Tag Archive: J-pop


Tokyo Girls’ Style Is Now Japan’s Most Indie Hipster Pitchfork-y Girl Group, Your Generic Faves Could Never Etc
March 10, 2014 1:07 pm Published by . Comments

Tokyo Girls' Style Maltine Girls Wave Perfume has long been considered Japan's coolest girl group, but Tokyo Girls' Style's been nipping at their heels for a few years now. The underage quintet's avant-garde approach to Japanese idol pop has been consistently fascinating to watch, with their arsty pedo-bait visuals and disco-funk-meets-Tokyo-video-game-arcade sound (courtesy of the talented Royal Mirrorball) making a match that's every bit as potent as Perfume's razor-sharp choreography and Yasutaka Nakata-produced techno-pop.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Offers Life Retrospective In Emotional New Single ‘Yume no Hajima Ring Ring’
February 24, 2014 1:46 am Published by . Comments

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Feature I'm probably not the only person who doesn't exactly view Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as an actual human being, right? With her outlandish harajuku garb and wonderfully demented bubblegum pop, she's more like a living and breathing art installation -- or at the very least, some stylish alien from another planet that crash landed in Japan 21 years ago.

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