Miila and the Geeks
moe(vo, Gt, Ba) Kaoru Ajima(drums) Ryota Komori(sax) のスリーピースから成る、これぞ NY ポストパンク / ノーウェーブのクール、90年代オルタナティヴのルーズさを受け継いだカジュアルな進行形サウンド！と称され、今、尚最高なライブバンドのひとつである Miila and the Geeksは、即完した2枚の7inchと、その後の1st Album “NEW AGE”のリリースで一気に脚光をあび、“SXSW 2011″への出演をはじめとする全米ツアーと国内ツアーを敢行。2012年5月には”UK + PARIS”に渡る5箇所を回る欧州ツアーも行い、同年10月には新作7inch”Funny & Control”をリリースしたばかり。その音楽のみならず、ミュージックビデオ、アートワークやマーチャンダイスに至るまで、確固たるDIYスタイルを地でいきながら、現在のジャパニーズライオットガールの筆頭株と最高評価されるフロントウーマンのmoeによるその枠にとらわれない数々の活動は、TWEE GRRRLS CLUB、LOVE AND HATESとしても注目を集めている。
Moon Duo (from USA)
Limited Express (has gone?)
Miila and the Geeks
Tommi Tokyo (group A)e plus Ticket: Now On Sale!
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Melt-Banana is a band from Tokyo, Japan. Yako formed Melt-Banana around 1993 and since then they have been able to continue playing music with the support of great people, bands and fans all over the world. After playing around 1,300 shows as a “regular” four piece band they started playing shows as a duo in 2012 in order to evolve their sound. Yako sings and Agata plays a guitar. Their appearance at "The Nightmare before Christmas curated by Shellac" is their first outside of Japan utilising this new format.
[MELT-BANANA Official Web-Site](http://www.melt-banana.net/)
[A-ZAP Records Web-Site](http://www.a-zap.com/)
Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s first two critically acclaimed EPs, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of American rock ‘n’ roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock.
Their debut album Mazes, recorded in San Francisco and mixed in Berlin during 2010 as the band prepared to move to the mountains of Colorado, explores a far broader, lighter, sound. That’s most clear on the dreamy organ and skipping riff of the title track, which recalls the Velvet Underground, or the handclaps and swinging organ bloops over the potent shredding and guttural riff delivered by Johnson in When You Cut. Throughout, Mazes is the sound of Moon Duo carving out their own identity, looking to the horizon, and moving forward.
Late 2011 saw the release of the darker, mostly instrumental Horror Tour EP around the band’s fall tour of Eastern Europe; Record Store Day 2012 brought a limited edition LP Mazes Remixed which featured remixes by the likes of Sonic Boom, Psychic Ills, and Purling Hiss. Now Moon Duo are set to release Circles, their second full-length LP with Souterrain Transmissions. The band will also set off on a worldwide tour in support of the album in October and November.
Circles is the product of a long winter’s isolation in the Rocky Mountains, though the road to its fruition stretched over six months and several locations. The groundwork for the album was laid at the band’s home in Blue River, Colorado in the early months of 2012, where all songs were written, and the preliminary tracks recorded. For two weeks in early April, Moon Duo moved into a small apartment above Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco for an additional recording session with engineer Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach). Like its predecessor, the album was mixed and tweaked at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.
Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of “the flying Perfect.” From the opening lines: “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.” And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.
MOON DUO / Ich Werde SehenLimited Express (has gone?)
They released First Album in 2003 from TZADIK record which is famous for John Zorn,after that they flew all over the world of 15 countries. After that they released Second album from Japanese label"memory lab".They supported the performance of WHY?,NUMBERS and The Damned,Limited Express(has gone?) became the band which took the lead in alterenative and punk music scene in Japan in reality as well as in name.However,suddenly,they declared their break up in 2006.Six months after,they declared their come-back.TDK who performed drums and member of JOY which representative Japanese punkband, became a member of Limited Express (has gone?) officially.JJ organized "BOROFESTA" which is music festival in Kyoto.YUKARI is the leader of 'NI-HAO!' band.Their activities include many different things. The latest works are the 'spirit album'with DODDODO released by Less Than TV and their third album.They're going to continue the activity energetically, over seas,China,Australia and more.
[Limited Express (has gone?) Homepage](http://www.limited-ex.com/)
Miila and the Geeks
miila is one Japanese girl solo project which filled with her imagination and temptation. Her style of music is every song she plays the guitar and sings on tracks she made. She recorded,designed and packaged by herself then she set up her own label and release her cassette tape.After 2007 frantic noisy Sax and chaotic Drummer join her project and these 3 would be miila and the geeks. Having 80's no wave face, 90's alternative loose sound, Riot Grrrl fight spirit with 00's indie free style of music, They create new and original style. And they bounce off their pop and punk sound style with their high admiration live performance. However they had recorded for self release but they are found by Japanese Best Indie label Niw! Records. In December 2010,the debut 7" EP titled "6 Songs"(contain 6 songs with CD), 2nd 7" EP "3 Songs", 1st Album "New Age", New 7" EP "Funny & Control" was released from this label. This high-profie 7" in Japanese indie music scene had sold out in 3 days after release and re-pressed, it clear that miila and the geeks is standing in the center of attention.Upcoming 2nd album will be released in 2013.