Tag Archive: Showa 90

Dec 30 2015

URBANGARDE’s Heisei Death Game MV features idols and the dark side of Tokyo youth

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URBANGARDE has released a set of new music videos connected to their latest album Showa 90. Known to fans worldwide for pushing boundaries and provoking discussion of social issues, URBANGARDE launched Showa 90 in early December with the militaristic, anti-war video “Kuchibiru Democracy” (“Lips Democracy”), which many Japanese TV stations refused to air because of …

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Dec 13 2015

URBANGARDE – Showa 90 (Review)

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URBANGARDE Showa 90 Review by David Cirone URBANGARDE knows how to write a hook. Showa 90‘s dark, dystopian view is full of shocking, scary stories pulled from the shadows of Japan’s outwardly perfect society, but in true URBANGARDE style, they’re perfectly balanced by instant pop jams like “Kuchibiru Democracy”, “Shinjuku Mon Amour”, and “Coin Locker …

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Nov 04 2015

URBANGARDE releases anti-war video Kuchibiru Democracy

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Japanese trauma-pop group URBANGARDE has released a provocative new music video for “Kuchibiru Democracy”, the lead song from their upcoming CD Showa 90. The video’s strong message of “Don’t Kill The Words” is emphasized in trademark URBANGARDE style with dark, thought-provoking images of an atomic blast, militaristic uniformed rallies, and lead singer Yoko protecting herself …

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