Hello friends! Welcome back to yet another Saturday. I hope you had a great week — personally, I had an exhausting, frustrating, hair-pulling-out, too-busy-to-think one, and it was amazing. And now it’s that special time of year when DC’s summertime switches from “oh jeez it’s hot and also quite humid” to “a heat index around 110 is no big deal, you baby,” which only leaves “the surface of Venus” as a more uncomfortable possibility, at least in the known universe. Ergo, I’m looking forward to lots of yard work, because tomorrow’s going to be even worse! Afterwards, though, I’m going to go drink some nice cold beers and hide from the light. It’s the American WayTM!
I shan’t implore you to do anything stupid or dangerous out there — you do you. Find cool things. Enjoy them. Play games with your friends. Other than the below, continue to ignore idol, as you can be doing other things with your time. Well, the below and anything else that I decide to post in the early hours while I’m awake but not yet feeling like punishing my body. Also, play the Fun, which is again excellent. And maybe think a little bit about who you’re going to support in Queen of the Scene, which will, I think, be in a couple of weeks.
Almost July! Why not take a look at last week’s entries?
Maniac is trying and failing to find a solution to Twitter being a butt; look at this and then here:
TENBENISOZE: They play 20 hour-long experimental DJ sets that induce transcendental states. 🙌🏻 Plus they have the most amazing merch table you’ve ever seen in your life. #IdolSupergroupspic.twitter.com/rzTsmDBFFA
Don’t you just love it when a song gets you right from the jump?* Maybe it’s my mood this a.m., or maybe it’s the dire need for more quality punk sounds in rock anymore, or maybe it’s the fact that I still haven’t eaten breakfast, but the only prevailing thought in my head as this new one from Bury got playing was OH YES!
I had been wondering if Bury was going to be doing anything soon — not because of any impending releases that I know of, but because I’d stumbled back over them in my playlists the other day — so this is a nice bit of serendipity. They’re still incredibly new-feeling, not even being a full year old now (and with minimal turnover!). In fact, I don’t get the why for this MV release. I will not complain about it, though! Continue reading →
Or, Wherein Maniac finally publishes a thing that’s a few months old.
We seem to be in one of those semi-regular doldrums period for idol, don’t we? I thought it was just a blip at first, given that summer singles were still popping up here and there, but no, it’s real. There’s like nothing new! And at these times, it’s helpful to take a look at new things. After all, mid-to-late spring is a big time for idol debuts; likewise, there are usually so many debuts that “catching up” means “see you in several months.” Silver lining: It makes for a manageable editorial calendar!
However, normal, useful, interesting idol stuff can get lost in the churning gluts of idol activity, and it can be just as useful to play catch up at opportune moments as well. Take for example Aphrodite, who are neither new nor particularly unfamiliar, neither in these parts nor if you pay any kind of attention to chika idol. This post was originally going to be an Aphrodite Digest! Why? Because they were doing lots of stuff! In April!