Straightener to partner with Motohiro Hata for their New Single + Release a Tribute Album

Next year alt. rockers Straightener will be celebrating their 20th anniversary together as a band.  To kick off the festivities early, the group have announced that they will be releasing a special tribute album titled “PAUSE” next week on October 18th.  The release will feature performances from acts like back number, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, MONOEYES, and many more, each covering a track from Straightener’s extensive back catalog.

In addition, the band will also be releasing a new single next month on November 15th.  Titled “Akari”, the A-side will see the group collaborate with singer/songwriter Motohiro Hata in order to create the perfect winter love song.  Of note, the single will also feature a cover of Hata’s “Uroko” as a B-Side.

You can find the cover and track list for both of these releases right after the cut.

-’PAUSE ~STRAIGHTENER Tribute Album~’ Track List-

  1. ROCKSTEADY / MONOEYES
  2. KILLER TUNE / go!go!vanillas
  3. Sea Glass / back number
  4. SIX DAY WONDER / ACIDMAN
  5. Fuyu no Taiyou / majiko
  6. Melodic Storm / 9mm Parabellum Bullet
  7. TRAVELING GARGOYLE / SPECIAL OTHERS
  8. Synchro / THE BACK HORN
  9. REMINDER / My Hair is Bad
  10. SENSELESS STORY TELLER SONY / ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
  11. Farewell Dear Deadman / the pillows
  12. SAD AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD / Straightener

-’Akari’ Track List-

  1. Akari / Straightener×Motohiro Hata
  2. Uroko / Straightener
  3. Akari -instrumental-
  4. Uroko -instrumental-

(via natalie & universal-music.co.jp)

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