BiS Says Happy Birthday! Next Free Track

I hope it’s somebody’s birthday, because New BiS has a message for you!

Kidding! Kind of! Following up from “Human after all,” here’s another song that’s bringing influence in from all over the place — old-school heavy metal, disco, pop punk, #IDOL — to put together something way more fun than any one constituent element. Continue reading


Get Your First Listen to BiS’s ‘Human after all’

Update: Also available for free download

If you’re anything like me (have mercy), you’ve been waiting very, very hard(?) for a listen to the first new New BiS*. And I hate to break it to you, but it’s here.

Hold on to your butts.

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What’s Old Is New Again: BiS Classics Redone by New BiS

I should’ve seen this one coming: With the new group’s new first album Brand-new idol Society2 (yep!) coming out in a little over a month, BiS was going to be releasing something soon, and in this case it’s a whole mess of their classic songs re-recorded with the new members:

That’s like the 75th different official version of “nerve.”

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BiS Is Not Messing Around: National Tour Already Set Up

BiS was promising “SOMELiTTLETHiNGS” on Twitter last night, and there’s been a lot of stuff from the new members about recording and lessons and whatnot, so I assumed the “LiTTLETHiNGS” would be a simple PV … but this, this is a whole different level:

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Never a Better Name for a Sister Group: SiS Is Coming

As the BiS audition odyssey wrapped up, out came the news that the … “rejects” is such a harsh term, maybe “partial qualifiers” per the old NCAA rules? partial qualifiers weren’t going to be cast aside, but would be given the opportunity to join a new BiS sister group, to be known as SiS. A handful of the prospective members who weren’t emotionally destroyed after 72 hours of song, dance, running, poison food and a very unfortunate bikini contest were even introduced at New BiS’s debut live.

And now we know a little bit more about SiS!

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Meet the New BiS, Watch Their First Live and Get a Look at SiS

All of that auditions stuff happened, and BiS held their re-debut live last night. The world got an official introduction to the new members, and every idol content creator in the world got a gimme article for Labor Day.

The new members are:

  • Pour Lui
  • Godzilla
  • Aya Eight Prince
  • Peri Ubu
  • Kika Front Frontal

And if anybody cares to explain most of those, please do!

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It’s the BiS Alumni Showcase!

Two things of note! The first is that, although I haven’t yet made official introductions, folks are beginning to join the team. You all know Kerrie at this point, and she felt pretty strongly that this was something that you all would like, and with the BiS Auditions from Hell coming to a close, I thought I’d turn it over to her. Oh, and you may have noticed the site’s new top banner; that’s a Kerrie Special, too. Take it away, kid.

Hello boys, girls and neither! Kerrie aka @weeaboowitch here! You might remember me from Know Your Bistory or that ridiculous Hunger Games BiS Audition thread (which by the way, I can’t believe it came true; well, the part about Pour Lui auditioning for her own group, anyway)

So as you all are aware, Pour Lui is currently in the middle of the BiS auditions, of which we have a daily roundup here.

Well, as it turns out, three ex-BiS members and namesakes of the current auditionees seem dead set on upstaging Pour Lui, and have come out with some new releases, with varying degrees of interest. Actually, I’m afraid we’re a little tardy to the BiS party as Kim Zolciak would say, as most of these have been out for a couple of days now. But let’s have a look anyway. Continue reading


The BiS Audition Final Training Camp Thread

Leaving this pinned. If you’re looking for fresh news and stuff, just scroll down a tad.

Your new BiS:

  • Pour Lui
  • Yokoyama Hina
  • Nagayama Yukiko
  • Koshouji Megumu
  • Maina the End

Three out of five, but five, ain’t bad!

Quickie updates from the field:

You were right, Garry!

I’m sure they’re thankful for that!

Called SiS! Of course!

Totally amazing work. Still wondering if this includes that lousy quitter Ton Tonko.

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Know Your BiStory #1: primal.

Gang, we made it. It’s time for #1 in the Know Your BiStory countdown. There are some truly great songs in the world. And then there’s “primal.”

It’s literally a huge honor to get to write about this song. “primal.” wasn’t the group’s consensus #1 when we all voted, but it sort of emerged while we worked out which track was more awesome than another. And, given everything we’ve seen so far, that shows an extremely high level of respect.

I think the most important thing to consider about “primal.” is that, awesomeness aside, it came at one of the biggest — if not the biggest, period — pivot points in BiS’s tumultuous history; Yokoyama Rina, today known as Rinahamu and one of the most creative, prolific women in J-music, had left the group because she just couldn’t with the antics, and Terashima Yufu, the infamous Yuffy, had been recruited to replace her. They had an album and two singles — both of which are on this list — and this third single was representative not of where BiS had come from, but where they were going.

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Know Your BiStory #2: BiSimulation

The penultimate entry in the Know Your BiStory countdown brings us back to @weeaboowitch, the megafan responsible for “STUPiG” and the BiS Audition Hunger Games. Check out her art at

According to Google, “bisimulation” is “a binary relation between state transition systems, associating systems that behave in the same way in the sense that one system simulates the other and vice versa.” But if you’re not a computer scientist, BiSimulation is the song where we said our farewells to Wakisaka Yurika, Terashima Yufu and the famed Quintet lineup as a whole (but mainly Wacky, since it wasn’t until after the single was released that Yuffy finally got sick of Pour Lui’s nonsense and followed her dreams of being a catgirl). Continue reading