Picture from Ken's Japan Live blog
We finally moved! It seems like these few days all I did was moving - moving from house to house, helping my mom move her stuff to a new office, do major cleaning/washing all the smoky glasswares... *_^
But I'm back ^_^ With internet access yay!
Onto Swinging Popsicle - Swinging Popsicle is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite (hehe did I make my point?) Japanese indie band. I first heard their Transit album (thanks noodz-shi!) almost a year ago, and fell in love with their mellow rock music. I don't know why, but I could listen to any of the songs on "Transit" repeatedly and never get tired of them. Every song is different and creative in its own way, yet they're all relaxing & make me smile :o) I also love listen to Mineko's voice. Wow.
So I wanted to hear more of their works, and after searching online, I finally found a place to buy their second album "Fennec!" No, it wasn't YesAsia. Nor CD Japan. It was Amazon (US) haha! At a wonderful price of about thirteen dollars, I was ecstatic. "Fennec!" was also an awesome album, it was different from "Transit" though in that half of the songs were more indie-pop and half were more indie-mellow rock. After listening to their first album "Swinging Popsicle," I finally understood why. It seems like over the years, Swinging Popsicle slowly transformed into making mellower indie songs, which I love. I also enjoy their upbeat pop songs - ah, I love them!
Sample Song: あるべきかたち (Proper Shape)
Sample Song: シネマニ (Cinemani)