April 7, 2014

AA= Begins Pre-Orders For Exclusive Digital-Distribution-Only Live Album Featuring Exclusive Rare Tracks

Pre-orders for AA=’s exclusive digital-distribution-only album “Live #4 at LIQUIDROOM20140209”, which will be released on April 9, has started on iTunes. One of the tracks from the new album, “The Jam”, will be available for advanced download as a bonus that comes with the pre-order. “The Jam” is an alternative rock tune featuring emotional melodies. It is a track from the split album “4” and a fitting prologue to experiencing the legendary AA= performance captured... Read More

September 13, 2013

AA=: Music video for “WARWARWAR” revealed

The music video for “WARWARWAR” by AA= was revealed on August 23. The single goes on sale on September 4. The video pushes the boundaries of the usual “lyric video” (a music video with lyrics that appear on screen). A mysterious man with a locker key walks the streets of a big city at night. The number on the keychain is the “key” to the story. Various lyrics from the song keep appearing on screen as the story unfolds. Presale tickets are on sale for “Digital... Read More

April 20, 2012

AA= / Contract with Gan-Shin Records of Germany

Ueda Takeshi has signed a contract with Gan-Shin, a German music label, for his solo project “AA=.” AA=’s new album “#3″ released in 2011 is now available for the whole world to listen. Gan-Shin Records is a renowned music label which also has contracts with famous artists such as L’Arc~en~Ciel and Tsuyoshi Domoto. With the contract with Gan-Shin, AA=’s album “#3″ is now available in Europe from 4/10. This album will also... Read More

January 1, 2011


AA= is the solo project of The Mad Capsule Markets’s bassist Takeshi Ueda. The music is made up of punk mixed with digital hardcore, which continues from the later work Takeshi did with The Mad Capsule Markets. This takes on a more melodic twist though drawing some comparisons with the band’s work in the 90s. Vocals, Bass, Programming: Takeshi Ueda Guitar, Vocals: Murohime ‘Kojima Minoru’ Shin [support member] Vocals: Takayoshi Shirakawa [support member] Drums:... Read More