★Apr 2011, Metro-Ongen present their hotly anticipated new album, EDEN, a paean to lonliness and lost youth, produced by David Naughton (Bell and
Sebastian,Teenage Fanclub) and featuring Nick Duffy (Lilac Time) on organ. In this summer, they played the stage of SUMMERSONIC 2011(major fes in Japan).
Metro-Ongen were formed in Tokyo in 2002. Combining lullaby melodies and lush harmonies with a new-wave sound that has been compared to Blondie and Television, Metro-Ongen have steady gained a devoted fanbase across Japan. They played at SUMMER SONIC 2011, TOKYO BOOT UP 2011 and one show at Osaka's Minami Wheel Festival (the Japanese answer to SXSW) was so over-crowded fans had to be turned away. Moreover a poster design that won a 2010 New York design award, the band are evolving into an art collective under the banner Team M-O.
Aug 2010, Metro-Ongen set up their own label "AUGUST SUN RECORDS", and New Album "EDEN" was released 6th Apr 2011.
★Single works of Metro-Ongen:
"EXTRA EDEN" 26th Jan 2011 AUGUST SUN RECORDS: M1. Under a zelkova was played on MRT RADIO STATION, FM Setagaya and Katsushika FM. It also got heavy rotation on Satsuma FM. M2. Sick's PV was played on THE STREET VIEW OF SHIBUYA CROSSING, AKIHABARA station and Shinbashi station. With this PV, Metro-Ongen won the stage of Japanese major festival SUMMER SONIC 2011.
★Album works of Metro-Ongen:
"EDEN" 6th Apr 2011 AUGUST SUN RECORDS: M3.Voyager, M5. Eden, M6. Lisbon were played on Japanese Major Radio Station (e.g. J-wave, Tokyo FM, MTV Japan) and those songs also got heavy rotation on a lots local radio stations.
Metro-Ongen web: http://www.metro-ongen.com/
Metro-Ongen Music TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/augustsunrecords
Mail magazine entry: http://form1.fc2.com/form/?id=638054