“テヲノバス” (Tewonobasu? Romajidesu rejects this!) sounds like another return-to-old-POP song; it’s inoffensive, and you might dig it if you’re particularly fond of electropop. Continue reading
I had the stupidest damn day yesterday (well, after the BiS thing), and I’d really like to have a nice Friday. Being the generous sort, I’d like for you to have a nice Friday, too! Fortunately, the coolest twee girls in idol (aka, Avandoned) posted a full show while I was busy doing a bunch of dumb stuff that I didn’t want to do (yesterday), and now let’s all just enjoy it together.
Also, two cool things that I recently learned about Avandoned: Continue reading
You may have heard about Bellring Girls Heart being gutted in the very near future when Ayano and Mizuho graduate, and the group going on a I-believe-it-this-time temporary hiatus before a very soft reboot next year.
What you may not have heard about is how they’re going to go out as vividly as possible.
— BELLRING少女ハート：公式 (@BRGHead) October 19, 2016
Seeing as how Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I’d look in on Pikarin, who’s essentially a living, breathing Halloween party. And of course the “what she’s up to” is just too damn weird.
— 椎名ぴかりんを操る闇の大人 (@pikarin_makai) October 15, 2016
Good lord. So Shiina’s the narrative voice for that. Idols! What else is she up to? Continue reading
Probably! But the Least Stable Project in Idol of Any Kind (aka GANG PARADE) just released two of the tracks from Barely Last onto Soundcloud, and, if you’ve been following the bizarre drama of the last couple of months at all, you’re probably at least somewhat curious as to what they sound like. Curious no more!
This sounds a lot like what we’ve come to expect from Saki & the Gang, sort of in that “Queen of POP” model moreso than “We Are the IDOL.” And I can’t tell — are the SiS members in here? I wonder if there’s any influence from the SiS process in the other song! Continue reading
Kids, I have bad news: I have no idea what’s up with these girls.
— 相馬ドリル写真展10/29-30高円寺 (@somadrill) October 11, 2016
As long as nobody gets hurt, we should be okay
Actually, that’s not true. I know about as much about them as anybody who isn’t them! Say hi to Kimi to Utatane, who are doing this whole dual-nature, which-will-you-get angle that at least carries the threat of violence and pain. Continue reading
I’ve always had really high hopes for the 666-worshipping clowns in Bokura no Oyugi, given that the only track they’ve ever made public is exactly what you’d expect from a group that’s been all about being the idol version of Twisted Metal. But, sadness now, as the two people I’ve always taken to be the driving force behind the group, Ruru Summertree and Mickey Eight Doors (yes), are both graduating:
【 大切なお知らせ 】 pic.twitter.com/zXX0BQM0dz
— ボクらのお遊戯。【スタッフ】 (@bokura_no_oyugi) October 9, 2016
That’ll leave Bokurano at four members, three of whom they added over the summer. And thank goodness that they’re also touting their updated website and photos, because it means that maybe they’ll still be able to stick around long enough to release more brain-blending music (you can read Mickey’s blog post about all of this). And there’s something else interesting here, too. Continue reading
Ayano and Mizuho are graduating, and, if I’m reading this right, Bellheart’s putting things on hold at the end of the year pending a reboot:
— BELLRING少女ハート：公式 (@BRGHead) October 10, 2016
WHY? Continue reading
We’ve all heard idol groups mess around with ska before, from Hauptharmonie going hard with it to BiSH managing to sound almost like Operation Ivy for a second. So of course it there’s at least one legitimate ska idol project:
Remember this disturbingly way-beyond-yami-idols project, Kanashimi wo Taberu Monster, from last week? Of course you do; they’re probably well-entrenched in your nightmares. One of the takeaways of the discovery was that they’re not idol per se, but they certainly play the part in a lot of ways.
— ふあ💭哀しみを喰べるモンスター (@fuwa_kanashimi) October 8, 2016
I can think of no more appropriate song to cover