October 9, 2009 – Japanese indie rock band Dazzle Vision will make their North American debut at Sakura-Con 2010.
The band will perform a live concert and attend autograph and Q&A sessions for fans during Sakura-Con’s three-day event in Seattle, WA on April 2-4, 2010.
Sakura-Con information and pre-registration at: www.sakuracon.org
DAZZLE VISION PROFILE
Dazzle Vision is:
Vocals – Maiko
7-String Guitar – Yu
5-String Bass – Takuro
Drums – Haru (ex. Goofy Style)
Popular in the Japanese indie scene for their hard rock sound and Maiko’s alternating melodic/death-voice vocals, Dazzle Vision was formed in June 2003, and has held their current lineup since May 2008.
Dazzle Vision released their first album "Origin of Dazzle" in November of 2006. Their second album "Camellia Japonica" was released in April 2007, followed by an 11-city tour of Japan. After selling out of the first presses of "Origin of Dazzle" and "Camellia Japonica," their 3rd album "Crystal Children" hit #1 on HMV’s pre-sale chart and #2 on Tower Records pre-sale chart prior to its official release in November 2008.
Dazzle Vision appears by arrangement with Human Noise Records and JapanFiles.
Dazzle Vision – “Here”
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Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales and media promotion for Japanese music, with over 400 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.
JapanFiles is a division of Japanese education website YesJapan.com.
ANCEA (Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association) is proud to present the thirteenth annual Sakura-Con April 2-4 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Downtown Seattle Washington.
Sakura-Con is the Northwest’s first and largest convention devoted to Japanese animation (anime), comics (manga), gaming and Asian culture. It is the destination event for an expected attendance of over 18,000 fans, industry leaders, celebrities, and artists. Sakura-Con is the third largest convention of its kind in the United States.
ANCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about popular and traditional Japanese media. Sakura-Con is ANCEA’s main realization of that mission.