A complete video clip of Zazen Boys’ new single, “Himitsu Girl’s Top Secret”, is available for streaming on the band’s official web site. The single marks the first appearance of new drummer Matsushita Atsushi. Commentary about the song by Mukai Shuutoku is also available as an MP3 download. “Himitsu Girl’s Top Secret” has been described by Mukai as “new dance music” and features an odd set of rhythmic meters. The single goes on sale on July 13.
Former Zazen Boys/Number Girl drummer Ahito Inazawa takes his own band, Vola and the Oriental Machine, on a tour with syrup 16g. The two bands play four shows, starting on Aug. 25. On July 13, the band teams up with Mo’some Tonebender for a special event, Oriental Concour, vol. 01. Tickets for these events go on sale July 2.