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Featured image for Stay Tune(d) to 7co (Nanaco) for the incoming vibe.Background image for Stay Tune(d) to 7co (Nanaco) for the incoming vibe.

Stay Tune(d) to 7co (Nanaco) for the incoming vibe.

I love it when a song just catches me off guard and in the right mood. As I skeptically listened through some playlists looking to find a song…

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Coldrain are back in 2024 with a Vengeance!

I’ve been a fan of coldrain since… I heard their 2017 track Feed The Fire? But they cemented their status as a favorite hard rock J-band of mine…

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Ayumu Imazu seems so chill for someone so Obsessed?

Looking for a laid back track to vibe to? Ayumu Imazu serves up a sublimely chill new single, Obsessed. You can listen to him beat himself up for…

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Humbreaders had me Dancing (in my chair) In The Room.

Today was a day of doing things with my chair. I did a bunch of chair yoga and stretching since I’ve been sitting on my bum listening to…

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Featured image for It’s not Too Late to roll outta bed with this relaxed out track from REJAY.Background image for It’s not Too Late to roll outta bed with this relaxed out track from REJAY.

It’s not Too Late to roll outta bed with this relaxed out track from REJAY.

I was looking for a track today to capture an overcast, lazy day where I had to roll myself out of bed. REJAY’s debut release, Too Late, just…

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Featured image for Nachtmusik from Mrs. GREEN APPLE gets a live performance video.Background image for Nachtmusik from Mrs. GREEN APPLE gets a live performance video.

Nachtmusik from Mrs. GREEN APPLE gets a live performance video.

I thought I had missed my opportunity to feature ナハトムジーク/Nachtmusik from Mrs. GREEN APPLE since it released a month or so ago. But… lucky for me and you,…

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Featured image for MamaKhalees births Amarcord, and cradles us in its melancholy rock n’ roll lullaby.Background image for MamaKhalees births Amarcord, and cradles us in its melancholy rock n’ roll lullaby.

MamaKhalees births Amarcord, and cradles us in its melancholy rock n’ roll lullaby.

The combination of old school rock sound with an AI generated music video splashed with some Yellow Submarine and Sgt. Pepper’s spice was an auditory and visual oasis…

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Featured image for Rapper Novel Core rocks out RULERS as the theme song for the Kingdom Season 5 ED.Background image for Rapper Novel Core rocks out RULERS as the theme song for the Kingdom Season 5 ED.

Rapper Novel Core rocks out RULERS as the theme song for the Kingdom Season 5 ED.

Novel Core took me totally by surprise and throws down with a straight banger for Kingdom’s Season 5 ED. RULERS storms out of the gates and takes no…

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Featured image for Bump of Chicken Sleep Walk to a catchy OP track from Delicious in Dungeon.Background image for Bump of Chicken Sleep Walk to a catchy OP track from Delicious in Dungeon.

Bump of Chicken Sleep Walk to a catchy OP track from Delicious in Dungeon.

Bump of Chicken are no spring chickens to the music scene having been formed back in 1994. They have a whole host of anisongs during their tenure as…

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Featured image for Uru airs Ambivalent as the OP2 for The Apothecary Diaries.Background image for Uru airs Ambivalent as the OP2 for The Apothecary Diaries.

Uru airs Ambivalent as the OP2 for The Apothecary Diaries.

Ever since I started reading The Apothecary Diaries manga, it’s been one of my favorites and I eagerly await each released chapter. And now that the second half…

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Enfants entice me out of my own Dead End.

After a prolonged mental health break, Enfants have enticed me to enter back into sharing more music and random Japanese culture that catches my eyes and ears. As soon…

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Featured image for Ao haunts us with a Memory for the Onmyouji outro.Background image for Ao haunts us with a Memory for the Onmyouji outro.

Ao haunts us with a Memory for the Onmyouji outro.

The Netflix anime series Onmyouji slipped under the radar for me because it was released a bit later into this anime season. I’m a bit of a sucker…

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PuniPuniDenki are coffee shop vibin’ on Alien City Roast

I was in the mood for a song to hit me with a chilled out vibe. And wouldn’t you know it, it ends up being a Shin Sakiura…

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DURAN sets ablaze a Raging Fire

The first track off of DURAN’s new album Electric Man, Raging Fire, goes so hard that I swear the reaction to my first listen to it looked exactly…

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At just 15 years old, tuki. crafts songs that hurt my heart, but are just so beautiful.

It took a 15 year old rising star to absolutely stun me out of my stupor and inspire me to jump back into this blog. With an emotional…

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Grab a hold of your love with Ryukku to Soine Gohan

リュックと添い寝ごはん/Ryukku to Soine Gohan is an absolute mouthful. I don’t know what it is with Japanese band names often being ridiculously long winded and nonsensical, but there is…

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Featured image for IDLM and Celina Sharma are oh so sleek, sexy, and smooth.Background image for IDLM and Celina Sharma are oh so sleek, sexy, and smooth.

IDLM and Celina Sharma are oh so sleek, sexy, and smooth.

I Don’t Like Mondays enlist Australian/British songstress Celina Sharma for a sleek, sexy, and silky smooth song, What’s going on? I gotta say, this track came across right…

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Featured image for Get barreled by KERENMI and Mori Calliope’s surf rock infused psychedelics.Background image for Get barreled by KERENMI and Mori Calliope’s surf rock infused psychedelics.

Get barreled by KERENMI and Mori Calliope’s surf rock infused psychedelics.

Dive into KETATAMA and get wet with KERENMI and Mori Calliope. KERENMI updates the surf rock sound by blending it with a more modern dance beat and it…

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Rhythmic Toy World paints a powerful Picture of Life.

Rhythmic Toy World just seemed to ooze a slick, stylish sense of swagger in this MV for its new track 命の絵/Inochi no E (Picture of Life) and it…

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Take a deep breath and get through Anxiety Time from Peanut Butters.

Yes! I’ve been waiting for an MV to drop for 不安時間/Fuan Jikan (Anxiety Time), the 10th track on the new peanut butters II album. The song has such…

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Featured image for Aina the End closes out episodes of Apothecary Diaries with Ai Kotoba.Background image for Aina the End closes out episodes of Apothecary Diaries with Ai Kotoba.

Aina the End closes out episodes of Apothecary Diaries with Ai Kotoba.

I think it’s only natural that since I featured the opening theme song for Apothecary Diaries yesterday, that I feature the Ed theme song for the closing credits…

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Featured image for RyokuShaka sizzles on the Apothecary Diaries OP.Background image for RyokuShaka sizzles on the Apothecary Diaries OP.

RyokuShaka sizzles on the Apothecary Diaries OP.

Let’s GOOO! The stars aligned and one of my current favorite J-bands, Ryokuoushoku Shakai aka Ryokushaka, was selected to play the OP theme song to the anime series…

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GLIM SPANKY sprinkle out their Glitter Illusion.

GLIM SPANKY slip into a bluesy groove, flavor it with some funk, and add that right bit of attitude, on their track Glitter Illusion. This looks to be…

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DURDN and Yama play on perspectives in Hanani Arashi.

Sometimes the difference in what we experience in a day can be altered just by taking a different perspective, hopefully a positive one. In DURDN and Yama’s music…

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Oodles of Poodle(s) and puppers from Conton Candy.

Conton Candy’s new music video for their track プードル/Puudoru (Poodle) is an absolute avalanche of poodle and puppy pictures and clips. So how am I not supposed to…

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Bukkoro Momoka is a chrysalis crying out for love.

Bukkoro Momoka drops you into a seemingly serene shoegaze dreamscape with her new single 昆虫/Konchuu (Insect). But after watching a few more of her music videos, she exudes…

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Gacharic Spin steps on the gas and doesn’t stop.

I have no idea if the incredibly high concentration of all girl rock bands in Japan is a rebellious result of women wanting to stick it to the…

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Bearwear’s Glider takes flight

There’s a sound out away from the city and in the countryside that’s so simple but so soothing to me. Just hearing the wind and breeze brush through…

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Featured image for Asayake no Ato pump out Picture perfect post-rock.Background image for Asayake no Ato pump out Picture perfect post-rock.

Asayake no Ato pump out Picture perfect post-rock.

I felt some Foo Fighters vibes listening to Asayake no Ato rock out on their new track Picture, the lead track off of their new album 君の目は燃えている/Kimi no…

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HOME solidifies their emo rock foundation.

I mean… what’s more emo than singing pained melancholic lyrics in falsetto while holding a flower and rolling around on the ground? Right? Once I heard 常時/Johji from…

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Featured image for Luv Myself has Kvi Baba linking up with AKLO and Keiju.Background image for Luv Myself has Kvi Baba linking up with AKLO and Keiju.

Luv Myself has Kvi Baba linking up with AKLO and Keiju.

Kvi Baba has been making waves in the music game of late, especially by locking down the killer OP track, TOMBI, for the recent Trigun Stampede anime. But…

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Take a Pen and Note Watson make his mark.

I must say, Watson has been consistently pumping out some serious beats over the last year. I’m always tempted to feature his tracks, but I’m glad I waited…

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Featured image for Tomoo’s Grapefruit Moon gives me closure. I’ve wanted an MV for this track since September!Background image for Tomoo’s Grapefruit Moon gives me closure. I’ve wanted an MV for this track since September!

Tomoo’s Grapefruit Moon gives me closure. I’ve wanted an MV for this track since September!

There’s a huge Grapefruit Moon grin on my face right now. I heard this jazzy pop track back in September and I’ve been wanting to feature it ever…

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Sometime’s Regret turns into musical revelry.

Heart wrenching lost love is often the impetus for art, and I believe especially in music. SOMETIME’S new single Regret may be yet another in a long line…

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You can’t resist Sam is Ohm and his city pop.

Sometimes some synth infused city pop hits just right. Sam is Ohm teams up with Aile the Shota on their track 愛じゃないから/Ai Ja Nai Kara (Because it’s Not…

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PMC’s little green homie is a DJ!

PASOCOM MUSIC CLUB just spun up some serious SAUCE, dropping an MV for their song UFO-mie feat. The Hair Kid, off of their new For The Aliens EP.…

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RIRIKO blossoms in this Flower Pictorial Book.

花図鑑/Hana Zukan (Flower Pictorial Book) has RIRIKO fronting a full band for the first time in her music video, which is a change for the singer songwriter. Hopefully…

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Cö shu Nie are ablaze on Burn the Fire.

Hearing this new track from Cö shu Nie / コシュニエ, I wasn’t surprised that they’ve brought forth another dark, edgy J-Rock banger out into the world. Having run…

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Featured image for 10-FEET shred out the theme song for the upcoming TBS Friday drama.Background image for 10-FEET shred out the theme song for the upcoming TBS Friday drama.

10-FEET shred out the theme song for the upcoming TBS Friday drama.

Re方程式/Re Houteishiki from 10-FEET is the theme song for the upcoming TBS Friday J-drama, フェルマーの料理/Ferumaa no Ryouri. But honestly, I didn’t even realize it was being used for…

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Let Newspeak put you in a feel good State of Mind.

Newspeak serves up a sunny, spirited new song, with their new single State of Mind. It’s a perfect positive vibes kinda track to take you into the weekend.…

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Check out your Blindside from Odol.

I’m going to admit here that I’m a tad bit confused with the title of this song. In Japanese, the title of the song is 幽霊/Yuurei (Ghost) but……

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Kick back with Kagerou from Crispy Camera Club.

Crispy Camera Club crafts a new track infused with hopeful reminiscence. With a lithe touch to its beat and vocals that lull you into loosing your sense of…

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Age Factory bleeds Blood in Blue.

It’s funny what a few days will do when you listen to the same song. At first I really didn’t vibe with Blood in Blue from Age Factory,…

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Culenasm screams out into the ether that they’ll See You Again.

The song may start out slow, soft, and somber, but be ready for all those simmering emotions to spill out into a carnal cathartic cry. Culenasm crafts an…

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Tune into Ado’s All Night Radio!

The fact that City Pop is a genre of music that quite a few of my younger friends seem to have gravitated towards, never ceases to perplex me.…

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Don’t let go of these Hands from Noda Emi.

An upbeat, cheerful sounding J-pop song with slightly somber lyrics… sounds perfect for a theme song to a J-drama about an ill fated romance right? I initially just…

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Chelmico just wants to dance with you!

Chelmico is always a good shout when you’re looking to listen to something with those feel good Friday vibes! I Just Wanna Dance With You is another in…

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City Cyndrome serves up an oshare/stylish Harajuku Boy.

City Cyndrome consistently comes out with gorgeous high production music videos to pair with their subdued yet emotionally charged J-pop tracks. I was a little late to the…

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Drift off into a dreamy Raspberry Life from Living Rita.

In an unusual sequence of events, Living Rita released the music video to Raspberry Life before the song was available on streaming services. So I had to wait…

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Featured image for Kairi Yagi closes episodes of UNDEAD UNLUCK with “know me…”.Background image for Kairi Yagi closes episodes of UNDEAD UNLUCK with “know me…”.

Kairi Yagi closes episodes of UNDEAD UNLUCK with “know me…”.

A slow, almost somber song might seem a bit out of place for an action oriented anime like UNDEAD UNLUCK. However, know me… just fits the ED with…

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