Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 流星とバラード
Song style: nostalgic, simple but nice melody.
This is Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra's new single (3/10/10) "流星とバラード", celebrating their 20th anniversary - can you believe it? I'm not much of a ska person, but I saw them play this song on Japanese TV show Music Station (we get our broadcasts a couple of weeks late) and found that I really liked it. Apparently these guys haven't all played together for eight years. I think they pull it together nicely.
PS - As a side note, I got a hold of サカナクション's "kikUUiki" yesterday after my blog posts and I find the album really revolutionary and innovative. サカナクション has really grown up!