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!
Check out a quick video of Yoshiaki Manabe working on recording for the Time Machine album! Time Machine is a instrumental rock collaboration involving the guitarists of several Japanese bands. Our favorite guitarist has a track on the album entitled ‘Beautiful Struggle’.
The album is available now at your favorite Japanese music stores.
Happy 9/16!! Today is the pillows’ 22nd anniversary. Let’s wish them many more years of making awesome music.
Now that the tour excitement is over, let’s catch up on some new release news!
Next month on the 12th, a new solo album, Tedious Man, from lead singer Sawao Yamanaka drops. There will be a regular edition and a limited edition with a bonus DVD featuring two music videos. Guest artists include Kosaku Abe of The Collectors, Akiko Fukuoka of Chatmonchy and the original bassist himself, Tatsuya Kashima.
A new tour DVD will also be released on the same date, Born Again, featuring the pillows live at Zepp Tokyo from 4/24/2011 on their Horn Again tour.
Finally, a collaborative album called Time Machine was just released this month, featuring an instrumental rock track from our favorite guitarist, Yoshiaki Manabe.
Pick them up from our affiliate, CD Japan, HMV Japan, Amazon Japan, or your other favorite Japanese music store.
New single Comic Sonic will be released June 8th! Tracks are ‘Comic Sonic’ and ‘Goodbye Present’. Comic Sonic is featured as an ending theme for the anime SKET DANCE. Get the regular edition or special edition with bonus DVD from our affiliate, CD Japan, or your other favorite Japanese music store.
Also, catching up on old news – a special tour only single (not sold in stores) was released in February, featuring the songs ‘Tabasco Disco’ and a Nine Miles remix of ‘Doggie Howl’. Check out both ‘Comic Sonic’ and ‘Tabasco Disco’ below.
Born in the 60s, a new concert DVD, will be coming out next month on the 16th! The DVD will feature footage of the pillows, TOMOVSKY, THE COLLECTORS, Dohatsuten, and The Pees from last year’s tour of the same name. Check out the preview video below – there’s a clip of the pillows starting at 2:40.
Don’t forget, Horn Again will be coming out in about a week if you haven’t pre-ordered yet!
Also, lyrics from the Movement single have just been posted.
A new album has been announced – ‘HORN, AGAIN’! It will be out January 26, 2011 and is available for pre-order at your favorite Japanese music retailers. There will be a normal edition and a limited edition with a bonus DVD.
1. Limp tomorrow
2. Give me up!
4. Lily, my sun
6. Sad Fad Love
7. Nobody knows what blooms
8. EMERALD CITY
9. Brilliant Crown
10. Doggie Howl