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Japanese Music Round Up: Nites, LITE, Madegg and The Cigavettes

Lots of music news happened last week, and fitting all into normal posting hours turned out to be tough. So, here we are, with some quick hits we didn’t get around to. Let’s catch up, shall we?

– Not content with releasing a free EP of original work, CUZ ME PAIN’s Nites project went and posted a collection of his remix work waiting to be heard over here. This set features his reworks of Greeen Linez, Moscow Club and Hotel Mexico among others. Listen below.

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– Post-rock outfit LITE have a new single available, titled “Arch.” The hook? Caroline Lufkin, who records solo as Caroline and also plays in Mice Parade, provides the vocals. We are big fans of her work, so of course we are gonna mention a release featuring her.

– Madegg, oh Madegg, how you stay so busy baffles me. His newest sonic treat – and, by the time I hit “publish” on this, he might have three new songs floating around – tiptoes away from the jazzy, piano-heavy sound he’s been tooling with in favor of something a bit more electronic and bouncy. Guided by finger snaps, “Fragrance” goes heavy on the synths for five minutes before going out softly. His productivity is impressive enough, but the fact he can shift into so many directions at the same time…I want what he’s drinking.

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– The Cigavettes have a new album coming out soon, and you can watch a trailer for it below. Iron out that Beatles t-shirt, yo.