Tag Archive: pop

Jan 20

[interview] MORNING GLORY, What's the Story?

Since 2003, MORNING GLORY has been telling stories with pop-punk finesse.  Honest problems meets honest music that might not have been able to grow in Tokyo, but flourishes in their home-base of Nagoya. purple SKY: How has your musical style changed since you first formed the band in 2003? RIMINA (guitar, vocals): I’ve never tried …

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Sep 16

[review] SPEED: SPEEDLAND~The Premium Best Re Tracks~

Speed stole the thunder from its own CD. The seminal Speed girls, now in their 20s and reunited for the long term, sing mature reinterpretations of their teenage anthems of friendship and growing up in Speedland~The Premium Best Re Tracks~. But since we’ve already heard them perform those songs as adults—mostly live, but sometimes in …

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Sep 08

[press release] Swinging Popsicle @ NYAF – Far East To East Showcase

Swinging Popsicle to perform at New York Anime festival! Info at: http://www.superglorious.com http://www.mediumatlarge.net/2009/08/far-east-to-east-showcast-at-nyaf.html Last year, the New York Anime Festival and our friends Karaterice launched the Far East To East Showcase at The Knitting Factory. It was a celebration of indie, punk, rock, and pop both from Japan and NYC. This year, NYAF and Karaterice …

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Jul 14

[press release] EXILE New Single Featuring FLO RIDA

“THE NEXT DOOR ‐INDESTRUCTIBLE ‐ featuring FLO RIDA” available July 15, 2009 via iTunes. A brand new collaboration track by FLO RIDA who dominated the Billboard No.1 position for 6 amazing weeks and Japan/Asia No.1 monster group EXILE! EXILE’s combined CD and DVD annual sales in 2008 marked an astonishing JPY 20 billion (approx.). They …

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Apr 12

ayaka to go on hiatus

Photo by Nakagawa Haruka (TBS) This news is over a week old, but “I believe” singer ayaka announced her marriage and upcoming hiatus on April 3. She revealed she had married actor Mizushima Hiro in February, and that she has had the autoimmune disorder Graves’ disease since 2006. Next year, she will take time off …

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