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Posted by Shiso TH STAFF Friday, March 25, 2016

URBANGARDE announces solo projects and Live-limited album


Riding on the momentum from their latest album 'Showa 90,' Japanese trauma-techno-pop band URBANGARDE has announced a series of new projects for 2016.

URBANGARDE's vocalist Yoko Hamasaki will release a solo album, 'Blue Forest,' on�June 15, which will be her second since the�Film NoirEP released 6 years ago. Hamasaki herself will produce the project, without lyrics from URBANGARDE leader Tennma Matsunaga, to create a completely different musical world.

Film Noir, which quickly sold out of its original limited run of 1000 copies, has been re-released on iTunes. To celebrate the release of her second album, Hamasaki will begin a tour of Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka titled "Into the Forest � Dark Blue Door."

Film Noir�on iTunes:�https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/filmnoir-ep/id366608521

URBANGARDE will also release a limited-edition, live show-only CD titled�Showa 91, available in 2 versions: "Monkey Version" and "Regular Version".

Vocalist Temma Matsunaga will release his second later this year, titled�Shoujo ka, shousetsu ka�("Girl, or novel?"). Matsunaga published his first book of short stories and essays�Jisatsushatachi�("Selfie People") last October. Jun Itarihoba of Golden Bomber has endorsed the book, saying that "A good novel = a book that the writer needs to write or he'll die. A bad novel = something written by the author in hopes of becoming popular. Everyone, this is a definitely a good novel."

"Monthly URBANGARDExTRMN" the band's latest 80-page photo book, will be released in April, furthering the band's artistic mission of combining musical and visual artistic expression.


URBANGARDE�Official Facebook:�https://www.facebook.com/urbangarde

URBANGARDE�Official Homepage:�http://urbangarde.net

URBANGARDE ��Showa 90�on iTunes:�http://smarturl.it/Showa90_iTunes

URBANGARDE ��Showa 90�on Spotify:�http://smarturl.it/Showa90_Spotify

URBANGARDE ��Showa 90�on Google Play:�http://smarturl.it/Showa90_GooglePlay

URBANGARDE ��Showa 90�on Amazon Mp3:�http://smarturl.it/Showa90_AmazonMP3

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