Current Incidents

So let's just recap everything that has happened in the last 24 or so hours.

The new album has finally been announced, and on such happy short notice: the release date is June 29, only just a month and a half from today. The title of the album is 大発見 (Dai Hakken), which means "Great Discovery" or "Breakthrough", which leads us to the likely overall theme of the 5th Jihen album: wild-life/nature television. For some reason, there's no english equivalent translation working as official reading (for now), so it seems to be the first album since "Kyoiku" to have a japanese reading title only.
It will contain 13 tracks, 4 of them being the previously released singles "天国へようこそ", "ドーパミント!", "空が鳴っている" and "女の子は誰でも". That's one less new song compared to Sports, but at least the first two singles will be re-arranged versions.

There is no mention of "夜明けのうた" being included, but I figure it's very unlikely, considering it's a cover and was released for a very specific purpose. There's, however, a new song that we can listen already in the new Tokyo Subway CM, called "新しい文明開化" (Atarashii Bunmeikaika), which means "The New Civilization and Enlightenment Movement". For curiosity's sake, the Bunmeikaika was a movement in the Meiji Period which benefited the westernization of Japan.
You can check the various CM's to listen to different parts of the song, here.

Lastly, the complete info about the previously mentioned new tour has been released. Following the name of the album, it'll be called Tokyo Jihen Live Tour 2011 Discovery, and will encompass 20 days of performances, starting September 30 and ending December 2. Too bad for me, I was hoping they'd tour in 2012, because there's no way I'll have enough money to attend this year.
Nevertheless, I like how it seems that they're going for a sort of Art Nouveau/Art Deco style with the font chosen. It matches the "Onna no Ko wa Daredemo" PV and also the choice for the credits song in the previous tour, "Rhapsody in Blue". I'm addicted to Art Deco, you see :)

That seems to be it, for now!


  1. Thank you for the info! Let me ask you, if you had the money, how would you proceed to obtain the concert tickets? I would like very much to go!

  2. You have no choice to know somebody in japan who can buy tickets for you.

    I'm afraid that it will be out really quickly.
    I'm thinking to go there also !