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/ 2016-06-26T11:00:34Z [via Twitter] Welcome back Especia! Live footage from show last night ☞ https://youtu.be/6nIWvgXiXyM Check out new EP on SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/746885836336050176 2016-06-26T11:00:34Z Welcome back Especia! Live footage from show last night ☞ https://youtu.be/6nIWvgXiXyM Check out new EP on SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage [via Twitter] Especia is back as a trio! ☞ http://especia.me/ 4-track EP "Mirage" up on SoundCloud! ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage @EspeciaOfficial https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/746706659607617537 2016-06-25T23:08:35Z Especia is back as a trio! ☞ http://especia.me/ 4-track EP "Mirage" up on SoundCloud! ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage @EspeciaOfficial http://especia.me/ 4-track EP "Mirage" up on SoundCloud! ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage @EspeciaOfficial ]]> jan and naomi "Leeloo and Alexandra" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11560 2016-06-24T16:48:18Z 2016-06-24T16:55:39Z jan and naomi have a 2nd EP out now, containing 6 new songs! This is the follow-up to "jan, naomi are" released in 2014 (CDJapan). jan and naomi will play a show at the Gloria Chapel in Shinagawa on July... jan and naomi have a 2nd EP out now, containing 6 new songs! This is the follow-up to "jan, naomi are" released in 2014 (CDJapan).

jan and naomi will play a show at the Gloria Chapel in Shinagawa on July 8. Tickets are on sale.

jan and naomi "Leeloo and Alexandra"

1. (Aliens)
2. Alexandra
3. Raven In Heaven
4. Rawlife
5. Microphone Bar '93
6. Utero

Hot Buttered Record HBRCD-002
Out 6/24, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, jan and naomiの "Leeloo and Alexandra - EP"を iTunes で

Sampler clip

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suiyoubi no Campanella "UMA" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11480 2016-06-20T15:31:05Z 2016-06-20T15:34:03Z There's a brand new album by suiyōbi no Campanella coming this week, with a title that stands for "Unidentified Mysterious Animal"! It's their first major album. Included is Red Bull collaboration song "Chupacabra", glasses chain store Zoff tie-up "Yeti", and... There's a brand new album by suiyōbi no Campanella coming this week, with a title that stands for "Unidentified Mysterious Animal"! It's their first major album. Included is Red Bull collaboration song "Chupacabra", glasses chain store Zoff tie-up "Yeti", and one titled "Phoenix" with music written by French electro group Club Cheval member Myd.

The limited edition includes a T-shirt (said somewhere to be of size XL).

suiyōbi no Campanella "UMA"
水曜日のカンパネラ 「UMA」

1. Chupacabra
2. Tsuchinoko
3. Yeti (yukiotoko Yeti)
4. Unico
5. Phoenix
6. Tapir (baku)
7. Kraken

Limited edition (CD + T-shirt)
Warner WPCL-12387
Out 6/22, ¥3611
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
Warner WPCL-12388
Out 6/22, ¥2315
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"tsuchinoko"

"Chupacabra"

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NAKANO Aya "Emerald In Paradise" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11566 2016-06-20T13:57:36Z 2016-06-20T14:06:50Z Here's a new album by Kyoto-born singer NAKANO Aya, produced by HASE Hajimu as usual. Included are 8 original songs and 2 covers, one of which features salsa band Central. Two 7" singles (incl. CD) were released in advance: "Episode... Here's a new album by Kyoto-born singer Nakano Aya, produced by Hase Hajimu as usual. Included are 8 original songs and 2 covers, one of which features salsa band Central. Two 7" singles (incl. CD) were released in advance: "Episode 1" (w/ non-album track "kaette kuretara") (CDJapan) and "jūku hatachi / Kiss feat. Central" (CDJapan).

A show will be held at Tokyo Kinema Club on July 10. Tickets are on sale.

Nakano Aya "Emerald In Paradise"
なかの綾 「エメラルド・イン・パラダイス」

1. jūku hatachi
2. Shangri-La
3. KISS feat. CENTRAL
4. gozen 2ji de wa hayasugite
5. Episode 1
6. Scandal
7. magarenai kado
8. Good Bye My Love
9. I'm Still Fallin In Love
10. mata hitori ni natte

High Contrast HCCD-9573
Out now (6/15), ¥2800
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"jūku hatachi"

"Episode 1"

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Shuntaro OKINO "Too Far [F-A-R Remixes]" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11503 2016-06-16T11:47:47Z 2016-06-16T12:13:55Z OKINO Shuntarō (ex-Venus Peter) released last year album "F-A-R" (CDJapan), his first solo album since 2001 ("Gimmie Brighter" as Indian Rope). Now here comes a remix album including remixes by Cornelius, Salon Music, NAKAMURA Kōji (LAMA, ex-Supercar, aka iLL, Nyantora),... Okino Shuntarō (ex-Venus Peter) released last year album "F-A-R" (CDJapan), his first solo album since 2001 ("Gimmie Brighter" as Indian Rope). Now here comes a remix album including remixes by Cornelius, Salon Music, Nakamura Kōji (LAMA, ex-Supercar, aka iLL, Nyantora), Katayose Akito (Chocolat & Akito, GREAT3, as "Akito Bros") and many others.

Shuntarō Okino "Too Far [F-A-R Remixes]"

1. I'm Alright. Are You Okay? (Lady elenoa mix) Remixed by The Lakemusic
2. The Love Sick (Akio Yamamoto Remix) Remixed by Akio Yamamoto
3. The Light (bluewater Remix) Remixed by bluewater
4. Summer Rain (Shunter Okino Remix) Remixed by Shuntarō Okino
5. Welcome To My World (YODATARO Welcome home mix) Remixed by YODATARO
6. Swayed (Linn Mori Remix) Remixed by Linn Mori
7. The Light (Indian Rope Remix) Remixed by Indian Rope
8. Moon River No.1 (Salon Music Remix) Remixed by Salon Music
9. kono yoru ni sayonara (Cornelius Remix) Remixed by Cornelius
10. Daydream Of You (Akito Bros Remix) Remixed by Akito Bros
11. The Light (I'm the 2016 light years home mix) Remixed by Jun Takayama a.k.a Speedometer
12. We Are Stories (w/The F-A-Rs Remix) Remixed by Shuntarō Okino
13. koe wa Power (Koji Nakamura Remix) Remixed by Koji Nakamura
14. When Tomorrow Ends (speakeasy mix) Remixed by Sugar Plant

Indian Summer ISCD-0006
Out now (6/15), ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, SHUNTARO OKINOの "TOO FAR (F-A-R REMIXES)"を iTunes で

"koe wa Power (Koji Nakamura Remix)"

"The Love Sick (Akio Yamamoto Remix) (edit)"

"Moon River No.1 (Salon Music Remix) (edit)"

"kono yoru ni sayonara (Cornelius Remix) (edit)"

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Learners "Absolute Learners" (Photo book+Download code) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11501 2016-06-12T14:55:24Z 2016-06-12T14:56:11Z Learners is the rockabilly band led by MATSUDA "Chabe" Gakuji, and featuring singer Sara Mary, guitarist Chie, with bassist Masamichi HAMADA (Quattro) and drummer TA-1 (Koncos). Here comes a 116-page photo book that covers their first year since their first... Learners is the rockabilly band led by Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji, and featuring singer Sara Mary, guitarist Chie, with bassist Masamichi Hamada (Quattro) and drummer TA-1 (Koncos). Here comes a 116-page photo book that covers their first year since their first show on June 15, 2015, full of photographs by 4 photographers. Included is a download code for MP3's of a recent show.

A one man show will be held on July 3 at Shimokitazawa Three.

Learners "Absolute Learners" (Photo book+Download code)

1. Fools Fall In Love ~ kaitō Ruby
2. Learners Yeah!!!
3. I Want You To Be My Baby
4. Da Doo Ron Ron
5. Teenage Kicks
6. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
7. You're Wondering Now
8. I Want Candy
9. Gotta Lot of Rhythm In My Soul
10. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
11. Shampoo Planet
12. Jimmy Boy ~ Learners Yeah! (reprise)

KiliKiliVilla KKV-027B
Out 6/15, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

Latest clip "Shampoo Planet" from album "Learners"

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[via Twitter] RT @MOSHI2_NIPPON: 【English】NEGI are sprouting all around the world! MMN interviews idol group Negicco http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/15670 https://t.co… https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/740935947970183168 2016-06-10T00:57:50Z RT @MOSHI2_NIPPON: 【English】NEGI are sprouting all around the world! MMN interviews idol group Negicco http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/15670 https://t.co… MOSHI2_NIPPON: 【English】NEGI are sprouting all around the world! MMN interviews idol group Negicco http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/15670 https://t.co… ]]> Un Amin "Giant Panda ni notte mitai" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11490 2016-06-09T14:33:10Z 2016-06-09T14:36:58Z Un Amin, band with an exotic pop sound fronted by Taiwan-born singer Min, has a new mini-album coming soon! Included is one of their trademark songs, "Giant Panda ni notte mitai", in a brand new version, plus a bunch of... Un Amin, band with an exotic pop sound fronted by Taiwan-born singer Min, has a new mini-album coming soon! Included is one of their trademark songs, "Giant Panda ni notte mitai", in a brand new version, plus a bunch of new songs. This is their 2nd widely released mini-album (following several handmade releases), follow-up to last year's "rai! rai! fuyajo Un Amin" (CDJapan).

A one-man release party show will be held at Tokyo Kinema Club on August 5. Un Amin can also be seen at free event "Tower of Music vol.78" at Yokohama Marine Tower on June 18, as well as at a free in-store at Tower Records Shinjuku (7F) on July 2 from 15:00. Find their full schedule here.

Un Amin "Giant Panda ni notte mitai"
杏窪彌 (アンアミン) 「ジャイアントパンダにのってみたい」

1. Giant Panda ni notte mitai
2. Chinatown kōsō, renai sata
3. Kyonshi ga yatte kuru!
4. sha-ten
5. rauba-

Ōchō ongakusha OHC-1002
Out 6/15, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Giant Panda ni notte mitai"

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[via Twitter] VIDEOTAPEMUSIC new video clip "Sultry Night Slow"! https://youtu.be/JFMwvx6ZeLo Single out now on iTunes Japan ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/1114799205 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/739456603598901248 2016-06-05T22:59:27Z VIDEOTAPEMUSIC new video clip "Sultry Night Slow"! https://youtu.be/JFMwvx6ZeLo Single out now on iTunes Japan ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/1114799205 http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/1114799205 ]]> "Game ongaku taizen" (Book) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11558 2016-06-05T13:18:58Z 2016-06-05T13:18:57Z This book, of which the title translates to "Game Music Encyclopedia", includes a CD of game play music from 11 Namco games such as "Xevious", "Digdug", "Galaga", "Mappy", etc., plus a special original Namco medley by YMCK. The book...

This book, of which the title translates to "Game Music Encyclopedia", includes a CD of game play music from 11 Namco games such as "Xevious", "Digdug", "Galaga", "Mappy", etc., plus a special original Namco medley by YMCK.

The book itself features interviews (in Japanese) with game sound creators Keino Yuriko ("Digdug", "Dragon Buster", etc.), Kunimoto Takeaki ("Challenger", "Milon's Secret Castle", etc.) and Endō Masanobu ("Xevious", "The Tower of Druaga", etc.), and also game music history according to music producer Hyadain and gamer Takahashi Meijin. Reviews of less known Famicom game music by various sound creators are also included.

"Game ongaku taizen" (Book)
「ゲーム音楽大全」

159 pages

Takarajima ISBN 978-4800255211
Out now (5/21), ¥1600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, CDJapan, Tower (Japan only), HMV

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Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz gaiden 2 ~ All the young dudes ~ subete no wakakiyarōdomo" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11556 2016-06-04T01:31:07Z 2016-06-04T01:51:24Z Here's a new installment of SUNAGA Tatsuo's long-running "Jazz Allnighters" ("yoru Jazz") compilation series. Follow-up to the 2010 compilation of Japanese jazz tracks, this new album contains the latest of young Japanese jazz bands. Being released on jazz label Playwright,... Here's a new installment of Sunaga Tatsuo's long-running "Jazz Allnighters" ("yoru Jazz") compilation series. Follow-up to the 2010 compilation of Japanese jazz tracks, this new album contains the latest of young Japanese jazz bands. Being released on jazz label Playwright, it also includes several previously unreleased tracks from the label.

Sunaga Tatsuo's DJ schedule includes "yoru Jazz Revisited", his own party, to be held at Ebisu Batica on June 18 from 17:00. There will be a live performance of Hamada Maron. Details here.

Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz gaiden 2 ~ All the young dudes ~ subete no wakakiyarōdomo"
オムニバス 「須永辰緒の夜ジャズ・外伝2~All the young dudes~すべての若き野郎ども」

(Title / Artist)
1. Nomad / bohemianvoodoo
2. NORTH SIDE SUITE: PRELUDE / OBATALA SEGUNDO
3. miren Butterfly / Hamada Maron
4. Perseus / PRIMITIVE ART ORCHESTRA
5. Darkness Burger / Ishiwaka Shun
6. Naima / New Century Jazz Quintet
7. Sur la mer / Codex Barbes
8. Bembeya Latin Strut / BEMBE
9. Samurai Scat / samA & EAU DE MOND
10. Little Italy (10th BEST ver.) / TRI4TH
11. mayonaka no 510 / Calmera
12. Erimomisaki / Tjiros
13. Never Did I Stop Loving You / indigo jam unit
14. San Sebastián / BimBomBam gakudan
15. inu jinka no ichizoku ~ ai no Ballad / Sunaga t Experience
16. Don't Look Back in Anger / fox capture plan

Playwright PWT-25
Out now (5/25), ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Tower (Japan only), HMV, Amazon, CDJapan

Calmera "mayonaka no 510"

Sunaga t Experience "inu jinka no ichizoku ~ ai no Ballad"

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[via Twitter] The website of KiWi (unit of AZUpubschool & COR!S) is now also in English! Check it out ☞ http://kiwi0411.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/0411kiwi/status/738325264292143104 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/738352509333295104 2016-06-02T21:52:10Z The website of KiWi (unit of AZUpubschool & COR!S) is now also in English! Check it out ☞ http://kiwi0411.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/0411kiwi/status/738325264292143104 http://kiwi0411.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/0411kiwi/status/738325264292143104 ]]> [via Twitter] Event with YMCK & Faint⋆Star this Saturday June 4 at Shibuya Glad, free admission for foreigners (w/ photo ID)! ☞ http://shibuya-glad.com/venue/flyer/264060 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/738332654777466880 2016-06-02T20:33:17Z Event with YMCK & Faint⋆Star this Saturday June 4 at Shibuya Glad, free admission for foreigners (w/ photo ID)! ☞ http://shibuya-glad.com/venue/flyer/264060 http://shibuya-glad.com/venue/flyer/264060 ]]> Original Love "Golden Time" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11548 2016-05-31T14:23:34Z 2016-05-31T14:25:34Z Original Love has a brand new single out this week! Included are two other new songs, plus a remix by MIURA Kōshi (Kuchiroro). The release also comes with a DVD of the title song's music video plus live footage from... Original Love has a brand new single out this week! Included are two other new songs, plus a remix by Miura Kōshi (Kuchiroro). The release also comes with a DVD of the title song's music video plus live footage from last year's tour.

Original Love's "25th Anniversary Tour" is to start June 18, stopping in Tokyo on July 9 at Showa Women's University's Hitomi Memorial Hall. See all dates here.

Original Love "Golden Time"
オリジナル・ラブ 「ゴールデンタイム」

CD
1. Golden Time
2. kodomo no namida
3. asahi no ataru michi in a tuxedo
4. Golden Time (Miura Koshi (Kuchiroro) Remix)

DVD
1. Golden Time (MV)
2. hitori Soul Show no Theme ~ Fiesta (Live 2015/11/29 Shibuya TSUTAYA O-EAST Tajima Takao "hitori Soul Tour 2015")
3. Hey Space Baby! (Live 2015/11/29 Shibuya TSUTAYA O-EAST Tajima Takao "hitori Soul Tour 2015")

Wonderful World XQKP-1008
Out 6/1, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
HMV, Amazon (14% off), Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, ORIGINAL LOVEの "ゴールデンタイム - EP"を iTunes で (Japan)

"Golden Time" (short ver.)

Digest clip

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Rocketman "I'm Music" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11491 2016-05-31T14:09:06Z 2016-05-31T14:10:50Z FUKAWA Ryō is back with his long-time Rocketman monicker, with a new released described as a tropical pop summer anthem album. An autograph session will be held at Tower Records Shibuya on June 4 from 13:00. Other upcoming events include... Fukawa Ryō is back with his long-time Rocketman monicker, with a new released described as a tropical pop summer anthem album.

An autograph session will be held at Tower Records Shibuya on June 4 from 13:00. Other upcoming events include his own "Rocketman Deluxe" event at club Mishuku Web on June 17 from 23:00.

Rocketman "I'm Music"

1. kimi wa Uptown Girl
2. kimi to SUNDAY feat. MICO
3. summer samba feat. Mizuno Mari
4. OK! Bubbly!! feat. Bubbly Minako
5. chocolate bossa feat. MICO
6. close to you feat. GOW
7. kitakan Zero feat. The Okawari Sisters
8. Beyond the light feat. GOW
9. ai wa shindoi feat. MICO
10. over the rainbow
11. BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE feat. Tomita Shiori
12. I'M MUSIC
13. LET'S DANCE

tambourine Records DDCZ-2088
Out 6/1, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), HMV, CDJapan

"OK! Bubbly!!" feat. Bubbly Minako

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[via Twitter] KAJI Hideki new clip "Heroes"! https://youtu.be/r9JO5lRIDps Album "The Blue Boy" info ☞ http://bit.ly/21wpPGr @hidekikaji https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/736851155070767104 2016-05-29T18:26:20Z KAJI Hideki new clip "Heroes"! https://youtu.be/r9JO5lRIDps Album "The Blue Boy" info ☞ http://bit.ly/21wpPGr @hidekikaji http://bit.ly/21wpPGr @hidekikaji ]]> HORIE Mitsuko "New Moon ni koi shite" / Chibiusa (CV. FUKUEN Misato) "otome no susume" (CD+DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11541 2016-05-25T15:17:43Z 2016-05-25T15:26:05Z This single from latest Sailor Moon series "Sailor Moon Crystal 3rd Season" contains ending theme "otome no susume" that was written and produced by KONISHI Yasuharu (Pizzicato One)! Also, the opening theme "New Moon ni koi shite" was produced by... This single from latest Sailor Moon series "Sailor Moon Crystal 3rd Season" contains ending theme "otome no susume" that was written and produced by Konishi Yasuharu (Pizzicato One)! Also, the opening theme "New Moon ni koi shite" was produced by Yakushimaru Etsuko.

The release comes with a DVD of TV-sized opening and ending themes, plus full-size digest clips of both songs.

Horie Mitsuko "New Moon ni koi shite" / Chibiusa (CV. Fukuen Misato) "otome no susume" (CD+DVD)
堀江美都子 「ニュームーンに恋して」 / ちびうさ (CV. 福圓美里) 「乙女のススメ」

CD
1. New Moon ni koi shite
2. otome no susume
3. New Moon ni koi shite (off vocal ver.)
4. otome no susume (off vocal ver.)

DVD
1. New Moon ni koi shite (Non-telop TV-size)
2. otome no susume (Non-telop TV-size)
3. New Moon ni koi shite (Full-size Digest)
4. otome no susume (Full-size Digest)

Evil Line Records KIZM-427
Out now (5/25), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"otome no susume" (Produced by Konishi Yasuharu)

"New Moon ni koi shite" (Produced by Yakushimaru Etsuko)

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Cupitron "Galaxy Express 999" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11508 2016-05-24T14:00:19Z 2016-05-24T14:05:26Z Electro/techno-pop idol trio Cupitron's new single is a cover of the theme of "Galaxy Express 999" (in Japanese "ginga tetsudō 999", with "999" read "three nine"). The original was performed by band Godaigo and released in 1979. The new cover... Electro/techno-pop idol trio Cupitron's new single is a cover of the theme of "Galaxy Express 999" (in Japanese "ginga tetsudō 999", with "999" read "three nine"). The original was performed by band Godaigo and released in 1979. The new cover is produced by Cupitron's usual producer, Tobeta Bajune. Also, Matsumoto Leiji, the manga artist of "Galaxy Express 999", designed Cupitron's brand new costumes with a theme of "fairies of a digital world". See more photos at Natalie.

The single comes in 3 editions, each of which has a different B-side. The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of the title song's music video.

A one-man live will be held on June 11 at club Womb in Shibuya.

Cupitron "Galaxy Express 999"
Cupitron 「銀河鉄道999」

(Japanese title: "ginga tetsudō 999")

1. ginga tetsudo 999
2. Techno Techno
3. ginga tetsudo 999 (Instrumental)
4. Techno Techno (Instrumental)

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Kisspoint Records RPK-1042/1043
Out 5/25, ¥1481 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

1. ginga tetsudo 999
2. Love Science
3. ginga tetsudo 999 (Instrumental)
4. Love Science (Instrumental)

Regular edition A
Kisspoint Records RPK-1044
Out 5/25, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

1. ginga tetsudo 999
2. ippunkan dake yume o miru
3. ginga tetsudo 999 (Instrumental)
4. ippunkan dake yume o miru (Instrumental)

Regular edition B
Kisspoint Records RPK-1045
Out 5/25, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"Galaxy Express 999"

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[via Twitter] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's world tour started yesterday! Catch her if you can! Tour & ticket info ☞ http://kppworldtour.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/natalie_mu/status/731325936155557888 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/731340229282422789 2016-05-14T13:27:52Z Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's world tour started yesterday! Catch her if you can! Tour & ticket info ☞ http://kppworldtour.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/natalie_mu/status/731325936155557888 http://kppworldtour.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/natalie_mu/status/731325936155557888 ]]> [via Twitter] Ryoma MAEDA moved to Vietnam!? & gives new Ryoma Maeda & Romantic Suiciders feat. EeL track for free download! https://twitter.com/Ryoma_Maeda/status/728556758201831424 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/728563755571798016 2016-05-06T21:35:10Z Ryoma MAEDA moved to Vietnam!? & gives new Ryoma Maeda & Romantic Suiciders feat. EeL track for free download! https://twitter.com/Ryoma_Maeda/status/728556758201831424 NANBA Shiho "meets sparkjoy" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11418 2016-05-05T02:29:48Z 2016-05-05T02:34:01Z NANBA Shiho has released a new album recently. Included are two songs written and produced by Tore Johansson, one of which has lyrics by tofubeats, with other songs written by The Charm Park, sugar me, etc. This is the first... Nanba Shiho has released a new album recently. Included are two songs written and produced by Tore Johansson, one of which has lyrics by tofubeats, with other songs written by The Charm Park, sugar me, etc. This is the first release on Nanba Shiho's own label sparkjoy records.

All songs can be sampled at Amazon Japan.

A tour will also be held in July, stopping at Shibuya O-West on July 22. Meanwhile, event "sparkjoy hour" hosted by herself will be held at the same place on May 24.

Nanba Shiho "meets sparkjoy"
南波志帆 「meets sparkjoy」

1. Good Morning Sunshine
2. yume janai.
3. necco
4. Cobalt Blue
5. Coffee Break
6. Mimosa
7. otogibanashi no yō ni
8. Travel
9. nijiiro no machi de
10. Adieu Tristesse
11. Antique

sparkjoy records SPJR-001
Out now (4/6), ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Tower, Amazon, CDJapan, HMV

"Good Morning Sunshine"

Sampler clip

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No Lie-Sense "Japan's Period" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11512 2016-05-04T14:25:20Z 2016-05-04T14:30:53Z No Lie-Sense (official Facebook page), the unit of SUZUKI Keiichi (Moonriders) and Kera, has released a 2nd album. Opening with a cover of the theme song from movie "kimi mo shusse ga dekiru", the album is filled with originals taking... No Lie-Sense (official Facebook page), the unit of Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders) and Kera, has released a 2nd album. Opening with a cover of the theme song from movie "kimi mo shusse ga dekiru", the album is filled with originals taking inspiration from a post-war to Showa-40's (until 1974) Japan. Guest musicians include Takada Ren (pupa), Gondō Tomohiko (Metafive), Yabe Hiroshi (Musement, ex-Carnation) and Ueno Yōko (asterisk).

All tracks can be sampled at Amazon Japan.

No Lie-Sense can be seen live at all-night rock event "mayonaka no Heavy Rock Party" on May 27 at Mt.Rainer Hall in Shibuya, along with Kinoco Hotel and many more.

No Lie-Sense "Japan's Period"

1. kimi mo shusse ga dekiru
2. yōkoso Television
3. tō to tawamureru otoko futari
4. Mutant shūdan shushoku (totsuzen heni de kono yo wa hitomawari)
5. rodōshatachi
6. komatta no hana
7. Opera Yamashita Takahashi (kanashiki kutsuoto iya, yuyushiki shi no oto)
8. dai Tokyo wa dai shokudō
9. Ultra Pain
10. miraijin gai
11. Choinan kaigan no hakobiya

Nagomu Records CDSOL-1635
Out now (4/20), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, No Lie-Senseの

"Mutant shūdan shushoku (totsuzen heni de kono yo wa hitomawari)"

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KAJI Hideki "The Blue Boy" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11502 2016-05-04T12:44:59Z 2016-06-02T14:04:01Z KAJI Hideki celebrates this year the 20th anniversary since his solo debut in 1996. I've lost count, but "The Blue Boy" is said to be his 15th original album! His back-band on this album is formed of FURUKAWA Taichi and... Kaji Hideki celebrates this year the 20th anniversary since his solo debut in 1996. I've lost count, but "The Blue Boy" is said to be his 15th original album! His back-band on this album is formed of Furukawa Taichi and Satō Hiroshi (both of Koncos), with other musicians including Horie Hirohisa (Neil and Iraiza), Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Learners, Neil and Iraiza) and more.

A release party will be held on May 27 at Astrohall, with Koncos, The Natsuyasumi Band, ayU tokiO and DJ Konishi Yaruharu. Shows at Billboard Tokyo (June 14) and Shibuya Club Quattro (August 4) will follow, and also the Peanuts Camp festival to be held on August 20 and 21 which is curated by himself.

Kaji Hideki "The Blue Boy"
カジヒデキ 「The Blue Boy」

1. Melody
2. Heroes
3. Tokyo City Serenade
4. Perfect Pastel Sunset
5. Summer Breeze
6. Summer Disciples
7. goji no Shibuya de!
8. Summer Shower and Cream Soda
9. About a Blue Boy, Part 3
10. Love Me Do
11. Midnight Cafe Bleu

Blue Boys Club/awdr DDCB-12088
Out 5/25, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, The Blue Boy by HIDEKI KAJI on iTunes (World), カジヒデキの "THE BLUE BOY"を iTunes で (Japan)

"Heroes"

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HOSHINO Michiru "Discotheque ni tsuretette (Single Version)" (CD+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11479 2016-05-04T04:19:16Z 2016-05-04T04:23:35Z HOSHINO Michiru has a new 7" and CD set coming this month! Included is a single version of song "Discotheque ni tsuretette" from latest album "You Love Me", and a cover of YAMASHITA Tatsurō's "zutto issho sa". The latter was... Hoshino Michiru has a new 7" and CD set coming this month! Included is a single version of song "Discotheque ni tsuretette" from latest album "You Love Me", and a cover of Yamashita Tatsurō's "zutto issho sa". The latter was co-arranged by Hase Hajimu and Arai Toshiya (Count Joke).

Audio samples can be heard at Jet Set.

Hoshino Michiru's next one-man event will be held on May 22 at Vivid Sound Studio (4F, map) from 16:00. She can also be seen at event "Sunday Girls 2" on May 8 at Shichōshitsu (details).

Hoshino Michiru "Discotheque ni tsuretette (Single Version)" (CD+7")
星野みちる 「ディスコティークに連れてって Single Version」

CD
1. Discotheque ni tsuretette (Single Version)
2. zutto issho sa
3. Discotheque ni tsuretette (Single Version) (inst)
4. zutto issho sa (inst)

7"
A. Discotheque ni tsuretette (Single Version)
B. zutto issho sa

Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCCD-9572
Out 5/25, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, Jet Set

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HARADA Tomoyo "Love Song Covers 2 ~ wakaba no koro" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11507 2016-05-04T03:25:18Z 2016-05-04T03:31:00Z Follow-up to last year's "Love Song Covers", here's a 2nd cover album from HARADA Tomoyo. Whlie the previous was of foreign songs, this time the focus is on Japanese love songs. This time again the whole is produced by ITō... Follow-up to last year's "Love Song Covers", here's a 2nd cover album from Harada Tomoyo. Whlie the previous was of foreign songs, this time the focus is on Japanese love songs. This time again the whole is produced by Itō Gorō (naomi & goro), featuring musicians who have been accompanying her on recordings and tour in the recent years, such as Tzboguchi Masayasu, Yoshino Yuka (tico moon) and more.

The limited edition only holds a bonus track of an Ozawa Kenji cover. A DVD of two music videos is also included.

Harada Tomoyo "Love Song Covers 2 ~ wakaba no koro"
原田知世 「恋愛小説2~若葉のころ」

(Japanese title: "renai shosetsu 2 ~ ...")

(Original artist in parentheses)
1. September (Takeuchi Mariya)
2. yasashisa ni tsutsumareta nara (Arai Yumi)
3. himitsu no hanazono (Matsuda Seiko)
4. momen no Hankerchief (Ōta Hiromi)
5. Candy (Harada Shinji)
6. toshishita no otoko no ko (Candies)
7. ihōjin (Kume Sayuri)
8. natsu ni koi suru onnatachi (Ōnuki Taeko)
9. yumesaki annainin (Yamaguchi Momoe)
10. SWEET MEMORIES (Matsuda Seiko)
11. ichō namiki no Serenade (Ozawa Kenji) (Limited edition-only bonus track)

DVD (Limited edition only)
"September" (Takeuchi Mariya) Music Video
"I've Just Seen A Face" (The Beatles) Music Video

Limited edition (CD + bonus track + DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Universal UCCJ-2137
Out 5/11, ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (18% off), 原田知世の (Japan), HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Digest movie

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Negicco "Tea for Three" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11469 2016-05-03T14:30:36Z 2016-05-03T14:40:08Z Negicco have a 3rd original album coming soon! "Tea for Three" is the follow-up to "Rice & Snow" (2014). The album includes single tracks "mujun, hajimemashita.", "nee, Vardia", "Canal no madobe" and "oyasumi" (this one in a new album version), as well as a bunch of brand new songs, several of which are written by their main producer connie, and also ones written or arranged by Spangle call Lilli line, Kai Takahashi (Lucky Tapes), Okamoto's, mabanua, etc.

The first pressing will come as a special sleeve case.

A special listening event will be held on May 5 at Loft Plus One in Shinjuku (tickets at e+). Also, a one-man live will be held at NHK Hall on July 30, with tickets going on sale July 2.

Negicco "Tea for Three"
Negicco 「ティー・フォー・スリー」

1. nee, Vardia
2. RELISH
3. Magic mitai na Music
4. koi no shananana
5. Good Night negi Soup
6. Kōnan shōka
7. Canal no madobe
8. niji
9. SNS o buttobase
10. mujun, hajimemashita.
11. doyō no yoru wa
12. oyasumi (Album Ver.)
13. watashi e

T-Palette Records TPRV-0020
Out 5/24, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, CDJapan, Tower

"mujun, hajimemashita."

"nee, Vardia"

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INO Hidefumi "No Satisfaction" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11476 2016-05-03T13:45:15Z 2016-05-03T13:53:40Z INO Hidefumi has announced a new album titled "No Satisfaction". Coming almost exactly 10 years after first album "Satisfaction" (2006), it features 10 songs from that album though this time he plays them only on one Fender Rhodes. INO Hidefumi... Ino Hidefumi has announced a new album titled "No Satisfaction". Coming almost exactly 10 years after first album "Satisfaction" (2006), it features 10 songs from that album though this time he plays them only on one Fender Rhodes.

Ino Hidefumi will play Billboard Tokyo on May 27. Tickets are on sale. Details here.

Ino Hidefumi "No Satisfaction"

1. Spartacus
2. What are you doing the rest of your life
3. Why are we at war
4. Billie Jean
5. Behind the rainbow
6. Midnight at the oasis
7. Just the two of us
8. Madsummer Reminiscence
9. Solid Foundation
10. Never can say goodbye

Innocent Record IRCD-0006
Out 5/11, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, CDJapan, Tower

Sampler clip

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sotaiseiriron "tensei Jingle" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11417 2016-05-03T13:22:22Z 2016-05-03T13:25:01Z sōtaiseiriron have just released a brand new album, follow-up to "Town Age" (2013). The album is available not only on CD, but also on 180g vinyl, hi-res 96Khz/24bit audio media BDM (Blu-ray Disc Music), and cassette tape. sōtaiseiriron will play... sōtaiseiriron have just released a brand new album, follow-up to "Town Age" (2013). The album is available not only on CD, but also on 180g vinyl, hi-res 96Khz/24bit audio media BDM (Blu-ray Disc Music), and cassette tape.

sōtaiseiriron will play at Nippon Budōkan on July 22. Tickets will go on sale June 4.

sotaiseiriron "tensei Jingle"
相対性理論 「天声ジングル」

1. tenchi sozō SOS
2. Kerberos
3. Ultra Soda
4. watashi ga watashi
5. 13 banme no kanojo
6. Benten-sama wa Spiritua
7. geshi
8. Berlin tenshi
9. toaru Around
10. oyasumi chikyū
11. FLASHBACK

CD edition
mirai records XNMR-66600
Out now (4/27), ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia,HMV, CDJapan

180g vinyl edition
mirai records XNMR-66601
Out now (4/27), ¥3300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

Cassette tape edition
mirai records XNMR-66602
Out now (4/27), ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Blu-ray (BDM) edition (All regions)
mirai records XNMR-66603
Out now (4/27), ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, YesAsia, HMV, CDJapan

"Flashback"

Trailer clip

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