After a long silence, Tokyo’s bedroom producer Taquwami comes back with a new track called “Kamakura”, offered as a free download.
It’s been two years since our favourite folk rock group from Kyoto, Turntable Films released their excellent debut album, Yellow Yesterday and on this year’s Record Store Day, they have released it on a vinyl record. To celebrate, Yosuke Inoue, who is the mastermind of the band, took over the blog to talk about his favourite songs of late. Jump the following link to check out the archive.
To learn about Turntable Films, check out here.
Lately I like listening to a Soul music that is mellow. It is slightly influencing the band sound for our new songs. I was happy to find we seem to share the same spirit with the track from this Canadian band. Taylor Kirk’s voice is as sexy and matured as Shuichiro Moriyama. When I saw them for the first time, they were frightening like a devil. But on every album release, they sound more and more human, and I feel strangely moved.
Myriam Gendron is a Canadian folk singer. This is nothing new and I know there are many old folk songs similar to this, but I feel her album can be a masterpiece that you want to keep it a secret. I am not sure if it’s her first release (maybe…) but it surely gratifies my desire to collect female singer songwriter’s debut albums.
This is a track from a singer/songwriter and a friend, Yuichi Ushioda一‘s new album, Mizuno Nai Umi (Sea With No Water)“. It is an exceptional album as a whole, but this is my top favorite. I’m not often attracted to artists in Japan, but I can say this is the song I love to listen to in heaven.
Newly sign-ed to Cascine, D.C.’s pop group Brett is releasing their new LP in May 20. Their ambitious new track, “Chalon” is possibly the biggest pop track the label has to offer. They explore the sound that runs somewhere in between Coldplay and the Balearic touches of Air France. Can’t get enough of its chorus as well.
Ireland’s electro duo Ryan Vail is up to something new and interesting. They are releasing their new EP Grow via Champion Sound in May, and here’s their new track, “Grow”. It’s soulful and minimal production burns slowly, but surely lit the long-lasting sparkling fire that is truly beautiful. Check out the Focus interview we did with them here.