Sunday, August 5, 2007
A short update today, but a big one for PUFFY fans. Their official site has just been refreshed with a new main image and details on their new album. Here they are, with translated text following the Japanese:
KSCL 1174 / ¥3,059(tax incl.)
1.オリエンタル・ダイヤモンド 作詞 : 井上陽水 作曲 奥田民生
2.Ain’t Gonna Cut It 作詞・作曲 Butch Walker/Robert Schwartzman
3.君とオートバイ 作詞・作曲 チバユウスケ
4.くちびるモーション 作詞・作曲 吉井和哉
5.はやいクルマ 作詞・作曲 真島昌利
6.サヨナラサマー 作詞・作曲 山中さわお
7.boom boom beat 作詞 PUFFY 作曲 Anders Hellgren & David Myhr
8.妖怪PUFFY 作詞：宮藤官九郎 作曲：富澤タク
9.Closet Full Of Love 作詞・作曲 Butch Walker/Kara DioGuardi
10.はさんじゃうぜ 作詞作曲 : 真島昌利
11.complaint 作詞 PUFFY 作曲 山中さわお
12.お江戸流れ星IV 作詞 ピエール瀧 作曲 Anders Hellgren & David Myhr
13.アイランド 作詞・作曲 チバユウスケ
Translated as best as I can:
Announcing the album's release!
New album "honeycreeper"
On sale 9/26/2007
KSCL 1174 / ¥3,059(tax incl.)
1. Oriental Diamond - Lyrics and Music: Yosui Inoue/Tamio Okuda
2. Ain’t Gonna Cut It - Lyrics and Music: Butch Walker/Robert Schwartzman
3. Kimi to O-tobai (You and the Motorcycle) - Lyrics and Music: Chiba Yusuke
4. Kuchibiru Motion (Lip Motion?) - Lyrics and Music: Yoshii Kazuya
5. Hayai Kurima (Fast Car) - Lyrics and Music: Mashima Masatoshi
6. Sayonara Summer - Lyrics and Music: Yamanaka Sawao
7. boom boom beat - Lyrics: PUFFY Music: Anders Hellgren & David Myhr
8. Ghost PUFFY - Lyrics: Kudou Kankurou Music: Taku Tomizawa
9. Closet Full Of Love - Lyrics and Music: Butch Walker/Kara DioGuardi
10. Hasanjiyauze (????) - Lyrics and Music : Mashima Masatoshi
11. complaint - Lyrics: PUFFY Music: Yamanaka Sawao
12. Ohedo Nagareboshi IV (Edo Shooting Star) - Lyrics: Pierre Taki Music: Anders Hellgren & David Myhr
13. Island - Lyrics and Music: Chiba Yusuke
UPDATE: fixed a few of the names. They should be pretty much correct now.
Not much more to say at this point, but it seems like they're taking a cue from Splurge and mixing up the songwriting duties. That album's one of their best; hopefully lightning will strike twice. Interesting that Butch Walker makes a return, though most of the remaining songwriters are new (to PUFFY). I'm most excited to hear the pillows' frontman Yamanaka Sawao's songs - they're a great band that any fan of the rock-infused parody anime FLCL would know well. Rest assured you will see a full review soon after I get my grubby little hands on the new CD!
CD Japan - my recommended merchant for all Japan imports - now has it up for pre-order.
If you're wondering - because I know it's not a very common word - this is a honeycreeper:
Oh, by the way, my wife and I were at The Gap at a mall on Long Island yesterday (yeah, we've gone all suburban), and I was a little surprised to see this:
Part of a new international marketing campaign, but still, these days "international" usually means "everywhere but the United States". Nice to see them getting some non-cartoon related exposure here, even if it's a bit anonymous. This image also appears on the Japanese Gap web site (wait for it!), but not the much less visually compelling US site.