Since its 2006 formation, Tokyo two-piece Moja has strived to make its mark globally by showcasing a bass-and-drums-driven brand of rock ‘n’ roll at music festivals and club gigs in the United States, Canada, England, Italy and Hong Kong. The band’s 2009 eponymous debut was recorded in Virginia, and its “Super Ultra Gold 79” sophomore effort was made in New York and Tokyo. The duo will tour overseas again in April for a series of U.K. concerts in support of the new album.
“Super Ultra Gold 79” is being sold only on vinyl but is available as a free download from Moja’s website. There will be no CD pressing of the album. Drummer Masumi Sakurai explains the act’s reasoning for this, saying “Moja’s sound isn’t like general J-pop or J-rock music, so we don’t think it’s a good idea to try and imitate that way of promotion.”