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ROCK OF ASIAN: Buffalo Daughter, Back In The Studio

October 14th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
Two girls and a mad synth genius

Buffalo Daughter, at the music game since before your 16-year-old was born, is recording a new album!

For those who know BD well, this is fantastic news–you should know that they’re about to rock their last 2009 live show in Tokyo, and have been whispering about a new full-length since September.

For those who have not yet discovered the joys of Buffalo Daughter, this is a fab opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with the gleeful dynamics of this Japanese, female-fronted, electro-collage band. Think of it as brilliant samples and atypical juxtapositions, à la Cornelius. And perfect, pretty pop-icity, like Norway’s Annie. Ooh! With the Japanese fun flare of Cibo Matto. All in all: wacky, wacky stuff that you will undoubtedly love by instinct.

But back to the important stuff: NEW BUFFALO DAUGHTER ALBUM NEXT YEAR! Let’s organize a listening party!

[Buffalo Daughter - Official Site (click on the blue bird!)]
[Buffalo Daughter on MySpace]
[Buffalo Daughter on Twitter]

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ROCK OF ASIAN: I Am Spoonbender

February 25th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Alright, alright. If you’ve been following I Am Spoonbender for years, don’t hate. I’m slow. I just realized that one of my favorite chicks, Robynn Iwata (guitar-plucker from the now-defunct Vancouver band, cub), has been rocking keys, vox, and freaky-rad bangs for IAS since ’97.

Bangin’: Robynn Iwata

It’s everything that’s good about Electro-prog-indie-synth-fuzz-werk–disjointed, spacey, futuristic, danceable, visceral tunes that infiltrate your dreams. What have I been doing without it for the last decade? Just crying, motionless, here on Earth, I suppose.

Listen up here. Get news and updates here.

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Ladytron

June 25th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

HOW ON EARTH did we miss the release of a new Ladytron album? It’s been three years since their last full-length, and we must say that our respective collections of silky, femme-fronted electro-pop records (on hand to spin at gadzillions of cool DISGRASIAN house parties) have truly suffered for it.

Well, we shall suffer no more! Velocifero is now available for purchase on Amazon, and boy is it delicious. Like scotch and cheese, Ladytron is clearly getting better with age, maintaining a cool and collected sensibility that doesn’t pander to the skinny-ass-jeans-wearing hipsters flooding most grungy electro-dancefloors.

It doesn’t hurt, of course, that producer/songwriter/keys man Reuben Wu is even more crush-worthy than ever.

Want a taste?

Mmm. Yummy. Like scotch and cheese.

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Dokkebi Q

February 6th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Forget psychedelics: The mind-fizzing tracks of Dokkebi Q–a UK electro-dub-punk outfit led by fierce performance artist Kiki Hitomi–make me feel like I’m passed out in a lazy dance club, having an anxiety dream that’s quickly turning into a sultry fantasy. If you enjoy such sensasians, rock some Dokkebi Q tonight. And if you don’t, spend some time gazing in awe at Hitomi’s smoking hotness (uh, see above) instead.

Word on the street is that the Q will be making an appearance at SXSW, so in preparasian, feel free to take a listen here.

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ROCK OF ASIAN

September 12th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

What happens when you get put a queer alt-rock dude from Imperial Teen (Will Schwartz) together with a Japanese electro-prince from The Boy Explodes (Tomo Yasuda)?

You get a band called Hey Willpower, that totally effing rules.

And what happens when that effing ruling band plays plucky homage to John and Yoko vis à vis a “bed-in-for-peace” begging citizens to “Give dance a chance?” in a music vid for their track, “Double Fantasy II?”

We clap our hands.
We wave ‘em in the air.
Like we just don’t care.

And then we yell, in unison…

“HOORAYSIAN!”

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