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SCANDAL – Fuzzy (MV)

Just in time to ease the summer doldrums, SCANDAL has released a music video to their new digital single “Fuzzy”, which they had recently performed on their “Fuzzy Summer Mood” tour. A cute “will boy and girl stay together?” story plays out over a pounding yet melodic tune.

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NABOWA greet the dawn with DAYBREAK (MV)

In keeping with their time-based theme, instrumental quartet NABOWA has released another minimalist but compelling music video from their new album DUSK, this one entitled “DAYBREAK.” The tune features gently plucked guitar with a soothing violin accompaniment.

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NABOWA end their day with DUSK (MV)

As a follow-up to their last single “Sayonara Inago”, instrumental foursome NABOWA have released a music video to the title song “DUSK” off their upcoming album, out April 24. The video, a moody performance piece with plenty of violin and slap bass playing, was shot by noted director Takaharu Shimizu.

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Japan Night 2019 launches in New York City May 12 with HYDE, Wagakki Band, Puffy AmiYumi, and Misia

Japan Night launches in New York City on May 12th, featuring four prominent Japanese music artists at two venues just blocks apart. The one-night only special event will be presented by Japan 2019 in collaboration with Japan Day @ Central Park, created by the Japanese community of New York to foster a deeper understanding of …

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NABOWA say SAYONARA INAGO with new single and MV

Kyoto instrumental quartet NABOWA has released a new single, “SAYONARA INAGO,” from their upcoming album DUSK, which will be out on April 24th. The LP was mastered by Grammy-nominated mixer Daddy Kev, who has worked with rappers Busdriver and Sage Francis, among others.

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TsuShiMaMiRe celebrates 20th anniversary with 20-date Japan tour and greatest hits album

Punk rock trio TsuShiMaMiRe has announced a series of events to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band, including the release of a greatest hits album on July 10th and a 20-date tour of Japan.

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Synth-punk trio JEBIOTTO release 7-inch single

Keeping it old-school and featuring plenty of syndrum sound, new wave trio JEBIOTTO will release their own version of a space-age love song with a new 7-inch single “Get Down” on March 6th. The disc, a double A-side, is paired with a tune by British postpunk band Treeboy & Arc.

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ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D to appear at Sakura-Con 2019

ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D will perform at this year’s Sakura-Con, held April 19-21 at the Washington State Convention Center. The popular anime convention is in its twenty-second year, and ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D has provided the themes for such anime series as BLEACH, Blue Exorcist, and Durarara!!

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Reformed NUMBER GIRL to perform at Rising Sun Rock Festival

Iconic alt-rockers NUMBER GIRL surprised longtime fans with their recent announcement that they will perform at the Rising Sun Rock Festival this August in Ezo. Frontman Shutoku Mukai got the idea to reform the band during a drinking session last summer.

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ONE OK ROCK – Wasted Nights (MV)

ONE OK ROCK has released the music video to “Wasted Nights” from their upcoming ninth album Eye Of The Storm, which will be available internationally on February 15. The clip features plenty of slo-mo action as the band dances between the raindrops intercut with shots of modern youth enjoying life on their own terms. ONE …

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