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There are 2 bands with this name:
1. An alternative rock band from Japan
2. An alternative rock band from Slovakia
for the female duo from the United States, please see pillows

1. the pillows (ザ・ピロウズ) are an band from Hokkaidō, Japan, best known outside Japan for their contributions to the soundtrack of the anime series FLCL (Fooly Cooly).
They consist of 山中さわお (Sawao Yamanaka) -vocals & guitar-, 真鍋吉明 (Yoshiaki Manabe) -guitar-, 佐藤シンイチロウ (Shinichiro Sato) -drums-.

The band officially formed on September 16, 1989 as a four-man group. The fourth man and original bassist, 上田ケンジ (Kenji Ueda), left the band in 1992 to become a music producer and do solo work. Since then, 鹿島達也 (Tatsuya Kashima) and later 鈴木淳 (Jun Suzuki) have taken his place as supporting bassists. Neither Kashima nor Suzuki have been named official members out of respect for Ueda.

The band name is intentionally left without any capitalization.

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2. An band The Pillows from High Tatras, Slovakia.


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  • FuzzyxPickles

    need more songs like LAST DINOSAUR ie catchy and fuzzy help me out yall

    25 Jun 12:51am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    Only it doesn't suck. [2]

    29 May 1:27pm Reply
  • pistolCAFE

    The new FUTURE single has reminded me why I loved them in the first place! And also brought back a bit of nostalgia about when I started listening to Japanese music about 10 years ago!

    9 May 7:06pm Reply
  • KingFahtah

    Only it doesn't suck.

    6 May 6:55pm Reply
  • omgwhatdapro

    Reminds me britpop

    26 Apr 8:20pm Reply
  • tantsevov


    16 Apr 4:34pm Reply
  • Karaouq16

    love them

    14 Mar 11:21pm Reply
  • johannez1

    Listening to them always makes me happy. And god, their music works so well in FLCL, it makes the series even more awesome, which says a whole lot.

    4 Mar 7:02pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    v same here, I think a lot of people share the same kind of warm memories with this band towards their mid-90s FLCL OSTs era

    25 Feb 12:40am Reply
  • KevinVillage

    this band was middle school for me

    24 Feb 3:41am Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    The ultimate feel-good band. [2] couldn't describe it better

    23 Feb 8:31pm Reply
  • ossum

    I love the early jazzy stuff. Wow its great.

    19 Feb 3:17am Reply
  • dooxbox

    Early albums until 1997 are still the best for me so far. Love to listen to them every summer. Never get bored. Rest discography is good as well, but not my cup of tea, I think. Perhaps I should give it yet another chance. Anyway, this band is great.

    17 Feb 8:47pm Reply
  • Nekosite

    Whoever added the tags metal and visual kei to this band have brain deficiencies. Nutrients and time on the meta encyclopedias much needed.

    15 Feb 10:05am Reply
  • CaptainMurdoc


    5 Feb 7:22pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    I feel like I'm listening to a japan oasis with synths/a more hard rock sound.

    1 Feb 3:55am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    29 Jan 11:55am Reply
  • KasparovDeepBlu


    27 Jan 5:15pm Reply
  • mijjau

    Yay! Just downloaded their discography and can't wait to immerse myself in them entirely!

    24 Jan 7:48am Reply
  • HopeFailsLM

    @Stugard: Well, first thing is to get the rest of their FLCL era, grab (the albums) Runners High and Please Mr. Lostman.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
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