Chatmonchy "Expressions" on US iTunes

Chatmonchy - Expressions b-side collection album available at iTunes USA - News from Gaijin Kanpai! Jpop Jrock Jmusic podcastRock-Pop trio "Chatmonchy" recently toured the US at SXSW as well as making stops in NYC, San Francisco and LA. It was the best concert I've ever been to. Seeing a band of this calibre on a stage so small it shouldn't even be classified as a stage was the very definition of awesome. Not only that, but these girls are fantastic performers.

Hopefully I don't have to tell you much about Chatmonchy to get you aquainted. If you listen to us, you know Chatmonchy. What you might not know is that they have 3 albums on the US iTunes Store. And guess what? Now they have a fourth!

"Expressions" is Chatmonchy's B-Side compilation which was released yesterday in Japan. Not to be outdone, and hopefully realizing the potential of these girls, Sony Music Independent has released the album digitally today in the USA!

This looks to be a solid album with tracks like "Bus Romance" and "Yuge".

19 songs in all AND available on iTunes?! What are you waiting for? SUPPORT GOOD JMUSIC IN AMERICA! 

Chatmonchy - "Expressions"
Japanese Release Date: 2010-05-24
US Release Date: 2010-05-25
Available on
iTunes for $9.99

Sakanaction "kikUUiki" Available on US iTunes

For Gaijin Kanpai episode 61, we reviewed electro-pop/new-wave band Sakanaction's new album "kikUUiki". If you enjoy bands like School Food Punishment that use synth as well as practical instruments you rarely hear in popular music, these guys are a real treat.

Why do I say this? Well, it's because the album's available on US iTunes right now! 

We absolutely love supporting Japanese music when it's available here in America, especially digitally, so do everyone a favor and at least sample some of the tunes. I personally recommend "Arukuaround", but they're all great examples of the genre they portray.

Tell 'em LoKi sent you and you'll...still pay full price :P

$9.99 on