Metro-Ongen

Metro-Ongen

 Tokyo, Tōkyō, JPN
BandAlternativeRock

Apr 2011, Metro-Ongen present their hotly anticipated new album, EDEN, a paean to lonliness and lost youth, produced by David Naughton (Bell and Sebastian,Teenage Fanclub) and featuring Nick Duffy (Lilac Time) on organ.
In this summer, they played the stage of SUMMERSONIC 2011(major fes in Japan).

Biography

Metro-Ongen were formed in Tokyo in 2002. Combining lullaby melodies and lush harmonies with a new-wave sound that has been compared to Blondie and Television, Metro-Ongen have steady gained a devoted fanbase across Japan.
They played at SUMMER SONIC 2011, TOKYO BOOT UP 2011 and one show at Osaka's Minami Wheel Festival (the Japanese answer to SXSW) was so over-crowded fans had to be turned away.
Moreover a poster design that won a 2010 New York design award, the band are evolving into an art collective under the banner Team M-O.
Aug 2010, Metro-Ongen set up their own label "AUGUST SUN RECORDS", and New Album "EDEN" was released 6th Apr 2011.

Lyrics

Eden

Written By: Metro-Ongen

Well, it feels like we're in Eden
Though we have nothing at all
All we have is this one heart to share
Shivering on a rainy road
We exchange our promises

Looking for what we lost
Trying to outrun tomorrow
We can't spin out a life in this overgrown paradise
Shivering on a rainy road
Oh let us leave for somewhere else

The sun sets on us all
It doesn't wait or care for us
Day by day
We die again
Day by day
We are reborn
Day by day
We layer our souls
Until there are no more tomorrows

Day by day
We die again
Day by day
We are reborn
Day by day
We die again
Day by day
We are reborn

Day by day
We layer our souls
Day by day
We die again
Day by day
We are reborn
Day by day
We layer our souls
Until there are no more tomorrows

Sick

Written By: Metro-Ongen

Turning to you with an awkward smile
Something's not quite right with me
Caught up in a name, a shape, or love
Something's not quite right with me

We are sick
We're not ourselves
We never could be

Petting stray cats, I wait for tomorrow
Outside the station at dawn
"Honey I'm home," and I feel myself again
Outside the station at dawn

We are sick
We're not ourselves
Never could be
Not a boy
Not a man
Never could be

Without purpose, without direction
We chase our shadows
Where shall we go?

Oh how to escape this loneliness?
Buildings bury the sky
There's something not quite right with us

We are sick
We are sick
That's all
That's all

Discography

Single works of Metro-Ongen:

"EXTRA EDEN" 26th Jan 2011 AUGUST SUN RECORDS:
M1. Under a zelkova was played on MRT RADIO STATION, FM Setagaya and Katsushika FM. It also got heavy rotation on Satsuma FM.
M2. Sick's PV was played on THE STREET VIEW OF SHIBUYA CROSSING, AKIHABARA station and Shinbashi station.
With this PV, Metro-Ongen won the stage of Japanese major festival SUMMER SONIC 2011.

Album works of Metro-Ongen:

"EDEN" 6th Apr 2011 AUGUST SUN RECORDS:
M3.Voyager, M5. Eden, M6. Lisbon were played on Japanese Major Radio Station (e.g. J-wave, Tokyo FM, MTV Japan) and those songs also got heavy rotation on a lots local radio stations.

"In the whale" 14th Nov 2007 OWL WORKS:
M7.Pablo was played on Miyazaki FM and MRT RADIO.
A poster of this album won a gold of 2010 New York design award.

"Flyer 8"
4th. Nov 2005 Dead Rock Records:
M2. Scaler was played on TVK TV sataton, MXTV station, MTV Japan, Osaka FM and a lots local radio stations

Set List

(In case of the latest a half hour show)
1. Labyrinth
2. Eden
3. Sick
4. Nineteen, Twenty
5. Voyager
6. Night Phlox