I told one of you guys (Rain? Was it you?) that you should go to this festival and make a point of seeing KissBeeWEST, for they are good and cool, and said receiver of the recommendation was like, OH WOW YEAH THEY ARE COOL THANKS MANIAC! Proof, once again, that you should always listen to me, for I have impeccable taste. Also, yesterday PIH was like, bro, have you ever KissBeeWESTed? And I replied, for goodness sake’s child, yes. I also admitted that I was going to publish something about them, which was true, as I was originally going to do it on Tuesday but got too busy for words, which is partly why that other post about bee stuff came out the way it did.
Oh, man, you guys. You guys! It’s been a while since we’ve really concerned ourselves with Cure, at least once upon a time the loudest damn idols in a very loud Osaka scene. But first adding a ton of members and then losing a crapton of them (including the terrifyingly adorable Kokeshi-chan) could have led one to believe that maybe the long-simmering-but-never-boiling Cure would only ever be what they already were.
Untitled. 13 tracks, though I’m guessing some pickup from “GiANT KiLLERS” to keep the creative load light. Plus this “teenagers only and women only” tour of theirs, About a Girl, and fresh merch — the album announcement was last, so I actually spent a half second thinking that the creative well had itself run dry, and that Watanabe was trying to cash in by any means necessary, but naw, forget that.
Today’s a light one, team — not that there isn’t/wasn’t plenty going on, just that there’s a lot of organize and wade through, and I got other stuff to do because Sunday — so I’m just going to catch up on an item from last week that I skipped over for want of time.
You’ll Melt More! We like them; smart people usually do. TGU did this really nice report of their Akasaka BLITZ performance:
Which isn’t notable (and I swear that I’m not becoming Just Re-reports from TGU Like a jerk Guy) in itself — it’s a show report, you wouldn’t have written it if the label hadn’t seen to it that you would it wasn’t great, etc. — but because of details announced thereabouts! Continue reading →
So amid all of the hubbub yesterday, I just plain up and missed the fact that PassCode, with the release of their ZENITH album just right around the corner, have officially put out the full album trailer:
I feel like I didn’t even know that YKG was coming out with an album soon, but it had been a good long while since their last album (though not that long since we last looked in on them) — maybe if Phillter, the world’s greatest Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen fan, weren’t so busy being all living and working in Japan and stuff, I’d have known about this earlier!
Anyway, NOTE4 dropped the other day (fittingly, their fourth album, following NOTE3, their, uh, third), and here’s the trailer: