New Pillows album

2014-09-25 by dimsim3478 | 10 Comments
To mark the completion of their 25th anniversary "Never Ending Story" campaign, legendary Japanese alternative rock trio The Pillows are releasing their 19th studio album entitled Moondust on October 22nd. Following up their 2012 album Trial, the new record will be supported by a 27-date tour national tour of Japan starting in December and taking the band through to March of next year.

The band's 25th anniversary has also entailed ten special dates between January and October, some of which included original bassist Kenji Ueda whose place in the band has never been officially filled since his departure in 1993. Starting in September of last year and finishing with the release of Moondust, the festivities of the "Never Ending Story" further included a cover/dance contest as well as the release of a tribute album, three DVDs and three new singles, the first of which was entitled "Happy Birthday". The release of "Happy Birthday" ended the band's hiatus following their Trial tour, which facilitated frontman Sawao Yamanaka and guitarist Yoshiaki Manabe's solo careers. Needless to say, with a year of celebration over and a long tour ahead of them, The Pillows are truly back in full swing.

Pre-order the album here:
http://pillows.jp/p/2014-10-22-out-moondust

Listen to the first single "About a Rock'n'Roll Band" here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1pNmDlGg88

Tagged: The Pillows

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discovolante
September 25th 2014
750 Comments


Sweetness.

amanwithahammer
September 25th 2014
585 Comments


Saw these guys live for their 25th anniversary tour, so good

Cover is eh, but for some reason I'm holding onto a shred of hope that this could be one of their best in the last few years

dimsim3478
September 25th 2014
8015 Comments


yea dude i have the same hope with every new pillows album; still, even if i come up disappointed there's always at least a few songs on each album that stay with me

also the first single is so fun

Digging: The Cro-Magnons - ?????????

AdolfChrist
September 26th 2014
18035 Comments


i guess ill check this out. Trial was the best thing theyve done since Happy Bivouac imo, everything in between has mostly been pretty mediocre.

Digging: Devil Master - Inhabit The Corpse

amanwithahammer
September 27th 2014
585 Comments


Yeah their recent singles have been really great, not just About a Rock'n'Roll Band but also Future and Happy Birthday (even if the title track on Future was technically an old song)

I'm allowing myself to get excited for this

dimsim3478
October 18th 2014
8015 Comments


video for the title track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdjZNZyIO7s

amanwithahammer
October 24th 2014
585 Comments


Listened to the album, not that impressed but will hold my final judgement until after a few more listens. Unfortunately seems to be more 'business as usual' than I'd hoped. Still wish the cover was just a little less shit as well...

AdolfChrist
October 25th 2014
18035 Comments


i really dont know how you can do the same thing for over a dozen albums and still be passionate about it, theyve got to be bored with it. probably nothing more than a job by now. its a shame, they wrote some good stuff when they were actually trying.

dimsim3478
October 25th 2014
8015 Comments


there's a few amazing songs on the new album

manabe and sawao's solo stuff sounds pretty passionate at times you guys should check

amanwithahammer
October 25th 2014
585 Comments


They're still super good live and obviously really enjoy themselves on the stage



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