I can’t even remember why I wrote “Himego” in my little running notes document — smartphones! — a few days ago, but it definitely did act as a prompt to look up the never-followed-enough-come-on-you-guys HIMEGOTOZETTAICHI and have several lovely surprises in a row, and I’m going to share them with you even though the first has been completely ruined by the post title.
First! Holy hell, of course there’s a physical release on the way, but I had no idea that Himegoto was dropping digital singles all over the virtual airwaves, like almost one every two weeks since the start of the year:
Well, okay sure, I thought probably the only TOKYO Tefutefu reference I’d be making today was that note in the Weekender about their shrinking a bit, but while tying loose ends for the latest edition in the Longest Running Weekly Episodic Blog Post Dedicated to Idols That Are Loud, I noticed a few of you guys — yes, I’m looking at you — talking about the latest two-hour stealth teaser from the latest Codomomental unit. And we here at Homicidols Dot Com have a standard practice, an Official Policy you could say, to always try to preserve and amplify those teasers because there are hundreds of millions of people who probably aren’t paying any attention to anything during that window of time, and dammit we want them to like the idols!
So anyway, new song, “cry more again”:
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Good morning! And welcome back to Saturday! I was about to write, I can’t believe February’s almost over, but uh we’re a full week into March. As a colleague joked during a meeting yesterday, it’s another sign that the official motto of 2021 should be “good enough, I guess.”
I don’t have anything important to say — just stay well, stay hale, stay safe — so let’s just get right to it!
You Never Do
That’s it for SPARK SPEAKER, and it is bad:
One of the more emotional bits to emerge over the last little while was this MV, out as final promo for the final release for DESURABBITS before they disband forever. In context, while the song is in a lot of ways a very nice modern idol song and in every other way DESURABBITS to the core, really the most important thing about it is its emotional heft and the special place that DESURABBITS has in loudol history.
But first, MV:
When last we saw Kamikaze SENSATION, “they” had just released a new MV and everything was good and all, except that “they” was actually just one and the only other member was so new that filming hadn’t been done with her. These are the little bits that make chika idol fun, people. But yes, now two months on and apparently all well-set again in membership, Kamikaze SENSATION released another new MV, and I am out of wit this morning so there’s your intro:
It got both members in it this time!
I was just about to head “to work” this morning, gang, content as I was that my lone contribution to idol so far this week was fine, but when you take one more parting look at Twitter and you see INUWASI everywhere and MV stills, at least if you’re anything like me, you stop. I wasn’t around when they debuted, but I was definitely there for their epic breakout in the fall and what felt like the beginning of something notable. Why risk missing out on their next move?
That’s … that started out like a super-heavy dance track and then turned into something I almost can’t describe. Pop melodies like that aren’t supposed to be *waves hands* THAT. I’m about as speechless as it gets these days.
Anyway, Thanatos EP out in a couple of weeks, and then a one-man a couple of weeks after that. INUWASI made everybody pay attention last year; what will they do with it now?
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! DAIDAIDAI has been promoting their exceptionally well-titled new record for what feels like half of my life at this point, and they dropped that teaser earlier in the week and it was all JUST GIVE ME THE WHOLE THING and now it’s only a week way, and if you need convincing to stream and buy the thing until you are literally incapable of hearing anything else, here’s the actual lead with an actual MV I’M SO EXCITED OKAY:
There are literally thousands of active idol units at any given time, and hundreds that are within this community’s general interest, and a subset of them that may cross into three figures that dispenses with the more typical pop or rock or even hip-hop sounds for various digital genres, so we’re not talking about a huge sample size here, but I’ll happily bet against anybody foolish enough to contend that DEMON TAPES hasn’t been the source of the very best work in that space, period, ever, going back to whenever they first tried it out, and that DAIDAIDAI isn’t the current master of the form. Everything they release is so far beyond so mundane a measurement as “good”, and their overall artistic output is so unique and well-crafted that I legitimately wish I could get some of these videos into the playlists of the cool Zoomer kids who are emerging as tastemakers for the new generation. This is music that the world needs!
This is a short post, so here’s live DAIDAIDAI joined by the similarly excellent NaNoMoRaL:
“Oh heck, it’s just about the end of the month, we must have a new NELN MV coming any minute now!” said I to myself on Thursday when I was trying to do a lot of productive work and instead kept needing to stick my head into Twitter and managed to scroll through long enough to see a NELN tweet. And of course I was excited — have you seen what NELN does? — and really hoped that they’d drop that this morning so I could fold this post into the Homicidols Time that comes on weekend mornings. And it did! So let’s talk about it.
I will reiterate later, but it bears pre-reiterating now: NELN, if you are unfamiliar, is releasing 12 MVs over 12 months since they debuted last year, and this is #11, and there has been some really great work from this kind-of-out-of-nowhere group during the process, so of course the expectation here is high. And so: Continue reading
Good morning! I hope you all had a good week. Idol certainly did, though this is one of the most random Weekenders to ever be randomly put together (hint: they all are), so you might not think at first glance that we’ve been in this little period of heavyweight releases and brain-splattering action. Relative to our own recursively self-referential scene, that is. Good stuff, and plenty out just today to sink our teeth into. And that’s all I’m going to say because I want to start covering that stuff and then get the heck out into proto-spring before winter decides to hit us with another friggin’ ice storm!
You Get What You Deserve
Malcolm Mask McLaren B-side!
So the Word Made Flesh herself, First Summer Uika, ex of BiS and BILLIE IDLE and Lui’s YouTube Dungeon and hanging out with Pharrell and being secretly married for years has spent the last year and change becoming like a real-deal celebrity. Those of us who especially appreciated Uipon’s contributions to idol and culture and our very lives nodded knowingly — yes, of course, this brilliant dynamic personality is impossible to ignore and full of the kind of magnetic energy that is essential in modern mass media — but I think there are still a few fools out there in the world who are either unaware or unappreciative of her majesty, and so to them I present the first solo single from First Summer Uika as evidence that you better stan and you better do it now before all the other kids make fun of you for being a poser: