Let’s Rediscover Some Idols: BOY MEETS HARU

Well if this particular conceit didn’t run right into a particular failure on ol’ Maniac’s part … see, despite nothing on your computer screen being a real thing that you can hold in your hand, and basically everything on the Internet only “existing” in the sense that there is energy stored in a device somewhere and that energy is organized in a particular way that other devices know how to render into things that you might recognize (but, again, can’t touch), this exact post that I’m typing in right has existed since autumn 2019, when I first put down a draft placeholder for a BOY MEETS HARU post. Interesting project! Cool times. But I didn’t get back to it, things happened with the group (near as I can tell, during my personal hiatus), and here we are, five days since BOY MEETS HARU “debuted” again, so … let’s discover these idols!

Right? Totally awesome. It’s like a slightly refined version of the tracks we all used to get way too excited about back in the day, made more appropriate for the present moment. Now, I’ll have to allow for the fact that BOY MEETS HARU’s back catalog employs lots and lots of different styles, so if you decide to take that deep dive back and not just vainly hold out hope that they’ll always be at least this heavy, just prepare for, well, a lot of idol music that sometimes delves into the heavier end of the pool. “Artistic idolcore” let’s call it. Take the journey on Spotify, which is the only service they’re on that I also have that still has the old records — Twitter and YouTube got scrubbed.

So yeah, there’s not much yet, but you can buy this:

They dropped this the other day, too:

So all in all, eclectic and nice and at times plenty violent. What’s not to love? Follow them.

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