exist trace for Nadeshiko Japan, “I feel you”


by Leela McMullen, Taryn, posted April 27, 2012

All-female visual kei band exist†trace’s song, “I feel you,” has been selected as the main theme for Nadeshiko Japan’s official 2012 guidebook DVD. The Japanese female soccer league’s guidebook went on sale this month at book stores, soccer fields and official team shops across Japan. “I feel you” is included in the band’s first major-label full-album,VIRGIN, which is to be released on May 23.

The band has recently released the cover art for VIRGIN as well as a preview of their new music video, “GINGER.” Not to mention, completed their first American tour in March, playing in such locations as New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Boston. They also attended the anime and Japanese culture event, Tekkoshocon, where they performed for over 1000 fans.

Having formed back in 2003, exist†trace are no newcomers to the international scene and have played in multiple locations throughout Europe. They were also among the bands to perform at the first ever visual kei music festival, V-ROCK FESITVAL ’09 and have continuously set the bar for women in VK with their cool, hard, yet melodious style.

Who better to represent the sound of female soccer legends, Nadeshiko Japan?

Leela McMullen is a strong believer in the philosophy "no music, no life." Having traversed the range of Japanese fandoms, she found her home at last in visual kei and has made it her mission to share what she loves most with the world. Leela completed her B.A. in Japanese language from Griffith University in Gold Coast Australia. She now lives and works in Japan, striving to bring you the goods, hot from the scene. Follow her on twitter for juicy hints of upcoming articles if you've got a bit of Japanese language under your belt! http://twitter.com/#!/LeelaInTokyo

Taryn Copeland, at 13, stumbled upon MALICE MIZER and was quickly entranced. She became interested bands like DIR EN GREY, Laputa, and X Japan’s hide and fascinated by Japanese culture. She decided to learn Japanese. Twelve years later, she’s become a freelance writer so that she may aid the promotion of Japanese music in America.

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