:35:56Z [via Twitter] Recommended show: Maika Leboutet, Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong. Feb 10 @ moon romantic ☞ http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/event/13304 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/696341627653091329 2016-02-07T23:35:56Z Recommended show: Maika Leboutet, Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong. Feb 10 @ moon romantic ☞ http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/event/13304 http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/event/13304 ]]> [via Twitter] RT @tokyogigguide: New version of Tokyo Gig Guide now online! http://www.tokyogigguide.com https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/695837062419714048 2016-02-06T14:10:58Z RT @tokyogigguide: New version of Tokyo Gig Guide now online! http://www.tokyogigguide.com tokyogigguide: New version of Tokyo Gig Guide now online! http://www.tokyogigguide.com ]]> [via Twitter] CaptainMirai (esu-efu) feat. VOCALOID Fukase, new video clip "sekai no hajimari" ☞ https://youtu.be/v35NaLXDUIM @tanzi https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/693264778400178176 2016-01-30T11:49:38Z CaptainMirai (esu-efu) feat. VOCALOID Fukase, new video clip "sekai no hajimari" ☞ https://youtu.be/v35NaLXDUIM @tanzi tanzi ]]> Soviet Chance "Soviet Chance" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11376 2016-01-28T13:19:25Z 2016-01-28T13:21:06Z Soviet Chance is a funky party band led by saxophonist Shūnosuke ISHIKAWA first founded 20 years ago in his school days. The ten members (former members and then some) still play music together and finally recorded this first mini-album. Included... Soviet Chance is a funky party band led by saxophonist Shūnosuke Ishikawa first founded 20 years ago in his school days. The ten members (former members and then some) still play music together and finally recorded this first mini-album. Included is a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "If You Want Me To Stay".

This was released on Nakatsuka Takeshi's Delicatessen Recordings label, and it's available on Amazon Japan and iTunes Japan. Samples can be heard on iTunes or Amazon MP3.

A show will be held on January 31 at Motion Blue Yokohama. Details here.

Soviet Chance "Soviet Chance"

1. Oh Silly Things
2. If You Want Me To Stay
3. Walk To Togo
4. NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana)
5. yantamagusso-ne - Hakushingkang -
6. torikara - The Fried Chicken - SC version

Delicatessen Recordings DCTR-1601
Out now (1/27), ¥1620
Order: Amazon, Amazon MP3, Soviet Chanceの "Soviet Chance - EP"を iTunes で (Japan)

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XTAL "Skygazer" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11366 2016-01-24T04:24:28Z 2016-01-24T05:41:16Z XTAL, aka Crystal (of (((sssurrounddd))), Jintana & Emeralds), has a first solo album coming on Crue-L Records! Expect electronic music that visits genres such as "shoegaze piano house", "slow acid minimal" and "cutup Balearic", we're being told. Included are collaborations with Kenji Takimi, Tomoki Kanda, Crue-L Grand Orchestra, Gonno and S.Koshi. The mastering was done by Tokunō Naoya, who is known for mastering works by Denki Groove, cero, etc.

All tracks can be sampled at Lighthouse Records.

XTAL "Skygazer"

1. Vanish Into Light (Album Version)
2. Heavenly Overtone (Album Version)
3. Mirror Made Of Rain (Album Version)
4. Unfamiliar Memories feat. Tomoki Kanda/S.Koshi
5. Red To Violet (Album Version)
6. Pihy feat. Fran-Key
7. Break The Dawn (Album Version) feat. S.Koshi
8. Steps On The Wind feat. Gonno
9. Skygazer feat. Crue-l Grand Orchestra

Crue-L Records KYTHMAK156DA
Out 2/1, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, HMV

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[via Twitter] KERA new clips "Forest Green" https://youtu.be/KsFnaWgSfqc & "kore de oaiko" https://youtu.be/jeDdv1aEYYE Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kera_Brown_White_Black/2016.01.10/011331/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/690789573647962112 2016-01-23T15:54:03Z KERA new clips "Forest Green" https://youtu.be/KsFnaWgSfqc & "kore de oaiko" https://youtu.be/jeDdv1aEYYE Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Kera_Brown_White_Black/2016.01.10/011331/ http://coolestsound.jp/Kera_Brown_White_Black/2016.01.10/011331/ ]]> Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans V" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11337 2016-01-22T12:35:26Z 2016-01-22T17:18:53Z Following 4th album "Vanilla Beans IV" (released in February 2015), and triple-A-side major single "onna wa sore o gaman shinai / Beanius / lonesome X", here's a brand new 5th album by idol group Vanilla Beans! It's full of songs,... Following 4th album "Vanilla Beans IV" (released in February 2015), and triple-A-side major single "onna wa sore o gaman shinai / Beanius / lonesome X", here's a brand new 5th album by idol group Vanilla Beans! It's full of songs, with one featuring Ram Rider, and another ("Night and Fly") written by Hidaka Tōru (The Starbems, ex-Beat Crusaders).

The limited edition comes with a bonus live DVD, while the regular edition has one extra track and also different artwork.

This album is the last sprint to the goal Vanilla Beans set themselves: 15,000 total CDs sold by the end of February (including the previous single). If the goal isn't reached in time they will call it quits... The counter is up at this special page at Avex.

Also check out this recent English interview on MTV81.

Vanilla Beans can be seen live January 23 at Hikarigaoka IMA Hall in an event with also Negicco, LinQ, Chelip and Fanta Rhyme. It starts at 13:00.

Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans V"
バニラビーンズ 「バニラビーンズV」

1. Say Goodbye
2. onna wa sore o gaman shinai
3. Night and Fly
4. DARE feat. RAM RIDER
5. Brand New Twilight
6. Lady Survivor
7. BOYZ & GIRLZ
8. jonetsu Violence
9. Beanius
10. Style and Council
11. lonesome X
12. Now & Forever
Regular edition bonus track
13. datte sekai wa kimi ga omou yori motto

DVD (Limited edition only)
Live footage from November 21, 2015 one-man live vol.8 at Shibuya clubasia

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
avex trax AVCD-93324
Out 2/3, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), Amazon w/ promo photo, Tower, YesAsia, HMV (13% off), CDJapan

Limited edition (CD only, with bonus track)
avex trax AVCD-93325
Out 2/3, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

"onna wa sore o gaman shinai" (Short version)

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The okawari Sisters "kitaikan Zero" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11354 2016-01-21T14:36:07Z 2016-01-21T14:44:39Z The latest by ryō FUKAWA (aka Rocketman) is this 2nd single by unit The okawari Sisters that he produces. The idol duo takes distinction in that both of them are "around 40". Their first single "koi wa okawari" was...

The latest by ryō fukawa (aka Rocketman) is this 2nd single by unit The okawari Sisters that he produces. The idol duo takes distinction in that both of them are "around 40". Their first single "koi wa okawari" was released on CD last October (Amazon) including three self-remixes. New song "kitaikan Zero" is so far only available on iTunes Japan, where it reached #1 on the dance chart.

The okawari Sisters "kitaikan Zero" (Download)
ザ・おかわりシスターズ 「期待感ゼロ」

tenohira Records
Out now (1/20)
Sample/buy: ザ・おかわりシスターズの "期待感ゼロ - Single"を iTunes で

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Sunny Day Service "ichigobatake de tsukamaete" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11362 2016-01-18T13:00:40Z 2016-01-18T13:00:55Z Sunny Day Service, the Shibuya-kei roots band led by SOKABE Keiichi and that's been around since 1992, has a new 7" just out! This is their first release following album "Sunny" (2014, Amazon). The video clip features Kaede (Negicco), Un... Sunny Day Service, the Shibuya-kei roots band led by Sokabe Keiichi and that's been around since 1992, has a new 7" just out! This is their first release following album "Sunny" (2014, Amazon). The video clip features Kaede (Negicco), Un Amin and Shimizu Yumi (lyrical school).

The package contains a CD of the same two songs. Both can be sampled at Jet Set.

Sunny Day Service "ichigobatake de tsukamaete" (7"+CD)
サニーデイ・サービス 「苺畑でつかまえて」

A. ichigobatake de tsukamaete
B. Cobalt

Rose Records ROSE-195
Out now (1/15), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

"ichigobatake de tsukamaete"

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[via Twitter] Recommended show: Especia, Sunday Jan 17 @ Shin-Kiba Studio Coast! Info ☞ http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/13172-especia @especiaofficial https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/687981808793731076 2016-01-15T21:56:59Z Recommended show: Especia, Sunday Jan 17 @ Shin-Kiba Studio Coast! Info ☞ http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/13172-especia @especiaofficial http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/13172-especia @especiaofficial ]]> [via Twitter] The Lady Spade new clip "Aretabetaina"! https://youtu.be/FzLnQJjoAbQ from album "Reverse Shaped Black Heart" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/The_Lady_Spade_Reverse_Shaped_Black_Heart/2014.11.23/010633/ @info_SPD https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/687973816455135232 2016-01-15T21:25:14Z The Lady Spade new clip "Aretabetaina"! https://youtu.be/FzLnQJjoAbQ from album "Reverse Shaped Black Heart" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/The_Lady_Spade_Reverse_Shaped_Black_Heart/2014.11.23/010633/ @info_SPD http://coolestsound.jp/The_Lady_Spade_Reverse_Shaped_Black_Heart/2014.11.23/010633/ @info_SPD ]]> Perfume "Perfume Anniversary 10days 2015 PPPPPPPPPP 'LIVE 3:5:6:9'" (Blu-ray/DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11357 2016-01-14T15:35:12Z 2016-01-14T15:38:51Z Here's a new Perfume live Blu-ray/DVD, of a show titled "LIVE 3:5:6:9" part of 10-day event "Perfume Anniversary 10days 2015 PPPPPPPPPP" held to celebrate their 15th anniversary and also 10 years since their major debut. The limited edition contains a... Here's a new Perfume live Blu-ray/DVD, of a show titled "LIVE 3:5:6:9" part of 10-day event "Perfume Anniversary 10days 2015 PPPPPPPPPP" held to celebrate their 15th anniversary and also 10 years since their major debut.

The limited edition contains a bonus disc of a digest of more from the 10 days, and comes with a deluxe photo booklet.

Perfume "Perfume Anniversary 10days 2015 PPPPPPPPPP 'LIVE 3:5:6:9'"

1. Opening
2. FAKE IT
3. NIGHT FLIGHT
4. Computer City
5. Pick Me Up
6. Laser Beam
7. mirai no Museum
8. Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow
9. 1mm
10. kareshi boshūchū
11. GAME
12. STORY
13. Party Maker
14. Dream Fighter
15. "P.T.A." no Corner
16. One Room Disco
17. Chocolate Disco
18. Puppy love
19. STAR TRAIN [ENCORE]

Disc 2 (Limited edition only)
Anniversary 10days Digest & more

Blu-ray limited edition (All regions) (2 discs)
Universal UPXP-9005
Out now (1/13), ¥7500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, HMV (15% off)

DVD limited edition (Region 2) (2 discs)
Universal UPBP-9007
Out now (1/13), ¥6500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (22% off), Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, HMV (15% off)

Blu-ray regular edition (All regions)
Universal UPXP-1007
Out now (1/13), ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, HMV (15% off)

DVD regular edition (Region 2)
Universal UPBP-1007
Out now (1/13), ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, HMV (15% off)

Teaser clip

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Yogee New Waves "Sunset Town e.p." tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11355 2016-01-11T11:33:28Z 2016-01-11T12:01:29Z Out last December is this new EP by pop trio Yogee New Waves. Included is a remix by Dorian. "Like Sixteen Candles" is now being used as the ending theme of TV show Moyamoya Summers 2 (TV Tokyo every Sunday... Out last December is this new EP by pop trio Yogee New Waves. Included is a remix by Dorian.

"Like Sixteen Candles" is now being used as the ending theme of TV show Moyamoya Summers 2 (TV Tokyo every Sunday at 18:30). Check out the video below.

Hear audio samples at HMV.

Yogee New Waves "Sunset Town e.p."

1. Like Sixteen Candles
2. Sunset Town
3. Night is Coming
4. Lemon Tea
5. Sunset Town [Dorian remix]

Roman Label ROMAN-003
Out now (12/2), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV, Sunset Town - EP by Yogee New Waves on iTunes

"Like Sixteen Candles"

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Kera "Brown, White & Black" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11331 2016-01-10T03:13:00Z 2016-01-23T06:52:14Z Kera (aka Keralino Sandorovich, of No Lie-Sense, Kera & The Synthesizers) has a new solo album coming, his first since 1988 ("genshoku"). This new album is said to be jazz, "fake jazz". Included are covers of jazz standards "Shine (That's Why They Call Me Shine)", "Lover, Come Back to Me" (from musical "The New Moon"), and also a self-cover of "Mississippi" (originally by his band Uchōten) and Guernica's "fukkō no uta" (band of Togawa Jun), and of course original songs too. This comes on Kera's own Nagomu Records label.

Audio samples can be heard at OTOTOY where the album was released in advance in high-quality formats.

A special show will be held at Billboard Live Tokyo on March 13. Tickets go on sale on January 27.

Kera "Brown, White & Black"
ケラ 「Brown, White & Black」

1. Old Boys (SWING)
2. Shine (That's Why They Call Me Shine)
3. han da-su no yume
4. kore de oaiko
5. gakusei jidai
6. Lover, Come Back to Me
7. Mississippi
8. rukeichi
9. gekkō ataisenkin
10. Tokyo no yane no shita
11. fukkō no uta
12. chizu to ryōdo
13. Forest Green (arui wa, ano uta o itsu ka utaeru ka)

Nagomu Records CDSOL-1700
Out 1/20, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: OTOTOY, Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV

"Forest Green (arui wa, ano uta o itsu ka utaeru ka)"

"kore de oaiko"

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[via Twitter] METAFIVE brand new clip "Luv U Tokio"! https://youtu.be/6D4REZZtOOk Album "META" out Jan. 13 ☞ http://bit.ly/1Ujg89Z https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/685088286591729664 2016-01-07T22:19:10Z METAFIVE brand new clip "Luv U Tokio"! https://youtu.be/6D4REZZtOOk Album "META" out Jan. 13 ☞ http://bit.ly/1Ujg89Z http://bit.ly/1Ujg89Z ]]> [via Twitter] A brand new English interview with Vanilla Beans about their current situation..! https://twitter.com/MTV_81/status/681807331559104513 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/683505766515388416 2016-01-03T13:30:48Z A brand new English interview with Vanilla Beans about their current situation..! https://twitter.com/MTV_81/status/681807331559104513 HOSHINO Michiru "My Tiny World (Duet with MATSUO Kiyonori)" (CD+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11324 2016-01-02T14:08:05Z 2016-01-02T14:13:46Z HOSHINO Michiru's latest single is a duet with MATSUO Kiyonori, a member of 80's band Cinema. The song "My Tiny World" was also featured on MATSUO's new solo album "This Tiny World" (Amazon). The B-side is a cover of MATSUO's... Hoshino Michiru's latest single is a duet with Matsuo Kiyonori, a member of 80's band Cinema. The song "My Tiny World" was also featured on Matsuo's new solo album "This Tiny World" (Amazon). The B-side is a cover of Matsuo's "itoshi no Rosie" (1984). The songs are produced by Hase Hajimu and Satō Seiki in an electro-pop style.

As with her other recent singles, this comes as a CD plus 7" record.

Hear audio samples of both songs at Jet Set.

Hoshino Michiru "My Tiny World <Duet with Matsuo Kiyonori>"
星野みちる 「MY TINY WORLD <DUET WITH 松尾清憲>」

CD
1. My Tiny World <Duet with Matsuo Kiyonori>
2. itoshi no Rosie
3. My Tiny World (inst)
4. itoshi no Rosie (inst)

7"
A. My Tiny World <Duet with Matsuo Kiyonori>
B. itoshi no Rosie

High Contrast HCCD-9566
Out now (2015/11/11), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV, Jet Set

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tofubeats "Positive Remixes" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11327 2016-01-02T12:45:46Z 2016-01-02T13:30:18Z Here come remixes of tofubeats' latest album "Positive"! Featured remixers include NAKATA Yasutaka (CAPSULE), SUNAHARA Yoshinori, Cherryboy Function, okadada, KOMURO Tetsuya, banvox, Pa's Lam System, PARKGOLF, tofubeats himself and more. tofubeats "POSITIVE Remixes" CD1 1. POSITIVE feat.Dream Ami -NAKATA Yasutaka... Here come remixes of tofubeats' latest album "Positive"! Featured remixers include Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE), Sunahara Yoshinori, Cherryboy Function, okadada, Komuro Tetsuya, banvox, Pa's Lam System, PARKGOLF, tofubeats himself and more.

tofubeats "POSITIVE Remixes"

CD1
1. POSITIVE feat.Dream Ami -Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) REMIX
2. T.D.M. feat. okadada -okadada enxtended mix
3. Too Many Girls feat. KREVA -ILLICIT TSUBOI REMIX
4. STAKEHOLDER -Komuro Tetsuya REMIX
5. Throw your laptop on the fire feat. Komuro Tetsuya -PART2STYLE SOUND REMIX
6. Without U feat.Skylar Spence -in the blue shirt REMIX
7. suteki na Maison feat. Tamashiro Tina -tofubeats REMIX
8. kurikaeshi no MUSIC feat. Kishida Shigeru (Quruli) -tofubeats REMIX
9. betsu no ningen feat. Nakano Yoshie (EGO-WRAPPIN') -PUNCH & MIGHTY REMIX
10. I Believe In You -cherryboy function REMIX

CD2
1. Don't stop the music feat. Moritaka Chisato -Yoshinori Sunahara Remix
2. populuxe -RAMZA Remix
3. Come On Honey ! feat. Arai Hitomi (Tokyo Girls' Style) -spazzkid Remix
4. asa ga kuru made owaru koto no nai Dance o -banvox Remix
5. CAND¥¥¥LAND feat LIZ -Pa's Lam System Remix
6. oshiete kensaku feat. Noko (shinsei kamattechan) -PARKGOLF Remix
7. koromogae feat. BONNIE PINK -tofubeats Remix
8. koromogae feat. BONNIE PINK -John Gastro&tofubeats 1960s Remix

unBORDE WPCL-12282
Out 1/20, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

"suteki na Maison feat. Tamashiro Tina -tofubeats REMIX "

"koromogae feat. BONNIE PINK -tofubeats Remix"

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Cherryboy Function "Word In The Petals" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11330 2016-01-02T04:18:00Z 2016-01-02T04:18:49Z Cherryboy Function has a new album coming this week! This is his 2nd full-length, follow-up to "Something Electronic" (2007) released 8 years ago, though three "suggested function EP"'s were released meanwhile. Included is a remix by De De Mouse. CHERRYBOY... Cherryboy Function has a new album coming this week! This is his 2nd full-length, follow-up to "Something Electronic" (2007) released 8 years ago, though three "suggested function EP"'s were released meanwhile. Included is a remix by De De Mouse.

CHERRYBOY FUNCTION 「WORD IN THE PETALS」

1. Frozen Gift
2. Distopia (Inter-Tech)
3. Pulse of Change (Organic Component)
4. Captive of Mists
5. Stripped Servant
6. Missing Dreams (Where is It)
7. Gauche Experience (Album Mix)
8. Red Tales
9. Word in the Petals
10. Another Side (Ceremonial Suite-Refill)
11. Gauche Experience (DE DE MOUSE Remix)

ExT Recordings EXT-0022
Out 1/6, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV, CHERRYBOY FUNCTIONの

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Charan-Po-Rantan "onna no 46pun" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11325 2016-01-02T03:42:22Z 2016-01-02T04:00:17Z Sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a brand new album coming this week! "Taylor ni narenai yo" is an homage song to Taylor Swift, and its video was shot in New York where they went for a show at Japan Society last... Sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a brand new album coming this week! "Taylor ni narenai yo" is an homage song to Taylor Swift, and its video was shot in New York where they went for a show at Japan Society last October. Check it out below.

Two limited editions (DVD and Blu-ray) each contain 5 new video clips, 3 "show movies", and footage from their journey in New York, including the filming of their video, and Philadelphia (where they played a show at FringeArts). The Blu-ray limited edition has yet more videos, as it includes 7 more that were released on DVD-only with previous album "Theatre Theatre".

Charan-Po-Rantan can be seen at free in-store events on January 6 at Tower Records Shinjuku (7F from 20:30) and January 23 at Tower Records Shibuya (1F from 20:00). A Japan tour will be held in February and March, stopping by Tokyo on March 12. All details on their official site.

Charan-Po-Rantan "onna no 46pun"
チャラン・ポ・ランタン 「女の46分」

CD
1. tokei shikake no jinsei
2. Möbius no ikidomari
3. Adam
4. watashi machigatteta
5. otoko no Saga
6. Taylor ni narenai yo
7. kono saki no Scenario wa anata shidai
8. Milk Tea
9. suki dōshi
10. yoku
11. chanto yatteru mo-n
12. kanata no kuni no Merry-go-round
13. Hava Nagila

DVD (DVD limited edition only)
1. kanata no kuni no Merry-go-round (Music Video)
2. Möbius no ikidomari (Music Video)
3. Taylor ni narenai yo (Music Video)
4. ginnan gakudan Quartet (Music Video)
5. Mustafa (Music Video)
6. tatakau onna (Show Movie)
7. sayonara yūenchi (Show Movie)
8. Oppai Boggie (Show Movie)
9. Charan-Po-Rantan New York e yuku (Road Movie)

Blu-ray (Blu-ray limited edition only)
1. kanata no kuni no Merry-go-round (Music Video)
2. Möbius no ikidomari (Music Video)
3. Taylor ni narenai yo (Music Video)
4. ginnan gakudan Quartet (Music Video)
5. Mustafa (Music Video)
6. 71oku Piece no Puzzle Game (Music Video)
7. France kabure (Music Video)
8. utsukushisa to wakasa (Music Video)
9. watashi no uchū (Music Video)
10. Workaholic (Music Video)
11. su-dara fushi (Music Video)
12. wasurekaketeta monogatari (Music Video)
13. tatakau onna (Show Movie)
14. sayonara yūenchi (Show Movie)
15. Oppai Boggie (Show Movie)
16. Charan-Po-Rantan New York e yuku (Road Movie)

DVD limited edition (CD+DVD)
avex trax AVCD-93321
Out 1/6, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (14% off), Tower, YesAsia, HMV (13% off), CDJapan

Blu-ray limited edition (CD+Blu-ray)
avex trax AVCD-93322
Out 1/6, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), Tower, YesAsia, HMV (13% off), CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
avex trax AVCD-93323
Out 1/6, ¥2700 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

"Taylor ni narenai yo"

"tokei shikake no jinsei"

"kanata no kuni no Merry-go-round" (Slightly short version)

"Möbius no ikidomari"

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Various Artists "yoru no Minoru Phone Hour" (7"), "Tokuma Dance Party" (7"), "ozashiki Japan" (7") compiled by KONISHI Yasuharu tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11335 2016-01-01T16:17:15Z 2016-01-01T15:33:58Z Following the release of three compilations on label Tokuma Japan last year, all compiled by KONISHI Yasuharu, here comes cuts from these on 7". Each 7" contains two songs from each of the compilations, one remix by KONISHI plus one... Following the release of three compilations on label Tokuma Japan last year, all compiled by Konishi Yasuharu, here comes cuts from these on 7". Each 7" contains two songs from each of the compilations, one remix by Konishi plus one other song. The jackets are also the same.

The remixes are respectively of songs by Vanilla Beans ("Nicola"), Yoshi Ikuzō ("ore wa zettai! Presley") and Yamamoto Linda ("Mini Mini Date"), all of which were made especially for those compilations.

Also look for the B-sides: a Japanese lyrics cover of Jane Birkin's "Ex Fan Des Sixties" (song written by Serge Gainsbourg), Konishi's radio unit Girl Girl Girl's "Boy Boy Boy", and Kinoco Hotel's cover of "mayonaka no Angel Baby" (originally sung by Hirayama Miki).


Various Artists "yoru no Minoru Phone Hour" (7")
オムニバス 「夜のミノルフォン・アワー」

A. Vanilla Beans / Nicola (Konishi Yasuharu Remix)
B. Yasuda Narumi / omoide no Rock'n'Roll (Ex Fan Des Sixties)

Jet Set JS7S113
Out 1/8, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon

Various Artists "Tokuma Dance Party" (7")
オムニバス 「徳間ダンス・パーティー」

A. Yoshi Ikuzō / ore wa zettai! Presley (Konishi Yasuharu Remix)
B. Girl Girl Girl / Boy Boy Boy

Jet Set JS7S114
Out 1/8, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon

Various Artists "ozashiki Japan" (7")
オムニバス 「お座敷ジャパン」

A. Yamamoto Linda / Mini Mini Date (Konishi Yasuharu Remix)
B. Kinoco Hotel / mayonaka no Angel Baby

Jet Set JS7S115
Out 1/8, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon

Kinoco Hotel "mayonaka no Angel Baby"

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Metafive "Meta" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11241 2016-01-01T03:40:53Z 2016-01-07T13:17:28Z Happy New Year 2016!!! Here we go! Metafive finally have a first original album coming! Metafive is an all-star band featuring TAKAHASHI Yukihiro (YMO), OYAMADA Keigo (Cornelius), Towa TEI, SUNAHARA Yoshinori, GONDō Tomohiko and Leo IMAI. All songs are brand... Happy New Year 2016!!! Here we go!

Metafive finally have a first original album coming! Metafive is an all-star band featuring Takahashi Yukihiro (YMO), Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, Gondō Tomohiko and Leo Imai.

All songs are brand new originals, except for "Radio" which is a cover of Towa Tei (song that originally featured Takahashi Yukihiro on vocals), and "Split Spirit" which was previously released as a digital single but here presented in a new version. Watch the official video and studio live versions below. "Don't Move" is available in advance on iTunes Japan.

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

Metafive can be seen live at Liquidroom on January 14, and then at EX Theater Roppongi on January 21. Tickets are on sale.

METAFIVE "META"

1. Don't Move
2. Luv U Tokio
3. Maisie's Avenue
4. Albore
5. Gravetrippin'
6. Anodyne
7. Disaster Baby
8. Radio (META Version)
9. W.G.S.F.
10. Split Spirit (META Version)
11. Whiteout
12. Threads

Warner WPCL-12294
Out 1/13, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan, METAFIVE (高橋幸宏 × 小山田圭吾 × 砂原良徳 × TOWA TEI × ゴンドウトモヒコ × LEO今井)の (Japan)

"Luv U Tokio" (Video edit)

"Don't Move" (Studio live version)

"Maisie's Avenue" (Studio live version)

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[via Twitter] Happy New Year 2016! Looking forward to more and more great music! 🎶🎍🐒 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/682580774353158144 2016-01-01T00:15:13Z Happy New Year 2016! Looking forward to more and more great music! 🎶🎍🐒 Negicco "attoteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.-" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11307 2015-12-31T13:12:32Z 2015-12-31T13:21:52Z Negicco has just released a new single of which the title track is a new version of "attōteki na Style" re-recorded with their backing band, NEGiBAND. The B-side is a brand new song with music written by HASE Yasuhiro (Yume... Negicco has just released a new single of which the title track is a new version of "attōteki na Style" re-recorded with their backing band, NEGiBAND. The B-side is a brand new song with music written by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume to Cosme) and lyrics by connie, and was also recorded with a full band. Check out the video below!

The single comes in two formats, CD and 7", both limited to the initial pressing only.

Negicco will tour Japan backed by their NEGiBAND from February to April, with a finale at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo on April 27. Tickets go on sale January 23. Details here.

Negicco "attōteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.-" (CD)
Negicco 「圧倒的なスタイル -NEGiBAND ver.-」

1. attoteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.‐
2. Canal no madobe
3. attoteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.‐(inst)
4. Canal no madobe (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0145
Out 12/26, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan, Negiccoの (Japan)

Negicco "attōteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.-" (7")
Negicco 「圧倒的なスタイル -NEGiBAND ver.-」

A. attoteki na Style -NEGiBAND ver.‐
B. Canal no madobe

T-Palette Records TPRV-0018
Out 12/26, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan

"Canal no madobe"

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Denki Groove "Denki Groove The Movie? -The Music Selection-" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11305 2015-12-31T12:51:44Z 2015-12-31T12:58:28Z Denki Groove's official documentary movie "Denki Groove The Movie" is being screened in theaters throughout Japan since December 26 for a limited time. The movie is full of rare footage covering the band's history since it was founded in 1989.... Denki Groove's official documentary movie "Denki Groove The Movie" is being screened in theaters throughout Japan since December 26 for a limited time. The movie is full of rare footage covering the band's history since it was founded in 1989. To accompany the movie, this soundtrack including some rare and exclusive tracks has also been released. A newly recorded version of hit song "N.O." is also included.

Hear audio samples at HMV.

Denki Groove will play one-man shows at Zepp Tokyo on March 8 and 9, following ashow at Zepp Namba (Osaka) on March 4. Tickets go on sale February 6.

Denki Groove "Denki Groove The Movie? -The Music Selection-"
電気グルーヴ 「DENKI GROOVE THE MOVIE? -THE MUSIC SELECTION-」

1. 25 Raw Beats (Movie Edit)
2. HELLO MR.MONKEY MAGIC ORCHESTRA (Live @ FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2014)
3. Denki biribiri
4. MUD EBIS (chimimix)
5. shinkansen (Movie Edit)
6. niji (Live @ Mayday Mix)
7. Mama Cake
8. Shangri-La
9. VOLCANIC DRUMBEATS (Live @ YAKYU DISCO 1997.8.16 Akasaka BLITZ)
10. FLASHBACK DISCO (Live @ FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2014)
11. hikenai Guitar o hikun da ze
12. Twilight
13. Shonen Young
14. SHAMEFUL
15. N.O. 2016

Ki/oon KSCL-2646
Out now (12/23), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan, YesAsia

Movie trailer

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Hamada Bamyu Bamyu "Nandeya Nen Nen" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11308 2015-12-30T13:37:42Z 2015-12-30T13:56:28Z Here's a funny one. Popular comedian HAMADA Masatoshi (of comedy unit Downtown) parodies Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in this single released as Hamada Bamyu Bamyu. This gets interesting as the track is produced by none other than NAKATA Yasutaka, and...

Here's a funny one. Popular comedian Hamada Masatoshi (of comedy unit Downtown) parodies Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in this single released as Hamada Bamyu Bamyu. This gets interesting as the track is produced by none other than Nakata Yasutaka, and the jacket and video were done by Kyary's own art director Sebastian Masuda!

Hamada Bamyu Bamyu "Nandeya Nen Nen"
浜田ばみゅばみゅ 「なんでやねんねん」

1. Nandeya Nen Nen
2. Nandeya Nen Nen -remix-
3. Nandeya Nen Nen -instrumental-

Warner Music WPCL-12300
Out now (12/16), ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan, iTunes Link Maker, Amazon Japan MP3

"Nandeya Nen Nen"

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Sexy-Synthesizer "Space" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11328 2015-12-30T13:22:11Z 2015-12-30T13:25:54Z Sexy-Synthesizer is back with brand new album "Space"! It had been 8 years since previous album "Rock" (2007) which was released in several forms meanwhile. "Space" has a concept of shooting game music, and comes as a mini-LP package of... Sexy-Synthesizer is back with brand new album "Space"! It had been 8 years since previous album "Rock" (2007) which was released in several forms meanwhile. "Space" has a concept of shooting game music, and comes as a mini-LP package of two CDs (the 2nd only holding one song).

The CD is available worldwide directly via Bandcamp, or at Amazon Japan.

Sexy-Synthesizer can next be seen live at the annual Famicom all-night festival event Fami-mōde.

SEXY-SYNTHESIZER "SPACE"

CD 1
1. Press Start
2. Sing
3. Stage 2
4. R or L ?
5. Docking
6. Gamer's Delight Pt.4
7. Gamer's Delight Pt.5
8. Hand In Hand
9. High Score!
10. Dream Tomorrow
11. To The Space

CD 2
1. Venus

Eau Rouge Recordings
Out now (12/9), ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Bandcamp, Amazon

Preview mix

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Count Joke "nikyu tenshi no Theme / ame ni hohoemi o" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11302 2015-12-30T12:53:58Z 2015-12-30T13:03:27Z Count Joke (aka jōdan hakushaku) (Facebook page) have released yet another 7" single this month! "nikyū tenshi no Theme" is a brand new original, while "ame ni hohoemi o" is a Japanese lyrics disco cover of Neil Sedaka's "Laughter in... Count Joke (aka jōdan hakushaku) (Facebook page) have released yet another 7" single this month! "nikyū tenshi no Theme" is a brand new original, while "ame ni hohoemi o" is a Japanese lyrics disco cover of Neil Sedaka's "Laughter in the Rain".

The package contains both a 7" and CD.

Count Joke "nikyū tenshi no Theme / ame ni hohoemi o" (7"+CD)
冗談伯爵 「二級天使のテーマ / 雨に微笑を」

7"
A. nikyū tenshi no Theme
B. ame ni hohoemi o

CD
1. nikyū tenshi no Theme
2. ame ni hohoemi o
3. nikyū tenshi no Theme (inst)
4. ame ni hohoemi o (inst)

Vivid Sound/High Contrast HCCD-9567
Out now (12/9), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, Tower

Sampler

See also:
"Pink Shadow / tamago" (7"+CD)
"itsuka dokoka de c/w yūrei no Ballad" (7"+CD)
"LED c/w nagisa" (7"+CD)
"bird man c/w ameagari" (7"+CD)

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Urbangarde "Showa 90nen" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11243 2015-12-30T12:13:26Z 2015-12-30T13:53:10Z Trauma techno-pop group Urbangarde has released a brand new 7th album earlier this month, "Showa 90nen" ("Year Showa 90"), which came 1½ year after the previous "utsukushii kuni". Check out the videos below and hear more samples at Amazon.

The limited edition comes with a DVD of 4 music video clips plus 10 songs from a live show held last June 20 at Shinjuku ReNY, for a total of 14 songs.

A Japan tour will be held in April 2016, with a finale at Shinjuku Blaze (Tokyo) on May 1st. Meanwhile they can be seen at other events such as one part of Shinjuku Loft's 40th anniversary series on January 10. Find out details on their official site.

Urbangarde "Shōwa 90nen"
アーバンギャルド 「昭和九十年」

1. kuchibiru Democracy (Lips Democracy)
2. Love Letter moyu (Burning Love Letter)
3. Coin Locker Babies
4. Shinjuku Mon Amour
5. shijin-gari (Poet Hunting)
6. hako-otoko ni kike (Listen To The Box Man)
7. Shōwa 90nen 12gatsu (December in Showa 90)
8. Icon aika (Icon Elegy)
9. Zombie Powder
10. Heisei shibō yūgi (Heisei Death Game)
11. All Doubt Nippon

DVD (Limited edition only)
1. kuchibiru Democracy ((PROPAGANDA VIDEO)
2. Love Letter moyu (PROPAGANDA VIDEO)
3. Coin Locker Babies (PROPAGANDA VIDEO)
4. Heisei shibō yūgi (PROPAGANDA VIDEO)
5. "Urbangarde 2015 haru o ure Spring Sale Tour" 6.20 Shinjuku ReNY (10 songs) (LIVE VIDEO)

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Kadokawa FAMC-208
Out now (12/9), ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV

Regular edition (CD only)
Kadokawa FAMC-209
Out now (12/9), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV, アーバンギャルドの (World), アーバンギャルドの (Japan)

"kuchibiru Democracy"

"Love Letter moyu"

"Coin Locker Babies"

"Shinjuku Mon Amour"

"Heisei shibō yūgi"

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