CHILDISH TONES and Beni Remind Us To “God Bless The Girls”…

CHILDISH TONES, the toy-instrument garage-rock band led by Naoki Nemoto seem to have really struck gold ever since they started recording songs with Beni Usakura. They’ve released four highly-prized singles so far, all of which sold-out of their initial vinyl pressings almost immediately upon release, and it seems only natural that it’s time for them […]

Beni and CHILDISH TONES remember life as an “Ex Fan Des Sixties”…

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 […]

Go Mod With Beni and CHILDISH TONES!

avandoned‘s leader-self-producer-and all-around mastermind Beni Usakura enjoyed a  surprise hit earlier this year when she collaborated with the toy-instrument garage-punk band CHILDISH TONES! Aside from an acclaimed single, the 45 record sold-out it’s pre-sales, then sold out it’s extended press-run, and eventually got a second pressing to meet it’s demand! Of course it makes sense […]

There She Goes: Beni and The Childish Tones!

Hey, I know we’re dealing with the impending graduation of Kotao from Avandoned and of course, it’s a monumental upheaval for a very special group, but if there’s one thing I know, Beni is never ever going to slow down for a single minute. She’s gotta be hands-down one of the hardest working people on […]

Your Team Homicidols Best Of 2020

You didn’t think we were going to let 2020 slip away without giving ourselves a chance to go off about our own personal Best Ofs, did you? No, friend, this annual ordeal may have begun with my commenting on community picks, but nowadays we have ourselves a proper Team post on top of the community. […]

Bandcamp Friday Is a Perfect Day To Support Some Idols!

While the big streaming services are certainly conveinent and useful, (And surprisingly packed with idol music.) they are, at their core, in league with Satan. And not Satan in a cool metal kind of way, but Satan as in soulless and greedy corporate ogres. You know who’s not in league with Satan though? Bandcamp! I’ve […]

Your Homicidols Weekender #180

It’s good to see you again! I’m sort of getting exhausted with nearly everything we post having to exist in the shadow of current events, it risks getting downright oppressive at times, y’know? But at the end of the day, and with every weekender, we want to try to give you something more positive and […]

avandoned: Ending Is Beginning.

When you’ve become fully ingrained into idol fandom, there’s certain inveitable events that you learn to anticipate and mentally prepare for, such as when a twitter account belonging to a group you love posts an image containing a stark few blocks of text. Yeah, you know the type of post I mean… 【大切なお知らせ】 2014年7月より活動してまいりましたavandoned(あヴぁんだんど)ですが、2020年2月24日に開催する「出雲にっき生誕イベント」をもって、avandonedは活動終了・解散することとなりました。突然のお知らせで申し訳ございません。 pic.twitter.com/X5aTGkiv2C […]

Your Homicidols Weekender #168

Happy Weekend peeps! Our two days of (hopefully) slightly relaxed living are here! Yes, our Friday kick-off got a little marred by some truly sad news, (more on that later) and while it is truthfully making the weekend feel a little off-kilter and melancholy, ultimately we’ve got to persevere and keep going, cause darn it, that’s […]

The Team Homicidols Best of 2019

I hope you all got a good kick out of seeing the community’s Best of 2019 yesterday — now we get extremely heavy-handed and drop the absolute knowledge bombs that are the Team Homicidols picks, which is way more interesting than when I used to just rag on you all. As you have no doubt […]