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  • Details on STRAIGHTENER's first best-of album revealed

    April 2, 2013 @ 6:00 am

    The details on rock band STRAIGHTENER's first best-of album, "21st CENTURY ROCK BAND", has been revealed! The album will be released on May 1st to commemorate the band's 10th anniversary. It's a compilation of 18 tracks from their indies' hit  "ROCKSTEADY" to their latest single "From Noon Till Dawn". The track list will be in order of the songs' release. The limited edition will come with a live DVD including their Nippon Budokan live

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  • STRAIGHTENER announces first best-of album + 47-Prefecture tour

    February 18, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    STRAIGHTENER has announced that they will be releasing their first best-of album, "21st CENTURY ROCK BAND", on May 1st. They have also announced that they will be holding a 47-Prefecture tour called '21st CENTURY ROCK BAND TOUR' starting May 8th. The best-of album will be released in 2 different types: CD+2DVD and CD-Only. The DVDs will feature footage from the band's one-man live on February 17th at Nippon Budokan. Additional CD details w

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/31~11/06

    November 8, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 31st to November 6th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "UZA" - AKB48 02/(00) "Damage" - Amuro Namie  03/(02) "Kimi Kinenbi ~Umarete Kite Kurete Arigatou.~" - Sonar Pocket 04/(12) "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 05/(03) "LIFE is

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  • STRAIGHTENER to hold request live at Nippon Budokan

    October 15, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Rock band STRAIGHTENER will be launching a project called '10th Anniversary Project' as they will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their major debut in October of 2013. The first part of their project will be a concert titled '21st CENTURY ROCK BAND' at Nippon Budokan on February 17, 2013. The last time STRAIGHTENER held an one-man live at Nippon Budokan was back in May of 2009, about 4 years ago. Their upcoming concert will be a req

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  • Details on STRAIGHTENER's upcoming single revealed

    September 5, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    Previously, we reported that rock band STRAIGHTENER would be releasing a new single on October 17th. Now, the details have finally been revealed! STRAIGHTENER's upcoming single will be titled "From Noon Till Dawn", and it's already been picked up as the opening theme for TV Tokyo's drama series, 'Yuusha Yoshihiko Dai-2-Sho', starring actor Yamada Takayuki. It will feature Tanaka Kunikazu (Sax) and Tabu Zombie from SOIL & "PIMP" SESSION

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  • STRAIGHTENER to release a new single in October + tour details

    August 2, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    Rock band STRAIGHTENER has revealed that they will be releasing a new single (currently untitled) on October 17th! It's been about a year and 3 months since the band last released a single. This upcoming single has already been picked up as the opening theme for Yamada Takayuki's upcoming drama series, 'Yuusha Yoshihiko Dai-2-Sho'. The drama is the sequel to 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro', which aired on TV Tokyo last summer. After

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  • STRAIGHTENER releases PV for "Synchro"

    May 28, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Rock band STRAIGHTENER has revealed the PV for their song, "Synchro", through their official YouTube channel! "Synchro" is a medium tempo number that can be found in the band's upcoming acoustic album, "SOFT". The video is directed by stylist Tamura Kazuyuki, and follows the concept, "the encounter, relationship, and separation of people". Aside from the scenes of the band performing, the video was shot in England. "SOFT" will be releas

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  • STRAIGHTENER reveals details on acoustic album

    May 8, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    Rock band STRAIGHTENER has revealed the details on their upcoming acoustic album, "SOFT". This album contains acoustic arrangements of 14 songs that the band has already released. It will also include 2 brand new songs called "Synchro" and "Phantasien" for a total of 16 tracks. Additionally, the first press edition of the album will enclose an ID number to download STRAIGHTENER's unreleased tracks "Nexus (acoustic ver.)" and "Kiseki no

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  • 'EMI ROCKS' reveals its 2012 line-up

    January 17, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    On February 19th, EMI Music Japan will be holding their live event, "EMI ROCKS 2012", at Saitama Super Arena. Last year, the event was held in November to celebrate the label's 50th anniversary. It featured stellar performances by many talented artists and attracted over 20,000 fans of rock music. This year's event will feature performances by Akai Kouen, ACIDMAN, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Kiyoshi Ryujin, THE SALOVERS, James Iha, STRAIGHTE

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  • STRAIGHTENER reveals covers for new single + announces new album!

    June 20, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    STRAIGHTENER has updated their official website with information about their upcoming single "YOU and I / Hitsuji no Mure wa Oka wo Noboru" along with an announcement about a new album! As we previously reported, STRAIGHTENER will be releasing a new double A-side single on July 13th. The band will also follow up their single with a brand new album titled "STRAIGHTENER" on August 3rd. Check out the covers for "YOU and I / Hitsuji no More

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