Mariya Takeuchi to release New Single “Tabi no Tsuzuki”

Hot on the heels of the release of her 40th anniversary compilation “Turntable“, veteran singer/songwriter Mariya Takeuchi will be releasing a new single next month on October 9th. Titled “Tabi no Tsuzuki”, the A-side has already been selected as the theme song for film “Saikou no Jinsei no Mitsukekata”.

Mariya’s first single since last year’s “Chiisana Negai / Ima wo Ikiyou (Seize the Day)”, “Tabi no Tsuzuki” will also include a cover of Tom Waits’ “Ol’55” as a coupling track. The release’s Limited Edition will come packaged with a high res. version of the three episode short movie used to promote “Turntable”.

You’ll find the cover and track list for “Tabi no Tsuzuki”, a snippet of the lead song, as well as the recently released preview for Disc 3 of “Turntable – which features Mariya covering The Beatles – below.

Motohiro Hata to release New Single and Album in 2019

Singer/songwriter Motohiro Hata has announced that he will be releasing both a new single and a new album before year’s end. The single, titled “Raspberry Lover”, will be his first such release in over two-and-a-half years, while the as-yet-untitled studio album will be his first since 2015’s “Ao no Koukei”.

“Raspberry Lover” will be released on November 6th and is planned to be issued in four versions, both of the Limited Editions paired with live DVDs. The album, meanwhile, will start stocking store shelves on December 11th and will include the above track, Hata’s previously released songs “Hana” and “Aogeba Aozora”, as well as ten new tracks for a total of 13.

You’ll find the complete track list for “Raspberry Lover” below.

Nogizaka46, BLUE ENCOUNT, and More Perform on Buzz Rhythm 02 for September 13

This week’s guests were Nogizaka46, Takahara Pistol, BLUE ENCOUNT, and Omedetai Atama de Naniyori.

Nogizaka46 – Kimi no Na wa Kibou / Yoake Made Tsuyogaranakute mo Ii

Takehara Pistol – ON THE ROAD

BLUE ENCOUNT – Bad Paradox

Omedetai Atama de Naniyori – Kanpai Tomorrow

ZOMBIE-CHANG Ventures Into the Shibuya Night in “GOLD TRANCE” PV

On September 13, ZOMBIE-CHANG will release a new digital EP, “GOLD TRANCE EP.” The EP’s title track is the tie-up song for Arimono’s “Asian Color Fes.” The theme of the song is “repaint yourself and the world.”

ZOMBIE-CHANG recently released the music video for “GOLD TRANCE.” In the clip, she explores Shibuya at night, a place full of stylish girls and hard-faced men. Check it out below, along with more information on her new release!

The fin. to Release New Digital EP

On September 13, The fin. will release a new digital EP titled “Washed Away.” This release opens with the song “Come Further”, which was used as a CM song for Mitsui Outlet Park earlier this year. The song was produced by frontman Uchino Yuto and Jake Miller, who has worked with with likes of Bjork and Arca. “Come Further” was mastered by Mike Bozzi, who has worked with names such as Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt.

“Washed Away” also includes “Gravity.” The fin. recently released a music video for the song, which was shot in China while the band was on tour there. Check it out below, along with more information on their new EP!

Open Post

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Perfume, AKB48, Aimyon, and More Perform on Music Station for September 13

This week’s episode was a two hour special. This week’s guests were Little Glee Monster, IZ*ONE, HIKAKIN & SEIKIN, Jaejoong, Yaida Hitomi, AKB48, A.B.C-Z, GENERATIONS, Aimyon, and Perfume.

Little Glee Monster – ECHO

IZ*ONE – Vampire


Jaejoong – Mirai Yosouzu II

Little Glee Monster – CAN YOU CELEBRATE?

Yaida Hitomi – My Sweet Darlin’

AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie

A.B.C-Z – DAN DAN Dance!!


Aimyon – Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo

AKB48 – Sustainable

Perfume – Nananananairo / One Room Disco

Oricon Flashback: Week of 9/9

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback! This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.