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With the commencement of their formal activities, ARLEQUIN has announced the release of three new CDs! First, the band will release their first single, Eclipse! The title track was previously released this past September via their distributed CD at Like an Edison; however, two brand new tracks have been recorded and a PV filmed to accompany the song in its official release via two-type single on 2014-01-15.
Second, the band has announced that their self-titled demonstration CD, which was released earlier this month, has sold out! Accordingly, a 2nd press of the demonstration CD will be released. They have mentioned that the new press will have a different jacket, but details such as release date and price have yet to be announced.
Finally, the band will collaborate with Like an Edison for a third time, producing yet another distributed CD. In the beginning of 2014, ARLEQUIN will highjack Like an Edison, and the store's shopping bags will be colored red with the phrase “New-generation Nagoya-kei。” (ARLEQUIN's concept) written on them. A copy of unreleased song Eseringo-eseringo- (似非林檎-eseringo-) will be freely distributed in each shopping bag.
- 似非林檎-eseringo- Eseringo-eseringo-
[To refresh/clarify: ARLEQUIN freely distributed the song Eclipse at Like an Edison stores beginning on 2013-09-28. On 2013-10-02, the band released their self-titled demonstration CD nationwide; those who purchased it from Like an Edison further received the unreleased song INNOCENCE (イノセンス). Now the band will release a 2nd press of their demonstration CD, will re-release Eclipse as a proper single, and will freely distribute another unreleased song via Like an Edison.
→ ARLEQUIN's release page]
GOEMON RECORDS' new band ARLEQUIN (featuring ex-Cu[be] and CindyKate members) has finally made their formal debut! They've revealed their first look, their band concept, their blogs, a new live tour, and several releases... seems they're moving ahead at full speed!
【Members (left → right)】
- B. Shohei (祥平) [ex-CindyKate as Maaya (まぁや)] Ningen Gojuunen (人間五十年) / @arlequin_shohei
- G. Nao (奈緒) [ex-Cu[be] as 尚-Nao-] I ΛM A DJENTLEMEN. / @arlequin_nao
- V. Aki (暁) [ex-Diverse glare in Riot] TSURAku mo NAi no ni IKIGIRUshii (ツラくもナいのにイキグルしい) / @arlequin_aki
- G. Kuruto (來堵) [ex-Arpege] to step for you / @arlequin_kuruto
- D. Tamon (堕門) Tamon's show TIME (堕門's show TIME) / @arlequin_tamon
New-generation Nagoya-kei。 (次世代名古屋系。)
Their new tour, 「Kizu」 × TSUKERU (「傷」 × ツケル), will kick off on 2013-11-13 at Sendai HooK and will last through until their tour final and first oneman, slip over the EDGE, on 2014-03-15 at Ikebukuro EDGE.
ARLEQUIN has announced their first single, a 2nd press of their demonstration CD, and a new distributed CD. Check the next post for details!
Official Twitter @Arlequin_offi
ex-LIN vocalist RIKU has finally taken tentative steps toward new musical activities! Just a few days ago he launched his official Twitter account (@rikuvoice), and today he announced a sponsored event in celebration of his birthday! Let's hope that this marks a coming full return to the music!
Full details of RIKU's live event have yet to be announced—it's uncertain if he will appear as chariots (his solo project) or completely solo under his own name—but he's at least announced some guest players who will appear (many of whom have played for chariots or other UCP bands in the past!):