As passionate as I am about Street Fighter, I am quite passionate about music, as I have to be since such an industry is my career. I could post tons of links to typical Japanese indie music, however i decided to focus on posting bands who’s influence are a bit more underground. And by underground I am referring to the noisy, dreamy, type of Japanese shoegaze (nippon bliss). It would be somewhat difficult for me to describe the genre of shoegaze (blissrock) beyond its obvious influence. I believe the statement “Taking drugs to make music, to take drugs to” seems to fit the genre quite perfectly. :wonder:
The following links I provide are for quick listening reference
(as one of the only good features that myspace has to offer is the ease of effectively networking and promoting music).
Coaltar of the Deepers <- you would be wise to start using C/O/T/D vids for combo movies (i.e. fastest draw dream man for ggxx/ vid)
Hartfield <- One of the nicest bands I have ever met
Luminous Orange <- was just as SXSW
Other Japanese bands that are similar to Blissrock
MONO <- is probobly touring your city real soon.
and last but not least