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Is Tropical

/ Apr 29, 2011

Is Tropical

Living in Japan presents obstacles for some music fans. Despite Tokyo being a major world capital, it can be costly for up-and-coming bands from the West to make their way here. Every now and then, however, an event comes this way that ensures locals ...

/ Dec 31, 2010

Best Japanese/overseas albums of 2010: Tokyo Indie

The Brixton Academy — "Vivid" Obsessive-compulsives for the 1980s sound, it's hard to argue that The Brixton Academy (TBA) and their debut album "Vivid" are anything original. What sets "Vivid" apart, however, is an honesty and craft not seen in the '80s-influenced music of ...