You’d better pray to whatever deity you hold dear because on this episode, we’ve got Baby Metal. I don’t know what sick, Akiba-frequenting, J-Pop-obsessed mind cooked up the idea to start a grade school girl dance troupe backed by heavy metal, but I simply can not turn away from it. Neither, I suspect, will you.
There’s a ton of other new music on this episode from the likes of Perfume and Asian Kung-Fu Generation. We’ll also hear from three of bands represented by Buffalo, New York-based Good Charamel Records. They’ve got a new band called Tricot that I’m pretty stoked about. There’s also TsuShiMaMiRe and Molice.
Speaking of Molice, they have a new site out for their brand-new album, Neugravity.
A few things I mentioned during the show: If you want to get into some of the Good Charamel bands, you might want to check out their new sampler album I Love J-Rock II (which I mistakenly refer to as “I Heart J-Rock II” on the show).
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Nihongaku Radio Episode 14
Intro: “Wonderland” – Flip (Buy It!)
Break: “Sad Sad Kittie” – The Pillows (Buy It!)
Break: “Stalker” – The Pillows (Buy It!)
Break: “Come Down” – The Pillows (Buy It!)
Break: “Beautiful Morning With You” – The Pillows (Buy It!)
“Sharp#” – Negoto (Buy It!)