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Fishing for Compliments

Tucked away in sleepy Kanagawa we found a strange fish indeed -- a Japanese Web site dedicated to bringing the best of this island nation's underground music to the world in English. If you dig Penpals, Frog Pilot or Bonkin' Clapper, this is the place to buy their CDs and find out everything you didn't want to know about the world's most creatively named bands.

The site is affiliated with the tiddler independent label Big Fish Network and does a pretty good job of drawing attention to its own and a few non-Japanese muzos without losing touch with the fun inherent in so much nonsense. There's even a weekly radio show on Funky 802FM in Osaka.
For more, cast your line in the direction of www.fishthemusic.com

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