Asian Kung-Fu Generation vocalist Masafumi Goto aka Gotch teams up with Chris Walla, a former member of Death Cab for Cutie, producing his second solo album. Unlike the last album, which saw him touching on bedroom folk, "Good New Times" veers onto a band ensemble with mabanua, one of the [Can't Be Forever Young] tour members. Goto exploits loop phrases to generate an atmospheric, minimalistic sound. Much of the lyrics are written in English for a change, providing a fresh perspective akin to big-name singer-songwriter Motoharu Sano's beatnik takes.