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Saturday, June 15, 2024



ATARASHII GAKKO!, the wildly special progressive-pop girl group from Tokyo, has released their energetic and highly anticipated debut album, AG! Calling, through 88rising. The incredible 11-track album explores the theme of "Calling," drawing from the dual meaning of the Japanese word "korin [降臨]," signifying both "calling" and "to descend" or "to arrive."

Building on the success of their standout single "Tokyo Calling," which the group performed in their explosive U.S. late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ATARASHII GAKKO! is now extending their message to the world with their debut album, AG! Calling. The album represents a global invitation for listeners to join the group on their extraordinary journey of escaping a dull, ordinary world by unapologetically embracing one's authentic self.  

“AG! CALLING is an album that reflects our hope to reach beyond Japan and connect with people all around the world,” share ATARASHII GAKKO! Adding, “We want to bring energy and positivity to everyone. If you call out to AG, we will come to you!”

Serving as a symbolic representation of ATARASHII GAKKO!'s presence as they descend into various aspects of our lives, the album's cover art metaphorically depicts the girls "landing" in different dimensions of existence, acting as steadfast companions and empowering cheerleaders. Their message resonates with encouragement and support, inspiring confidence and resilience in listeners to embrace their unique potential.

Alongside the album release, ATARASHII GAKKO! have unveiled a music video for their powerful focus track, "Fly High," which also serves as the theme song for the new Netflix anime Baki Hanma VS Kengan Ashura. The invigorating music video pays homage to the film, showcasing the girls hitting the gym, getting pumped up, and performing their signature creative choreography in a boxing ring. As they bulk up and grow stronger, the girls transform into heroic figures ready to take on the world, symbolizing their determination to make a positive impact and inspire their fans to reach new heights.

Having made a major impact on this year's festival circuit with much-talked-about performances at Coachella, Head in the Clouds, and Primavera Sounds, ATARASHII GAKKO! is currently on the European and Asia legs of their 2024 World Tour, captivating sold out audiences in Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Taipei. The group will bring their captivating live show to North America this Fall, continuing to inspire and energize audiences worldwide.


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