東京カランコロン (Tokyo Karan Koron)
I first heard about Tokyo Karan Koron at the Tokyo New Wave event I attended in March 2010, which showcased the best of Tokyo's underground indie talent. Unfortunately, I missed Tokyo Karan Koron's set and didn't get to listen to the band until months later. I can't even explain the regret I feel for not seeing them that day. How could I miss one of the best upcoming bands in the live house scene? How could I have passed up this infectious yet abrasive, quirky yet serious, new addition to the rising new wave of Tokyo underground music?
|Tokyo Karan Koron @ KuruKuru Mawaru 2010|
In May of 2010 Tokyo Karan Koron released their 2nd Demo CD which topped the Indies Charts at Disc Union. They followed with a tour across Japan and released tracks for the wild gun crazy and Tokyo New Wave 2010 compilations. Because of support from Tower Records, the band released their first official EP, "Tokyo Karan Koron e.t." in October 2010, with a tour following in November. Their final show for the tour will be their first one-man live at Shibuya O-nest.
If I had a chance to go back in time, I'm pretty sure you can guess that I'd cram myself into Shinjuku Motion one last time to see this band perform the night I missed them. In the meantime, they've released their first CD so perhaps they will get a lot more recognition now that all of Japan is listening. They show a lot of promise having so few releases under their belt, so here's to a bright future.