avandoned may be approaching an end to it’s illustrious career run, but by no means does this mean that Beni Usakura will be ceasing to work on terrific musical projects that are both sublime and meaningful. Once again the multi-media chanteuse has teamed-up with the amazing toy instrument garage band CHILDISH TONES to offer another great take on a classic pop tune!
This time the delightfully quirky combo is treating us to a haunting cover of a song written by the LEGENDARY master of subversive pop, the great Serge Gainsbourg himself, which was recorded by his long-running romantic and artistic muse, the fabulous and stunning Jane Birkin…
Maison book girl releasing a music video while Storm Dennis batters the UK feels oddly appropriate considering they’re like the idol equivalent of being indoors on a rainy evening. As comforting as their music often sounds, however, their videos are sometimes the opposite, such as today’s offering, “Kanashimi no Kodomotachi”.
Hi all! Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day yesterday? Did you send lots of Idol Valentines? Maniac is setting sail on The Love Boat for the time being, so I guess you’ve got this sad sack taking over this weekend!
Following last week’s drama, it seems this week was a fairly slow one in comparison. After all, not many exciting things to see when its Valentine’s weekend and half these idols probably have a love ban. Or maybe we’ll get lots of surprise dismissal announcements the coming Monday? Oh well, I’m rambling again. Let’s just get into the interesting stuff.
Who wants another re-recording of the Gokigen Teikoku‘s Yakiniku song?
Last week, we celebrated the best hairstyle ever:
Yesterday BiSH announced that AiNA THE END will release a digital single for which she composed both the music and lyrics. The arrangement for the tune is by chill guitarist Shingo Sekiguchi, so we can only imagine that the final product will be a far cry from typical BiSH Kentacore.
For a taste, BiSH posted an acapella teaser on their (relatively) new YouTube channel.
Honestly, I’m not sure Aina’s voice needs much more of a backing track than muted traffic noise.
The song, entitled “Only On the Night I Want to Die” (死にたい夜にかぎって), is the theme song for a dorama of the same name. Both will be released on February 25th. Continue reading
Our apologies to AKB fans, women and anybody with any kind of common sense – that man Kuro-chan is unfortunately relevant again.
Remember the hot new unit from WACK who became so popular overnight they gained upwards of 1.5 million views a day? They debuted on a segment on the most popular prime time TV show in the entire country? They had an extremely successful “vote with your wallet” sales campaign? Those MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN girls! They’re back with not one but TWO new songs and of course, a campaign to go with it:
Maniac is away on business, which means the team had to do the weekender. It’s a heavy responsibility, but we’ve done our best! (And a special big thanks to Daemon who really curated most of it.) Really sort of a weird week cause I’m personally in an out-of-sorts place with avandoned‘s upcoming disbandment, and the Younapi news was definitely a hit too. Also no doubt the HAMIDASYSTEM announcement is heavy on many hearts as well. But yes, these things happened and we took it on the chin, and will continue on with what we love cause that’s the uncertainty of life, and idol is a microcosm of what life throws at us. Let’s do this!
And don’t forget that the Friday Fun is a simple one this week, but yet it’s a classic topic we all hold dear and literally any idol fan will have something to offer on it!
So hey, check out some cool stuff…..
KAQRIYOTERROR released their first digital single.
Continuing the theme of digital releases, owaranaide, yoru put out a new song on a wide variety of streaming outlets.
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Oh, you thought we were done with alt-idol tragedies for today? Nope, two for one, everyone! HAMIDASYSTEM are done too!
Disbanding just over a week before Younapi jumps too, double ouch.
There is a silver lining behind this in that Me and She aren’t going away entirely; they’ll still be part of the agency and will be forming a successor group with sayshine, their sound producer, much like how the original HAMIDASYSTEM later formed CROSSNOESIS. So, it’s not like we’ll be seeing the backs of Me and She for a while yet, rather, we’ll be saying goodbye to the HAMIDASYSTEM name, and their producer, who will be retiring after this final show.
Still, so much drama in just one day. I need a lie down.
I just realised I made an almost identical title pun when Me-formerly-Popopo’s other group set itself on fire too. Girl just brings the “amirites” right out of me, doesn’t she?
Well, today is terrible because Younapi is graduating You’ll Melt More! on March 27th and leaving the idol industry.
Last week’s fake news was a lot more enjoyable than the real news, that’s for sure.