Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW, WOULDN'T DIVE IN WOULDN'T BOW DOWN

Katy Perry'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection hit stores this week, and the song below, Wide Awake, is one of the new songs, featured on the album! Oh my how she's changed since 08!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

PART OF ME REMIXED BY MIA MORETTI AND CAITLIN MOE

Haven't had time to post much, as I have been traveling a lot lately, and won't be home until the 3rd of April.
Moving on, this is a remix of Katy Perry's Part of Me done by Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe, and it is honestly one of my favorite remixes ever. Soo sick. And the best part of it is that you can download it for free, just by clicking the link below.
Let's hope these two ladies decide to DJ in Tokyo soon, as last year's show was cancelled due to the earthquake.


To download this song for free click HERE

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I NEED NOTHING I'VE EVERYTHING I NEED - PARENTHETICAL GIRLS

I Need Nothing is a project done by Cãoceito and Burdman, and i believe it is one of the coolest music videos I've seen in a while. It is based on the song Doughnut by Parenthetical Girls, and it took over 200 custom album covers to make this video!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I DON'T WANNA SEE YOU WITH ANOTHER GUY, BUT THE FACT IS THAT I MAY

Just came across a free -and legal- download of The Vaccines' If You Wanna, and I can't believe I hadn't seen it before. But well, better late than never.
Very excited to see one of my favorite bands again later this year at Summer Sonic!


To download this song for free click HERE.

OH MAN WE WON'T LAST LONG, BUT WE'RE GIVING IT OUR BEST TRY

Not sure where I got this song from, but I just found it on my phone's SoundHound, which by the way, is the best app to find songs. I could definitely see this band, Blind Pilot, touring with Fun. sometime, hopefully in the near future. If you liked We Are The Tide, make sure you check out their new album!

SECOND FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

So far I'm sticking to what I had previously said about this year's Fuji Rock Festival lineup: Not bad, but could be better. There are some amazing bands playing this year though, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see the upcoming lineups.
For now, here is the second one that's been released. This year's festival will be held on July 27th through July 29th.


Araab Muzik
Che Sudaka
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Eli Walks
Elvin Bishop
Ernest Ranglin
The Heartbreaks
Mimi Maura
My Best Fiend
Onda Vaga
Owl City
Refused
Steve Kimock
The Trojans

And below is the previous lineup

- The Stone Roses
- At The Drive-in
- Beady Eye
- Buddy Guy
- Busy P
- Caribou
- Elvis Costello and the Imposters
- Explosions in the Sky
- Factory Floor
- Galactic
- Hiromi the Trio Project (feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips)
- Howler
- Jack White
- James Blake
- James Iha
- Justice
- Radiohead
- The Kooks
- Los Lonely Boys
- Michael Kiwanuka
- Ovean Colour Scene
- Sakanaction
- The Shins
- The Specials





UPDATE: I misunderstood the lineup, and had previously divided the bands into what I thought were the three different days. I have fixed this now, but I do apologize for previously giving out the wrong information.

CHINATOWN (IS NOT NEWTOWN) - OCEANICS FREE DOWNLOAD

A friend recently posted this song on her Facebook page, and not only did I like the song, but I also thought the video was pretty awesome. Also found a free download for this, which gave me another reason to post it, so here it is. The song's called Chinatown ( Is not Newtown) by Australian band Oceanics

To download this song for free click HERE

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

COLD WATER SURROUNDS ME NOW, AND ALL I'VE GOT IS YOUR HAND

I was watching One Tree Hill on Friday, and this song was featured on the latest episode. Definitely worth listening to if you're into indie folk. The song is called Cold Water, and it is by Damien Rice.


COBRA STARSHIP DJ SET IN TOKYO

Just a few hours ago, Cobra Starship's Ryland Blackinton and Gabe Saporta hosted a DJ set, where Ryland dj'ed, and Gabriel sang along to a few of their songs. The set was about an hour long, followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers, and to finish up the night, a mini signing session.
I had the pleasure of staying for a few minutes after the signing session to talk to the guys, and even got to take a picture with them (which then turned into a quite unsuccessful attempt to converse with Gabriel in spanish.)



And here's a blast from the past. This was taken at Fuji Rock Festival '09



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FREE DOWNLOAD OF M83'S MIDNIGHT CITY

M83 has been on fire lately, and they have every right for it! Of course most, if not all, their stuff is pretty sweet, but let's face it, none of them will ever beat Midnight City.

To download this song for FREE click HERE

7.17

THIRD SUMMER SONIC 2012 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The THIRD Summer Sonic 2012 lineup is here!! I can't wait until August! Definitely can't complain for this year's lineup, it is way better than the previous ones.
This year's festival will be held on August 18th (sat) and 19th (sun).

- Kesha
- Crystal Castles
- Garbage
- Hoobastank
- Cast
- Lostprophets
- Other Lives
- Spector


And here are both the first and second lineup that have been announced:


Green Day
Rihanna
Sigur Ros
New Order
Adam Lambert
Death Cab For Cutie
The Cardigans
Passion Pit
Gym Class Heroes
Grouplove
SBTRKT
The Knux
- Iceage


- Jamiroquai
The Vaccines
- Franz Ferdinand
- Foster The People
- Pitbull
- Kindness

Monday, March 12, 2012

I SAW YOU AT DINNER LAST NIGHT, YOU WERE HOLDING HIS HAND I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU FOR DAYS

I was listening to a few songs on Youtube the other day, and ended up on this song called Awkward by San Cisco. There really is a song for just about anything you want! Both the video and the lyrics are quite creative, and the song itself is pretty good too.

THE ALCOHOL YOU DRINK BUT NEVER BOUGHT, THE DRESS YOU STOLE AND WERE NEVER CAUGHT

I have heard Blood Orange's music a billion times before, but nothing compares to this acoustic version of Bad Girls! I am so in love with this song right now; good thing Alexa Chung decided to support her friend, and post his song on her Twitter. She definitely has a great taste in music!

CAUSE WHEN SHE SINGS I HEAR A SYMPHONY, AND I'M SWALLOWED IN SOUND AS IT ECHOES THROUGH ME

This could easily be my favorite Death Cab For Cutie song, I'm surprised I hadn't posted it before. I love the lyrics to this song, Stay Young, Go Dancing! Hope to see them play at Summer Sonic 2012 later this year.

THERE'S A WORLD IN YOUR EYES, I CAN SEE IT GETTING BRIGHTER

If you have seen the movie Waiting For Forever with Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge, you might recognize these two songs by The Mostar Driving Club, which are featured a few times throughout the movie. I'm glad the music supervisor decided to choose such a small and talented band as them to be featured so many times in the movie.
The first song is called Worlds Apart and the second one is Worlds Collide.



PS. If you haven't seen Waiting For Forever, I definitely suggest that you watch it, but I will say one thing: The ending won't necessarily please you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

FOSTER THE PEOPLE'S I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU REMIX BY FEELGUD - FREE DOWNLOAD

Definitely the best Foster The People remix I've heard in a while. Here is Feelgud's version of I Would Do Anything For You. 
PS. Thanks Perez Hilton!



To download this remix for free just click on the 'Download' button above.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

BRITISH PRODUCER/POP SINGER FRANKMUSIK IS SAID TO BE WORKING WITH KENTÖ!

Ladies and gentlemen, go ahead and thank Twitter for this; According to my assumptions, it looks like the one and only Frankmusik has been spending quite some time in the studio with eurasian model/singer KENTÖ, otherwise known as Kento Tachibana. Get ready, because from what I've seen, it's going to be one hell of an EP! I am really quite curious as to what this will sound like, but I'm guessing there will be a lot of electro pop/ euro pop. And as for the release date, let's just hope they release it soon because this sounds incredible!
I'll be blogging more about this project, so look out for it. Can't wait to hear KENTÖ's new sound!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

YOU TOOK YOUR TIME WITH THE CALL, I TOOK NO TIME WITH THE FALL



This is not quite the type of song that you'd expect to be posted on this blog, but it has been going around for a bit, and it's pretty catchy, so why not post it.
Carly Rae Jepsen has been the latest addition to Justin Bieber's label, as he officially signed her a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure you've already heard Carly's new single, Call Me Maybe, a billion times before, but if not then here it is!

PS. Featured in the video above are Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Alfredo Flores, Ashley Tisdale, Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), and more!

I TOURED THE LIGHT; SO MANY FOREIGN ROADS FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO

For the past week or two, I have been going to bed listening to this song every single night. This video was filmed in France in 2008, when Bon Iver was still a fairly small artist who played in front of quite small crowds. After listening to For Emma, Forever Ago, I feel like nothing is going to sound this good ever again. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB COVERS LANA DEL REY'S VIDEO GAMES

I've been meaning to post this for a few weeks now, but wanted to post other stuff first. Bombay Bicicle Club is such an awesome band, and the fact that they covered Video Games by Lana Del Rey makes them even cooler. Love this cover, I wish they had played it at their show in Tokyo last month!

PUSH THE XXXO BUTTONS BY MARC JOHNCE - FREE DOWNLOAD

I'm hoping you all missed Marc Johnce's mashups, because I definitely did. Push The XXXO Button is actually from almost 2 years ago, but I hadn't heard it before so here it is. It's a mix of M.I.A.'s XXXO and Sugababe's Push The Button, and I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it! Make sure to grab this track for free below!



To download this track for free click HERE


Sunday, March 4, 2012

EVEN IF OUR DREAMS DON'T LAST FOREVER, WE COULD MAKE IT IF WE TRY

One of the boys from Monsters Upon Monsters, Logan Kowarsky, sent me this song a few days ago, and I must admit I've played it a good ten times today. Logan co-wrote Make It Right with Remy Dylan, and I'm really hoping they work together again soon, because this is amazing!


Ps: You may or may not remember the posts on Monsters Upon Monsters from a few months ago, but if you don't, make sure you check them out here! They won't disappoint!

THE FROST IS SLOWLY FALLING, AND MY HEART IS CALLING YOU

I was very excited when I realized that the guy featured on Julia Stone's (from Angus and Julia Stone) new video for Let's Forget All The Things That We Say was Shiloh Fernandez. I first saw him when he was first shot by Tyler Shields, and it all seems to be going upwards from there for him. The video is also beautiful, and of course you can't go wrong with this band. 

HOSTESS CLUB WEEKENDER 2012 - REVIEW

Saturday was the first of two days of the Hostess Club Weekender, and it was a great day full of good music!
Unfortunately, I got there right after Youth Lagoon had finished his set, so when I met him afterwards, I had to tell him to come back to Tokyo as soon as possible. Next in line was Zulu Winter, who were definitely my second favorite after The Horrors. Later on, Wu Lyf took the stage, and was followed by Owen Pallett. Without arguing, Pallett is incredibly talented but it's just not my type of music so I only watched a bit of his set.
And last but not least, The Horrors were the last performance of the night. And let me just tell you what a fucking show that was. The boys had landed in Tokyo 8 hours before their set, after touring Asia non stop for two weeks. Mad props to them for putting a brilliant show, specially Joshua Third, who went absolutely insane playing guitar on the last 10 minutes of their set. (And I won't even get into how he is the most beautiful man that I have seen in my entire life. Yes.)

Youth Lagoon




Zulu Winter




Wu Lyf




The Horrors



PS. One of the guys from The Horros is brothers with the guitarist from The Vaccines! A lot of talent in that family.

PSS. Many thanks to Dave for making this possible!

NEON INDIAN'S FALLOUT FREE DOWNLOAD

I'm quite bummed that I missed the Neon Indian show in Tokyo a few weeks ago, specially since it was on my birthday! Let's just hope he returns to this place soon. Meanwhile, here's a free download of his song Fallout, which by the way, I personally consider it one of his best songs.

To download this song for free click HERE

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE LIVE TOKYO - REVIEW

I'm so glad I finally get to post this. 
Last month Florence and the Machine had their first ever show in Japan, and of course, I had the pleasure of going to see them.
It's quite a funny story, as they were meant to come to Japan last year, but had to cancel their show due to the amount of tickets they sold (5 [yes, 5]). And less than a year later, they managed to have a sold out gig with 2000 people.
The show started 20 minutes later than scheduled, and that in Japan is almost a crime. I was quite disappointed with the first, and maybe even the second song. I felt like I was watching Lana Del Rey's SNL all over again; A singer with a microphone and barely any movement. But of course, as soon as the first of a few cocktails kicked in, the show took a turn and became one of the best shows that I have ever been to (60+ in 2 years). Also bare in mind, Florence was performing barefoot, and that just made everything even more amazing.
I got to meet her after the show, and she then took the time to meet a few of her fans who had been waiting for her for an hour at a temperature of  1°C. Such a lovely lady!

 


Thursday, March 1, 2012

FIRST FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL '12 LINEUP RELEASED

I have realized that for the past few years, the Summer Sonic lineups have been way more interesting than Fuji Rock Festival's, and this year is no exception.
The official Fuji Rock Festival '12 website has just released the first lineup,  and although it's definitely not bad, it could be better. Check it out for yourself.


- The Stone Roses
- At The Drive-in
- Beady Eye
- Buddy Guy
- Busy P
- Caribou
- Elvis Costello and the Imposters
- Explosions in the Sky
- Factory Floor
- Galactic
- Hiromi the Trio Project (feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips)
- Howler
- Jack White
- James Blake
- James Iha
- Justice
- Radiohead
- The Kooks
- Los Lonely Boys
- Michael Kiwanuka
- Ovean Colour Scene
- Sakanaction
- The Shins
- The Specials


Can't wait to see the next few lineups. The second one will be released in a few weeks!