Little people dot the landscape full of big flowers in the figurine filled “Flowers” video by Yamazaki Masayoshi.
It’s colorful and cute and just like Yamazaki Masayoshi’s song. It’s upbeat, with a mix of acoustic guitar and bells and chimes.
His new album also called Flowers is out on 9.18.2013. Score it at CDJapan.
Check out Yamazaki Masayohsi’s giant hat at his official website.
Wanna play Jenga? Or maybe read a book? How bout playing some red light green light? Let’s blow bubbles! GEEZUS I’m on a “HOLIDAY” Here!
Standing Egg take a lazy summer holiday in their latest single and they can do whatever the heck they want. It’s their life and their “Holiday.”
This breezy single kind of sounds like contemporary Christian (not going to lie) but that’s probably because it’s a group effort of male and female vocals that give it that Church choir type sound. Even the guitar jamming away sounds like something you’d hear at your current fellowship.
But whatevs, it’s still pretty cool. And if you want something a little more, how bout throwing some Bacon on the fryer. That’s the name of Standing Egg’s new album available on 8.9.2013 at CDJapan.
Everything is sunny side up at Standing Egg’s facebook page.
It’s a slow quiet build for Azuma Madoka’s “キボウ。” but you know it’s going to explode at some point. Azuma Madoka belts out with the help of smashing pianos, electric guitars and crashing cymbals and you can’t help buy try to soar through the clouds in this hopeful track. It reminds me of a U2 track with a female vocalist. NICE.
I Round is the name of Azuma Madoka’s album and it drops on 11.7.2012. Look for it at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Azuma Madoka looks cute at her official website. Go say Hello.
You gotta remember.. I’m forever your girl! Hey Baby! Moms be looking good. TEAM美魔女 or TEAM Bimajo is made up of a bunch of winners of a magazine contest. Give them a high five and clink champagne glasses with these ladies, just don’t ask them their age, because they are “Forever Girl.”
Heck yeah! Sophisticated Mamas released their Forever Girl single on 10.31.2012 at Yesasia and CDJapan.
Check the TEAM美魔女 official website to learn about the selection process and meet the winners.
With the force of 1000 Superflys you can take over the world! Actually you probably only need the force of Superfly’s megavoice. But that’s not that fun, so let’s show a video of multiple Superflys, lots of them. Heck let’s make them polygonal and video game like too! I force you to rock out! Peep “FORCE.”
This definitely is the rocker you expect to hear on Superfly’s new album Force out 9.19.2012. Preorder at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Like Superfly on Facebook. Force Force Force!
Hideki Kaji likes wearing hats, pretending he’s a child on an Octopus playground or a captain of a sea-faring vessel. That’s probably why his imaginary girlfriend Ryoko Hirosue keeps escaping him. Enjoy the PV for “B&W Marble Chocolate” which feels very 60′s POP in nature. I dig it!
This track is on Hideki Kaji’s new album Blue Heart out 5.16.2012. Take another little piece of his heart at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Things really get blue over at Hideki Kaji’s official website.
Tortoise Matsumoto is stuck in the daily grind. Watch his daily routine in the PV for “Blanco.” Listen to the very wordy single and then get it stuck in your head too. It’s a damn good song.
The PV is cool too the way it combines multiple versions of himself projected on a screen giving himself breakfast. Yeah it makes more sense if you just watch the video.
His single Blanco is out 3.7.2012 and contains four tracks, so it may be worth your time if you like this one man band. Preorder from Yesasia or CDJapan.
Slowly step over to Tortoise Matsumoto’s official website.
Hitomi Shimatani is heading home in this extended clip for “故郷.” If you think this is your standard JPOP, you are dead wrong. Hitomi Shimatani is rocking the JAZZ FLUTE through most of this adult contemporary single. I’ve been needing more jazz flute in my diet, and I think this track will satiate that desire.
Find this song on Hitomi Shimatani’s new album Sign Music out 2.22.2012. CDJapan and Yesasia are accepting preorders.
Hitomi Shimatani looks real purdy over at her official website.
Folky band Soul Flower Union tease us with a clip from their latest “Kiseki no Nagisa.” Sounds like an uplifting song to me! I hear accordian, but not see one in the band, so I guess that sound is coming from the synthesizer, maybe? Eh. Just enjoy it.
This single is slated for 12.21.2011. CDJapan and Yesasia have you covered!
Check Soul Flower Union’s website for more!
Here’s a short clip that you’ll just love love love. Actually, its a slow one from the band Love Love Love entitled “Uso no Tsuki Kata.” From the PV clip, I honestly can’t tell if this couple/non-couple are moving into or out of this apartment. *headscratcher
Still, check out this single from triple love over at CDJapan out 11.23.2011.
Love Love Love Love over at the lovely official website.