ART-SCHOOL releases best collection, new mini-album in October

ART-SCHOOL gets the retrospective treatment on Oct. 15, reports No particulars have been announced about the compilation, including its title. I’m guessing it’ll only cover the Pony Canyon albums, but it would be cool if the EMI years were to be included. The closest EMI got to releasing a best album was the live disc Boys Don’t Cry. Also arriving the same day is a new mini-album.

Band leader Kinoshita Riki has been focusing his efforts lately on KAREN, a project with former members of downy. The band’s first album, maggot in tears, is turning out to be one of the most listenable of the year.