Japanese trauma techno-pop band URBANGARDE announced their new album Showa 90 at their concert showcase event on September 5.
URBANGARDE hosted UTSU Fes (“Depression Fes”) with performances by PASSPO☆, NO GOD, and 15 other bands in the 2-day festival at Tsutaya O-East in Shibuya. Showa 90 will be released from Kadokawa Media Factory on December 9, which will be the 7th full-length album and their 4th after their major debut.
The album’s title connects to a message yet to be revealed by URBANGARDE, since Japan’s Showa era ended with year 64 in 1989. Known for their pointed social commentary, the title and imagery (a decayed version of Japan’s National Diet Building) of Showa 90 hints at a possible vision of alternate reality. More details about Showa 90 will be announced soon.
URBANGARDE also announced their fall 2015 Japan tour titled “URBANGARDE National Tour 2015 Showa 90th year” along with an upcoming Christmas Special Hall Live at Shibuya Owada Sakura Hall in Tokyo on 12/22, and Shinsaibashi BIGCAT in Osaka on 12/17.
URBANGARDE made their USA debut last June at A-Kon 2015 in Dallas, Texas.