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Pop music catches up to De De Mouse

Apr 25, 2017

Pop music catches up to De De Mouse

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Daisuke Endo made peace with EDM thanks to Mister Donut. The electronic artist, better known by his stage name De De Mouse, eats at the snack chain frequently. Recently, he says he has been enjoying the American pop music they pipe into the store. ...

Anime gives Japanese bands a new route to potential fans

Apr 23, 2017

Anime gives Japanese bands a new route to potential fans

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‘Retro” was the theme at this year’s Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in the Northeastern United States, and that idea extended to the event’s featured musical acts: veteran pop duo Puffy AmiYumi and 1960s-styled rock quartet Okamoto’s. “The only other time we played ...

The beginnings of Mariah's sound

Apr 11, 2017

The beginnings of Mariah's sound

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When U.S. label Palto Flats reissued Japanese band Mariah’s album “Utakata no Hibi” (“Ephemeral Days”) in 2015, it wasn’t the first time an obscure record from the bubble era had been given new attention. However, the critical praise that followed the release triggered new ...