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MISIA new album “Life is going on and on” release date of Dec 26th!

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Life is going on and on (regular edition cover)
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MISIA is releasing a new album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her music career! The album is titled Life is going on and on, and will be released on December 26th. The album will contain her recent single, “AI NO KATACHI” in which she collaborated with HIDE from GReeeeN, and original new songs. She has announced dates for two separate tours to commemorate her 20th anniversary, and launched a special website which you can access here.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 Release news No Comments

Hoshino Gen new album “POP VIRUS” out on Dec 19th.

Pop Virus / Gen Hoshino

POP VIRUS (regular edition first press cover)
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Hoshino Gen is releasing his fifth studio album next month! POP VIRUS is set for a release date of December 19th, and will contain 14 tracks. Included are his hit songs “Koi”, “Family Song” and “Idea” among new tracks.

Hoshino has been picking up accolades for his songs this year, which have been used in various Japanese TV drama shows. “Koi” was the theme to the TBS show Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu, in which the singer and actor starred; “Family Song” was the theme to Kahogo no Kahoko; and “Idea” was used for NHK’s Hanbun, Ao.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 Release news No Comments

Chara new album “baby bump” out on Dec 19th!

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Veteran singer-songwriter Chara is releasing a new album on December 19th! baby bump will be the artist’s 16th original studio album, containing 11 all-new tracks. Chara turned 50 years old at the beginning of this year, but shows no signs of slowing down. She has announced dates in January and February for her 2019 “Baby Bump” tour to promote the album.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 Release news No Comments

BEGIN new album “Potluck Songs” out on Dec 12th!

Okinawa folk band BEGIN is releasing a new album on December 12th. Titled Potluck Songs, the collection will consist of 11 songs, including “BAND wo kumou yo”, and “Egao no manma.” The full track list has not yet been released. The trio’s most recent album before this was released in 2015. The veteran folk unit has released more than 20 albums since they formed in 1990.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Naoto Inti Raymi new album “7” out on Dec 12th.

"7" / Naoto Intiraymi

'7' (regular edition album cover)
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Singer-songwriter Naoto Inti Raymi is releasing his seventh studio album, titled “7”, on December 12th. The album will contain 12 songs total, including the three singles “Start To Rain,” “Hibiscus,” and “Shiori” which were released this year.

“7” will be released in 2 editions: a limited edition with a bonus DVD and a regular CD-only edition. The DVD will contain the recorded live performance of Naoto at Zepp Osaka Bayside in 2017, and a making-of clip regarding the album’s jacket art. A “super” limited edition with bonus goods will also be available only to fan club members.

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DA PUMP new best album “THANX!!!!!!!’ out on Dec 12th!!!!!!!

THANX!!!!!!! Neo Best of DA PUMP / DA PUMP

THANX!!!!!!! (limited edition B cover)
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Iconic boy band DA PUMP is releasing a new best compilation album on December 12th! Titled THANX!!!!!!!, the album will contain 16 songs, including the recent viral hit “U.S.A.”, which is a cover of a Eurobeat song from the 90’s. The other songs are mostly the group’s hits from the 90’s that have been re-recorded, including “Feelin’ Good ~It’s PARADISE~”, “Rhapsody in Blue,” and “if…”

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MIYAVI new album “SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3” out on Dec 5th!

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SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3 (limited edition)
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Guitarist and song writer MIYAVI is releasing the 3rd installment of his collaboration/cover album series in December! Titled SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3 – WORLDS COLLIDE –, the album features vocals or covers from diverse artists including Samuel L. Jackson (yes, ), hide (of X Japan), KREVA, and Kato Miliyah, for a total of 14 songs.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 Release news No Comments

JYOCHO first album “Utsukushii Shuumatsu Cycle” out on Dec 5th!

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Utsukushii Shuumatsu Cycle (regular edition)
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JYOCHO is releasing their first full album on December 5th! The progressive post-pop/math rock project started by guitarist Daijiro has released 2 mini albums and a single prior to this album, which is titled Utsukushii Shuumatsu Cycle (“The Cycle of the Beautiful Ending”). Two songs from those releases are included here: “Taiyou to kurashite kita” and “pure circle.” The other 10 songs are new, for a total of 12 tracks on this album.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2018 Release news No Comments

LOVEBITES new album “CLOCKWORK IMMORTALITY” out on Dec 5th!

CLOCKWORK IMMORTALITY (Edition B cover)
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All-girls metal band LOVEBITES is releasing their second album on December 5th! Titled CLOCKWORK IMMORTALITY, the album will contain 10 tracks total, which are all brand new songs. The first single released from the album, “RISING,” promises more of the dramatic power metal that characterized their EP released earlier this year.

The band has announced several in-store appearances in Japan to promote their new album.

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

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PURE (album cover)
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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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Sunday, October 14th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment
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