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Shishido Kavka

Shishido Kavka is the stage name of Shishido YĆ«na, a great singer who plays her own drums. She started off in the band The News, but broke out and released her first solo album in 2012, with her most recent offering being an EP released this past February. She was born in Mexico and was […]

New Oral Cigarettes

The latest track from The Oral Cigarettes is Black Memory, which was posted on line yesterday and already has 185,000 views. If they sound familiar perhaps you know their song Kyouran Hey Kids!!, which is the opening theme to the first season of the series Noragami Aragoto. Its a story abut a minor god determined […]

Maison Book Girl

Maison Book Girl is an art rock band who released their second single on July 19th, but a Japanese single is like a US EP, having 3 to 5 tracks on it. The first song here is the first track on that new single, Rooms. The second song is the second track from their first […]

Split BoB

Split BoB formed up in high school in 2011, and celebrated graduation by releasing their first album, which went to number 1 on the Tower Records charts immediately. The first track here is from that album, 2012s forget-me-not, followed by I can not become a star, also from their debut. They currently have released 3 […]

My First Story Revisited

It has been a while since I last posted tunes by My First Story, but they have a new mini-album called LET IT DIE coming out. They just posted REVIVER, which is the second song from it this past Wednesday, and it has already crossed the 300,000 views mark and keeps heading up. The title […]

Vivid Undress

Vivid Undress is a J-Pop band who just put out their 3rd mini-album, and the first song is I’m Not Menhera from that release, posted online on June 15th. The 2nd track, Urala, was posted on March 31st, while the third is Coelacanth Dance from mid-2016. These give you a place to start, but they […]

Polkadotstingray: Shinkuronishika

Or perhaps the new track from Fukuoka prefecture Art-Rock band Polkadotstingray might be called Synchro-Nishika, but however it translates it is the title track from their first mini-album and was just posted online last week. I am also re-posting Electric Public which hit the web in February, both excellent songs.

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Man With A Mission

It came as something of a surprise to me when I realized I have never done a post on Man With A Mission, the famous wolf-headed J-Rock band. Today I am going to correct that by posting a few tracks, but if you like what you hear be aware there is a lot more to […]

Bump Of Chicken revisit

It has been a while since I have featured Bump Of Chicken here, so I thought I would share a few tracks released since my last posting. The first track this time around is called Answer the theme song for the anime Sangatsu no Lion, AKA March Comes in like a Lion. The second is […]

New Wagakki Band

Just posted yesterday, a brand new live track from The Wagakki Band I wanted to share here, even though it includes a commercial at the end for the new DVD the track will appear on, being released on June 21st. There was a 2 day celebration held in Tokyo in February, all the tunes on […]