Release Date: January 8, 2014

Track Listing

  1. Be OK
  2. Evergreen
  3. KEY
  4. Bye My Tears
  5. Knockin on your heart
  6. Big Dad
  7. 夜明け前


BAND-MAID are a 5-member female rock band formed in July of 2013. The members of the group are:

小鳩 ミク – Guitar &Vocal
遠乃 歌波 – Guitar
彩姫 -Vocal
廣瀬 茜 – Drums
MISA –Bass

MAID IN JAPAN is their debut album released 5 months after their debut single 愛と情熱のマタドール.

While the maid gimmick may catch your eye, don’t let that fool you into thinking this band is not a capable one. They are more akin to groups like Stereopony and SCANDAL than some sort of idol act who are holding instruments upside down and pretending to play them.

The funny thing I see when looking at this band is that they’re set up in the configuration I wish Lovendor would be in. You know, an actual functioning band without session players filling in key spots. But that’s a gripe for another time and completely unrelated to this album.

So anyway, how does MAID IN JAPAN measure up? The album is pretty good actually. I’m not an avid rock music listener so normally this type of music takes a few spins for me to catch on to what is going on and determine whether I like it or not. But MAID IN JAPAN instantly caught my attention and kept it.

The entire album as whole is worth the listen but if you’re kind of lazy or are looking for quick hits take a listen to Be OK, Bye My Tears and KEY. But really, listen to the entire thing.

Unfortunately there are no promo videos from this album to even share to get an idea of what this band is like. Even their YouTube page is fairly bare so you may have to put some faith in the recommendation to seek their music out. I’ll do my best and provide you what little I could find to help you out.


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