This Is What You’ll Get with CANDY GO!GO!’s “IDOROCK” Album

CANDY GO!GO!, now with a whole stable of rock idols to call their sisters, have their IDOROCK album coming out in a few weeks, and you know what that means. IT’S MV TIME!

So “ハイボールの制約” (“Restriction of Highball”?), do you think it might be a really idorock kind of song? Like, proving the point?

You bet your ass it is!


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Yukueshirezutsurezure’s ‘Post-Catastrophe’ Wins My Heart

This is exhausting. You need it.

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Tsurezure Released Two Previews Today, Thank Goodness

Why a Sunday?! But while your friendly neighborhood slept and then woke up to deal with another issue, Yukueshirezutsurezure was pre-releasing one track from the upcoming Post-Catastrophe and one that you’ll only be able to get if you buy at Tower Records.

Of course, they’re time-limited. Of course, we have our own ways around these problems. And when Maniac sleeps, it’s intrepid friends who make the save. Continue reading

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Wanna See Some Notes from the Mind Behind Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “Post-Catastrophe”?

This is pretty amazing, even just run through a translator:

GESSHI writes the lyrics and stuff for Tsurezure’s psyche-shattering songs. This blog post on the Codomomental website isn’t the lyrics, but his thoughts on the lyrics and how the songs came together. Continue reading

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BiS Will Set the Record for Shortest Time Before Its Second Album

I actually don’t think that title’s true. I just didn’t want to put the inflammatory stuff there.

Well, kids, I hope none of you were hoping to ask out any BiS members around Valentine’s Day, because they already have plans: They’ll be promoting their second album.

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People Review Things: GANG PARADE | “Barely Last”

I really thought I was going to review Billie Idle’s bi bi bi bi bi by now, and then I didn’t and now what would be the point, really, so I was going to turn my attention to GANG PARADE and Barely Last, but a certain someone named Garry WHO HAPPENS TO BE IN JAPAN RIGHT NOW LIKE A JERK took care of it for us.

And thank goodness! We’ve already heard all of the songs and been snarky about the lineup stuff — galore! — and I’ve made mini-reviews of most of it, so did you really want to read me? You did not.

Garry, on the other hand, pinky-swore upon the holy book of your choice that he was listening with completely open ears, so the perspective from IdolIsShit.com is an impeccable one. Continue reading

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A NEVE SLIDE DOWN Mini-Album, You Say?

Well that’s a nice surprise. Thanks, NEVE SLIDE DOWN! Via the PassCode Facebook group, it’s the little sister unit stepping out a little bit now that people are starting to recover from the “MISS UNLIMITED” release and are jonesing for even more poppy digital hardcore in their lives:


That’s Not My Real Name is such a silly title. Who goes around using a pseudonym all the time, anyway?

There’s even stuff that we haven’t heard before in there! With such highly topical titles as “Selfie”! I kid because I want to love. Continue reading

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It’s BiS Day! Celebrate Today; Prepare for Friday

First, I must acknowledge this: Many people are excited about BiS’s first release after the BiSurrection, but nobody has been as excited as Rino here:

Like every day for at least two weeks! That’s a fan.

Anyway, yes, BiS is officially back, with an album to prove it. That album is out today; it seems to be available on various digital services in places other than Japan, so pick it up on the platform of your choice if that’s your wont, or hold out for that international physical release.

If you’re like “stop with the BiS already, Maniac,” I will direct you to this nice joint by the Number 244 for New School Kaidan. Like or love or hate BiS, the fact remains that they were and are very important.

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A Week from Today, We Become the New Idol Army

Our dear friend Brian would like to invite everybody to participate in a day of celebration, appreciation and notification for BiS following the release of Brand-new Idol Society 2 next week.

BiS are after all, Exhibit A of the New Idol Revolution, the shot heard around the world, and the first inductees in the Alt-Idol Hall of Fame. There’s a solid case that most of the new idol music that’s currently sweeping us off our feet wouldn’t exist without them, and we need to get to the church on time and them know that we know it.

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More Live Malcom Mask McLaren

I AM ALL OUT OF CLEVER ALLITERATION THIS MORNING! So let’s just enjoy Malcolm Mask McLaren, still and forever performing with their faces visible to the world, in this live video for “myself” which is a pretty nice song but was already the subject of their first real MV so:

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