Another member of a beloved Japanese punk band decides to call it quits, but King Baby Duck has a lot more to be pissed about. With the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations, our host points out a massive snub in one of its categories (and no, it's not the one you're thinking of)! Then the winter series Gabriel DropOut has some points taken off due to its lack of quantity in the laugh-out-loud department, whereas Akiba's Trip shows how to properly do a video game adaptation right without just copying and pasting the game story itself. Finally, network TV comedies gets a talking to about how to not be as formulaic as it has been these last few years.
PLAYLIST (with album/single links):
- Burnout Syndromes - Night Cycling (from the album Lemon)
- VAMPS - World's End (from the album Bloodsuckers)
- Divisionists - The First Casualty (from the album Daybreak) [available March 17]
- Man With A Mission - Seven Deadly Sins (from the album The World's On Fire)
- monobright - Natsu Meromantic (from the Ano Tomeikan to Shounen EP)
- The New Pornographers - Use It (from the album Twin Cinema)
- noodles - My Melody (from the album Loafers on the Japantown)
- NICO Touches the Walls - Rawhide (from the album Yuki mo Ai mo Nainante)
- Fucked Up - Manqueller Man (from the album Hidden World)
- The Yellow Monkey - Kyuukon (from the album Punch Drunkard)
- AKINO with bless4 - cross the line (CD single)
Get bugged out and let loose! It's No Borders No Race: Episode Hyaku-Go-Juu-Kyu!
The Boston Bastard Brigade kindly encourages you to support these artists, and buy their songs/album. You can find the majority of these releases on CDJapan.co.jp, Amazon.com, iTunes, the bands' official websites & Bandcamps, and your local record stores.
Promotional consideration for track three made by Shameless Promotion PR