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The Pillows

The Pillows (stylized as the pillows) are an alternative rock band from Sapporo, Japan. Formed in 1989, their immense output includes 21 studio albums and 40 singles. The band consists of Sawao Yamanaka (vocals, rhythm guitar), Yoshiaki Manabe (lead guitar) and Shinichiro Sato (drums). Original bassist Kenji Ueda left in 1992 and was replaced by Tatsuya Kashima who was in turn replaced in 1999 by Jun Suzuki, though none of Ueda's successors are official members. Suzuki left the band in 2015 ...read more

The Pillows (stylized as the pillows) are an alternative rock band from Sapporo, Japan. Formed in 1989, their immense output includes 21 studio albums and 40 singles. The band consists of Sawao Yamanaka (vocals, rhythm guitar), Yoshiaki Manabe (lead guitar) and Shinichiro Sato (drums). Original bassist Kenji Ueda left in 1992 and was replaced by Tatsuya Kashima who was in turn replaced in 1999 by Jun Suzuki, though none of Ueda's successors are official members. Suzuki left the band in 2015, with Yoshinori Arie of the band Vola & the Oriental Machine becoming the band's new bass player later that year. The early musical output of The Pillows was reminiscent of '80s post-punk/alternative/indie pop artists such as The Cure and The Smiths, but the band would later experiment with jazz, bossa nova, and even R&B sounds before arriving at their trademark alternative rock style in the mid-to-late '90s. Evocative of acts such as Pixies, Weezer and early Radiohead but with an unmistakable individuality to their sound, The Pillows have enjoyed a long and rewarding--if not widely recognized--career. The band tours regularly outside of Japan, especially after gaining a considerable international audience when their music was featured in the cult anime series FLCL. « hide

Similar Bands: Spitz, The Predators, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Noodles, Triceratops

LPs
Nook in the Brain
2017

3.7
3 Votes
Stroll and Roll
2016

3
2 Votes
Moondust
2014

2.7
6 Votes
Trial
01/18/2012

3.4
14 Votes
Horn Again
2011

3.1
9 Votes
OOPArts
2009

2.7
10 Votes
Pied Piper
2008

2.3
12 Votes
Wake Up! Wake Up! Wake Up!
2007

3.1
12 Votes
My Foot
2006

3.6
16 Votes
Good Dreams
2004

3.2
14 Votes
Penalty Life
2003

2.8
12 Votes
Thank You, My Twilight
2002

3.3
13 Votes
Smile
2001

3.3
15 Votes
Happy Bivouac
1999

4.2
72 Votes
Runners High
1999

4
35 Votes
Little Busters
1998

4.2
46 Votes
Please Mr. Lostman
1997

4
25 Votes
Living Field
1995

3
12 Votes
Kool Spice
1994

3.1
14 Votes
White Incarnation
1992

3.5
10 Votes
Moon Gold
1991

2.7
9 Votes
EPs
ハッピー・バースデー
09/16/2013

Turn Back
2004

4.2
3 Votes
90's My Life
1990

3.2
3 Votes
Pantomime
1990

2.9
4 Votes
Live Albums
Lostman Go to America
2007

916 "15th Anniversary Special Live DVD"
2005

BUSTERS ON THE PLANET
2001

Compilations
Across the Metropolis
2016

Once upon a time in the pillows
2009

Rock stock & too smoking the pillows
2009

5
1 Votes
FLCL No.3
2005

4.4
37 Votes
FLCL No.1: Addict
2004

4.3
38 Votes
Another Morning, Another Pillows
2002

3.2
9 Votes
Fool on the Planet
2001

4.5
16 Votes

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