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/ 2015-08-30T13:41:47Z Towa TEI feat. UA "Sound of Music" (12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11159 2015-08-30T13:41:47Z 2015-08-30T13:42:58Z Towa TEI has a new 12" single out now! "Sound of Music" is a cut from latest album "CUTE", and it features singer UA. Included is also a remix by Goh HOTODA and an instrumental of the same song, as... Towa Tei has a new 12" single out now! "Sound of Music" is a cut from latest album "CUTE", and it features singer UA. Included is also a remix by Goh Hotoda and an instrumental of the same song, as well as the album's lead track "Luv Pandemic".

A release party of album "CUTE" will be held at Sound Museum Vision in Shibuya on September 21, also featuring Ishino Takkyu, Sunahara Yoshinori, tofubeats, Dorian, Yakenohara and more. Details here.

Towa Tei feat. UA "Sound of Music" (12")

A1. Sound of Music (Goh Hotoda Dub)
A2. Sound of Music (Inst.)
B1. Sound of Music
B2. Luv Pandemic

Mach Beat MBEP-1502
Out now (8/26), ¥1850 (excl. tax)
Order: AmazonHMV, Tower (Japan only), Jet Set

"Sound of Music" (short version) + "Luv Pandemic"

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[via Twitter] RT @towatei: 9.99🔴 in overseas. Finally,You can get new album "CUTE" on iTunesStore! https://instagram.com/p/6_DM9uynGH/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/637799087996141568 2015-08-30T10:28:46Z RT @towatei: 9.99🔴 in overseas. Finally,You can get new album "CUTE" on iTunesStore! https://instagram.com/p/6_DM9uynGH/ towatei: 9.99🔴 in overseas. Finally,You can get new album "CUTE" on iTunesStore! https://instagram.com/p/6_DM9uynGH/ ]]> Bajune TOBETA "Teddy Bear and Password" (CD+DVD), "Space Loungin'" (12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11127 2015-08-26T14:44:42Z 2015-08-26T14:49:17Z Producer Bajune TOBETA has a new EP out today! Three vocalists are featured: NOMIYA Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five), Bonjour SUZUKI (a female singer who debuted earlier this year), and Vivian Sessoms (who has been featured many times on songs by Towa... Producer Bajune Tobeta has a new EP out today! Three vocalists are featured: Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five), Bonjour Suzuki (a female singer who debuted earlier this year), and Vivian Sessoms (who has been featured many times on songs by Towa Tei). The CD comes with a DVD of a music video starring model Fujii Sachi.

At the same time was released a 12" titled "Space Loungin'" of another song featuring rapper Shing02. Details below.

You can hear some short versions of all songs at Tobeta's Soundcloud.

An album titled "Tokyo Galaxy" is expected to be released on September 16.

Bajune Tobeta "Teddy Bear and Password" (CD+DVD)
トベタ バジュン 「テディベアとパスワード」
(Japanese title: "Teddy Bear to Password")

1. Teddy Bear and Password (feat. Nomiya Maki)
2. Teddy Bear and Password (Instrumental)
3. Teddy Bear and Password (Nicola Conte Instrumental Mix)
4. Contours of Moon and Afternoon Rain (feat. Bonjour Suzuki)
5. Contours of Moon and Afternoon Rain (Instrumental)
6. Secret Lounge (feat. Vivian Sessoms)

Electric Sheep ELSP-0018
Out 8/26, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, トベタ・バジュン "テディベアとパスワード - EP"

Bajune Tobeta "Space Loungin'" (12")
トベタ バジュン 「Space Loungin'」

A1. Space Loungin' (feat. Shing02)
A2. Space Loungin' (feat. Shing02) yakkle remix
B1. Space Loungin' instrumental
B2. Space Loungin' drumlessmix

Electric Sheep ELSP-0017
Order: Amazon, CDJapan, トベタ・バジュン "Space Loungin' - EP"

Trailer clip

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu album vinyl reissues tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11037 2015-08-16T03:29:09Z 2015-08-16T03:34:51Z This one is for KPP's hardcore fans, DJs and vinyl collectors. All of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's albums (and debut mini-album) to date are being released on vinyl. Full-length albums come as a set of two records, keeping the songs in... This one is for KPP's hardcore fans, DJs and vinyl collectors. All of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's albums (and debut mini-album) to date are being released on vinyl. Full-length albums come as a set of two records, keeping the songs in the same order as the original tracklists. All are released as limited editions, so it's best to order early

UK fans, Kyary will be playing at Roundhouse in London on October 11. Not to be missed! Tickets can be bought here. A Japan hall tour will also be held from September to December (details).

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "moshimoshi Harajuku" (12")
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 「もしもし原宿」

A1. Kyary no March
A2. Cherry Bonbon
A3. PONPONPON
B1. chōdo ii no
B2. pinpon ga nannai
B3. jelly

unBORDE WPJL-10020
Out 8/19, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, Jet Set

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution" (2 x 12")
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 「ぱみゅぱみゅレボリューション」

A1. Pamyu Pamyu Revolution
A2. tsukema tsukeru
A3. PONPONPON
B1. minna no uta
B2. Kyary ANAN
B3. CANDY CANDY
C1. Drinker
C2. onedari 44°C
C3. sukisugite kiresō
D1. girigiri Safe
D2. oyasumi
D3. chanchakachanchan

nBORDE WPJL-10021
Out 8/19, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, Jet Set

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "nanda Collection" (2 x 12")
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 「なんだこれくしょん」

A1. nanda Collection
A2. Ninjya Re Bang Bang
A3. kimi ni 100 Percent
B1. Super Scooter Happy
B2. Invader Invader
B3. mi
C1. Fashion Monster
C2. saigo no Ice Cream
C3. Noriko to Norio
D1. furisodeshon
D2. kurakura
D3. otona na kodomo

unBORDE WPJL-10023
Out 8/19, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, Jet Set

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin" (2 x 12")
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 「ピカピカふぁんたじん」

A1. Pika Pika Fantajin
A2. Kira Kira Killer
A3. Yume No Hajima Ring Ring -album mix-
B1. Mottai-Nightland
B2. Serious hitomi
B3. do do pi do
C1. Family Party -album mix-
C2. Ring a Bell
C3. Tokyo Highway
D1. koi koi koi
D2. sungoi Aura -album mix-
D3. Explorer

unBORDE WPJL-10025
Out 8/19, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, Jet Set

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the oto factory "Cocktail Party" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11048 2015-08-15T14:35:33Z 2015-08-15T14:39:09Z Young 4-piece 5-synth band the oto factory has a first mini-album out now on Rallye Label. Included is "Skyscraper" which involved tofubeats as an engineer, as well as remixes by Dorian and BlackglassG. Hear samples of all songs at CDJapan.... Young 4-piece 5-synth band the oto factory has a first mini-album out now on Rallye Label. Included is "Skyscraper" which involved tofubeats as an engineer, as well as remixes by Dorian and BlackglassG.

Hear samples of all songs at CDJapan.

the oto factory can be seen live in Tokyo at the Rallye Label festival "sokokashiko" on October 12. Details here.

the oto factory "Cocktail Party"
the oto factory 「カクテルパーティー」

1. Hi
2. 2014Disco
3. Skyscraper
4. Dream of love
5. Cocktail Party
6. 2014Disco (BlackglassG Remix)
7. Skyscraper (dorian Remix)

Rallye Label RYECD222
Out 8/5, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, the oto factory

"Cocktail Party" (live)

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Cornelius "Constellations of Music" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11136 2015-08-15T13:11:08Z 2015-08-15T13:21:40Z Cornelius has a new collection of his recent works coming. At a first glance it seems to be part of the "CM" series (the previous was "CM4" in 2012), though this one is distinguished by bringing a good share of... Cornelius has a new collection of his recent works coming. At a first glance it seems to be part of the "CM" series (the previous was "CM4" in 2012), though this one is distinguished by bringing a good share of new recordings and rare tracks.

"Holiday Hymn" and "Tokyo Twilight" are brand new Cornelius songs, while "May You Always" (The McGuire Sisters cover) is a previously unreleased song that's been performed live with salyu x salyu. Also included is a brand new song by Ohno Yumiko (Buffalo Daughter), "Escalator Step".

Check out this release special site.

Amazon and HMV give away a promo badge while supplies last.

Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius) can be seen performing live part of Metafive, the headlining act of festival World Happiness 2015 to be held on Sunday August 23.

Cornelius "Constellations Of Music"

(Artist / Title)
1. Ohno Yumiko / Escalator Step
2. Sakamoto Shintaro feat. Fuko Nakamura / yūrei no kibun de (Cornelius Mix)
3. The Bird And The Bee and Cornelius / Heart Throbs And Apple Seeds
4. salyu × salyu / Hammond Song
5. Cornelius / Holiday Hymn
6. Korallreven / Try Anything Once (with Cornelius)
7. Cornelius / Night People
8. Penguin Cafe / Solaris (Cornelius Mix)
9. Gotye / Eyes Wide Open (Cornelius Remix)
10. Plastic Sex / The End
11. Sakanaction / Music (Cornelius Remix)
12. Cornelius / Tokyo Twilight
13. salyu x salyu / May You Always

Warner Music WPCL-12154
Out 8/19, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

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[via Twitter] Negicco new clip "oyasumi"! https://youtu.be/MC8NsGs6vW4 Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Negicco_nee_Vardia/2015.08.13/011007/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/632387384533889025 2015-08-15T12:04:36Z Negicco new clip "oyasumi"! https://youtu.be/MC8NsGs6vW4 Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Negicco_nee_Vardia/2015.08.13/011007/ http://coolestsound.jp/Negicco_nee_Vardia/2015.08.13/011007/ ]]> Yellow Magic Orchestra "No Nukes 2012" (CD), "Yellow Magic Orchestra Live In San Francisco 2011" (Blu-ray) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11145 2015-08-14T16:17:50Z 2015-08-14T16:21:39Z Yellow Magic Orchestra has released a live CD of another held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba) on July 7, 2012 part of an event headlined by Kraftwerk, and at the same time a Blu-ray edition of their San Francisco show held... Yellow Magic Orchestra has released a live CD of another held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba) on July 7, 2012 part of an event headlined by Kraftwerk, and at the same time a Blu-ray edition of their San Francisco show held on June 27, 2011 (previously released on DVD in 2012).

Audio samples of "No Nukes 2012" can be heard at CDJapan.

In related news, Sakamoto Ryuichi has announced that he is in great shape, and will be working on the soundtrack for movie "haha to kuraseba". Read his message on his official site.

Yellow Magic Orchestra "NO NUKES 2012"

1. Radioactivity
2. Firecracker
3. Solid State Survivor
4. La Femme Chinoise
5. Thousand Knives
6. Cosmic Surfin' ~ Absolute Ego Dance
7. Tong Poo
8. Rydeen

commmons RZCM-59939
Out 8/5, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, Yellow Magic Orchestra (Japan), CDJapan

Yellow Magic Orchestra "Yellow Magic Orchestra Live In San Francisco 2011" (Blu-ray)

1. Improvisation
2. Firecracker
3. Behind the Mask
4. Riot in Lagos
5. The City of Light
6. Tokyo Town Pages
7. Lotus Love
8. Ongaku
9. Seoul Music
10. Gradated Gray
11. Taiso
12. Tibetan Dance
13. Supreme Secret
14. Thousand Knives
15. Cosmic Surfin'
16. Rydeen
17. Cue (Encore)
18. Tong Poo (Encore)
19. Interview

commmons RZXM-59938
Out 8/5, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

"Yellow Magic Orchestra Live In San Francisco 2011" digest clip

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Negicco "nee Vardia" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11007 2015-08-13T13:24:03Z 2015-08-16T02:48:06Z This week a brand new single from Negicco has been released! "nee Vardia" is a song written and produced by IKEDA Takafumi (aka Rekishi). B-side "oyasumi" was written by Negicco's usual producer connie, with lyrics by MEG and arrangements by... This week a brand new single from Negicco has been released! "nee Vardia" is a song written and produced by Ikeda Takafumi (aka Rekishi). B-side "oyasumi" was written by Negicco's usual producer connie, with lyrics by MEG and arrangements by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume to Cosme).

The single comes in 4 different editions. Limited edition A includes a DVD of both music videos, limited edition B includes a remix CD, and limited edition C only contains the title song for an especially small price. The regular edition is the main 4-track CD only. A 7" vinyl edition was also released at the same time.

Negicco's next one man show is coming this Sunday August 16 in Tokyo at outdoor venue Hibiya Yaon. It will be backed by a full band. Details here.

Negicco "nee Vardia"
Negicco 「ねぇバーディア」



CD (Regular edition, limited editions A & B)
1. nee Vardia
2. oyasumi
3. nee Vardia (inst)
4. oyasumi (inst)

DVD (Limited edition A only)
1. nee Vardia
2. oyasumi

Limited edition A (CD+DVD)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0134
Out 8/11, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

"ReNegi" remix CD (Limited edition B only)
1. Summer Breeze (Royal Mirrorball remix) remixed by Hiroshi Matsui
2. Festival de aimasho (bo en remix) remixed by bo en
3. negi sama! Bravo☆ (Tomggg remix) remixed by Tomggg

Limited edition B (CD+remix CD)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0135
Out 8/11, ¥1700 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

Single song CD (Limited edition C)
1. nee Vardia

Limited edition C (one-song CD only)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0136
Out 8/11, ¥463 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0137
Out 8/11, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

Negicco "nee Vardia" (7")

A. nee Vardia
B. oyasumi

Limited 7" edition
T-Palette Records TPRV-0016
Out 8/11, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan, Jet Set

"nee Vardia"

"oyasumi"

"Festival de aimashō (bo en remix)"

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[via Twitter] Summer greetings from NOMIYA Maki! "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" ondo ver.! https://twitter.com/missmakinomiya/status/627418579089104897 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/628783613773922305 2015-08-05T13:24:30Z Summer greetings from NOMIYA Maki! "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" ondo ver.! https://twitter.com/missmakinomiya/status/627418579089104897 Yapani! "Salvia feat. P.O.P" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11138 2015-08-02T04:42:02Z 2015-08-02T04:45:51Z Instrumental brass rock band Yapani! has a new digital single out now, featuring rapper twins P.O.P! This is available on iTunes worldwide. No live info for Yapani! at this time, but P.O.P have a one-man live featuring NAKATSUKA Takeshi...

Instrumental brass rock band Yapani! has a new digital single out now, featuring rapper twins P.O.P! This is available on iTunes worldwide.

No live info for Yapani! at this time, but P.O.P have a one-man live featuring Nakatsuka Takeshi and Bikke (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set), to be held on August 7 at Daikanyama Loop! Details here.

Yapani! "Salvia feat. P.O.P"

Yapani!
Out now (8/2), ¥200
Sample/buy: Salvia (feat. P.O.P) - Single by YAPANI!

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[via Twitter] Towa Tei "Luv Pandemic" behind the scenes photos & making-of footage! https://twitter.com/fatale_honeyee/status/626302631942565888 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/626396074370924544 2015-07-29T23:17:16Z Towa Tei "Luv Pandemic" behind the scenes photos & making-of footage! https://twitter.com/fatale_honeyee/status/626302631942565888 Chiroline ver.3 "Last Pajama Party" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11062 2015-07-29T12:45:04Z 2015-08-30T01:45:28Z Chiroline ver.3 (previously Chiroline ver.2) are back as a trio with new mini-album "Last Pajama Party"! While produced by OKADA Tohru (Moonriders), songs written by fellow CTO LAB. members IMAI Kentaro (The Aprils) and polymoog (Elektel) are also included. There... Chiroline ver.3 (previously Chiroline ver.2) are back as a trio with new mini-album "Last Pajama Party"! While produced by Okada Tohru (Moonriders), songs written by fellow CTO LAB. members Imai Kentaro (The Aprils) and polymoog (Elektel) are also included. There are also three remixes, by Skirt, ayU tokiO and Hashida Kazuma (hakoniwa no shitsunaigaku). The album's jacket was illustrated by Eguchi Hisashi.

Check out the first video for song "suteki na Girl Meets Girl" below, directed by Nakama Hirohisa (The Aprils) and entirely filmed with an iPhone 6.

Released at the same time as CTO LAB.'s "3 Cycles", there will be a joint event held at Koenji High on September 15. Reservations can be made here. Show either CD's obi at the door for a ¥500 discount.

Chiroline Ver.3 "Last Pajama Party"
新・チロリン 「LAST PAJAMA PARTY」

1. COWGIRL AT HIGH NOON
2. Napolitan no uta
3. suteki na Girl Meets Girl
4. Hello, Good Night
5. Brand-New Morning
6. tochū ni shite ne remix by Skirt
7. MIRA to osanpo remix by ayU tokiO
8. Chocolate senso remix by Hashida Kazuma

Valb VALB-1007
Out 8/5, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

"suteki na Girl Meets Girl"

Sampler clip

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CTO LAB. "3 Cycles" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11063 2015-07-29T11:22:16Z 2015-07-29T13:20:57Z CTO LAB., the supergroup of OKADA Tohru (Moonriders), polymoog (Elektel) and IMAI Kentaro (The Aprils), is back with a new mini-album! Included are two songs they contributed to the game Groove Coaster, "Go! Spiral Go!" and "Space Arcadian", a cover... CTO LAB., the supergroup of Okada Tohru (Moonriders), polymoog (Elektel) and Imai Kentaro (The Aprils), is back with a new mini-album! Included are two songs they contributed to the game Groove Coaster, "Go! Spiral Go!" and "Space Arcadian", a cover of the Moonriders' "itoko dōshi", one of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements", and a self-remix of "C.DISCO". The jacket features SF character Maschinen Krieger by Kow Yokoyama.

A special show with Chiroline ver.2 (whose mini-album "Last Pajama Party" is being released on the same day) and Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund will be held at Koenji High on September 15. Reservations can be made here. Show the CD's obi at the door for a ¥500 discount.

Visit the official release page.

CTO LAB. "3 Cycles"

1. Go! Spiral Go!
2. Space Arcadian
3. THE ELEMENTS
4. itoko dōshi
5. mirai no kioku
6. C.DISCO (Back to the Floppy DISCO mix)

valb label PIO-0003
Out 8/5, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Sampler clip

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[via Twitter] Towa Tei new clip "Sound of Music" https://youtu.be/QkfT_ldN4P4 from new album "CUTE" out today! Info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_Cute/2015.07.27/010993/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/626343159241412608 2015-07-29T19:47:00Z Towa Tei new clip "Sound of Music" https://youtu.be/QkfT_ldN4P4 from new album "CUTE" out today! Info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_Cute/2015.07.27/010993/ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_Cute/2015.07.27/010993/ ]]> Especia "Aviator / Boogie Aroma" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11040 2015-07-28T12:10:01Z 2015-07-28T12:12:18Z Osaka 80's-inspired idol group Especia have a new single out now! This double-A-sider is actually their first one on a major label, and it has songs produced by Schtein&Longer and PellyColo respectively. Check out the sampler clip below which give a taste of these retro summer tunes.

The single comes in 4 different versions. "Cielo" is the regular edition, while the three others are limited. Look out for the "Espacio" edition that includes 52-minute worth of audio from a live show from their "Mucho Gusto Especia 2014 Tour".

Especia will have hold a Japan tour towards the end of this year, with a live band-backed finale in Tokyo on January 17, 2016 at Studio Coast in Odaiba.

Especia "Aviator / Boogie Aroma (Cielo edition)"

1. Aviator
2. Boogie Aroma
3. Aviator (instrumental)
4. Boogie Aroma (instrumental)

"Cielo" regular edition
VERSIONMUSIC VICL-37065
Out now (7/22), ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, Especia "Aviator/Boogie Aroma - Single"

Especia "Aviator / Boogie Aroma (Tierra edition)"

1. Aviator
2. Boogie Aroma
3. Aviator (REMIX)
4. Aviator (instrumental)

"Tierra" limited edition
VERSIONMUSIC VICL-37066
Out now (7/22), ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

Especia "Aviator / Boogie Aroma (Mar edition)"

1. Aviator
2. Boogie Aroma
3. fukigen Rendez-vous (REMIX)
4. Boogie Aroma (instrumental)

"Mar" limited edition
VERSIONMUSIC VICL-37067
Out now (7/22), ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

Especia "Aviator / Boogie Aroma (Espacio edition)"

1. Aviator
2. Boogie Aroma
3. "Mucho GUSTO Especia 2014 Tour -Viva Final Espacio Edit-" Intro / BayBlues / FOOLISH / Aventure wa giniro ni (GUSTO Ver) / BEHIND YOU / usotsuki na anera Anela / No 1 Sweeper / kurukana / Abyss / YA-ME-TE! / Outro

VERSIONMUSIC VICL-37068
Out now (7/22), ¥1667 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"Aviator / Boogie Aroma" sampler

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Towa TEI "Cute" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10993 2015-07-27T14:50:50Z 2015-07-29T10:46:35Z This week brings us Towa TEI's 8th solo album, "Cute", the follow-up to "Lucky" (2013)! The album features members of METAFIVE (TEI's all-star band with TAKAHASHI Yukihiro, OYAMADA Keigo, SUNAHARA Yoshinori et al.), and also HOSONO Haruomi, INO Hidefumi, YASUDA... This week brings us Towa Tei's 8th solo album, "Cute", the follow-up to "Lucky" (2013)! The album features members of METAFIVE (Tei's all-star band with Takahashi Yukihiro, Oyamada Keigo, Sunahara Yoshinori et al.), and also Hosono Haruomi, Ino Hidefumi, Yasuda Toshiyuki, Yui from Bakubaku Dokin, Asa-chang, Atom™, Nokko, UA, model Mizuhara Yuka and more.

Check out the video for lead track "Luv Pandemic" below!

A special free party in collaboration with Perrier will be held at Montoak, Harajuku, on August 7 from 20:00 until 24:00. Check out details here.

DJs and collectors: the album is also being released on vinyl two weeks later (August 12) and can be pre-ordered on Amazon Japan.

Towa Tei "CUTE"
テイ・トウワ 「CUTE」

1. Fluke
2. Top Note
3. Luv Pandemic
4. NOTV
5. Heaven
6. Sound of Music
7. Try Again
8. Cul De Sac
9. Baru Sepeda
10. Chaise Longue

hug inc. MBCD-20111
Out 7/29, ¥2778 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"Luv Pandemic"

"Sound of Music"

"Luv Pandemic 'Perrier' Version"

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HOSHINO Michiru "natsu nandashi" (CD+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11087 2015-07-22T14:40:51Z 2015-07-23T15:14:27Z HOSHINO Michiru has a new single out today, and the title track is written and produced by KONISHI Yasuharu! "natsu nandashi" is actually a hip-hop-ish answer song to Happy End's "natsu nan desu" (1971). The B-side is also a must,... Hoshino Michiru has a new single out today, and the title track is written and produced by Konishi Yasuharu! "natsu nandashi" is actually a hip-hop-ish answer song to Happy End's "natsu nan desu" (1971). The B-side is also a must, a Phil Spector-esque tune with music written by Takanami K-taro (also ex-Pizzicato Five)!

Check out the video below, and hear a sample of the B-side at Jet Set.

A special event celebrating the release will be held on July 31 at clubasia in Shibuya, also featuring Negicco, and DJ Konishi Yasuharu.

Hoshino Michiru "natsu nandashi" (CD+7")
星野みちる 「夏なんだし」

CD
1. natsu nandashi
2. sakamichi no tochū
3. natsu nandashi (inst)
4. sakamichi no tochū (inst)

7"
A. natsu nandashi
B. sakamichi no tochū

High Contrast HCCD-9560
Out 7/22, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV, Jet Set

"natsu nandashi"

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[via Twitter] Check out Kit Cat's brand new video clip "Hang Around"! ☞ https://youtu.be/KlpNevvqe5M via @KitCat_official Produced by Dr.Usui ((M)otocompo)! https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/623862412744110080 2015-07-22T23:29:24Z Check out Kit Cat's brand new video clip "Hang Around"! ☞ https://youtu.be/KlpNevvqe5M via @KitCat_official Produced by Dr.Usui ((M)otocompo)! KitCat_official Produced by Dr.Usui ((M)otocompo)! ]]> Towa TEI, Leo IMAI, NOMIYA Maki, TAKANO Hiroshi "Intersect By Lexus Records #001" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11088 2015-07-21T12:58:27Z 2015-07-21T13:02:23Z Intersect By Lexus is a showroom and event space located in Omotesando, Tokyo. A new label has just been started under Towa TEI's direction, and here comes this first 7" single! Included is "Cul de sac", a brand new...

Intersect By Lexus is a showroom and event space located in Omotesando, Tokyo. A new label has just been started under Towa Tei's direction, and here comes this first 7" single! Included is "Cul de sac", a brand new song from Tei's upcoming "Cute" album, and for B-side a live performance of his hit song "amai seikatsu" sung by Nomiya Maki and Takano Hiroshi.

Grab it at Jet Set while you can!

Towa Tei, Leo Imai, Nomiya Maki, Takano Hiroshi "Intersect By Lexus Records #001"
TOWA TEI、LEO今井、野宮真貴、高野寛 「INTERSECT BY LEXUS RECORDS #001」

A. Cul De Sac (with Leo Imai) / Towa Tei with Leo Imai
B. amai seikatsu (La douce vie) / Nomiya Maki with Takano Hiroshi

Intersect By Lexus Records IBLR-001
Out 7/22, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

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[via Twitter] "Kiwi no uta" video by KiWi, unit of COR!S (@coris_story) & @AZUpubschool ! https://youtu.be/g_tg3w_lxfY Official site ☞ http://kiwi0411.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/622756356404056064 2015-07-19T22:14:20Z "Kiwi no uta" video by KiWi, unit of COR!S (@coris_story) & @AZUpubschool ! https://youtu.be/g_tg3w_lxfY Official site ☞ http://kiwi0411.tumblr.com/ coris_story) & @AZUpubschool ! https://youtu.be/g_tg3w_lxfY Official site ☞ http://kiwi0411.tumblr.com/ ]]> Recoride "Freshless" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11079 2015-07-16T12:38:00Z 2015-07-16T12:40:17Z Brilliant synth-punk band Recoride has a brand new full-length album out now! Check out the clip below to give you a perfect idea. A double release party of Recoride and KOTO will be held tomorrow Friday July 17 at Disk... Brilliant synth-punk band Recoride has a brand new full-length album out now! Check out the clip below to give you a perfect idea.

A double release party of Recoride and KOTO will be held tomorrow Friday July 17 at Disk Union's dues Shinjuku event space. Entrance is free (except for a first drink charge) for those who buy either artists' new album. Doors open at 19:00. Details here.

Recoride "Freshless"
レコライド 「FRESHLESS」

1. FRESHLESS
2. kowarenai Paradaisu
3. kowareta kankei (Short)
4. Sunday ga owaru mae ni
5. Best Friend
6. ZIP&Crack
7. Angel ga Endless
8. V.H.S
9. rar (Rec and Rock)
10. hoshikuzu no mp3 -SHO ASAKAWA (PLASTICZOOMS) REMIX-
11. GLAD to Glad

Spiral Music SPRL-0079
Out (7/15), ¥1852 (excl. tax)
Order: Tower, Amazon, HMV

"kowarenai Paradise"

"ZIP&Crack"

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Negicco "Negicco First Tour 'Never Give Up Girls!!! & Rice&Snow'" (DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11008 2015-07-14T13:59:33Z 2015-07-16T14:00:06Z Niigata-based idol trio Negicco have a new DVD out now, of a show held on May 5 at the Niigata Prefectural Civic Center. This was the last show of their "Never Give Up Girls!!! & Rice&Snow" tour. Included are many songs from latest album "Rice&Snow".

A new single is set to be released on August 11. Stay tuned!

Negicco can be seen live in Tokyo sharing the stage with Hoshino Michiru on July 31 at clubasia in Shibuya.

Negicco "Negicco First Tour 'Never Give Up Girls!!! & Rice&Snow' at Niigata Kenmin Kaikan Dai Hall"
Negicco 「Negicco First Tour 『Never Give Up Girls!!!&Rice&Snow』 at 新潟県民会館 大ホール」

1. Negative Girls!
2. Triple! WONDERLAND
3. Party ni tsuite.
4. Gatta! Gatta! Gatta!
5. atarashii koi no uta
6. Sunshine Nihonkai
7. Summer Breeze
8. Route Seven no kioku
9. Platina
10. anata to Pop With You!
11. BLUE, GREEN, RED AND GONE
12. futari no yūgi
13. sōshi sōai (arakoi remix)
14. attōteki na Style
15. Festival de aimashō
16. Pajama Party Night
17. Cream Soda Love
18. 1000% no kataomoi
19. jiyū ni
20. Space Nekojaracy
21. tokimeki no Headliner
22. sayonara Music
23. koi no Spur

T-Palette Records TPRD-0011
Out now (7/14), ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Digest clip

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[via Twitter] YMCK new clip "Neo Identity" https://youtu.be/Izv0vWJTc74 & also "You Can Be a Star" https://youtu.be/S4es7Pr1xKI Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Dancing/2015.06.11/010972/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/619107651859779584 2015-07-09T20:35:41Z YMCK new clip "Neo Identity" https://youtu.be/Izv0vWJTc74 & also "You Can Be a Star" https://youtu.be/S4es7Pr1xKI Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Dancing/2015.06.11/010972/ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Dancing/2015.06.11/010972/ ]]> [via Twitter] Recommended show: YMCK "Family Dancing" release party on July 12 at Shibuya WWW! http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en?view=details&id=12011%3Aymck Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Dancing/2015.06.11/010972/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/619004925377286144 2015-07-09T13:47:29Z Recommended show: YMCK "Family Dancing" release party on July 12 at Shibuya WWW! http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en?view=details&id=12011%3Aymck Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Dancing/2015.06.11/010972/ http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en?view=details&id=12011%3Aymck Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Dancing/2015.06.11/010972/ ]]> Various Artists "Yaba-kayo 3 Non-stop DJ Mix -The Ondo- Mixed by DJ Fukutake" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11068 2015-07-04T14:44:43Z 2015-07-04T14:48:59Z Here's a 3rd mix of DJ Fukutake's popular "Yava-kayō" series! This time the theme is "ondō" (Wikipedia), which is the type of traditional music that people of all ages dance along to at summer festivals (matsuri) throughout Japan. Ondō is... Here's a 3rd mix of DJ Fukutake's popular "Yava-kayō" series! This time the theme is "ondō" (Wikipedia), which is the type of traditional music that people of all ages dance along to at summer festivals (matsuri) throughout Japan. Ondō is recognizable by its characteristic Japanese drum rhythms. For this mix CD, DJ Fukutake carefully selected groovy ondō from the Shōwa era (60's to 80's) from his great 7" collection.

DJ Fukutake can be seen DJing live on Dommune on July 8 from 19:00 (JST). Also check out an ondō-oriented live mix of his from summer 2012 on Soundcloud.

Various Artists "Yaba-kayō 3 Non-stop DJ Mix -The Ondo- Mixed by DJ Fukutake"
オムニバス 「ヤバ歌謡3 NONSTOP DJ MIX -音頭編- Mixed by DJフクタケ」

1. Cock Robin ondo / Slapstick Shiraishi Fuyumi
2. Wa-shoi! / Hori Chiemi
3. Reishinkai no zundoko-bushi / Reishinkai
4. ikujinashi / Satsuki Midori & Mr.IKUJINASHI
5. Gozilla ondo / Victor shōnen minyō-kai
6. ekimae ondo / Three Funkies
7. karasu no kasaodori / Takiguchi Junpei - Suginami jidō gasshōdan
8. dotanchi ondō / Katsura Kyōko
9. Monkey Bon Dance / Shiroyama Kichinosuke
10. a i u e ondo / Mister Edo
11. kodomo donpan-bushi / Tokyo hōsō jidō gasshōdan
12. sorenari ondo / Ooki Bondo
13. Yellow Submarine ondo / Kanazawa Akiko
14. keiba ondō / Fujita Makoto
15. Nippon zenkoku sakenomi ondō / Barracuda
16. HOSHIMARU ondo / TPO
17. Disco Kawachi ondō / Bamboo In ABA
18. shobai hanjō ja sasa motte Reggae ~ Reggae Kawachi - teppōbushi ~ / James Bong
19. mogyu Kawachi ondō / Mineya Asamaru
20. senkyaku banrai ondo / Hibiki Tamio
21. Rika-chan ondo / Kayama Rika
22. fuku no tane / Chakra
23. obake ga ikuzo- / Yoshi Ikuzō
24. baketsu no ohisan tsukamaete / Nakayama Chinatsu - Ōno Susumu
25. Michie ondō / Aoyama Michi
26. Enken no Michie ondō / Endō Kenji
27. namumaidaa ~ Kawachi ondō yori ~ / Mops
28. SATORI PART 2 / FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND
29. goiken muyō / Mops
30. Sky Kid Black maō / Ōtsuka Chikao
31. Kawachi ondo de yoru o buttobase / Kawachiya Kikusuimaru & Ethnorhythm All Stars
32. Kazetarō-bushi / Reishinkai
33. banpaku de yoisho (EXPO'70) / Casanova 7
34. Heisei 5 - 5 ondō / Murata Hideo - Sakamoto Fuyumi

Universal Music UICZ-8166
Out 7/8, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

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The Scooters "The Scooters NOW !" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11023 2015-07-03T13:20:01Z 2015-07-08T15:42:41Z The Scooters have a brand new single coming this week! This consists of two covers, the A-side of the Jackson Sisters' hit single "I Believe In Miracles", and the B-side of David Bowie's "Young Americans". Both are sung in Japanese,... The Scooters have a brand new single coming this week! This consists of two covers, the A-side of the Jackson Sisters' hit single "I Believe In Miracles", and the B-side of David Bowie's "Young Americans". Both are sung in Japanese, and the lead vocals on the B-side are performed by MC Turban "Chadha" Jr.

The package contains both a 7" and a CD (of the same songs plus instrumentals), and the whole comes in a special sleeve that unfolds into a tabloid-like poster. Art direction is of course by the band's leader, Shindō Mitsuo.

Both songs can be sampled at Jet Set.

The Scooters "The Scooters Now !" (7"+CD)
スクーターズ 「The Scooters Now !」

A. I Believe In Miracles
B. Young Americans

High Contrast HCCD-9558
Out 7/7, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, Jet Set, CDJapan

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Sally Soul Stew "Joy To The World / Black Coffee" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.11038 2015-06-29T12:58:40Z 2015-06-29T13:03:36Z Sally Soul Stew, the band led by Sally Kubota (ex-The Phantom Gift, ex-Les 5-4-3-2-1), has a brand new single out this week! A-side "Joy To The World" is a new song with music written by Takanami K-taro (ex-Pizzicato Five)...

Sally Soul Stew, the band led by Sally Kubota (ex-The Phantom Gift, ex-Les 5-4-3-2-1), has a brand new single out this week! A-side "Joy To The World" is a new song with music written by Takanami K-taro (ex-Pizzicato Five) with lead vocals by Mashiro Megumi (Hicksville), while the B-side is a cover of Pete Mac Jr.'s "Black Coffee" sung by the band's other vocalist Lemon (also in Wack Wack Rhythm Band). The B-side was selected by DJ Fukutake (of the "Yava-kayō" trend). Both tracks are groovy great songs that let us enjoy Sally's signature bass lines.

Actually this single is dedicated to a great Japanese bassist who passed away in April this year, Etō Isao. Sally can be heard playing an "Orenda" bass, Etō's signature model.

The 7" single comes with a CD of the same content, with bonus "mono" mixes of the same two songs.

Sally Soul Stew "Joy To The World / Black Coffee" (7"+CD)
サリーソウルシチュー 「JOY TO THE WORLD~喜びの世界 C/W ブラック・コーヒー」

A. Joy To The World
B. Black Coffee

mawarisō na Records MWRR-9730
Out 7/1, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, CDJapan, Tower (Japan only)

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Cornelius "'Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijoban' O.S.T.", SAKAMOTO Maaya Cornelius "anata o tamotsu mono / mada ugoku" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10926 2015-06-19T15:05:29Z 2015-06-20T03:00:16Z Following "Ghost In The Shell Arise" (2013), once again Cornelius produced the soundtrack for sequel "Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijōban" (official site, Wikipedia). A single for songs "anata o tamotsu mono" (opening theme of TV series "Ghost In The... Following "Ghost In The Shell Arise" (2013), once again Cornelius produced the soundtrack for sequel "Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijōban" (official site, Wikipedia). A single for songs "anata o tamotsu mono" (opening theme of TV series "Ghost In The Shell Arise Alternative Architecture") and "mada ugoku" (the film's main theme), both sung by voice actress Sakamoto Maaya, was also released at the same time, and includes non-album track "Tokyo samui".

HMV and Tower Records give away a promo sticker (while supplies last).

Cornelius "'Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijōban' O.S.T."
Cornelius 「攻殻機動隊 新劇場版 O.S.T.」

1. A Floating Ghost
2. anata o tamotsu mono
3. Execution No.9
4. Moments In Love (Piano)
5. Body / Head
6. An Electric Storm
7. Fall All
8. Split Spirit
9. In Search Of Many
10. Scylla
11. Memories Fade
12. Involution No.9
13. Vrinda
14. Heart Grenade
15. Deep Breathing
16. Highway Friendly Type 2
17. Strange Obsession
18. Moments In Love (Harp)
19. mada ugoku
20. All Fall

Flying Dog VTCL-60400
Out now (6/17), ¥2900 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, コーネリアス

Sakamoto Maaya Cornelius "anata o tamotsu mono / mada ugoku"
坂本真綾 コーネリアス 「あなたを保つもの / まだうごく」

1. anata o tamotsu mono
2. mada ugoku
3. Tokyo samui

Flying Dog VTCL-35211
Out now (6/17), ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, 坂本真綾 コーネリアス

"'Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijoban' O.S.T." teaser clip

"anata o tamotsu mono / mada ugoku" teaser clip

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