04 Oct PassCode’s Specially Compiled Overseas Album “Ex Libris PassCode” is Out Now!
“Bone crushing riffs, roaring vocals… and synth lines that knock you sideways. CMU approved.” – CMU
“Osaka’s mightiest electronicore idol group.” – Tokyo Girls Update
PassCode – a hybrid outfit from Japan that mixes heavy rock, electronic music with their country’s unique idol culture – have released their specially-compiled overseas album Ex Libris PassCode on physical and digital formats today through JPU Records. Click here to find it in a store / service near you.
Ex Libris PassCode marks a starting point for overseas fans and newcomers to dive into the world of PassCode. It includes 15 tracks that span the group’s career so far, selected from the foursome’s first Universal Music release MISS UNLIMITED, first major-label album ZENITH, and Locus, a collection of re-recorded version of their classic indie tracks. Also included in the track listing is previously unreleased re-recording of another indie classic NINJA BOMBER. The CD also features a 20-page booklet with never before seen pictures of the group, plus English translations and transliterations for all songs.
PassCode features members Nao Minami, Kaede Takashima, Yuna Imada and Hinako Ogami who stand out from the crowd for their heavy rock-centered, kaleidoscopic repertoire and shouts. Since their Universal Music debut in October 2016, they have performed at many rock festivals including Summer Sonic 2017 and Vans Warped Tour Japan, and continue to grow their audience of both Japanese idol fans and rock fans.
PassCode are currently experiencing their biggest year yet. They’ve been included in some of the country’s biggest rock festivals, including Warped Tour earlier in the year and and another Summer Sonic appearance this weekend. This September PassCode will begin a 19-date headline tour of Japan, Taiwan and Korea, their biggest so far.
PassCode – Ex Libris PassCode
03. MISS UNLIMITED
05. NINJA BOMBER (original version video)
07. Club Kids Never Die
08. Cry Out
09. ONE STEP BEYOND
10. bite the bullet
11. Never Sleep Again
13. UNTILL THE DAWN
14. GEKIDŌ PROGRESSIVE