I’m new to the Tweedees, but I’m super in love with their new single, “A la mode.” They just released a new mini album, also called A la mode, and have released two albums previously, and I’m going to need to track them down. Via Tokyo’s Coolest Sound.
I’m so in love with the video for Towa Tei‘s “Brand New Emo” track, featuring the Mizuhara Sisters. Found via Tokyo’s Coolest Sound.
Sure, this may be an elaborate commercial for sweets, but at the same it’s a really fun “sort of” music video that reveals the power Japanese women have over men — or rather, how easy Japanese men are manipulated. Via this tweet.
I have a thing for female rapping in Japanese — it’s a sound I really love, starting with Halcali, and followed by a few artists since. I’m not in love with all of their songs, but there’s something neat about the hip-hop idol group Lyrical School, who are about to release their first major label album, Guidebook. You may have heard of them before, as they had a music video go viral earlier this year for the song “Run and Run,” that was specially formatted for mobile phone screens. This post on Tokyo’s Coolest Sound includes a few videos to check out.
Another entry I quite enjoyed from the Dotmov festival is the music video for Chikyunokiki’s “Shiny Shiny 2&3,” which takes inspiration from classic shooter Xevious. It was directed by Patanica, who also directed Qrion‘s “Crystal” music video I mentioned last month.
I quite like the music coming from Qrion — who hails from Hokkaido — and here she is with a new music video, for the track “Crystal.” Some of you may remember this Vine video that featured her playing a track with a Legend of Zelda sample.
“TV Show,” a great little animated music video for Takayuki Manabe, directed by Kousuke Sugimoto. Via Blitblit.
Omodaka‘s “Plum Song” video, directed by Teppei Maki.