Monday, November 12, 2007

Puffy's got a US record label!

Originally had this as an update to my last post, but it's too important for that.

Just a minute ago, I received this somewhat ugly, pretty late email blast - a day after the North American tour started. Better late (and ugly) than never, I guess - but look at the bottom:

They're back on Epic Records.

Nothing about the album in that email, but hopefully soon.


  1. Let me be the first to say "WOO-HOO"!!!

  2. Yeah I'm not sure how I feel about it, honestly. On the one hand, great to know they're not just hung out to dry - it hasn't been clear for a while now that they had a US label at all at this point, with Tofu being basically defunct. And Epic is a major label, with plenty of money and clout to get things done.

    But on the other hand, they didn't seem to do much for Puffy when they had them before. They printed the CD's and shipped them to stores and that's about it. Not much promotion at all. (I guess that's better than nothing.)

    Puffy must have been happy enough with their treatment to go back, I guess... although Epic's a Sony company, so they may not have really had much choice.

  3. You mean it, Jeff. As the business, Puffy does rely on popularity outside Japan(especially in North America).

    BTW, Puffy staff once referred to a possibility that some video clip would coming up from Honeysweeper tour. I am looking forward to it.

  4. I'm pretty sure that video clip's going to be "Closet Full of Love", since it ties in with the Walkman campaign. They did say on their English web site also that they would be releasing a video and that their fans might be able to appear in it with them, which must have been referring to the MotionPortrait thing. So I know it wasn't just my own mistranslation or misunderstanding :)

    I think they should be releasing it pretty soon... maybe at the same time the remix download starts.

  5. I just got back from their Seattle show... i blogged about it on my blog:

    feel free to use pictures from my flickr as long as you put a link to my flickr page.


  6. Nice! You got it, man; you're going in the report compilation post and I'll link to your flickr, your photos look great.

  7. Epic....yuck. If there is one thing I don't like about being a Puffy fan, it's buying Sony CDs. I wonder if they could have gone back to Bar-None.

    Nice blog, by the way ^_^