Tamurapan turns into a Terry Gilliam Monty Python animation in her latest video for “Love and Pain.”
And you will love it. The stop motion animation is full of surprises from the painful loss of limbs to the exposed ribcage and of course the kittycat that navigates through a heap of horder’s trash. Wow.
Cut and paste your way over to a teardrop of trash at Tamurapan’s official website. Look out for the single Love and Pain on 12.18.2013 at CDJapan and Yesasia.
May I shine your shoes mister? Holy crap I wasn’t expecting to be moved to tears this morning to start November.. but SOFFEt’s soft swing beat hip hop lite video for “鼓動” will make you have feels for shoe shinesmen everywhere.
Damn you drama! Supposedly this soft beat baby is a new single? I dunno. Read more over at SOFFet’s official website and Facebook.
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.
Aida Shoko bathes herself in light in her video for “For you.” Jeez, someone close the blinds on that window!
If she was truly your love, she’d get out from window. My eyes can’t focus!!
All kidding aside, Aida Shoko throws up a straight ballad with saxophone and synth. It’s kind of easy listening.
If you dig this kind of thing then by all means hit up CDJapan and Yesasia for This is my Love out 9.4.2013.
Get the latest news from Shoko Aida’s official website.
Ayaka is a great storyteller and its fitting that she releases three moving videos each with their own personal stories centered around a “tree of life” as promotion for her latest album.
These three songs should sound familiar. In fact her new album Yuuon Club – 1st Grade is her first cover album from artists such as Mr. Children, RADWIMPS and Utada Hikaru.
Each video highlights a stage of life. The first video above for 空と君のあいだに originally by Nakajima Miyuki is a very emotional tale that should pull on your heartstrings of a young boy. Below, Ayaka lighten things up with the disco flavored “La La La Love Song”, again with the TREE in the video playing a central point for these young lovers.
“La La La Love Song” was a Kobuto Toshinobu single, and Ayaka really takes the reigns on this track to belt out a pop song winner.
Finally for story 3 we look at an elderly couple in the song “Hitomi” by Ken Hirai. It’s chock full of Dorama and hints back at video story #2.
Overall, all three videos work amazing together and should have you clammoring to grab this cover album. Yet, Ayaka’s voice should be reason alone.
Her album is out on 9.4.2013. You can still preorder at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Put your glasses on to check out Ayaka’s official website.
Wave the white flag. Hifumi’s simple beat and lovely vocals in “しおさいとゆめのあいだで” are enough for me to give up. So good.
So somewhere between dreamtime and the sounds of the surf, we get this wonderful back to nature song. The harmonies, the hint of saxophone, the minimalist piano.. nice.
The video just shows the band in white walking through fields.. and it’s just perfect. Peace dude. Peace.
Look out for Hifumi’s new album Hoshi no Shirabe on 8.21.2013 at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Meet the three of Hifumi at their official website.
Some of the sweetest harmonies you will hear, come from the old dudes that make up ALICE. “It’s a Time” is a southern 80′s rock guitar blast, with some amazing vocals by the ALICE elderly.
Everytime I hear “It’s a time” I want to shout out “It’s a Me. It’s a Mario!” in a thick Italian Super Mario Bros voice, so maybe it’s a time for me to grow up.
Anyhoo ALICE is on album XI (eleven) and you can find it on 4.10.2013. Score it at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Learn more about this by visiting Shinji Tanimura’s official website.
Follow the paper animals as they creep, prowl and fly around in this trail of music left by the amazing Little Lounge Little Twinkle. The band steps through piano and violin and blends harmonies of all three members to create a lovely la la la single in “さらっと.”
Beautifully strange and wonderful, look for Little Lounge Little Twinkle’s latest album hvit released 11.11.2012 at Amazon.jp.
Read more at LLLT’s official website.
Shikata thinks he’s slim with the tilted brim in his finger snapper pop ballad “Kotoba Dakejya Tarinai Kedo.” Do I have the words to express how this song makes me feel?
Blerg.. Blah blech. Ok this song is a little mushy for my liking, but it should make the girlies swoon. You can ride that train all the way to the wedding chapel!
Shikata’s mini album is slated for an 11.7.2012 release. Catch the bouquet at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Get married at Shikata’s official website.
Let’s go on a trek! Yeah! On an adventure! Heck yeah! Driving and climbing rocks! Ok! Over mountain tops! YEah! Wait. what?
Kirinji wants you to sing, sing, sing along to “Trekking Song” a cool chugging acoustic number with some cool piano bits to help you climb that mountain!
When you get to the top, you can enjoy the SUPER VIEW, which coincidentally is the name of Kirinji’s new album out 11.7.2012. Preorder at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Haul your ass over to Kirinji’s official website to learn more about this magnificent duo.