January 2017 archive

Charisma.com leave OL life behind for new album Not Not Me

Japanese techno-rap duo Charisma.com have left their OL (office lady) duties behind to prep for the launch of their new album not not me, scheduled for release March 22. Promising new identities and a fresh artistic vision in their dramatic press conference, Charisma.com will release 10 new tracks including the social-media-themed “#hashdark” (teased below).

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AAA – Magic (MV)

AAA mixes swing jazz and grooving R&B for their new music video “Magic”, available February 8, just two weeks before the group releases their next full album Way of Glory and special photobook AAA Special Live 2016 In Dome Fantastic.

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Screaming Sixties DVD on the Way

When it comes to energetic alt idol acts there are two that immediately come to mind, 偶想Drop (Guso Drop) and 絶叫する60度 (Screaming Sixties). Well, one of the two is producing a DVD…. Screaming Sixties. Over the last four months they have been on a mini tour to the three Club Quattro locations, Nagoya, Osaka and …

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AKB48’s new album Thumbnail to feature Morning Musume collaboration song

AKB48’s 8th album, Thumbnail, set for release on January 25, will include the special collaboration track “Get You!”, featuring Morning Musume and Rino Sashihara, recording under the name of Sanishing Musume. The album will also include “365 Nichi no Kamihikoki (theme song of TV series Asa ga Kita),” “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby (Minami Takahashi’s …

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Utada Hikaru – Boukyaku (MV)

Utada delivers a dreamy music video for “Boukyaku” with passionate vocals by guest rapper KOHH. Direction by Kento Yamada. https://youtu.be/SmaeIlqqNCM

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NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2016

Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2015, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, Nhu Nguyen, and Greg Hignight. Click here to view the full list, including Koda Kumi, Leo Ieiri, BiSH, Kanon Wakeshima, Charisma.com, and many more!

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