the pillows are kicking off the release of “TRIAL” by exposing a short version Wintery music video for the title track “TRIAL” via the avex official Youtube channel. In addition to the title track the new album includes singles "Energia" and "Comic Sonic" which was featured as the first ending theme for anime SKET DANCE. Video follows,
New album from the pillows titled “TRIAL” is announced for release on January 18th 2012. Album will include 10 songs including upcoming single "Energia" set for release on December 7th. Also on the album is "Comic Sonic" which was released in June as single and featured as the first ending theme for anime SKET DANCE.
In addition to the new album announcement the pillows also will release a DVD covering their United States tour from this past September and be titled “WE ARE FRIENDS.” The live concert DVD will highlight the many enthusiastic performances they gave in a variety of different venues in the US.
The DVD will come with a special sealed card with the chance to win the pillows goods like T-shirt or tote bag goodies, such as by lottery entry ticket and send it to stick and stick to a single album.
Check back for more information on cover jackets for both “Energia” and “TRIAL”.
[CD] 1. Revival 2. Rescue 3. Comic Sonic 4. Flashback Story 5. Energia 6. Porarisu no kagayaki hirowanakatta yumeutsutsu 7. Minority Whisper 8. Mochinushi no nai gitā 9. TRIAL 10. Ready Steady Go!
the pillows are in their 20th year of releasing singles and will release number #33 titled “Energia” on December 7th. “Energia” will be offered in a Limited CD+DVD edition and a Regular CD-only edition.
The sample jacket cover features a girl wearing ‘Candy Stripper‘, a fashion brand with close ties to the pillows.
The band has also announced a live house tour, titled “the pillows ‘Energia Tour’“. Shows will be,
- December 9th at Namba Hatch (Osaka)
- December 11th – Nagoya CLUB DIAMOND HALL (Aichi)
- December 15th – Zepp Tokyo (Tokyo)