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video: Noah – 像自己
Japan's Noah shares another flickering gem from her stellar new album Thirty, coming next week. Video directed by John Smith, who you might know from his sick Jessy Lanza vids. Thirty is out October 18th on Flau.
Noah – メルティング・ブル ー (Melting Blue)
Japanese artist Noah shares a track from her forthcoming LP Thirty, which her label flau calls a "synth-streaked, lo-fi love letter" to her current home city of Tokyo. The record is "a diary of associated images told with all the glitz, energy, messy chaos and nostalgia that the Japan…
Powder – New Tribe
An exhilaratingly vivid new techno excursion from the cubicle to the club courtesy of Tokyo producer/DJ Powder, taken from her new 12" / compilation Powder in Space, coming next month. Animated video by AC-bu:
premiere: Hater – Coming Down
Malmö, Sweden indie-pop group Hater's stellar You Tried LP is a raw and emotionally charged collection of nostalgic, lovesick jams that remains one of our favorite albums of 2017. "Coming Down", a mostly unheard stunner from the You Tried sessions released as a Japan-only bonus track, is m…
Kiki Hitomi – Galaxy
Taken from Kiki Hitomi's wonderful new solo debut LP Karma No Kusari, a vivid and haunting collection of "Japanese enka, 8-bit psychedelica and mutated digi dub" out now on Jahtari:
NV – Binasu
Thanks to Adam for the heads up on Russian experimental pop luminary Kate Shilonosova, aka NV, and her entrancing and addictive new album Binasu. The adventurous, genre-defying record is teeming with otherworldly, '80s Japanese new wave-indebted pop vibes, and with songs like the very kawaii "K…
Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Aoyama Killer Story
Skylar Spence's awesome new record Prom King is officially out today, and to celebrate, we've asked him to take over the site all day. He's got some really amazing stuff lined up for you guys, so hang out for a while, and stay up on all of his posts throughout the day here...
Noah – Flaw

Haunting, floating new single from Japanese artist/composer/producer Noah, taken from her forthcoming full-length Sivutie, out June 22 on Flau. Purchase "Flaw" here.
video premiere: TOPS – Destination

goodbyes often come in waves. . .
nice time in japan
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Montreal's TOPS unveil a soothing "ambient nature video" / love letter to Japan, created for the beautiful, low-key Picture You Staring highlight "Destination". Shot + directed by the "official documentarian" of t…

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