Japanese indie, rock, and electronic music

nameshop – “Genten MO” (free album DL)

Jan 03 2014

As part of a New Year’s gift, indie rockers nameshop re-released their demo album, Genten MO (原点MO, The Origin MO) for free online.

Genten MO originally came out in June of last year and its a strong showcase by a promising band. The tracks go from calm, almost ambient at times with spacey interludes to wrenching numbers complete with howling guitars. The contrast only increases the impact of each and there’s an underlying jazz sensibility throughout that comes to the front especially on the track “Kanawanai” (かなわない). nameshop’s music is dynamic and always emotional but not afraid to groove.

Listen to and download the album for free on Bandcamp.

Track 2, “Ao no Niwa ni Furu Ame” (蒼の庭に降る雨) is a stand out and happens to have a music video:

Another part of nameshop’s New Year’s celebration was the announcement of their upcoming album BOX, which comes out in February. Visit nameshop’s official site for more info.

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