Tagged: Japan

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Stream: IKEBANA, “Rose (James McNew Anxiety Remix)”

Maybe James McNew, the longtime Yo La Tengo bass player, feels anxiety listening to his remix of “Rose,” but it actually alleviates mine, its ceaseless fuzz filling in the scatterbrained spaces around things to do … read more »

POSTED June 6, 2013 11:19AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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Japanese Juke: Picnic Women

On a whim, I recently set out to find some good Japanese juke, or at least juke-inflected beat work. Big surprise: there’s some great shit. Over the next week, I’ll do a short series about … read more »

POSTED May 23, 2013 12:38PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Japanese Juke: INNIT’s Sapporo Compilation

On a whim, I set out recently to find some good Japanese juke, or at least juke-inflected beat work. Big surprise: there’s some great shit. Over the next week, I’ll do a short series about … read more »

POSTED May 22, 2013 12:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Interview: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the cherubic Japanese pop star behind some of the world’s most bizarre music videos, performed in New York for the first time this weekend. Read a review of that concert here, a … read more »

POSTED April 16, 2013 4:22PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (6) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Live: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in New York

Read our interview with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu here. I first wrote about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in 2011, when the 18-year-old Harajuku street model released her debut music video for “Pon Pon Pon.” Produced and written … read more »

POSTED April 15, 2013 4:20PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (5) TAGS: , , ,
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Video: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, “Furisodation”

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the far-out Japanese pop singer I described only barely exaggeratedly in a recent essay as “the most exciting person making music and the new artist I care more than anyone about,” released … read more »

POSTED January 9, 2013 10:58AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (6) TAGS: , ,
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Melbourne’s Pet Shop Girls Imports Japanese Fashion

A little store in Melbourne exclusively carries the coolest Tokyo designers. Despite being a hub of avant-garde fashion and a Petri dish of super-wild street style, it’s still famously difficult to purchase clothing from Tokyo … read more »

POSTED October 10, 2012 12:37PM IN STYLE, STYLE NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,
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Video: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, “Fashion Monster”

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu returns with another wonderful and befuddling video for new single “Fashion Monster,” her first-ever venture into rock, written by longtime collaborator Yasutaka Nakata. The clip, for some reason not viewable in HD, … read more »

POSTED September 24, 2012 5:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , ,
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Yayoi Kusama: The Priestess of Polka Dots

Yayoi Kusama’s captivating autobiography, Infinity Net. Yayoi Kusama has been making conceptual, “obsessive” art for well over a half-century. Since emigrating from Japan in the late ’50s and bursting quietly onto the New York avant-garde … read more »

POSTED March 14, 2012 11:00AM IN ART+CULTURE, NWSPRINT TAGS: , ,
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Stream: Four Tet, “Moma”

On the heels of his Live at the South Bank collaboration with Mats Gustafsson and the late Steve Reid, as featured in FADER #77, fan of working together, Four Tet, is preparing to release “Moma,” … read more »

POSTED December 16, 2011 2:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,