is a band from Sapporo with a very stylish web site
and some pretty unique music videos
, especially but by no means limited to:
("Arukuaround," a play on "walk around"), which was probably their first really famous video in Japan, and which was filmed in a single long shot
("Native Dancer"), which totally features the fancy dancing footwork of their lead singer. Totally.
("An Indigo that Opens Eyes"), a long, melancholy, and surreal stop-motion video
("Identity"), a catchy and upbeat jam of sorts
("It's Because I Listened to Bach's Music at Night.
"), a deeply surreal but extremely cool video that is a POWERFUL EARWORM
("The Flower and Me"), their newest single, released just two weeks ago
• BONUS VIDEO
: They've apparently become popular enough that they have been recruited for an identification spot
for Space Shower TV, essentially basic cable Japan's version of MTV-back-when-they-played-music-videos.
If you're a fan of their hard-to-categorize music (rock? new wave? synth-rock-pop?) but don't live in Japan, don't despair! Don't even despair a little bit!
They're available on iTunes
, even in (at the very least) the US!