Mixed Tape Monday: J-Rock

Let’s take a trip to Tokyo this week and listen to my current favorite Japanese rock songs. Because sometimes you want to be a little emotionally rebellious and Japan delivers this and so much more. From emo, to indie, to shoe gaze they have got it all. So break out your black eyeliner, put on some skinny jeans, and let’s go!

One OK Rock – Deeper Deeper. Just slow your roll right there folks. This isn’t a dirty song. Get your mind outta the gutter! Be ready for mild screaming (they have a lot of feels, ok?) and instant teleportation back to the 2000s.

HaKU – Dye it White. I have absolutely no recollection of how I found this song but I need not know from whence it came to know it rocks. (I just noticed both videos contain floating metal spheres….is this a J-Rock motif?…further investigations will ensue….)

Mushroom Empire (きのこ帝国) – Tokyo (東京). As close friends and family will tell you I’m not a morning person. This song is for those days when my alarm goes off too early and the snooze button in the only way to quell my inner rage. That’s right, I rebel through extended naps. I know I’m hardcore.

Kana-Boon –ないものねだり. A quirky and fun song about petty arguments and the destabilization of love. It may fill you with an urge for bowl cuts and live musical accompaniment when you cook dinner.

凛として時雨 – Abnormalize. Congrats to all you keen-eared anime fans out there! This is indeed from Psycho-pass’s fantastic soundtrack. While I could have posted all their track. I witheld.

That’s it for this week! Did I miss the best J-rock band ever? Should I have put a Babymetal song up? Comment below!


  1. Emmy · July 17, 2015

    Might be considered a little more towards metal … but shout out to Kalafina.

  2. Emmy · July 17, 2015

    Please excuse Key … don’t know how that happened. Here is the other video:

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