It looks like the second round of summer releases have been announced. Have I ever mentioned before how stressful I find it that Jrockers all release their stuff on exactly the same day? There are like two dates in a given month when they’re allowed to release material. For June you can expect to go bankrupt on the 2nd and 23rd, so get ready, guys.
D’espairsRay // “Dead or Alive Complete Covers Album” // July, ’10 (Album)
For the first time ever, a Jrock band will feature nothing but covers of the one band probably everyone is perfectly happy going the rest of their life without ever hearing!
Just kidding. It’s true, I’m being uncharacteristically vindictive (I’m not usually vindictive, right?). I mean seriously. The actual news is that they will, in fact, be releasing a brand new album right in time for adding songs to the set-list for their world tour, which will kick off in the US sometime in August. But, y’know, please don’t let us know what the dates are UNTIL THE DAY OF.
Out of all this second round, I think this is the most exciting news. Although all we know at this point is that it will be released sometime in late July. Love is Dead itched the darker aspects of my dementia, but I thought b-side Medicine (I haven’t figured out how to make backwards N’s yet) was a really cool song. It was congruous with the single, but also got heavy and angry to counter the dancey thing that preceded it.
Exist Trace // “Knife” // 6.2.10
I always look forward to these bad-ass babes. I’m sure they aren’t going to release a techno song.
Inaba Koshi // “Okay” // 6.23.10 (2 types)
A barely-optimistic title, but surely a single that won’t disappoint from B’z frontman Inaba Koshi.
Nightmare (ナイトメア)// “a:fantasia” // 6.23.10 (2 types)
What the hell was with them releasing an entire album with ONLY ONE SONG ON IT. That’s what they invented the “repeat” button for, hello Nightmare?
Ayabie // “Irodori – Tour Final Live @ ZEPP Tokyo” [title subject to change] // 7.14.10 (Live DVD)
To be honest, I haven’t really followed these guys since I got irrevocably bored with their Rikkaboshi +A album.
Rin //”As if Forever Exists” // 6.2.10 (3 types)
Kisaki’s new band.
Phantasmagoria // “Diamond Dust in Truth” (live DVD) // 6.23.10
Kisaki’s old band.
For anyone who forgot:
Sadie just released some new stuff yesterday (4/28); a Singles Collection, and a maxi-single (which hopefully isn’t included on the singles collection…) called DRESS. The PV is pretty cool, and the song is awesome.
If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out:
D’espairsRay album release source: CDJapan