August 4, 2009 – Japanese rock band girugamesh releases its latest 2-track single "BORDER" in Japan today, and it’s available on the JapanFiles digital music website on the same day as its Japanese release. Fans in North America can download the single for just 99 cents a track in 320 kbps MP3 format.
Thanks to USA fans, over 4000 copies of their USA CD releases, "Girugamesh" and "MUSIC," have been sold through the JapanFiles online store, online retailers, and Hot Topic stores nationwide. The USA releases feature Japanese-language booklets and artwork identical to the Japanese CD releases.
Girugamesh recently performed at Sakura-Con in Seattle, WA, in April 2009.
Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales and media promotion for Japanese music, with over 300 indie and major artists reaching their USA fans – rock, pop, hip-hop, punk, and electronic. All downloads are DRM-free and only 99 cents each.
JapanFiles has sponsored Japanese artist appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, A-Kon, FanimeCon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Media Expo, Anime Vegas, Animex (Mexico), SXSW, Slim’s (San Francisco), and Knitting Factory (New York City).
JapanFiles has produced 16 USA CD releases for Japanese artists, including Morning Musume, girugamesh, LM.C, Hangry & Angry, ketchup mania, Swinging Popsicle, LiN CLOVER, Budo Grape, BESPA KUMAMERO, and three volumes of the "Fresh Cuts from Japan" compilation series.