Come on, you know you thought the same thing when you saw the song title:
This is such cool news, gang: The impossibly infectious chief denizens of idorock, Babyraids JAPAN, will be performing at this year’s J-POP SUMMIT in San Francisco (says the guy repeating his own headline):
「J-POP SUMMIT 2017」に
— ベイビーレイズJAPAN (@babyraids_JAPAN) May 25, 2017
Tommy and Dave with the goods!
Man, you guys, I was a little uncertain as to how good this week was going to be. I was actually looking on YouTube for any video from THE SPUNKY’s actual last live when I decided to take a look at my recs, and … serious, give this a spin:
I have one request: What does “Baki Baki” mean? Continue reading
Babyraids JAPAN! The most idorock group in existence is also like making cold-brewed coffee from roasted, ground fun beans. I spent a solid week a while back just rotating through MVs and live videos of theirs; just in my own mind (feel free to disagree!), they have the same raw, manic joy in their work as Dempagumi.inc, but at a more manageable pace and without half of the flashing lights.
They’re releasing a new single next month, and they’re of course doing the one-man routine to promote it. And to promote that, they’ve been putting out these cool promo videos that just kind of lay it down: Continue reading
Actually, yes, somebody (d0fph0t0!) did mention Babyraids Japan, in the context of the Best of 2016 voting and why the hell weren’t Babyraids Japan included? And the basic reason is that they weren’t nominated by anybody. But the other basic reason is that, a few posts about them here and there, they’ve never really caught on the way some others do.
So with lots of eyes looking at ye olde Homicidols.com over the next few days, let’s check in on the queens of “emotional idorock.”
What luck! This charming video appeared on YouTube about a week ago:
I always feel a little bit badly for not including more Babyraids Japan, but they’re on stupid Ponycanyon and their stuff gets blocked in the USA and I wind up relying on others to tip me off when they do something cool and interesting (like this!).
In this instance, Kimi Kame was on the case:
— Kimi Kame (@kame_kimi) September 2, 2016
You should definitely click through there, or stick with this embed:
Babyraids is kind of a big deal in Japan, and for good reason — as far as rock idols go, they’re right up there with Himekyun Fruit Can in terms of raw quality.
【本日のベビレJ 4大ニュース 1/4】
10/6から9日まで4日間69時間にわたる「EMOTIONAL IDOROCK FES. 69時間パーティー! パーティー!! ファイヤー!!!」を、ホームである新宿ReNYにて開催！https://t.co/fjXwzJwuz1
— ベイビーレイズJAPAN (@babyraids_JAPAN) May 21, 2016
Yep, 69 (ha!) hours of Babyraids Japan. BiSH could only manage 24 and looked like they didn’t have any stamina left. I have absolutely no idea how 69 will work. And I feel like I can’t stop with the sexual innuendo.
Anyway, for the uninitiated, here’s some Babyraids:
Fun! I am alleged to have promised more on them at some point, so … well, it’s almost summer, and they’re basically walking feel-good times (“emotional idolrock” ftw), so I guess the opportunity will eventually present itself.