The next set of limited vinyl records have been announced! RUNNERS HIGH and HAPPY BIVOUAC will be released on May 6th when the RETURN TO THIRD MOVEMENT! Vol.2 Tour starts! These limited records will only be available at the live venues and online from King e-Shop. If you want to get your hands on them, check out the forum for some good resources for getting them shipped overseas!
On April 1st, Toonami sneak aired the first episode of FLCL Alternative. This episode revealed new “Fool on cool” versions of “White Summer and Green Bicycle, Red Hair with Black Guitar” and “MY FOOT”, as well as a brand new song called “Star Overhead” as the ending theme. “FLCL Progressive” will premiere on Toonami on June 2nd, and “FLCL Alternative” will premiere in September. We’ll have to wait and see what the soundtrack has in store! (Likely 12 remade “Fool on cool” versions of past tracks and two new songs; “Spiky Seeds” and “Star Overhead”.)
With the release of the RUNNERS HIGH and HAPPY BIVOUAC records, we now have a discography page for 2018! Both records have been added in the discography and the 2017 page has been updated.
We have exciting news to post today! For the first time ever, the pillows will release two of their albums on vinyl!
In honor of the upcoming “Return to Third Movement Tour”, the albums Please Mr.Lostman and LITTLE BUSTERS will be available in vinyl format. They will be sold exclusively at live venues and on King E-shop starting on November 8th (you can pre-order now on King E-shop!). They might be a bit tricky to purchase if you’re outside Japan, but it’s still possible to get them! Check out our forum if you need help with purchasing.
Both new releases have been added to the discography page, and a new single titled “Boku no Tomodachi” is on the horizon! Please look forward to it!
September 16th was the 28th anniversary of the pillows! The 28th year already shows a lot of promise with the upcoming release of FLCL 2 and 3, the “RETURN TO THIRD MOVEMENT TOUR”, and the announcement of “NOOK IN THE WORLD” release! The new bluray/DVD documents the NOOK IN THE BRAIN TOUR FINAL at Zepp Tokyo and has been added on the discography page. It will be released on November 22nd! I personally attended this show, and it was a wonderful performance. Please look forward to it!
Greetings, everyone. New site editor Mafu here! よろしくお願いします！
I have a few site updates to tell you about today. The discography page should be mostly up to date now. The profile page has been updated to reflect some recent changes within the band, and now includes a profile for the super cool bassist Yoshinori Arie. The romanized lyrics for the new single “Doko ni mo nai Sekai” have been added. There are now pages for the songs “Doko ni mo nai Sekai” and “I’m Still I“. Many more updates to come! Please look forward to them!
Please welcome Mafu as a new editor of instant music! Mafu has been a long-time member of the pillows fan community and will be providing quality updates and news! You can find his contact info on the sidebar. I am still around and you can feel free to contact either of us about the site.
Happy 25th anniversary to the pillows! The community members of instant music have put together a special video to celebrate. Huge thanks to ladybirdgirl for putting together the video!
Please check out a new fansite for noodles, Lesson 1! If you haven’t heard of noodles before, they are an awesome rock girl band on Sawao’s label.
Catching up on release news, Yoshiaki Manabe released a new solo album, Rutile this past November.
Sawao has a solo single that will be released in just a couple of weeks, Answer, available as both a standard edition and a limited edition with a bonus DVD. The single will be followed by an album, Hakaiteki INNOVATION (Destructive innovation) to be released 2/13/2013, also both as a standard edition and a limited edition with bonus DVD.
Check out previews below!
Happy 9/16! On this day in 1989, the pillows were formed. We’ll be fans… until the end of this world!