garage rock

LISA=OFFREE (リサ=オフリー)

LISA=OFFREE  (リサ=オフリー)

Formed in January 2006, リサ=オフリー (LISA=OFFREE) take post-rock’s grandeur amplifying it to garage-rock excess, creating an unpredictable, accessible, groovy pop-rock concoction that seems a lot like post-rock-meets-pop. リサ=オフリー (LISA=OFFREE) members are frontman Nakajima Naoto, guitarist Kubo Taishi, bass player Fujinami Daisuke and drummer Yamanaka Tadasi.

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Asai Kenichi (浅井健一)

Asai Kenichi (浅井健一)

With over 50 albums, Asai Kenichi is perhaps Japan’s most original and prolific artist, and leader of bands Sherbets, JUDE, Ajico, Asai Kenichi solo, and 1990s legends Blankey Jet City. Combined with his artwork on album covers, books, posters and clothing, his contribution to modern Japanese creative culture is comparable with that of film director(…)

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The Birthday

The Birthday

The Birthday is a blues infused garage rock band formed in 2006, by Chiba Yusuke and Imai Akinobu. These former bandmates from ROSSO and Midnight Bankrobbers, found their drummer in another former member of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant (TMGE) Kuhara Kazuyuki – While bassist Hirai Haruki of the indie rock band TERURU finished up this(…)

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-NEGY- (葱)

-NEGY- (葱)

-NEGY- (葱) are a jazzy garage rock four-piece, who weave instrumental and vocal harmonies into a tale for the listener to get lost in. The band has released 2 singles to date – -NEGY- (葱)’s members are Ryo Kusuno (vocal, Keyboard), Syohei Ishita (drums), Semehiko Tohge (bass) and TEBASAKI (guitar).

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エレファントカシマシ (The Elephant Kashimashi)

エレファントカシマシ (The Elephant Kashimashi)

Formed in 1981, エレファントカシマシ (The Elephant Kashimashi) are turning thirty this year. Virtually unknown outside Japan, this four piece has went from garage rock fame, to epic alternative rock gods all in the change of a label. The one constant has always been their passion, and the voice behind the band’s vocals. エレファントカシマシ are Hiroji(…)

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Soledad Brothers

Soledad Brothers

Johnny Walker (Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica) Benjamin Swank (Drums, Percussion) Oliver Henry (Guitars, Vocals, Horns, Keys) Dechman (Pedal Steel, Keys, Strings) Taking their name from a trio of convicted felons who were members of the Black Panther Party—George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, and John Clutchette—incarcerated at Soledad Prison and killed by police fire, the Soledad Brothers formed(…)

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Jude

Jude

members: Asai Kenichi (Guitar, Vocal) Watanabe Keiichi (Bass) Ikehata Junji (Drums) Since the disbandment of Blankey Jet City, the band Jude is the third masterwork from the creative genius of Asai Kenichi. Dazzling guitar and drum work coupled with Kenichi’s tortured vocals is a force that should be experienced. Conceived as a return to a(…)

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Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies

Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies

Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies, are a neo-psychedelia indie sunshine pop-garage rock band. Always, in search of the ultimate sunshine pop song – the Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies succeed in their quest. Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies are: Karen Blanco (organ, electric piano), Amanda Brooks (vocals, guitar), Matt Lesperance (drums), Cathleen(…)

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