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Record Store Day 2017

Today (Saturday, April 22) is Record Store Day, and as you’d expect, over at Tokyo’s Coolest Sound, Patrick has put together a massive post highlighting all of the best releases you should be on the lookout for in Japan.

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Music Stores Tokyo Walking

Guide to Tokyo Record Stores

The title of this post is “The Biggest Guide to Tokyo Record Stores on the Internet,” and it very well may be. It’s exhaustive as hell, and written in a super personal manner, which makes for a fun read. Skimming through it, I felt a lot of nostalgia, as I definitely spent a lot of […]

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Music Stores

The Tokyo Record Store Hunt

Gridskipper has a post up — not by me — with some good links on finding records stores in Tokyo. I’m thinking Patrick should also post an exhaustive listing of his favorite shops, since he’s always on the hunt, in order to keep his Tokyo Recohan online store stocked.

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Events Music

Record Day 2016

The West has Record Store Day, but for Japan, November 3 is “Record Day,” and for this year’s edition, Patrick shares some of his picks of special vinyl releases — you’ll find the full list of releases here.

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Design Music

Records001

Japanese music/design unit Delaware has created a cool little iPhone/iPod Touch app called Records001 that lets you play tracks on a virtual record player, and do some live scratching. For now it includes two songs, and is available on the iTunes App Store for $2. You can see a video of it in action on […]

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General

iTunes Music Store in Japan

Seems like a launch for the iTunes Music Store in Japan is getting close. It had already been announced last month that Apple was in negotiations with record labels, but there are now reports that staff at the Ginza Apple Store are telling customers to expect a launch in the spring. Full article at Computerworld […]

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Jet Set Records

Someone posted a comment yesterday saying that Jet Set Records, a Japanese online record store, is now available in English and they take international orders. A nice feature is that they have samples of certain albums. I remind you that Tokyo Recohan is also a great option if you don’t mind buying used.

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Record Shops

You gotta love Tokyo record shops. Yesterday I was in Shibuya and Daikanyama checking out some record ships with my friend Patrick. Before meeting up with me, he was in Harajuku checking out the new Elevator Records shop (previously known as Caprice). In Shibuya, we went to Apres-Midi Selecao, Maximum Joy and Zest, and then […]

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New Records

The plan for today was to catch a film at the Tokyo International Film Festival, but I got to Shibuya only to find out that the movie was sold out, so I ended up doing some record shopping instead. I learned my lesson and bought a ticket for a film on Friday. Part of the […]

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Manga Stores

Pied Piper House

Pied Piper House was a famed record store in Tokyo during the 70s and 80s, that has been revived as a temporary pop-up shop in Tower Records (until July of this year). They’d already released a compilation record, Best of Pied Piper Days, selected by the store’s original owner, and now they have a Vol. […]