In my spare time I write about Japanese music. I will say that there has been a MAJOR buzz in the last week over the rock band Kimonos and their song “Soundtrack to Murder.”

You must hear this song.

I feel like I’m wrapping myself around Sting’s finger all over again, as this is the closest thing to sounding like a Police song that I have ever heard.

Enough of it is sung in English that you should have no problem singing along too.

Kimonos. I will be preordering your new album out 11.17.2010 from If you dig this and want me to do a round up of the best Japanese music of 2010, let me know if the Chud forums.