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Hello! Meishi here. In celebration of my new album LUST, I wanted to hold a little thing on Tumblr to give away a CD and a few other goods. Alternatively, there are still plenty of CDs left if you wish to purchase a copy and support, BUT you can also download the album for free as well if you so wish.

Anyways, here we go~

Prizes
1st Prize
(1) Copy of LUST on CD w/ 7 Song Title Prints by Mahoushoughost
(1) Copy of .exe Mix CD
(1) Burnt CD of LUST Demos + More
(1) Hideous Picture of Me When I Was 14 In High School Band
Various MEISHI SMILE and ZOOM LENS Stickers + More

2nd Prize
(1) Song Title Print of Your Choice
(1) Copy of .exe Mix CD
(1) Burnt CD of LUST Demos + More
Various MEISHI SMILE and ZOOM LENS Stickers + More

3rd Prize
(1) Song Title Print of Your Choice
Various MEISHI SMILE and ZOOM LENS Stickers + More

Rules
1. Must be following me on Tumblr (http://meishismile.tumblr.com/)
2. Each reblog counts as an entry. Only (5) reblogs are allowed for the entirety of the contest!
3. Must reblog entire post.
4. Non-U.S. residents are allowed to join.
5. Please have your Ask or some form of Contact such as an email available on your blog, otherwise I cannot reach you if you win.
6. Winners will be put into a list and chosen by random number generator.

The contest will end at March 1st, 2014 at 7 PM PST.
Any additional questions? Ask here or at meishismile@gmail.com

Thanks for your support and everyone who has listened to LUST so far!
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ZOOM LENS
2014 RELEASES

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ALBUMS

MEISHI SMILE LUST (Remaster) [ATK-0002/ZL-18]
Note: Internet Shoegaze / J-Dream Pop
OFFICIAL SITE

Space Boyfriend bug spray (never give up) [ZL-19]
Note: Fragile Idol Pop W/ A Gameboy + Punk Spirit
OFFICIAL SITE

yeule yeule [ZL-20]
Note: Shy Digital Girl
STREAM + DOWNLOAD

LLLL Paradice [ZL-21]
Note: Tokyo Synthwave + Tragic Pop
STREAM + DOWNLOAD + PURCHASE CD

Ulzzang Pistol Girlfriend [ZL-22]
Note: Dreamy J-Pop / Bridge The Cultural + Net Divide
OFFICIAL SITE


Malta [ZL-23]
Note: “The Future Of R&B” / Bleak Experimental Pop
OFFICIAL SITE
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EPS

KINOKONIJI GUTS [ZLEP-11]
Note: Noisy Ero-Guro Synthwave
STREAM + DOWNLOAD

Yoshino Yoshikawa Yumetatsu Glider [ZLEP-12]
Note: Sentimental J-Pop Towards Forever & Beyond
STREAM + DOWNLOAD

i-fls Fictional Standard EP [ZLEP-13]
Note: Lo-Fi Bedroom Vapor-Pop / “Inevitable Hurt”
STREAM + DOWNLOAD

White Bikini Omni EP [ZLEP-14]
Note: FM Synth Destruction / Harsh Noise YMO
OFFICIAL SITE

Slime Girls Heart on Wave EP [ZLEP-15]
Note: 2D Persocom Pop
STREAM + DOWNLOAD

LLLL Paradice: Revisited By Lovers & Friends [ZLEP-16]
Note: Sentimental Reflection + Remix
STREAM + DOWNLOAD
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COLLABORATION

ZOOM LENS x Maltine Records Presents:
♡ L・E・D ✧ ME・MO・RY ☆ [ZLxMARU-01]
Note: Party On The Social Network Despite Loneliness
OFFICIAL SITE

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OFFICIAL LIVES

-SPF420 x ZOOM LENS Presents: LUST [Release Party]
-2.5D x ZOOM LENS Presents Paradice
-ZOOM LENS x GLITCH CITY Presents: Meishi’s Sweet 16
-ZOOM LENS x Glitch City Presents: Omni [Release Party]

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UPCOMING (2015)

DJ Obake H [ZL-24]
Release: 1.6.14
PRE-ORDER CD / ALBUM TRAILER

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THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND WE HOPE 2015 WILL BRING EVEN MORE GREAT THINGS!

WE ARE NOW HAVING A 25% OFF NEW YEARS SALE (12/26 - 1/7) ON OUR STORE

+ A NEW SINGLE AND PRE-ORDER FOR DJ OBAKE’S NEW CD!

LUST [Limited Edition 12" Vinyl Pre-Order]
http://attackthemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lust

My album LUST is set to be on CD + Vinyl in late January in collaboration with Attack the Music and my label Zoom Lens.

We are now taking pre-orders. if we reach the 100 pre-order threshold, we will raise the total to 300 pieces and order clear white vinyl. So if you want one, you should DEFINITELY order now and please spread the word~!

The album is newly mixed and remastered and will include remixes by Uio Loi, mus.hiba, la pumpkin, gigandect and Yoshino Yoshikawa.

https://soundcloud.com/meishismile

Artwork by Kazami Suzuki
http://yohuka.tumblr.com/

Assume
  • Assume
  • LLLL
  • Paradice [ZL-21]
Play

LLLL (pronounced either four el or el el el el) are a new rising group that center their music around an electronic/newwave sound that’s ethereal enough to be considered shoegaze at times. Although from Tokyo, the group have a strong footing in the western countries possibly due to releasing their newest album, “Paradice”, earlier this week through Meishi Smile’s California based Zoom Lens Label. 

Having started this project in 2012 as a way to channel mixed emotions caused by the Tohoku earthquake, LLLL took an atmospheric approach both lyrically and musically. With very soft, hazy, and heartfelt lyrics most always sung in English they reminded me a lot of Purity Ring off the bat, and like PR they were also able to evoke this almost uneasy yet fine tension, like being softly touched by someone unfamiliar or having them whispering personal secrets into your ear.

“Paradice” is simply incredible it blew me away. There’s a subtle crunch instrumentally that slightly bounces off of the wispy vocals enough for you to never lose interest or mark it off as background noise. Listening  to this album while driving downtown in a beautifully lit city would probably be on my bucket list if it weren’t such an easily obtainable goal. You can download this free via Zoom Lens’ bancamp or, like in my case, buy the CD. 

Visit LLLL’s Bandcamp HERE

Like them on Facebook HERE

Read an interview from Lightsandmusic HERE

Download this album or buy the CD HERE

A lucid dream-like journey into the depths of nothingness. A question of what it means to exist and how far perception determines reality. Layered melodies brought by acoustic guitars, creating a sleepy ambiance accompanied by droning vocals. An album with pop-leanings, yet contradicted by its themes of suicide and self-loathing. (x)

Download ~ Self-Titled Album.