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Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 27, 2019
Suchmos' 'The Anymal' aims high but misses the mark
Of all the acts to emerge during the recent city pop revival, when the funk-inflected AOR of early-1980s Japan seemed to be coming back in vogue, Suchmos has been by far the most successful. Last year saw the sextet graduate to playing arenas and providing NHK's theme song for the FIFA World Cup — albeit one that even their most ardent fans struggled to support.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 30, 2017
Basking in afterglow of solid sophomore album, Suchmos reflects on a stellar year
Picking one highlight from 2017 proves a tough task for Suchmos vocalist Yosuke Kasai. The past 11 months have been good for him and his six-member band. They've gone from a Jamiroquai-inspired outfit playing late-night sets at small Shinjuku venues to a national phenomenon, their music moving tens of thousands of copies and soundtracking car commercials. Ultimately, Kasai decides the highlight of his year came on a trip the group took to New York, to buy old records and vintage clothing.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 4, 2016
Kento Yamada from yahyel has an eye for music
Music in 2016 is every bit as focused on the eyes as it is the ears. Videos play a pivotal role in helping artists stand out in the digital age. One viral clip can break a previously unknown name, or bling up existing acts.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 28, 2016
City pop revival helps Suchmos at just the right time
Walk into a Tower Records store in Shibuya or Shinjuku and you'll eventually come across the apparel section. The current fashion aesthetic here leans retro: Hoodies and T-shirts come emblazoned with text highlighting throwback music signifiers, from equipment ("cassette tape," "analog") to genres ("surf rock," "grunge").
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 27, 2015
Suchmos taps into a chilled-out vibe on debut album 'The Bay'
All young musicians dream of a fantasy collaboration when they're plotting out their careers. The artist that the members of Suchmos think of? Michael Jackson.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 21, 2015
Suchmos "The Bay"
The first full album from Suchmos, titled, "The Bay," is just the kind of soundtrack you need for a Saturday night. The band's name is adapted from Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, and "The Bay" gives a nod to the jazz legend with the kind of smooth beats and guitars that could fill one of Yokohama's small jazz spots — it's classic, but updated.

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