Oh What the Stupid Flipping Hell? Co3’s Now a Literal Loose End

By which I mean, Cococo, accidentally sidewise kinda-Homioshi of former 100 Days focus Yukueshirezutsurezure, the infamous Co-cubed, is leaving the group:

Oct. 9 one-man will be her swan song. This is what I get for going to be early for once. Hell almighty. Continue reading

You Can Download the New There There Theres Single for Free

I was writing that as if there’s some kind of fake-out involved, but there’s no fake-out. Just like almost everything else AQBI related, the “There’s something behind” single” is available for free via OTOTOY for one week starting today:

I use the term “new” here a little liberally, as you may already be familiar with the material if you follow TTTs, but that’s all well and good because free studio versions muchachos! Continue reading

Here’s the Winning Gokigen Teikoku Fan-edited MV

Well, guys, I hate to break your hearts, but neither Terry nor Viz Major nor any of a number of us otherwise won Gekijo-ban’s contest to create the official MV for “Important Announcement”:

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When SAKA-SAMA Met LALA-SAMA

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We’re Just a Month from the First Kaqriyo Terror Architect Release

Good morning! Your friendly neighborhood Maniac is very much involved in Maniac Mansion for the time being, but I am still paying attention and able to fulfill my official duties as Guy With A Website About Idols And Loud Music. For instance: Read the title of the post! Kaqriyo Terror Architect is releasing their first single on Oct. 4:

It’s a double A-side, bless their hearts, with the excellent “Kagome Kagome” and something called “Hybrid TABOO,” which immediately makes me think of Metallica’s “The Thing That Should Not Be,” and can somebody please explain that lyric to me? I always thought it was messed up. Continue reading

This Is Intensely Weird and Cool

While the world of idol isn’t producing a ton of exciting material right now, idol does in fact go on, and old/new-new/old favorites are in fact doing great things even if that doesn’t mean “releasing video” and “other new, exciting stuff.”

Take for example old personal favorites There There Theres, formerly Bellring Girls Heart, who’ve been less prolific than normal since coming their death and rebirth in the winter, but who remain the standard bearers of the AQBI REC family and one of my favorite things in idol for casual listening that unintendedly turns into deep emotion sessions. Great work!

TTTs had a crossover show with their sister unit MIGMA SHELTER the other day, thereby reuniting ReRe and Kai with old pal Kanra, now YONEKO; in honor of great things, here’s the whole show:


So much of both group is always available in the Facebook group

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Come Get Your First Listen to Kaqriyo Terror Architect

Well if that didn’t come out of nowhere — if you guys wanted to get your first listen to the latest progeny of Codomomental, this is your chance! As usual, the 2-hour window applies, but also as usual, that only applies to people who don’t know how to HTML!

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Let’s Talk about Oomori Seiko, Cult Leader

Another Oomori Seiko video is upon us, friends, and once again one of the truest maestros of the craft … well, it’s not quite as befitting this site as the last one, and I completely skipped over the video from last week because I just couldn’t, not even tongue in cheek, but I want you to really watch this one while listening intently to appreciate the talent on display.

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I Love When Oyasumi Hologram Gets a Little Loud

This is so cool, you guys: So Oyasumi Hologram, who I can never believe only have the level of support that they do among Westerners, given that they’re incredibly great — at making their dreamy, ethereal, arty alt-whatever — have started a new project with a three-piece band (or potentially as a three-piece band, nuance is hard), and that project has a demo, and they’re promoting both of them with this out-of-nowhere MV for “machine song”:

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Bring on the APOKALIPPPS

Edit: Not enough P!

Finally! Pure Idol Heart shared the original preview for this new project a couple of weeks back, and I literally forgot about it until it came back up this morning because they finally made their debut.

It’s APOKALIPPPS!

I have no idea what they’re like — loud, doomy, art-hellish — but I know that I want them to be on every idol bill until the end of time. Continue reading