They are best known for their work with Gainax in 1999…you should know what anime I am referring to: FLCL. (That’s pronounced Fooly Cooly). FLCL is a wacked out science fiction, surreal comedy that has giant robots, the pillows constantly rocking out in the background,a Vespa scooter, and a Pirate King.
the pillows produced 2 new songs for FLCL: “Ride on the Shooting Star” and “I Think I Can.”
Their sound is varied and can loosely be called punk by American classification. They remind me of Green Day with their rhythm. Minus the angst. They sound very American; there are rarely sounds we consider Asian…although I am in danger of stereotyping Asian music. the pillows broke many of those stereotypes when FLCL hit the US shores. Many people thought Japanese music was nasal and high toned; few knew just how well the Japanese rock.
If it wasn’t for the Japanese language, few American listeners could tell the band was from the land of the rising sun.