About Soutaiseiriron

Japanese pop-rock band Soutaiseiriron is known equally for their use of lyrical wordplay and for projecting an air of secrecy with the media.

∙ Their debut EP, 2008’s Chiffon Shugi, was the Grand Prize winner of the first-ever CD Shop Awards, an honor that highlights top recommendations from record shop clerks around Japan.
∙ Beginning with 2009’s Hi-Fi Shinsho, all of their studio releases have peaked in the Top 10 of Japan’s Oricon Albums Chart.
The Japan Times named “Miss Parallel Universe,” from 2010’s Synchroniciteen, one of the decade’s most influential songs.
∙ In 2017, lead vocalist Etsuko Yakushimaru won the European Commission’s prestigious STARTS Prize for Artistic Exploration after translating her solo track “I’m Humanity” into a DNA sequence.
∙ Yakushimaru performed the theme songs for several anime series, including the award-winning anime The Tatami Galaxy.

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