Singer/songwriter Curly Giraffe will be releasing his latest album, titled “a taste of dream”, this week on April 24th. “a taste of dream” comes nearly five years after his previous studio record – “Fancy” – and will include 12 newly written songs, including a trio of duets with Yellow Magic Orchestra/METAFIVE’s Yukihiro Takahashi, Sakura Fujiwara, and Hanaregumi.
In support of the album’s release, a music video for lead track “youth” has been published to his label’s YouTube channel. The video features Curly Giraffe wandering the streets of Los Angeles, aiming to evoke the feeling of a classic road movie.
You’ll find this PV, the music video for the record’s title track, as well as its cover and track list right after the jump. If you like what you hear, feel free to give the entire album a listen on Spotify.
This week’s guests were Leo Ieiri, a flood of circle, and Cloque.
Leo Ieiri – Prime Numbers
a flood of circle – The Key
Cloque. – Starmine
This week, HKT48 topped the Hot 100 single chart with their new single “Ishi.”
Aimer topped the Hot Albums chart with her new album “Sun Dance.”
Aimyon topped the Streaming Songs chart for the 15th consecutive week with her single “Marigold.”
Yonezu Kenshi retook the top spot on the Download Songs chart with his single “Lemon”, topping the chart for the 24th non-consecutive week.
BTS topped the Download Albums chart with their new mini album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA.”
Electro-pop trio Perfume took to Gobi Stage at musical festival Coachella for the second time last night, following festival headliner Ariana Grande and closing the final week of performances for the curated live stream via YouTube.
Their performance featured scaled back visuals and technology from their “FUTURE POP” World Tour, which closed its final dates this past week with performances in San Jose and Los Angeles.
Fit to the constraints of a music festival stage, Perfume used live 3D-scanned visuals and complex transparent screen arrangements to display advanced augmented reality segments for the stream, wowing the crowds and even reserving the group a spot on Rolling Stone’s top 16 Coachella performances last week.
As previously reported, Shiina Ringo will release her new album, “Sandokushi”, on May 27, her 21st anniversary. The album is composed of various tracks she’s released in the four and a half years since the release of her last album, “Hi Izuru Tokoro”, as well as six new songs. Two of these new songs are duets, one featuring BUCK-TICK‘s Sakurai Atsushi (“Kakeochimono”) and the other featuring former Tokyo Jihen member H ZETT M (“Isogaba Maware”).
May 27 also sees the Blu-ray / DVD release of “(Nama) Ringo Haku ’18 -Fuwaku no Yoyuu-“, Ringo’s 20th anniversary tour from last fall. In support of the release, she has released five clips from the concert. Check them out below, along with the tracklist for her new album!
This week’s episode was a special one dedicated to host Chisato Moritaka‘s 21st anniversary.
This week’s guests were Suga Shikao, Matsuo Kiyoshi, Hyadain, Takahashi Shigeo, and Arai Elina. Instead of having a performance, the show centered around the music of the soon to end Heisei era.
This week, HKT48 topped the Combined Single chart with their new single “Ishi”, with 199,551 points in its first week.
Jaejoong topped the Combined Album chart with his debut Japanese album “Flawless Love”, with 45,803 points in its first week.
HKT48 also topped the Single chart with “Ishi”, selling 197,846 copies in its first week.
Jaejoong also topped the Album chart with “Flawless Love”, selling 42,472 copies in its first week.
Yonezu Kenshi retook the top spot on the Digital Single chart with his single “Lemon”, selling 20,078 copies in its 61st week and topping the chart for the 26th non-consecutive week.
BTS topped the Digital Album chart with their new mini album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA”, selling 9,139 copies in its first week.
Aimyon also topped the Streaming chart for the 15th consecutive week with her single “Marigold”, with 2,179,594 streams in the chart’s 18th week.