Help for "THE MOLICE" Visa

Hello!!!
We are THE MOLICE, a music group from Tokyo, Japan. 

After a short tour of the U.S. in 2017, we are now based in the U.S. are currently self-booking our live shows.

We have a growing following outside of Japan and we decided to move to the U.S. 

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We have had an amazing response from the areas we’ve toured and have received great offers for more live shows this fall.
So we decided to keep touring in U.S. through 2019 and 2020.
We think our music can reach more of Europe and Asia…from a base in the U.S.
And we hope to make our new album in U.S.

To continue to work out of the U.S.  we need to extend our Performance Visa, which isn’t cheap!


We estimate that it will take about $9,000 to extend our current Visa. This includes: 

● The cost of filing for an extension of  our Performance Visa
● The cost of legal help
● The cost of plane tickets to Japan (in order to interview for the Visa Extension in the U.S. Embassy)

 
So we are asking for your support.
Please consider a donation to keep our musical activities in U.S.
Please give us a chance!
We could never do it without you.

We really appreciate your helping.

 
BIG LOVE,

THE MOLICE
Rinko
Yuzuru
Paro 

 

= About THE MOLICE =

The Molice are an alternative/post-punk/dance&surf trio from Tokyo, formed in 2007 by the charismatic female singer/lyricist/guitarist Rinko and high tension guitarist Yuzuru Takeda. Drummer Hirofumi “Paro” Katsumoto joined in 2015 after a lineup change.

Drawing inspiration from 70’s punk DIY spirit, 80’s new wave stylish power pop, and 90’s unchained indies guitar rock, the band has hammered out their own sound while playing in Tokyo’s numerous rock venues and on tour in North America, Europe and Asia. This East/West hybrid sound has a wide appeal by being both catchy and edgy, incorporating rock n’ roll, classical, dance, shoegaze, alternative, and post-hardcore elements. Rinko sings primarily in Japanese, but in a melodic rock style, in contrast to the more popular idol singing style in Japan. Her lyrics are often romantic, but sometimes venture into sci-fi, inspired by movies such as Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451.

Since their beginning, the band has had a high percentage of global listeners amongst their fans. As a result, the Molice has received TV and radio coverage in a diverse range of countries such as Vietnam, the USA, France, UK, Australia, and Portugal. The Molice’s second album “Catalystrock” also caught the attention of Good Charamel Records (owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls), who went on to sometimes release their next 6 albums in North America as well as helping produce their music in the U.S.

The Molice, now based in Buffalo, NY, are currently touring the U.S. Their latest album ‘Gate’ was released on October 12th, 2018.
 



= Perks to donating =


- All donator

You will receive a digital “Thanks Letter” file by Japanese calligraphy with your name.  



- $ 100 or more 

You will receive a digital “Thanks Letter” file by Japanese calligraphy with your name.   
+ Special 3 songs unreleased (digital file)



- $ 500 or more

You will receive a digital “Thanks Letter” file by Japanese calligraphy with your name.    
+ Special 3 songs unreleased (digital file and handmade CD-R)
+ Special hand made T-shirt by silkscreen printing.
+ Special hand made Hoodie by silkscreen printing.

 

- $ 1000 or more 

You will receive a digital “Thanks Letter” file by Japanese calligraphy with your name.  
+ Special 3 songs unreleased (digital file and handmade CD-R)
+ Special hand made T-shirt by silkscreen printing.
+ Special hand made Hoodie by silkscreen printing.
+ 3 special Artworks by each members.
+ Special unreleased song just for YOU! 

Donations (0)

  • Dana Reed 
    • $40 
    • 5 d
  • Shawn Newman 
    • $100 
    • 15 d
  • Jason Oldfield 
    • $40 
    • 23 d
  • Yasuhiko Sukegawa 
    • $200 
    • 28 d
  • Garret Salazar 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo

Organizer 

Yuzuru Molice 
Organizer
Buffalo, NY
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