Tag Archive: Sony

May 27

[interview] Tomoe Shinohara

The uninitiated might have been puzzled by Tomoe Shinohara’s concert with Hikashu at the Japan Society on May 13. Here was a pop singer and TV personality best known for her gusto paired with a cult experimental band. On the surface, Shinohara’s bubbly stage presence—she entered the stage grinning infectiously and tossing fake flower petals …

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Oct 04

[live report + interview] Close Encounters of the BOOM BOOM SATELLITES Kind

If (or when) cyborg aliens ever crash land to earth, demanding to steal the pinnacle of human technology, I ‘m not going to show them NASA’s most advanced rocket or the creepy robot that can lie. I wouldn’t even show them the iPad. No, I would hand them the band BOOM BOOM SATELLITES, particularly fresh …

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Oct 16

[interview] Swinging Popsicle Swings into New York

Swinging Popsicle makes an unlikely link between indie music and anime/video game fandom. While its laid-back retro rock isn’t the typical soundtrack for animated entertainment, the unassuming trio has played at conventions in North America and composed the music for the well-regarded 2009 PC game Sumaga/Star Mine Girl, introducing their 12-year catalogue to a new …

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Aug 20

[review] HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR: Swamp Man

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR’s debut album featuring new vocalist HALCA is a dam of pent up music waiting to be released. “Swamp man” rises from the water, a powerfully haunting intro that crescendos with the pain of new beginnings yet sounds like a dead mans march. The speaker asks, “Why do we exist?” With Sony …

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