BAND-MAIKO strikes again, now with a mini-album!

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BAND-MAIKO (regular edition cover)
Courtesy of CD Japan

Last year, the rock band BAND-MAID released a music video as the renamed band, BAND-MAIKO, as an April Fool’s joke. In the music video, the band members wore traditional Japanese garb and sang in a specific Kyoto dialect reminiscent of maiko, which are apprentice geisha.

This April 1st, the band released another BAND-MAIKO song and video, and now they are releasing a mini-album on April 3rd!

This mini-album, titled BAND-MAIKO, will contain 7 songs. The first 6 are covers of their previous rock songs, this time including traditional Japanese instruments and sung in a Kyoto dialect.

The music videos to “secret MAIKO lips” and “Gion-cho” are available on BAND-MAID’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

This mini album will be released in 2 editions: a limited edition with a bonus DVD and special case, and a regular CD-only edition. The DVD will contain the music video to “Gion-cho” and a making-of clip. For a limited time, the first-press of the regular edition will include a DVD with a different making-of video clip.

Track list:

  1. secret MAIKO lips :: cover of “secret My lips”
  2. 虎 and 虎 | Tora and tora :: cover of “One and only”
  3. YOLOSIOSU :: cover of “YOLO”
  4. ansan :: cover of “anemone”
  5. Akasimahen :: cover of “Awkward”
  6. すくりーみんぐ | screaming :: cover of “Screaming”
  7. 祇園町 | Gion-cho :: original song

“secret MAIKO lips” music video:

“Gion-cho” music video:


> Where to buy:

Limited edition (CD + DVD, bag, sticker): Catalogue# CRZP-40. Price: 5093 yen (w/out tax).
BAND-MAIKO / BAND-MAIKO
Order at CD Japan

Order at Amazon Japan

Regular edition (CD only): Catalogue# CRCP-40577. Price: 2000 yen (w/out tax).
BAND-MAIKO / BAND-MAIKO
Order at CD Japan
— with pre-order bonus (until first press is sold out)
Order at Amazon Japan — with pre-order bonus

*Note: the sales tax rate in Japan is 8%. Goods at CD Japan are listed without including the tax, and goods at Amazon Japan are listed including the tax. If you live outside of Japan, and buy from either site, or another Japanese store, you will not be charged the 8% tax.

> Album release announcement
BAND-MAID official site
BAND-MAID official YouTube channel
BAND-MAID official Twitter feed
BAND-MAID official Facebook page
BAND-MAID official Instagram feed

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