RECORD OF THE MONTH

I figured I’d do a monthly ‘what I’m listening to’ kind of thing. This could be viewed as a lame placeholder kind of post. And probably it is. But it’s my blog! So there!

These may or may not be newly released disks. They might not even be a good disk – just what is been in heavy rotation in my car (as usually the iPod is playing anywhere else).
I’ve never been a big fan of Japanese music.   Shonen Knife?  Nah – they’ve never done it for me.  And of course a number of my friends like Pizzicato Five, and they were fun in a kitchy kind of way – I mean, “Go Go Dancer” was ok, but it grew tiresome sooner than later.

But I was listening to NPR’s The World a few weeks ago and they did a spotlight story on Love Psychedelico.   I thought they were kind of new, but they’ve been performing for the last decade.  Who knew?

I really like their sound.  They are hip.  They are happening.  And they don’t sound stereotypically Japanese.  It’s a little rock – and a lot of pop….and it works.

There is a lot of import music of theirs out there if you’re interested.  iTunes only has their latest, This is Love Psychedelico.  It might just be their major U.S. debut that is compiled from their other releases.

Unless it is small segment on a 30 minute public radio station, I doubt you’ll hear them on the radio, so I say go find em and check them out.  I don’t think you’ll be sorry.

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