Tokyo's Coolest Sound Japanese music and movie release and event announcement blog.Find out what's happening now in Tokyo and Japan's club, electro-pop, and Shibuya-kei-related scenes. Movable Type tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2014-04-23T14:37:27Z Vanilla Beans "watashi... fukō guse" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10311 2014-04-23T14:37:27Z 2014-04-23T14:38:51Z Vanilla Beans have a new single out today! The title track is a Shōwa-kayō style song with a Motown beat flavor. The B-side is an electro-rock track. This release has two different limited editions. Type A includes 6 bonus tracks... Vanilla Beans have a new single out today! The title track is a Shōwa-kayō style song with a Motown beat flavor. The B-side is an electro-rock track.

This release has two different limited editions. Type A includes 6 bonus tracks of rare songs that were apparently available on a mobile site (watch a clip here). Type B comes with a bonus DVD (Region 2 NTSC) of the girls' preparations to ascend Mount Fuji.

Many promo events are being held in the following days (in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya), check their schedule for details.

Vanilla Beans "watashi... fukō guse"
バニラビーンズ 「ワタシ...不幸グセ」


1. watashi... fukō guse
2. koi no Sniper 007
3. watashi... fukō guse (instrumental)
4. koi no Sniper 007 (instrumental)

Bonus tracks (Limited edition type A only)
5. suihei Liebe (ensō kigō no uta)
6. ko, ki, ku, kuru, kure, koyo (kobun henkaku katsuyō no uta)
7. Good-bye, Dr. Pe
8. moshimoshi moshikashite (hissu Amino san no uta)
9. Cosmos saita (sankaku kansū no kahō teiri no uta)
10. as the proverb goes (kotowaza no iu toori)

Limited edition type A (CD w/ 6 bonus tracks)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0070
Out 4/23, ¥1235 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Limited edition type B (CD+DVD)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0071
Out 4/23, ¥1543 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Regular edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0072
Out 4/23, ¥1029 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

DVD trailer (BGM: "watashi... fukō guse")

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NAKATSUKA Takeshi "Swinger Song Writer" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10233 2014-04-20T06:58:05Z 2014-04-20T06:59:25Z NAKATSUKA Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has had an active solo career for some 10 years, and here comes a first greatest hits album that period. Alongside some all-time favorites, new song "Zero no mugen" (released digitally the week before) is included as... Nakatsuka Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has had an active solo career for some 10 years, and here comes a first greatest hits album that period. Alongside some all-time favorites, new song "Zero no mugen" (released digitally the week before) is included as well as non-album tracks such as rarity "The Sweetest Time" (from a limited single CD sold with a roll cake), the title song from soundtrack "Sexy Voice And Robo", single-only track "Aguas de Agosto", "kimi no egao" from compilation "utau Piano danshi", and digital release-only song "Black Screen".

The package comes as a high-quality SHM-CD (plays in normal CD players), with a DVD (Region 2 NTSC) of 3 music videos.

Nakatsuka Takeshi can be seen live at his event "Musical Museum" on May 4 at JZ Brat in Shibuya (details). Show your "Swinger Song Writer" CD at the entrance for an instant ¥1000 discount! Emi Necozawa and Sphinx Trio will also be playing.
Reservations can be done at this Facebook event page (simply click "Going").

Nakatsuka Takeshi "Swinger Song Writer"
中塚武 「Swinger Song Writer」

CD
1. Kiss and Ride
2. Your Voice (sings with Toki Asako)
3. Countdown to the End of Time
4. Café Bleu (Pour Un Oui Ou Pour Un Non) with Clementine
5. tsumetai jōnetsu
6. Magic Colors
7. Girls & Boys
8. The Sweetest Time
9. On and On
10. SEXY VOICE AND ROBO
11. Aguas de Agosto
12. nigi o mita kai
13. kimi no egao
14. Chérie!
15. Black Screen
16. Love Wing
17. kita no kuni kara
18. Zero no mugen

DVD
1. On and On
2. Black Screen
3. tsumetai jōnetsu

Delicatessen Recordings UVCA-3020
Out 4/23, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

See also:
Nakatsuka Takeshi with Iga-Bang BB "Big Band Back Beat"
Nakatsuka Takeshi "Lyrics"

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TACHIBANA Hajime "Monaco" (USB) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10344 2014-04-20T05:20:13Z 2014-04-20T05:24:21Z Tachibana Hajime, guitarist of the Plastics and also graphic designer, has a new album out now! "Monaco" was released last year as an expensive limited package (at ¥12000), but now here it is in a more easily reachable form.

"Monaco" is actually a font that was available on early Macs. Tachibana Hajime took inspiration from it to create the "Monaco Regular" and "Monaco Light" fonts for both Mac and Windows. These are included in this uniquely shaped USB memory stick, as well as 13 tracks that feature collaborations with Fujiwara Hiroshi, Takagi Kan, Osawa Shinichi and more. 4 rare live tracks by the Plastics from a show in 1977 are also included.

Don't miss checking out this special site (about the original release). Audio samples can all be found here. This album is also available on iTunes worldwide (without the fonts though).

Tachibana Hajime "Monaco" (USB)
立花ハジメ 「Monaco」

1. Max's Kansas City
2. 19th Neurvous Breakdown
3. Ricky's Delight
4. Font kana?
5. Banana 2002 tii
6. Coming into Los Angeles
7. Marcello
8. Modern Things Karaoke
9. PLASTICS Live at Q's Bar 1977 _Opening
10. PLASTICS Live at Q's Bar 1977 _In Tokyo
11. PLASTICS Live at Q's Bar 1977 _Nato
12. PLASTICS Live at Q's Bar 1977 _Too Much Information
13. Modern Things Piano (Bonus Track)

UMA UMA-1035
Out now (4/16), ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, 立花ハジメ "Monaco"

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[via Twitter] Today is Record Store Day!! http://coolestsound.jp/Record_Store_Day_2014_in_Japan/2014.04.13/010335/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/457412456336211968 2014-04-19T15:56:42Z Today is Record Store Day!! http://coolestsound.jp/Record_Store_Day_2014_in_Japan/2014.04.13/010335/ http://coolestsound.jp/Record_Store_Day_2014_in_Japan/2014.04.13/010335/ ]]> HOSHINO Michiru "rakuen to kisetsufū" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10306 2014-04-16T13:13:38Z 2014-04-16T13:13:30Z Yet another 7" from HOSHINO Michiru (ex-AKB48), the 2nd of a monthly series of 4. A-side "rakuen to kisetsufū" is described as "samba kayō", while B-side is said to be "Savannah Band-style city pop". Both are written and produced by... Yet another 7" from Hoshino Michiru (ex-AKB48), the 2nd of a monthly series of 4. A-side "rakuen to kisetsufū" is described as "samba kayō", while B-side is said to be "Savannah Band-style city pop". Both are written and produced by Hase Hajimu and Satō Seiki (Microstar).

This release includes a CD of both songs plus their instrumentals.

Hoshino Michiru "rakuen to kisetsufū" (7"+CD)
星野みちる 「楽園と季節風」

1. rakuen to kisetsufū
2. Peaberry o mitsuketara
3. rakuen to kisetsufū (inst)
4. Peaberry o mitsuketara (inst)

High Contrast HCCD-9544
Out 4/16, ¥1543 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower

Video message and music video (short version)

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NAKATSUKA Takeshi "Zero no mugen" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10340 2014-04-16T13:00:04Z 2014-04-16T13:00:30Z NAKATSUKA Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has a new song now available on iTunes worldwide! The song is being used as the opening theme of NHK TV program "Science Zero", and will be included on greatest hits album "Swinger Song Writer" coming next... Nakatsuka Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has a new song now available on iTunes worldwide! The song is being used as the opening theme of NHK TV program "Science Zero", and will be included on greatest hits album "Swinger Song Writer" coming next week on April 23 (stay tuned!).

Nakatsuka Takeshi "Zero no mugen" (Download)
中塚武 「〇の∞」

Delicatessen Recordings
Out now (4/16)
Sample/buy: 中塚武 "〇の∞ - Single"

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Tarte Tatin "Political na ikimonotachi" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10313 2014-04-14T13:46:06Z 2014-04-14T13:53:00Z Tarte Tatin have a new single coming, this one produced by YAMAMOTO Shō (Phenotas) who also produced The Nanbatatin's first album. This is also a first release as Tarte Tatin since the latest member change. Tarte Tatin "Political na ikimonotachi"... Tarte Tatin have a new single coming, this one produced by Yamamoto Shō (Phenotas) who also produced The Nanbatatin's first album. This is also a first release as Tarte Tatin since the latest member change.

Tarte Tatin "Political na ikimonotachi"
タルトタタン 「ポリティカルないきものたち」

1. Political na ikimonotachi
2. koi nante Tie Break
3. atama no jikken
4. Political na ikimonotachi (inst)

Emission Entertainment ERCD-10004
Out 4/16, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Political na ikimonotachi" (sample)

"koi nante Tie Break" (sample)

"atama no jikken" (sample)

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Cornelius "'Ghost In The Shell Arise' Official Soundtrack" (10") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10330 2014-04-14T13:32:50Z 2014-04-14T13:35:08Z This is a 10" vinyl edition of Cornelius' soundtrack for "Ghost In The Shell Arise"! Included are opening theme "Ghost In The Shell Arise", and ending themes "jibun ga inai" (salyu x salyu) and "soto wa senjo da yo" (AOBA... This is a 10" vinyl edition of Cornelius' soundtrack for "Ghost In The Shell Arise"! Included are opening theme "Ghost In The Shell Arise", and ending themes "jibun ga inai" (salyu x salyu) and "soto wa senjo da yo" (Aoba Ichiko + Cornelius), as heard on the CD soundtrack released last November.

Cornelius "'Ghost In The Shell Arise' Official Soundtrack" (10")
コーネリアス 「『攻殻機動隊ARISE』O.S.T.」

A1. Opening Title
A2. GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE
A3. Breaking Point
B1. jibun ga inai
B2. soto wa senjō

Flying Dog / Jet Set JS10S005
Out now (4/10), ¥2600 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon

"GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE"

salyu x salyu "jibun ga inai"

salyu x salyu "jibun ga inai (studio ver.)"

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Record Store Day 2014 in Japan tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10335 2014-04-13T04:46:06Z 2014-04-19T11:32:56Z Record Store Day in Japan has been getting bigger every year. This year there are dozens of exclusive vinyl releases to be found on the shelves of these record shops on Saturday April 19. Below is a selection of releases... Record Store Day in Japan has been getting bigger every year. This year there are dozens of exclusive vinyl releases to be found on the shelves of these record shops on Saturday April 19.

Below is a selection of releases that particularly got my attention, with Chabe/Cubismo Grafico Five, Yukari Fresh, Nosa Reina, sugar me, Muro, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and more. Find the whole list here.

Good news for those abroad is that these will hopefully be orderable online a week or two later (the timing varies depending on each release). Also check out the Record Store Day official site for details of what's going on around the world.

Those in Tokyo might want to check out a free show from 12:30 at Disk Union dues in Shinjuku. Chabe will be DJing. (One drink charge applies.)


Nosa Reina to Blue Valentines "hoshi furu oka c/w warui onna" (7"+CD)
野佐怜奈とブルーヴァレンタインズ 「星降る丘 C/W 悪い女」

New single from Nosa Reina and her new band started in February 2014. Comes in a 2-pane fold-out jacket and with a bonus CD that contains both songs and instrumentals.

A special show will be held on Record Store Day (April 19) at Disk Union dues in Shinjuku from 19:00, free for those who bought the single at Disk Union Shinjuku (main shop).

A. hoshi furu oka
B. warui onna

Voltage Records BQGS-30
Out 4/19, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Yakenohara x chabe "Record Players" (7")

Collaboration track by rapper Yakenohara and Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico). The B-side is a remix by Your Song Is Good's JxJx.

A. Record Players
B. Record Players (JxJx Remix)

Jet Set JS7S072
Out 4/19, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Chabe / Koncos "Keep in Touch / tetote to metome" (7")
Chabe / Koncos 「Keep in Touch / てとてとめとめ」

Two tracks from a long sold out limited 10" released in 2011.

A. Keep in Touch
B. tetote to metome

Niw! Records NEP45
Out 4/19, ¥1380 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Cubismo Grafico Five "Pomp and Circumstance / No No No (feat. Wataru Buster)" (7")

Re-issue of Cubismo Grafico Five's hit cover single from 2007. Features Wataru Buster of Oi Skall Mates.

A. Pomp and Circumstance
B. No No No (feat. Wataru Buster)

ska in the world SIWI248
Out 4/19, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Cubismo Grafico Five / Yukari Fresh "Easy Love Baby / If You Love Something, Set It Free" (7")

Split 7" of Cubismo Grafico Five and Yukari Fresh(!). Both are covers of Nukey Pikes.

A. Cubismo Grafico Five / Easy Love Baby
B. Yukari Fresh / If You Love Something, Set It Free

Niw! Records NEP44
Out 4/19, ¥1380 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


sugar me "Why White Y?" (LP)

Vinyl edition of sugar me's first album "Why White Y?".

A1. summer queen
A2. 1,2,3
A3. couleur café (serge gainsbourg cover)
A4. monsieur le démon
B1. don't say so (Why White Y? ver.)
B2. morning of the world
B3. as you grow
B4. sometimes lonely

Flakes FLAKES-098
Out 4/19, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


YeYe "Hue Circle" (LP)

Another album release from a Rallye female singer, YeYe.
(When both YeYe and sugar me's LPs are bought at the same time, a special bonus CD containing a duet of sugar me and YeYe is included.)

A1. Parade
A2. oide
A3. Do We We a
A4. ashita wa konai ka
A5. TAO
B1. Progre
B2. aruaru iitai
B3. Hi, Dear, Penelope
B4. fangjia
B5. Miserable

Flakes FLAKES-097
Out 4/19, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Muro "Rodeo Drive" (7")

A 7" from King of Diggin' DJ Muro.

A. Rodeo Drive (Original)
B. Rodeo Drive (Muro's Edit)

Out 4/19, ¥1260 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Shibata Satoko "ikisugita tomodachi" (7")
柴田聡子 「いきすぎた友達」

Previously unreleased track from upcoming album "ijiwaru zenshū", as well as a non-album cover.

A. ikisugita tomodachi
B. shikake no koi (MAHOΩ cover)

Narisu Record NRSP-712
Out 4/19, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Ninjya Re Bang Bang - Extended Version" (7")

Here's another beautiful picture 7" from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. This is a one-sider press of an extended version of "Ninjya Re Bang Bang", edited by Nakata Yasutaka.

A. Ninjya Re Bang Bang - Extended Version

Warner / Jet Set JS7S067
Out 4/19, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Kimura Kaela "Funkytown" (7")
木村カエラ 「FUNKYTOWN」

Kimura Kaela covers Lipps Inc.'s hit track "Funky Town", produced by Ishino Takkyu (Denki Groove), taken from her cover album "Rock" released last year. A remix is included.

A. FUNKYTOWN
B. FUNKYTOWN - Montag Edit

T-ANNEX TANX-10004
Out 4/19, ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Quruli "Rock 'n' Roll Honeymoon" (7")
くるり 「ロックンロール・ハネムーン」

Previously only released digitally, this new track by Quruli is included as its original version and a tofubeats remix.

A. Rock 'n' Roll Honeymoon
B. Rock 'n' Roll Honeymoon (tofubeats remix)

Out 4/19, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Turntable Films "Yellow Yesterday" (12")

This is the vinyl edition of Second Royal band Turntable Films' latest album. "Animal's Olives" features singer Predawn.

A1. Misleading Interpretations
A2. Portrait
A3. Animal's Olives
A4. Toy Camera
A5. Uncle Tree
B1. Named For
B2. Ghost Dance
B3. Collection Of You
B4. Evil Tongue
B5. 10 Days Plus One
B6. Summer Drug
B7. Little Giant

Second Royal EMF-051
Out 4/19, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set


Again, this is only a selection. Find all the rest here.

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Shonen Knife "arashi no Overdrive" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10176 2014-04-11T14:26:11Z 2014-04-13T04:18:15Z Shonen Knife's new album "Overdrive" is being released in various countries on April 16. Only in Japan it contains Japanese lyrics versions of "Dance To The Rock", "Shopping" and "Like A Cat". Shonen Knife have a busy live schedule this... Shonen Knife's new album "Overdrive" is being released in various countries on April 16. Only in Japan it contains Japanese lyrics versions of "Dance To The Rock", "Shopping" and "Like A Cat".

Shonen Knife have a busy live schedule this year, with upcoming tours in Europe (in May and June), Japan (in July) and North America (in September and October). Check out their full live schedule.

Shonen Knife "arashi no Overdrive"
少年ナイフ 「嵐のオーバードライブ」

1. Bad Luck Song
2. Black Crow
3. Dance To The Rock
4. Ramen Rock
5. Shopping
6. Fortune Cookie
7. Like A Cat
8. Green Tea
9. Robots From Hell
10. Jet Shot

P-Vine PCD-25163
Out 4/16, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia

"Like A Cat" (Japanese version)

"Bad Luck Song"

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Jintana & Emeralds "Destiny" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10111 2014-04-10T14:45:07Z 2014-04-13T04:19:55Z Jintana & Emeralds is a band featuring Jintana and Kashif (both of the Yokohama-based Pacific Pan Playa collective), DJ Crystal (Traks Boys, (((sssurrounddd)))), and 3 female vocalists including hitomitoi. While having a nostalgic sound from another time, borrowing from Phil Spector's "wall of sound" technique, the unique result is suitable for today's dancefloors.

Jintana & Emeralds "Destiny"
ジンタナ&エメラルズ 「デスティニー」

1. Welcome to Emerald City
2. 18 Karat Days
3. Emerald Lovers
4. I Hear a New World
5. Honey
6. Runaway
7. Destiny
8. Moon
9. Let It Be Me
10. Days After Happy Ending

P-Vine PCD-24337
Out 4/23, ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), YesAsia, CDJapan

Album digest

Clips after the jump...

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"Destiny" feat. LUVRAW & BTB

"Runaway"

"Honey"

Album commercial

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Gig report: Takako MINEKAWA solo live at Tensai Sansūjuku tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://9.10328 2014-04-10T13:37:56Z 2014-04-11T05:54:26Z Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On March 19, MINEKAWA Takako played a solo show part of a cassette-themed exhibition. Held at Asakusabashi Tensai Sansūjuku, a multipurpose venue, the exhibition showed various artworks made using audio... Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound

カセット&ラジカセ普及企画(仮)On March 19, Minekawa Takako played a solo show part of a cassette-themed exhibition. Held at Asakusabashi Tensai Sansūjuku, a multipurpose venue, the exhibition showed various artworks made using audio cassettes, and also boomboxes of all kinds were on display. The small venue has two floors, with a bar counter on the 1st floor and a tatami room on the 2nd, that's where the show was held.

After a little wait, guests were led to the 2nd floor, where Takako was already playing some tapes as BGM. She had remade a broken cassette into a cute hair accessory. It was a bit unclear when the show officially started, as people were still chatting while she had already began adding synth sounds over the tapes.

カセット&ラジカセ普及企画(仮) カセット&ラジカセ普及企画(仮)

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Her playing technique was similar to when I saw her duo with Dustin Wong (live report), with who she released album "Toropical Circle" last year. She sampled and looped her keyboard and voice, progressively adding layers of sound using just a few effect pedals. Not using any pre-recorded backtrack (only the tapes that played continuous random beat-less sounds), all the music we heard was played live.

Some parts of her set focused on using tapes, as it was the theme of the exhibition. She would play several tapes at the same time, and sometimes point a microphone to a boombox speaker to sample and loop the sound. This went further than just using sound recorded on the tapes, as she would make noise by opening and closing cassette boxes, dropping cassettes on the floor, resulting in nostalgic sounds for anyone who ever owned cassettes. She sampled these sounds too.

Other parts of the show were spent at her Korg keyboard, on which she performed phrases that she had prepared. Being a solo show it felt like she had a lot of freedom to experiment, not letting the rhythm get too tight and mechanical but rather adding human touches. She also often whispered into her microphone to add vocals to the loops. When with Dustin many songs end with a clear guitar chord, but on her own she tends to stop the looped music and say one last word.

嶺川貴子 嶺川貴子

One great highlight of the show was an old song from album "Roomic Cube", titled "Destron". That was a wonderful surprise! She played this one simply with no looping, just accompanying her voice with a low bass line.

Minekawa Takako having been quite active lately, both with Dustin Wong and sometimes on her own like this, makes me look forward to what may be coming up next!

Larger sizes and more photos at Flickr


Live information:

Minekawa Takako & Dustin Wong can be seen live on April 12 at an event at Kōmyōji (temple) in Kamakura, part of the "Stephan Mathieu + Taylor Deupree + Federico Durand Japan tour 2014". Reservations can be made here (at the bottom of the page).


Takako Minekawa "Destron"

Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong "Party on a Floating Cake"

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Family Party" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10247 2014-04-09T13:05:37Z 2014-04-10T04:20:29Z Here's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's new single! "Family Party" was written especially for upcoming animated movie "Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back" (Wikipedia) to open in theaters in Japan on April 19. Check out the video clip below! Both... Here's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's new single! "Family Party" was written especially for upcoming animated movie "Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back" (Wikipedia) to open in theaters in Japan on April 19. Check out the video clip below! Both this song and B-side "Scanty Skimpy" were written and produced by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) as usual. An extended mix of "Invader Invader" is also included.

Two limited editions are available, containing dance lesson clips of "kimi ni 100 Percent" and "Invader Invader" respectively, taught by Kyary's back dancers.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Family Party"
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 「ファミリーパーティー」

1. Family Party
2. Scanty Skimpy
3. Invader Invader -extended mix-
4. Family Party -instrumental-
5. Scanty Skimpy -instrumental-

DVD type A (Region 2 NTSC) (Limited edition A only)
1. kimi ni 100 Percent furitsuke Video by Kyary Dancers

Limited edition A (CD+DVD type A)
unBORDE WPZL-30834
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Tower, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, CDJapan

DVD type B (Region 2 NTSC) (Limited edition B only)
1. Invader Invader furitsuke Video by Kyary Dancers

Limited edition B (CD+DVD type B)
unBORDE WPZL-30852
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Tower, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
unBORDE WPCL-11792
Out 4/16, ¥1200 (excl. tax)
Order: Tower, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, CDJapan, きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ "ファミリーパーティー - EP" (Japan)

"Family Party"

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Negicco "Triple! Wonderland" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10244 2014-04-08T15:04:27Z 2014-04-08T15:10:29Z Negicco has a new single on the way! The title track was produced by YANO Hiroyasu (ex-cymbals), while B-side is a new song by Negicco's main producer connie, that one arranged and performed by KIMYō Reitarō Travel Swing Orchestra. The... Negicco has a new single on the way! The title track was produced by Yano Hiroyasu (ex-cymbals), while B-side is a new song by Negicco's main producer connie, that one arranged and performed by Kimyō Reitarō Travel Swing Orchestra.

The single comes in 3 different limited editions (see details below), a regular edition, and a limited 7" vinyl edition.

Negicco "Triple! Wonderland"
Negicco 「トリプル!WONDERLAND」

1. Triple! Wonderland
2. Life Is Candy Travel
3. Triple! Wonderland (inst)
4. Life Is Candy Travel (inst)

Bonus video clip DVD (Limited edition A only)
1. Music Video "Triple! Wonderland"
2. Bonus Video "Triple! Wonderland" making-of

Limited edition A (CD+music video DVD)
T-Palette Records TPRC-76
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (12% off), Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Bonus live DVD (Limited edition B only)
"T-Palette Records kanshasai 2013" live video
1. sayonara Music
2. imishin ☆ kamo dakedo
3. Idol bakari kikanai de
4. Negative Girls!
5. attōteki na Style

Limited edition B (CD+live DVD)
T-Palette Records TPRC-77
Out 4/16, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (18% off), Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Bonus remix CD (Limited edition C only)
1. atarashii koi no uta (PR0P0SE remix)
2. sayonara Music (Seiho remix)

Limited edition C (CD with 2 bonus remixes)
T-Palette Records TPRC-78
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Regular edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-79
Out 4/16, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

Limited 7" edition
T-Palette Records TPRV-10
Out 4/16, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Triple! Wonderland"

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NAKATSUKA Takeshi "It's Your World / Be Nice To Me" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10218 2014-04-08T14:16:21Z 2014-04-08T14:28:46Z NAKATSUKA Takeshi has yet another 7" single out now, of two songs from latest album "Big Band Back Beat" feat. big band Iga-Bang BB. Included are covers of Gil Scott-Heron's "It's Your World" and Todd Rundgren's "Be Nice To Me".... Nakatsuka Takeshi has yet another 7" single out now, of two songs from latest album "Big Band Back Beat" feat. big band Iga-Bang BB. Included are covers of Gil Scott-Heron's "It's Your World" and Todd Rundgren's "Be Nice To Me".

A 4th and last 7" of this series is expected to be released later in April, as well as a first ever greatest hits album covering Takeshi's solo career. Stay tuned!

Nakatsuka Takeshi "It's Your World / Be Nice To Me" (7")
中塚武 with イガバンBB 「It's Your World / Be Nice To Me」

A. It's Your World
AA. Be Nice To Me

Unchantable Records UCT-017
Out 4/9, ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

See also:
"Just A Pretty Song / Across The Universe" (7")
"Skipped Beat / Carnaby Street" (7")

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Perfume "Perfume 4th Tour in DOME 'LEVEL3'" (Blu-ray/DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10226 2014-04-04T15:12:35Z 2014-04-04T15:14:15Z Perfume have a new live Blu-ray/DVD coming, of a show held at Tokyo Dome last December following the release of album "LEVEL3". Limited editions include a bonus disc different versions of "Spring of Life" and "Party Maker" as well as... Perfume have a new live Blu-ray/DVD coming, of a show held at Tokyo Dome last December following the release of album "LEVEL3". Limited editions include a bonus disc different versions of "Spring of Life" and "Party Maker" as well as commentary and making-of footage. CDJapan and HMV include a bonus promo poster (while supplies last).

Also check out the recently released "Perfume Clips" Blu-ray/DVD.

Perfume "Perfume 4th Tour in DOME 'LEVEL3'"

1. Opening
2. Enter the Sphere
3. Spring of Life
4. Magic of Love
5. 1mm
6. Clockwork
7. Point
8. furikaeru to iru yo
9. Party Maker
10. Spending all my time
11. Computer City
12. Electro World
13. Jenny wa gokigen naname
14. One Room Disco
15. mirai no Museum
16. "P.T.A." no Corner
17. daijobanai
18. Polyrhythm
19. Chocolate Disco
20. MY COLOR
21. Dream Land

Blu-ray (Region A NTSC) limited edition (2 discs)
Universal Music UPXP-9001
Out 4/9, ¥7500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (10% off), HMV (10% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Blu-ray (Region A NTSC) regular edition
Universal Music UPXP-1002
Out 4/9, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), HMV (18% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD (Region 2 NTSC) limited edition (2 discs)
Universal Music UPBP-9003
Out 4/9, ¥6500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (10% off), HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD (Region 2 NTSC) regular edition
Universal Music UPBP-1003
Out 4/9, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (26% off), HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Teaser clip

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Various Artists "Bethlehem no yoru Jazz: Compiled by Tatsuo SUNAGA", "SUNAGA Tatsuo presents Revisit -Bethlehem-" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10259 2014-04-02T14:17:14Z 2014-04-02T14:19:03Z SUNAGA Tatsuo selects tracks from New York 50's jazz label Bethlehem Records in these two separate compilations of his "yoru jazz" (Jazz Allnighters) and "Revisit" series. All tracks can be sampled at HMV and Amazon. Follow the links below. Various... Sunaga Tatsuo selects tracks from New York 50's jazz label Bethlehem Records in these two separate compilations of his "yoru jazz" (Jazz Allnighters) and "Revisit" series.

All tracks can be sampled at HMV and Amazon. Follow the links below.

Various Artists "Bethlehem no yoru Jazz: Compiled by Tatsuo Sunaga"
オムニバス 「BETHLEHEMの夜ジャズ - COMPILED BY TATSUO SUNAGA」

(Title / Artist)
1. Devil May Care / Bob Dorough
2. Scenes In The City / Charles Mingus
3. Booker's Blues / Booker Little
4. For Minors Only / Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
5. By-ian / Hal Mckusick Quartet
6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Jimmy Knepper
7. Love For Sale / The Australian All Stars
8. Night Flight / Conti Candoli
9. The Thrill Is Gone / Chris Connor
10. Too Much In Love To Care / Carmen McRae
11. So What / Frank Minion
12. Edge Of Love / Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie Burke
13. Dusty Blue / Howard McGhee
14. The Carioca / Mel Torme
15. The Crickets Sing / Dee Felice Trio
16. Jor-du / The Pat Moran Quartet
17. African Mailman / Nina Simone
18. Old Devil Moon / Bob Dorough
19. Tenderly / Johnny Hartman

Solid/Bethlehem CDSOL-6173
Out 3/12, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Various Artists "BETHLEHEMの夜ジャズ -  COMPILED BY TATSUO SUNAGA"

Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo presents Revisit -Bethlehem-"
オムニバス 「須永辰緒 PRESENTS REVISIT -BETHLEHEM- (日本版)」

(Title / Artist)
1. Summertime / Duke Ellington
2. My Baby Just Cares For Me / Nina Simone
3. Comes Love / Joe Derise
4. Hugette Waltz / Sue & Ralph Sharon
5. El Toro Valiente / Art Blakey Big Band
6. Tahitian Lullaby / Howard McGhee
7. My Heart Belongs To Daddy / Max Bennett
8. Yesterdays / Stan Levey
9. Tia Juana / Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
10. Baltimore Oriole / Bob Dorough
11. Holy Mackerel / Frank Minion
12. Mellophone Mambo / Don Elliot
13. Manteca / Charlie Mariano
14. When The Saints Go Marching In / The Australian All Stars
15. All The Time / Dee Felice Trio
16. I Love You / Frank Socolow
17. The Piccolino / Mel Torme
18. Pick Yourself Up / The Pat Moran Quartet
19. Tune Up / Stan Levey
20. Milestones / Azie Mortimer
21. In Other Words (Fly Me To The Moon) / Chris Connor
22. Gong Rock / Kai Winding And J.J. Johnson
23. It Could Happen To You / Bob Dorough

Solid/Bethlehem CDSOL-6174
Out now (3/12), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Various Artists "須永辰緒 Presents Revisit -BETHLEHEM-"

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Orland "Fragment Of Romance" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10266 2014-04-02T13:19:03Z 2014-04-02T13:19:40Z This is a 2nd EP by Nagoya-based synth-pop band Orland, being referred to as "the Daft Punk of Nagoya". All tracks can be sampled at Jet Set. Orland can be seen sharing Daikanyama Loop's stage with frenesi on May 3,... This is a 2nd EP by Nagoya-based synth-pop band Orland, being referred to as "the Daft Punk of Nagoya". All tracks can be sampled at Jet Set.

Orland can be seen sharing Daikanyama Loop's stage with frenesi on May 3, in the evening part of her school-themed live event that presents artists that she's currently most curious about.

Orland "Fragment Of Romance"

1. Fragment Of Romance
2. Love's On The Way
3. Heavenly
4. Outside, Inside
5. Because Of You (give me wallets)

PUMP! PUMP-0002
Out now (3/26), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, Tower, HMV, YesAsia, CDJapan

"Fragment Of Romance"

"Love's On The Way"

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Idiot Pop "Universe" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10263 2014-03-30T04:17:49Z 2014-04-05T03:05:57Z Idiot Pop, whose previous album "EXWORLD" featured Frenesi and PandaBoY, is now back with new album "Universe". Guests include MATSUDA "Chabe" Gakuji, among others. Free mixes by the artist can be downloaded on the official site. Idiot Pop. 「UNIVERSE」 1.... Idiot Pop, whose previous album "EXWORLD" featured Frenesi and PandaBoY, is now back with new album "Universe". Guests include Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji, among others.

Free mixes by the artist can be downloaded on the official site.

Idiot Pop. 「UNIVERSE」

1. Paranoid Universe
2. There We Go!!!
3. DREAMING BOY IN BEDROOM
4. Les Aventuriers
5. Living Dead in Italo
6. HOPE
7. Cosmic Dancer x Platonic Star
8. Everlasting Loving You
9. life is like a bad movies
10. Friction
11. kimi no koto ga shitakute, kimi no koto wo yume ni miru
12. DORAMA

MOTION± MOT-006
Out now (3/25), ¥2250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), UNIVERSE by Idiot Pop

"Cosmic Dancer x Platonic Star"

Album trailer & sampler

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Un Amin "Hakone ni shiyōka EP" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10291 2014-03-30T04:01:43Z 2014-03-30T04:02:46Z Un Amin is a cute exotic pop band featuring Taiwan-born singer Min. After having released three demo CD-R EPs sold only at their events, here comes a first pressed CD available through Jet Set! It might also be possible to... Un Amin is a cute exotic pop band featuring Taiwan-born singer Min. After having released three demo CD-R EPs sold only at their events, here comes a first pressed CD available through Jet Set! It might also be possible to order this directly from the band (and also their demo EPs), as their shop site instructs to inquire for international orders.

By the way, member Sakabe Shō has also contributed tracks to Tarte Tatin's latest album, "The Gutenberg Galaxy", so Tarte Tatin fans should definitely check out Un Amin.

Un Amin "Hakone ni shiyōka EP"
杏窪彌(アンアミン) 「箱根にしようか EP」

1. On-sen to Off-rō
2. Hakone ni shiyōka
3. ai aiya-
4. Manga kissa "Tōgenkyō"
5. China Town kōsō, renai sata

Out now (3/17), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

"Hakone ni shiyōka"

"On-sen to Off-rō"

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[via Twitter] HOSHINO Michiru new video clip "hanashite,,,"! http://youtu.be/lcVOVBl-kq0 Single info: http://coolestsound.jp/Hoshino_Michiru_hanashite_7CD/2014.03.19/010261/ @michiru1119 @VIVIDSOUND https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/449192927416184832 2014-03-27T23:35:14Z HOSHINO Michiru new video clip "hanashite,,,"! http://youtu.be/lcVOVBl-kq0 Single info: http://coolestsound.jp/Hoshino_Michiru_hanashite_7CD/2014.03.19/010261/ @michiru1119 @VIVIDSOUND http://youtu.be/lcVOVBl-kq0 Single info: http://coolestsound.jp/Hoshino_Michiru_hanashite_7CD/2014.03.19/010261/ @michiru1119 @VIVIDSOUND ]]> Gota NISHIDERA "Temple St." tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10237 2014-03-26T13:42:38Z 2014-03-26T13:51:46Z NISHIDERA Gōta (Nona Reeves) has a first solo album out now, titled "Temple St.". This comes on his new label "Gotown Label" (a word play on his first name), a sub-label of Vivid Sound. Other Nona Reeves members are also... Nishidera Gōta (Nona Reeves) has a first solo album out now, titled "Temple St.". This comes on his new label "Gotown Label" (a word play on his first name), a sub-label of Vivid Sound. Other Nona Reeves members are also featured in the recording band, and the album is co-produced by Miyakawa Dan (ex-Love Tambourines). The song "I Can Live Without U" was the theme song for a recent Snoopy exhibition.

"Empty Heart", song which features Jackson 5's Tito Jackson on guitar and chorus (Nishidera is known to be a huge Michael Jackson fan), is also available on 7", with "Santa Monica" as a B-side, both in 7" edit versions. Find details below.

Nona Reeves will play a show at Billboard Live Tokyo on June 15 (and on June 12 in Osaka). Tickets go on sale on April 11.

Gota Nishidera "Temple St."
西寺郷太 「テンプル ストリート」

1. Empty Heart
2. Temple / Shake
3. Schoolgirl
4. I Can Live Without U
5. Santa Monica
6. Blueberry Bag
7. Silk Road Woman
8. You Must Be Love

Gotown Records VSCD-3129
Out 3/25, ¥2667 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower

Gota Nishidera "Empty Heart" (7")
西寺郷太 「EMPTY HEART」

A. Empty Heart
B. Santa Monica

Gotown Records VSEP-820
Out 3/12, ¥1200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, Tower

"Empty Heart"

Snoopy exhibition TV commercial
("I Can Live Without U")

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