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椎名林檎 New Book! SR0101
December25.2014
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‘DIE KARTE FÜR DIE MUSIKERIN’ On Sale Now!

A new Sheena Ringo book with the title ‘DIE KARTE FÜR DIE MUSIKERIN’ was published on Thursday, December 25. It collects all the feature articles about the artist that have appeared in the magazine ‘SWITCH’ since 2007. The book was available in advance at Sheena Ringo’s arena tour “Ringo Expo ’14—Counterattack of the Woman of the Year,” but has now been released to the general public.

Its contents include:
Reprinting of the complete long-form interviews with the artist
A collection of elegant portraits
All Ringo’s musical commentary
A new set of photos
Heretofore unreleased documentary photos

DIE KARTE FÜR DIE MUSIKERIN
Author: Sheena Ringo
On sale Thursday, December 25
1,800 yen (w/tax)
Published by Switch Publishing

椎名林檎 au isai Commercial SR0107
December11.2014
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Ringo Stars in au isai Commercial

Sheena Ringo stars in a new television commercial for the isai VL smartphone developed jointly by au and LG. The song used in the commercial is “Manipulate the time” off her new album ‘Sunny.’ The commercial will air nationwide beginning on Thursday, December 11, so keep a lookout.

You can see a 30 second clip here.

Official site for isai VL is here.

椎名林檎 New Album
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Sheena Ringo’s Long-Awaited New Album ‘Sunny’ on Sale Now!

Sheena Ringo has released a brand new original album, her first in five years, and first since ‘Superficial Gossip’ in 2009. Titled ‘Sunny,’ the album contains six first-time album tracks, including “The Invaluable,” “Collateral Damage,” and “NIPPON,” along with seven entirely new songs that include “Une femme ordinaire” and “To the sea of trees.” So please give this long-awaited masterful album a whirl.

Sunny
A New Album by Sheena Ringo
On sale November 5, 2014

Limited First Press A (w/Blu-ray) TYCT-69069 4,968 yen (w/tax)
Limited First Press B (w/DVD) TYCT-69070 4,212 yen (w/tax)
Standard Press TYCT-60053 3,240 yen (w/tax)

Click here for more details on the album.

*“Manipulate the time” Featured in TV Ad!
The Ringo song “Manipulate the time” is featured in a commercial for the au isai smartphone starring Sheena Ringo. Guaranteed to get a reaction every time you hear it blasting from the TV!

*Special Website Up
Universal Music Japan has created a special promotional website for Sheena Ringo’s new album ‘Sunny.” Its original content includes video comments by the artist, liner notes and more.

椎名林檎 High-Resolution Audio
November06.2014 SR0093

Digital Release of High-Res Audio Versions of ‘Sunny’ and ‘Japanese Manners Daiginzo’

High-resolution audio versions of two Sheena Ringo albums, her new album ‘Sunny’ and ‘Japanese Manners Daiginzo’ from 2007, have been released for digital download. Enjoy these two albums in high-sampling format (24bit/96kHz) for sound quality that surpasses CD quality. You can download the albums at the following sites.

Download Sites
mora
e-onkyo music
HQM Store
*If the device you’re using accesses the site via an overseas proxy, it will be redirected to the overseas version of HQM Store.

椎名林檎 Sayuri + Ringo
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Sheena Ringo Writes Song for Sayuri Ishikawa

Sheena Ringo has penned a tune for Sayuri Ishikawa, one of the big names in Japanese popular song. The song was written expressly for Ms. Ishikawa and titled “Anya no Shinjudate,” with Sheena Ringo providing both music and lyrics and Saito Neko the arrangement. It will be released as a single on April 2, so be on the lookout. See the official site for more details.

Sayuri Ishikawa “Anya no Shinjudate”
On sale Wednesday, April 2

M1 Anya no Shinjudate
Music & lyrics by Sheena Ringo
Arranged by Saito Neko

M2 Naute no Dorobou Neko
Music & lyrics by Sheena Ringo
Arranged by Saito Neko

*SWITCH Magazine Feature
The March 20 edition of SWITCH magazine features the article “Sayuri Ishikawa & Sheena Ringo: Exclusive Video Shoot Report.” Don’t miss it. Go here for the official site.

*Available on iTunes
“Naute no Dorobou Neko” is now available for download on iTunes, along with “Anya no Shinjudate.” Don’t wait!

椎名林檎 Ringo Sings Utada
December10.2014 SR0101
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Sheena Ringo Contributes to New Hikaru Utada Cover Album

Sheena Ringo participates on the song “Letters” on the ‘Song Cover Album’ of Hikaru Utada now on sale. We invite you to give it a listen.

Song Cover Album: The Songs of Hikaru Utada
On sale Tuesday, December 9, 2014
No.: TYCT-60055
Price: 3,000 yen (w/o tax)

Find the special album site here.

椎名林檎 Reimport
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Sheena Ringo to Release Cover Album

Sheena Ringo’s long-awaited new album comes out on Tuesday, May 27, the anniversary of her major-label debut. Ringo, who has penned songs for a whole host of artists, adds her vocals to new arrangements in the style of self-cover album. It’s called ‘Reimport ~Ports and Harbors Bureau~.’ New photos of the artist and the jacket photo taken at a port have already been released.

Sheena Ringo Self-Cover Album
Reimport ~Ports and Harbors Bureau~
On sale Tues., May 27, 2014
First press: TYCT-69017 3,780 yen (w/tax)
Standard edition: TYCT-60035 3,240 yen (w/tax)
*First press comes as a hardcover book with a case
*Buy the first press edition and receive a B2 poster as a bonus gift.
(Not available at all outlets; inquire first)
*Buy the album in advance of its release and receive ticket lottery reservations for the Mini Record Release Tour 2014.

Track list and other details found here.

‘Reimport ~Ports and Harbors Bureau~’ first press jacket

椎名林檎 MVA 2014
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Sheena Ringo Wins SSTV MVA Best Video Award

At the Space Shower Music Video Awards, held every year by Space Shower TV, Sheena Ringo’s video for the single Les Couleurs Chantent was selected for a 2013 MVA Best Video award, one of fifty titles to receive the honor.

You can see the videos here.

椎名林檎 Women of Our Time
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Sheena Ringo Selected for ‘Vogue Japan’ Magazine’s “Women of Our Time”

‘Vogue Japan’ is the Japan edition of the world-renowned fashion magazine ‘Vogue,” and in celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, in addition to the “Vogue Japan Women of the Year,” who are selected each year, the magazine selected “Vogue Japan Women of Our Time,” women who have made distinctive contributions to this age in which we live, and Sheena Ringo was chosen as one.

The ‘Vogue Japan 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition,’ a special 15th anniversary commemorative issue of ‘Vogue Japan,’ goes on sale today, Tuesday, December 2. It includes photos of Sheena Ringo and the other award recipients taken by the photographer Kishin Shinoyama, along with special interviews.

Profiles of the women selected this year can be found on the ‘Vogue Japan’ official site.
Scenes from the awards ceremony can be found here.

椎名林檎 Live 2014
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Sheena Ringo Mini Record Release Tour Slated!

It has been nearly six months since the Party Convention concert, but we have news. Sheena Ringo has scheduled a series of shows this coming May and June to commemorate the release of her new album on May 27, ‘Reimport ~Ports and Harbors Bureau~’. The title of the series is the “ちょっとしたレコ発2014 (Mini Record Release Tour 2014): Reimport at the Port of Yokohama / Reimport at the Port of Osaka.”

*Concert series to commemorate the release of Sheena Ringo’s special 15th anniversary album ‘Reimport ~Ports and Harbors Bureau~’

Yokohama Shows
Mini Record Release Tour 2014: Reimport at the Port of Yokohama
Dates: Monday, May 26 & Tuesday, May 27
Time: Doors 6:15 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Osanbashi Hall

Osaka Shows
Mini Record Release Tour 2014: Reimport at the Port of Osaka
Dates: Thursday, June 5 & Friday, June 6
Time: Doors 18:15 / Show 19:00
Venue: Sankei Hall Breeze

Tickets on sale Saturday, May 17

See Concert Information for more details.

椎名林檎 der Parteitag
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Latest Video Release from Sheena Ringo Now on Sale

Party Convention (“党大会”), the concert held in November of last year to commemorate Sheena Ringo’s 15th anniversary as a major-label artist, has been released as a live concert video as of March 19. The date was November 26, 2013. The place, Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya. An ensemble of real-deal musical instruments, centering on the Saito Neko Quartet, accompany Sheena Ringo’s sultry performance of new and old hits—the entire concert has been captured. Plus, a bonus CD with the first press edition contains songs performed only on Sheena Ringo’s birthday on November 25. Celebrating 15 years and always looking forward, these latest performances from Sheena Ringo are to be savored. The release is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Kamiyama Party Convention 2013 ('党大会 平成二十五年神山町大会')
On sale Wednesday, March 19, 2014
DVD: First press TYBT-19006 5,300 yen (w/o tax) / Standard TYBT-10010 4,600 yen (w/o tax)
Blu-ray: First press TYXT-19002 6,300 yen (w/o tax) / Standard TYXT-10007 5,600 yen (w/o tax)
*First press edition comes as a hardcover book with a case plus a bonus CD

Costume Exhibit at Tower Records Shinjuku
Tower Records in Shinjuku will be displaying costumes worn by Sheena Ringo at her Party Convention concert, beginning Tuesday, March 18. Don’t miss the chance!
*The exhibit is scheduled to run around two weeks.

The Very Best of Sheena Ringo Videos
Ahead of the release, a selection of videos has been made available, including “Carnation,” “La Salle de Bain,” “Les Couleurs Chantent,” “The Present” (new unreleased track) and “Black Portrait White Moon” on EMI Music’s Sheena Ringo 15th Anniversary site and the official Sheena Ringo YouTube channel.

Our special Party Convention page features the track list, performance photos and liner notes. Check it out.