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Higuchi Ai new album “Issei Sanka” out on Sept 25th!

Issei Sanka / Ai Higuchi

Issei Sanka (regular edition cover)
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Piano-based singer-songwriter Higuchi Ai is releasing her third studio album in September! Titled Issei Sanka (“Hymn of One Voice”), the album will contain 11 tracks, including the three recent digital singles “Zensen”, “Douka sono mama”, and “Love Song.” The third single “Love Song” will be released online on September 4th, ahead of the album. Higuchi has also announced dates for solo live performances in Tokyo and Osaka in November.

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Friday, August 30th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Nothing’s Carved In Stone releasing new album “By Your Side” on Sept 25th!

By Your Side / Nothing's Carved In Stone

By Your Side (album cover)
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Alternative indie rock band Nothing’s Carved In Stone is releasing a new album next month! By Your Side will contain 10 tracks, including their recent single “Beginning.” This is the band’s 10th studio album, coming about a year and a half after their previous album Mirror Ocean, which topped the Oricon charts despite being an independent release. The music video to “Beginning” is available on the NCIS official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Thursday, August 29th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Polkadot Stingray new mini-album “Hyper Klaxon” out on Oct 16th!

Hyper Klaxon / Polkadot Stingray

Hyper Klaxon (regular edition cover)
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Polkadot Stingray is releasing their third mini-album on September 24th October 16th! Titled Hyper Klaxon (“super horn”?), the release will contain 7 songs total on CD. The disc will also be released digitally, but only the first five tracks will be included digitally.

Music videos to “Bake no Kawa” and “A-un” are available on the rock band’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Perfume best album “The Best: P Cubed” out on Sept 18th!

Perfume The Best "P Cubed" / Perfume

The Best: P Cubed (regular edition cover)
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Mega-popular electronic idol/techno-pop trio Perfume is releasing their all-time best-hits album in September! This collection of 52 songs on 3 discs spans the group’s 15 years in the music business, from their 2005 single “Linear Motor Girl” to the most recent “Mugen Mirai” which was released in August 2018.

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 Release news No Comments

Miyuna new mini-album ”Yurareru” out Sept 18th!

Yurareru / Miyuna

Yurareru (regular edition cover)
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Singer and musician Miyuna is releasing her second mini-album on September 18th! Titled Yurareru, the release will contain 7 tracks total, including the title song “Yurareru,” which looks to continue pushing Miyuna’s edgy pop vocals. Songs with tie-ups on this album include “Boku to kimi no Lullabye” which was an ending theme to the anime FAIRY TAIL, and “Kuchinashi no kotoba” which is the theme song to the movie Natsu Yozora.

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 Release news No Comments

lyrical school major debut album “BE KIND REWIND” out on Sept 11th!

BE KIND REWIND / lyrical school

BE KIND REWIND (album cover)
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Hip-hop idol group lyrical school is releasing their major label debut album on September 11th! Titled BE KIND REWIND, the album will contain 14 tracks total, including the songs “Tokyo Burning,” “Pajama Party,” and “LAST DANCE” which have been released digitally. Several of the tracks are skits or interlude tracks.

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Saturday, August 17th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Macaroni Empitsu new mini album “season” out on Sept 11th!

Season / Macaroni Empitsu

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Rock band Macaroni Empitsu is releasing their 5th mini-album next month! The release date of season is September 11th. The disc will contain 5 studio tracks, including the song “Seishun to isshun” which was previously released as a single, and 5 additional tracks which were recorded live during their performance on May 12th this year at LIQUIDROOM. The 4-member band has also announced dates for their season tour.

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Friday, August 16th, 2019 Release news No Comments

MaRuRi to Ryuga second mini album “Omishirioki wo” out on Sept 4th!

Omishirioki wo / Maruri To Ryuga

Omishirioki wo (regular edition cover)
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Singing duo MaRuRi and Ryuga are releasing their second mini album on the Universal label. Titled Omishirioki wo, the release will contain 6 tracks total, including their second digital single “Hajimari no uta.”

A Line live clip of an acoustic arrangement for “Hajimari no Uta” is available on YouTube and can be previewed below the track list. The link is not guaranteed to work after the date of this posting.

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Sunday, August 11th, 2019 Release news No Comments

OAU eponymous album out on Sept 4th!

OAU / OAU

OAU (album cover)
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The modern folk pop/rock band OAU is releasing a new album on September 4th! Titled OAU, the eponymous album reflects the band’s shortening of their name, which was previously Overground Acoustic Underground. The release will contain 13 tracks total, including recent double A-side singles “Kaerimichi” and “Where have you gone.”

The music videos to both singles, as well as the songs “Traveler” and “Midnight Sun” are available on OAU’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Saturday, August 10th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Yorushika new album “Elma” out on August 28th!

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Yorushika, a collaboration project between vocaloid composer n-buna and singer suis, is releasing their second album at the end of this month! Following closely after their successful collaborative debut album Dakara Boku wa Ongaku wo Yameta, the duo’s second album will be titled Elma and contain 14 tracks, several of which parallel the stories told in the first album.

Several music videos are available on Yorushika’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Monday, August 5th, 2019 Release news No Comments
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