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Mukai Taichi new album “PURE” out on November 28th!

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Singer-songwriter Mukai Taichi is releasing his second studio album next month! PURE will be released on November 28th, and will contain 13 tracks total including “Reset” and “Siren.” Taichi has also announced tour dates for his “PURE” tour to commemorate the album’s release, which will start in December.

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BENI new album “CINEMATIC” out on November 28th.

R&B artist BENI is releasing a new album at the end of November! Titled CINEMATIC, the album will contain 13 tracks total, including the digital singles “Chasin'”, “PULLBACK” and “No one else like you” which is a duet with Michael Kaneko. BENI has also announced tour dates for her CINEMATIC Tour starting in December.

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Saturday, October 13th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Mikami Chisako album “I AM Ready!” out on November 28th.

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Singer-songwriter Mikami Chisako is releasing her first solo album on November 28th! The album is titled I AM Ready! and will contain 10 tracks total.

Chisako is best known as the vocalist of emo/alternative rock band fra-foa, which disbanded in 2005. She embarked on a solo career but then went into hiatus in 2005.

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DAOKO new album out on November 14th!

Singer and rapper DAOKO is releasing her third studio album next month! The album’s title and track list have not yet been announced. It will contain her single “Owaranai Sekai de” which was used for the game Dragalia Lost.

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Rei first album out on November 7th!

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Singer-songwriter Rei‘s debut album is set for a release date of November 7th! The eponymous album will contain 12 tracks. Other than the digital singles “Lazy Loser” and “Silver Shoes”, most of the songs are previously unreleased. Prior to this album, the blues guitarist has been busy touring and performing. You can watch her talents in action on her live YouTube clips, including her performance at TED in New York this past April.

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RIRI new album “Neo” out on Nov 28th!

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Singer RIRI is releasing her second album in November! The album is titled Neo, and will contain 10 tracks total, including recent single “Maybe One Day” and “Stay” which is a Japanese language cover of the song by Zedd featuring Alessia Cara. Remixes of “Maybe One Day” and “That’s My Baby” will also be on this album.

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GLIM SPANKY releasing new album “Looking For The Magic” on November 21st!

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Rock duo GLIM SPANKY is releasing a new album on November 21st! Looking For The Magic is the pair’s 4th studio album. It will contain 10 tracks total, including their three most recent singles “Orokamono-tachi”, “All Of Us”, and “Heart ga sameru mae ni.” GLIM SPANKY may be best known for vocalist Remi’s distinctive, scratchy voice.

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Friday, October 12th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Ayaka releasing new album “30 y/o” on Nov 14th!

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Ayaka is releasing a new studio album in November! The artist turned 30 years old at the end of last year, which may have influenced the album’s title of 30 y/o. This is her fifth studio album, and it will include her recent single “SAKURA” amongst 12 total songs.

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Rihwa new album “Wild Inside” out on Oct 31st!

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Singer-songwriter Rihwa is releasing her second studio album this month! Wild Inside is the album’s title, and also the title of the last song. This album contains 13 tracks total, including several songs with various tie-ups to movies and commercials.

The single “MICHISHIRUBE” was the theme song to the movie YURI-GOKORO, the single “MY LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ~1-Point no yuuki” is the October theme for the NNN Straight News Channel weather program, and the song “Swing Swing” was the spring campaign song for the Kamogawa Sea World theme park.

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Yajima Mai releasing full-length album “Vampiress” on Oct 17th.

Metal singer Yajima Mai is releasing her first full length album on October 17th. Titled Vampiress, the album will contain 11 original, all-new songs. Like her previous releases, all lyrics are written by Mai, who is a self-described symphonic metal songstress.

Vampiress will be released in 2 editions: a limited edition with a bonus DVD, and regular CD-only edition. The DVD will contain the music video to “LUNATIC ISOLATION” and making-of footage. The music video can currently be watched on Mai’s official YouTube channel, and is previewed below the track list.

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