Fans of authenthic late ’70s, early ’80s powerpop rejoice! Secret Mission Records is frisbeeing a killer split single unto the world from two new Japanese powerpop acts. The A-side is I’m A Failure from Weekend Fan! It’s the band’s first physical release, which is crazy given the confident swagger the band displays. On the flip-side is a hit song by The Sensitive Lips called Nervous. It has that punk edge powerpop bands like Protex perfected. One of those singles that I’m afraid will be hard to obtain. Of the 500 pressed 7″s, only 130 will go to Europe and the US. BTW, make sure to check out the recent releases by the label, including singles by Combat and Ruler & The See-Saw.