Monthly Listening: August 2021
This month's rundown of great new releases by FRUN FRIN FRIENDS, NTsKi, Riho Sayashi and more
Hi! This is August’s Monthly Listening list, a quick rundown of new Japanese albums I checked out this month that I enjoyed. You can browse past Monthly Listenings in the archives.
I started prepping work for year-end lists a couple weeks ago. It may seem very early to do it in August, but it’s the only way if I want to get the lists and the blurbs done on a timely manner. There are a lot of preliminary lists to be made and a lot of back log of music to listen again. I swear this is all a fun process to me. Let’s just hope I can get it all done on time!
But of course, there’s still new music coming out to catch up with. Here are the albums I checked out in August. As usual, here is also the Spotify playlist of songs from this month that didn’t make the cut for the main newsletter.
FRUN FRIN FRIENDS by FRUN FRIN FRIENDS | new wave / idol
you love EP by Hitsujibungaku | indie rock
Jargon EP by Hoon | indie rock
► “Lobby” ft. valknee
swim in the milk by LIGHTERS | indie rock
► “Little me”
FUCK FOREVER by MAD JAMIE | punk / idol
Orca by NTsKi | electronic / pop
synchronism by Ringwanderung | pop / idol
Daybreak EP by Riho Sayashi | dance pop / R&B
► “Find Me Out”
*Read more about the album on issue #39
Travel Guide by RYOKO2000 | techno / drum ‘n’ bass
► “Nobody Knows”
CAMP EP by Seiho | house / pop
► “iLL” ft. Chinza Dopeness
MADE IN TOKYO BANG by Sound’s Deli | rap / hip hop
SIINA EP by uku kasai | electronic
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