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-
- ROCKSTEADY / MONOEYES
- KILLER TUNE / go!go!vanillas
- Sea Glass / back number
- SIX DAY WONDER / ACIDMAN
- Fuyu no Taiyou / majiko
- Melodic Storm / 9mm Parabellum Bullet
- TRAVELING GARGOYLE / SPECIAL OTHERS
- Synchro / THE BACK HORN
- REMINDER / My Hair is Bad
- SENSELESS STORY TELLER SONY / ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
- Farewell Dear Deadman / the pillows
- SAD AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD / Straightener
-’Akari’ Track List-
- Akari / Straightener×Motohiro Hata
- Uroko / Straightener
- Akari -instrumental-
- Uroko -instrumental-
(via natalie & universal-music.co.jp)