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New Yoshida Brothers: Cool Spiral

This may be my favorite music video from the Yoshida Brothers so far, posted this past Tuesday. The song is Cool Spiral, from their new mini-album which also features their rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and the Japanese language theme for the animation Kubo. The disc will be released on February 7th.

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New Vivid Undress

The new song from Vivid Undress is called Goodbye dilemma, released last July on their 3rd mini-album Endless. They will be doing the third leg of their Endless tour beginning in mid January, finishing up at the Daikanyama UNIT on March 31st, 2018.

The Future of Piano

I think you will enjoy this one!

New Wagakki Band

This week there is a new CD being released by the Wagakki Band which includes the song Synchronicity (the first track), posted just a few weeks ago. The album is a Best Of collection mixed with a few new songs created for Hana Hanako’s recent solo project. The second track is Tengaku from their original […]

Something to Do: Movies

There are a number of choices this weekend, but top of the list in my mind is Pixar’s Coco, which just looks like too much fun to miss. It actually starts playing on Wednesday, to take advantage of the long holiday weekend. John Cusack’s new film Singularity could be interesting, but the trailer makes me […]

More Man With A Mission

The first one is the newest track from Man With A Mission, My Hero was posted 12 days ago and has over a million views. The second track is 2015s Raise Your Flag, the song that first made me sit up and realize this band had some serious stories to tell the world, and not […]

More New PolkadotStingray

Just a few days ago PolkadotStingray uploaded another track from their new album; the song is called Surrender and in just those few days it has received over 185,000 views. The second track, Mizuho Dance, was posted on October 25th, and has collected just under 1,140,000 views to date. I am not sure if that […]

Gesu no Kiwami Otome

The band Gesu no Kiwami Otome, or Guess’ Extreme Maiden in English, is an Indi/Alternative band from Tokyo who got together in 2012. The first song is I will not lose to you, and since it was posted online on October 9th it has received over a million views. The second track is Darumasan, with […]

Something to Watch: Discs

Continuing the reboot of the franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes could be a modern retelling of the period in history when the Cro-Magnon committed genocide by wiping out the Neanderthals. Teen Wolf: The Complete Series is not quite as epic but still has its moments. The Emoji Movie is just silly animated […]

Polkadotstingray Yet Again

Polkadotstingray uploaded the song REM (extended name Lem meets Yogurina & Suntory natural water) this past Monday, and by Tuesday it had crossed the quarter million views range. This art rock band continues to create some amazing music.