The freshman sunny sided twee pop artist Oono Yoriko has a new EP featured on the indie label, Ano(t)raks! With 6 blissfully easygoing tracks you’ll enjoy the sense of tranquility she brings with every drawn out note. I haven’t listened to an artist with such a warm radiance since Ichiko Aoba, but where Ichiko has calming qualities like that of which a thunderstorm would bring; ms. Yoriko is like a warm lazy afternoon. Lie down, close your eyes,and enjoy the title track from “Kimi Wa, Dare?”.
Apogee are a New wave rewrite band that focuses on overwhelming synthpop melodies and indie pop instrumentals to create a “new mixture” of genres. They debuted their first single “Yakan Hikou” in 2006 and within the span of two years they released two full length albums, “Fantastic” and “Touch in Light”. Having been known for their highly animated MVs and success with their first performance at SUMMER SONIC ‘07 they garnered a lot of attention.
"OUT OF BLUE", their newest full length album was just released last month. Here is the standout track "Twilight Arrow" featured on DT3 courtesy of rollinstonin.
Kenshi Yonezu - しとど晴天大迷惑 / Shitodo Seiten Daimeiwaku (The Trouble Of Dripping Wet Sun)
"Carrying the brilliantly shining sun, the weather’s nice today Let’s go out and play, commit more mistakes, Keep going down that narrow path, And we’ll erase the torturously painful days, And we’ll erase the days of torturously painful experiences, We don’t need ‘em, throw it all away!”
"Archie, Marry Me" is probably one of the songs that remind of this currently ending summer but because I’ve exploited that song since I first heard it, I’m going with this one instead. This whole album is actually really good and looks pretty with its baby blue-colored vinyl.
Lastly, I just got an email from Tumblr saying that if I receive another copyright complaint warning, I’m dunzo. We’ll see…