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Date registered: January 27, 2018


Not of this Earth.

Latest posts

  1. SCANDAL to represent Japan for International Cassette Store Day — September 28, 2018
  2. Shonen Knife roll (and rock) through USA — September 27, 2018
  3. SCANDAL takes a bite out of the Big Apple (Live Report) — September 7, 2018
  4. Crispy Camera Club develop fresh sound for new video Ame ga agattara — August 29, 2018
  5. SCANDAL – Interview (2018) — August 20, 2018

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Jun 05 2018

SCANDAL plugs in with signature guitar cables

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Although perhaps not an obvious choice for every fan’s wish list, gear maker Vital Audio has announced that in June they will be coming out with limited edition SCANDAL branded guitar cables and patch cords. Perfect for your SCANDAL cover band!

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May 07 2018

SCANDAL announces fall U.S. and Mexico concert dates

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SCANDAL, everyone’s favorite fab quartet, have scheduled some U.S. concerts dates for September (with stops in Mexico to follow) that promise to bring the band’s own brand of sonic wonderment and keenly refined pop sensibilities to venues from New York to California. Full details of the “Special Thanks” tour have yet to be announced, but …

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May 02 2018


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Following in the well trod footsteps of many a mega rock act, unstoppable kawaii-metal sensation BABYMETAL has announced plans to form their own record label in collaboration with 5B Artist Management, who handle such acts as SLIPKNOT and MEGADETH, and U.K.-based Cooking Vinyl Records, who have released music from a diverse roster of talent including …

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Apr 28 2018

LAMP IN TERREN get some “New Clothes” in latest music video

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Following up on their latest single, Dreams, from earlier in the month, LAMP IN TERREN have recently released a video for another stunner of a new track, New Clothes.

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Apr 21 2018

RON RON CLOU Want You To “Listen Up!”

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As the years go by, ageless Rickenbacker loving punkers RON RON CLOU are wearing better than Paul Weller’s haircut and prove it by issuing their first new music video in fifteen years for the song Listen Up!.

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Apr 12 2018

Kat McDowell – TEN (Review)

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Kat McDowell TEN Review by Marc Bowie Singer-songwriter Kat McDowell’s latest album, TEN, released on March 24th, is by turns a bracing and soothing amalgam of beach bar ballads, mid-tempo rockers and quasi-lullaby’s. Possessed of a beguilingly ethereal yet warmly inviting voice that any sensible person might want to follow to the ends of the …

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Mar 27 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto New Documentary Tsunami Piano


While touring Tohoku, the area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, something he has done many times, famed composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra member, Ryuichi Sakamoto, was told about a semi-ruined piano in a high school gymnasium. The instrument had been flooded along with Miyagi Prefectural Agricultural High School and looked like a mess, …

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Mar 14 2018

Tropical Death – So Wet (MV)

Tropical Death – So Wet (MV)

As a follow-up to our review of Tropical Death’s Modern Maze EP, here’s the video for So Wet. It’s a charmingly lo-fi affair of rain jackets and unicorn floaties as singer Eugene Roussin romps his backwards way through back alley Tokyo.

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Mar 08 2018

KEYTALK releases 5th album Rainbow


KEYTALK released their new album, Rainbow, on March 7th, the quartet’s fifth, which includes the January single, LOTKA VOLTERRA and SETSUNAYUMEMISHI from the fall EP.

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Mar 07 2018

Tropical Death – Modern Maze (Review)


Tropical Death Modern Maze Review by Marc Bowie Like all rock, unless it’s a retro act, Tokyo-based quartet Tropical Death’s five-song 2017 EP, Modern Maze, reaches backward while at the same time extending a hand to the future, as it’s rooted in the fertile soil of many punk and post-punk offerings yet pushes up wild …

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