Kimura Kaela - 8EIGHT8 Listen if you like: Katy Perry, Katrina & the Diamonds, Metric
This week, I'm excited to finally get my hands on 木村カエラ / Kimura Kaela's new album 8EIGHT8. (I have no idea how you're supposed to pronounce the title.) I say "finally" but it was released on October 12th.
Some featured tracks include Ring a Ding Dong, Chocolate, and A Winter Fairy is Melting a Snowman-- the insanely repetitive but catchy song that's been stuck in my head ever since I saw that DoCoMo commercial above.
One OK Rock - Zankyo Reference Listen if you like: Paramore, Fallout Boy
I'm also picking up One OK Rock's album Zankyo Reference which has their songs アインサイズニア(Answer is Near), Re:Make, No Scared, and C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h. (a song title that has more periods than the freshman class at an all-girl's high school). If you've never checked out One OK Rock, don't feel bad. I recently discovered them myself (late to the bandwagon on this one) and really enjoy their pop punky sound.