Posts Tagged ‘indie pop’

 

Ecke エッケ are an indie pop band that started in 2012 and are based out of the Tokyo area. Ecke’s music is a mixture of indie pop combined with hip hop and soul to make a modern sound. Their success is based on enduring and working to develop their band and sound to create a band worth listening to. The band members of Ecke are: Drums Yasuyuki Sugawara, Guitar Jun Okuyama, Vocal & Keyboard Nao Mori, and Bass Naoyuki Fukuda. Discography: 1st Album BYPATH 2017.08.23. Songs: 1. Fiction 2. ACCESS 3. Prowl 4. METAL 5. Lamp 6. skit 7. T.Y.O. 8. the Corner 9. 海を見ていた午後 10. Pause. Recommended.

http://www.eckeweb.com/

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Roji 路地 are an indie pop group from Tokyo. The band has matured and improved since I started to listen to them a few years ago. Roji has a good singer Kozue, band, songwriting, and production and you should support them. The band members of Roji are: Yuzo Suzuki: guitar and synthesizer, Kubota: guitar, Takahashi 993: bass, So Ohashi: drums, and Kozue: vocal & synthesizer. My favorite songs of Roji are: 1. 夏のよる 2. えんとつ屋さん 3. 月と舟(home demo) 4. 80 5. 晴れの日. Recommended and definitely worth listening to.

https://www.roji-band.com/



Shin Rizumu シンリズム is an intelligent indie pop-rock singer-songwriter who was born in 1997 and currently is living in Kobe. Shin published music on SoundCloud when he was in high school. His music is a combination of city pop, shibuya-kei, aor, indie pop, and soft rock. He does everything like arrangements and performs many instruments such as Gt, Ba, Key, Dr, Syn, and Trb.

His videos and the group Shishamo were once pulled from You Tube due to You Tube’s RED in 2015 but was reinstated in 2017 because of Faith Music Ent Inc support. You Tube RED is $9.99 a month subscription service to watch You Tube and Google Play Music without ads for the United States, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea Many major labels like Sony Music Japan, Victor Entertainment, Columbia Music Japan, Dream Music, Teichiku, P-Vine, and Pony Canyon are blocked in America by You Tube since 2015. You Tube is playing a game and coercing many Japanese record labels to pay in order to show their music content in America. You Tube needs to play fair in order show all music content for the enjoyment of all music fans.

It’s nice to see Shin maturing and progressing as an artist. He performed at the Rock Fest 16, the Viva La Rock 2016 at Saitama, and Rising Sun Rock Festival 2016. Shin self produced his 1st album called シンリズム NEW RHYTHM 5-20-2015. His 2nd album is called Fun 5-10-2017. My favorite songs: 1.処方箋 2. Superfine 3. Music Life 4. Fun! 5. 春の虹 6. 心理の森. Recommended.

http://shinrizumu.com/

https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/shin-rizumu-%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%83%AA%E3%82%BA%E3%83%A0/

Wallflower are an indie pop band from Osaka. They produce a very melodious and upbeat sound. Recently they received a boost with the addition of new singer Eri Nakajima and developed a more sophisticated sound. Wallflower’s sound are influenced by 1980-1990’s indie bands such as Field Mice, Brighter, Rocketship, and bands from Sarah Records. The band performed at the NYC Popfest 2015 and performed at the 1st Chinese indiepop Festival in May 2017. The band members are: Masami Tsuchiya (vocals and guitar), Ryuta Okamura (guitar), Naohiro Okuda (drums), and Eri Nakajima (vocals & synth). Discography: 1. Nowhere May 2017 2. Out to Sea EP for NYC Popfest 2015 May 2015 3. Dreamy Days January 2013 4. Filled with Flowers June 2012.  Recommended.

https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/wallflower/

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Quietly Excited Penguin are a five member indie pop-rock group with City pop influences from Tokyo. They produce good quality music with their own original style without imitating anyone. The band started producing music in 2013. The five band members met in college and have continued their music. Their latest CD is: 自主制作 2nd歩いていくよ. 1.歩いていくよ 2.夜を越えて 3.中央線. Recommended.

http://quep.jimdo.com/