LM.C (Japanese band)

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LM.C
Also known as Lovely Mocochang.Com
Origin Japan
Genres Electronic rock,[1] synthpop, pop punk, power pop, rap rock
Years active 2006–present
Labels Pony Canyon
Associated acts Pierrot, Miyavi
Website Official site
Members Maya
Aiji

LM.C is a Japanese visual kei rock duo playing a mix of electronic rock and pop, which they call "new century electrorock".

History[edit]

LM.C was founded by Maya, a guitarist for musician Miyavi his support band Ishihara Gundan (Ishihara being Miyavi's real last name, Gundan means 'brigade' or 'army' in Japanese) and a guitarist in his own band The Sinners. While still with Miyavi, Maya and other support members also played live shows as LM.C. Later they were joined by Aiji of Pierrot.

After Maya quit Miyavi's band and Aiji's band Pierrot disbanded, LM.C made their major label debut in October 2006, releasing two singles, "Trailers (Gold)" and "Trailers (Silver)".[2] As 2007 began, the group came out with a third single, "Oh My Juliet", which was the 2nd ending theme for the Red Garden anime. On March 7, they released their first EP, Glitter Loud Box.

They released their fourth single, "Boys and Girls", in June 2007, featured as the second opening theme for the Katekyō Hitman Reborn! anime. Their fifth single, "Liar Liar/Sentimental Piggy Romance", saw an October 2007 release, while their sixth single, "Bell the Cat", was released in December of the same year.

In 2008, LM.C released "John" in the winter and "88", another opening theme for the Katekyō Hitman Reborn! anime, in the summer. LM.C then debuted in North America, performing at Anime Expo's "Battle of the Bands" on 3 July 2008, followed by a concert at the Crash Mansion in Los Angeles, California on 5 July.

Also in July, they performed their first hall concert at C.C. Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Japan. Tickets to the show were sold out within two minutes of its release.[3] Closing on July, they were invited to perform at the "Formoz Festival" in Taiwan as a main act for the second consecutive year.[citation needed] In November, LM.C's first album Super Glitter Loud Box and the second album Gimmical Impact!! were simultaneously released worldwide. These two albums were also available worldwide on main music download stores on the same day.[citation needed]

In March 2010, the band released the album Wonderful Wonderholic. In October 2010, the band released a new single called "Let Me' Crazy!!" which featured their two new songs: "Let Me' Crazy!!" and "No Fun, No Future". Both songs had a PV released for them.

In July 2011, the band's single "Hoshi no Arika" was featured as the first opening theme for Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan second season. In October 2011, the band's single "The Love Song" will be released as the second opening theme for Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan second season. "The Love Song" will be on the ☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 Singles album on October 12, 2011

In February 2012, their latest single "Ah Hah" was released. The band also starts their live 2012 tour "-Strong Pop-".

Appearances[edit]

On November 16, 2008, the band embarked on their first world tour, the LM.C Tour '08-'09. The tour included stops in South America, Europe, and Asia for a total of 34 shows in twelve countries.

LM.C was scheduled to appear at A-Kon in Dallas, Texas on May 29, 2009 but canceled due to threats of Swine flu. All other overseas tours were canceled by Pony Canyon.

The band's European tour started on April 3, 2010 with a total of twelve shows in eight different countries.[4] In May LM.C appeared at FanimeCon 2010 in San Jose, California, where they performed on May 30 and also held a Q&A panel the day after.[5]

LM.C is to appear at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois on April 27, 2012 where they will be kicking off their world tour. The band will perform a concert at the convention as well as a Q&A and autograph session. [6]

Members[edit]

Support band[edit]

2009 world tour support
  • Mackaz – bass
  • Death-O – drums
  • Jun – keyboard
  • Denkiman – VJ
2010 world tour support
  • Ken – bass
  • Yuya – drums
  • Jun – keyboard
  • Denkiman – VJ, Para Para
2012 world tour support
  • Mackaz - bass
  • Sassy - drums
  • Nom Nom - keyboard
  • Denkiman - VJ

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

  • Glitter Loud Box (March 7, 2007)
  • Gimmical Impact!! (November 5, 2008)
  • Super Glitter Loud Box (November 5, 2008)
  • Wonderful Wonderholic (March 3, 2010)
  • ☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 Singles (October 12, 2011)
  • Strong Pop (April 4, 2012)
  • LM.C B-Side BEST!! (August 5, 2013)
  • PERFECT FANTASY (February 12, 2014) (Mini-Album)
  • PERFECT RAINBOW

Singles[edit]

  • "Trailers (Gold)" (October 4, 2006)
  • "Trailers (Silver)" (October 4, 2006)
  • "Oh My Juliet." (January 31, 2007)
  • "Boys & Girls" (May 23, 2007)
  • "Liar Liar"/"Sentimental Piggy Romance" (October 10, 2007)
  • "Bell the Cat" (December 12, 2007)
  • "John" (February 20, 2008)
  • "88" (June 4, 2008)
  • "Punky Heart" (May 20, 2009)
  • "Ghost Heart" (November 4, 2009)
  • "Let Me' Crazy" (October 27, 2010)
  • "Super Duper Galaxy" (May 18, 2011)
  • "Hoshi no Arika" (July 27, 2011)
  • "The Love Song" (October 12, 2011)
  • "Ah Hah!" (February 22, 2012)
  • "Double Dragon" (November 28, 2012)
  • "My Favorite Monster" (December 11, 2013)

Compilations[edit]

DVDs[edit]

  • LM.C The Music Videos (4 June 2008, music videos)
  • Rock the Party '08 (17 September 2008)
  • The Live of the Wonderful Wonderholic (28 July 2010)
  • ★Rock the Party★ 2012 - at Nippon Budokan (16 May 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ LM.C on Allmucic
  2. ^ "Trailers [Silver]". (January 2007) Newtype USA. p. 120.
  3. ^ "J!-ENT's Dennis A. Amith interviews LM.C". Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  4. ^ "LM.C's European Tour FINALLY Starts!". Musicjapanplus. 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  5. ^ "LM.C Will Make an Appearance as Guests of Honour at FanimeCon 2010.". Musicjapanplus. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  6. ^ "LM.C to appear at Anime Central". Animenewsnetwork. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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