This Is Your Timely Reminder That BOSS Is Boss

You may have seen, friends, that longstanding idol of terror Rei, aka BOSS, formerly of Guso Drop and now running BURST GIRL through her iron will, has a new project of the likes that really only she would have. I thought, this is a Weekender item and didn’t want to take it too seriously, but then I remembered how I’d have felt about this a couple of years ago and realized that, heck, this is the kind of thing that I’d have had kittens over not all that long ago, so let’s make a big-ass deal out of it!

Knuckle Chihuahua! Or “Chiwawa” as they apparently would like for it to be spelled.* I don’t know what that is. Like, a fighting tiny nigh-hairless dog that fits in a purse? Sounds about right. And of Boss will be providing vocals as only a person who sounds like a chain-smoking trucker but hasn’t ever actually been a chain-smoking trucker can do. Rei is literally the best. I hope they start off doing more-or-less accessible punk songs and then devolve into some spectacular grind thing. Continue reading

Actually There’s a New BURST GIRL Single

Today’s a dark-ass day, so let’s celebrate something uplifting for a hot minute. Remember when the “Nancy” MV happened and it was like, very cool, now what are you going to be doing with that? It turns out that BURST GIRL had a single release planned all along, and this one’s going to be available in stores.

Two stores, to be exact! Tower Records Umeda Nu Chaya and Tower Records Shinjuku will each be playing host to the first in-store BURST GIRL CD, each with its own respective version of the single (artwork). The songs, “Nancy” as the obvious A-side and “Liar” on the flip. The official release date is Jan. 23. There’ll be release events at each store: Continue reading

And This Is How BURST GIRL Tried to Ruin My Christmas

Yeah, so to build off of that first thing that peed all over my attempt to have a de-idoled time of holiday cheer, there was also a lot of other stuff, and perhaps most notable among all of the other stuff was this stuff right here, which is BURST GIRL’s second MV, in celebration of their first anniversary, and let’s go ahead and say also in celebration of their having won Debut of the Year!

No?

Whatever! The song is “Nancy”! Continue reading

Yeah New BURST GIRL Song Woo

In which our hero continues to share the things despite lacking energy to share the things like usual

New BURST GIRL song! Written by Yurapiko! This makes me happy in several ways, all of which are being subsumed by the awesome wall of humanity and shared passions that is sucking up all of my time and attention and life this week. And it’s only Tuesday!

Anyway, I have to ask: #YuraSmile wrote the lyrics, but who wrote the music? I ask because I want to know exactly how indie Guso Drop BURST GIRL is these days, and to what extent they’ve embraced DIY. It’s a simple spectrum, ranging from Hatsune Miku at the one extreme and Beni making her own zines on the other. Yes, this is what keeps me up at night.

Let’s Crowdfund BURST GIRL!

I love a good idol crowdfunding campaign! And who better than hyper-indie darlings Guso Drop BURST GIRL?

“Yes, fine, but what does it all mean?” Continue reading

Help Us All, BURST GIRL Made It Fun as Hell

I’m not sure that the world is ready for what it’s about to see (or still recovering from seeing) in BURST GIRL’s new, first MV. Things are … well. The ex-Guso Drop crew definitely made something noteworthy:

This is a list of things that I loved about it: Continue reading

Hell of a Party at the BURST GIRL Debut

This has been a bad season for idol, man. Yesterday’s gawdawful news made me think that — there have been a ton of major graduations lately, and though the actual output has been of a high quality, there haven’t been that many great releases or debuts or etc. in a while. I did get a nice pick-me-up earlier in the week, and another yesterday (both of which you’ll learn all about over the next couple of days!), but man, I wouldn’t blame anybody for wanting to quit after this latest run of bad news.

So when I wake up to a message from none other than our very own Papermaiden, and it’s one of the more anticipated debuts of the last … last little while, I perk up, and optimism returns:


If you stare long enough at the Yurapiko, the Yurapiko stares back at you

That’s BURST GIRL, which you may recall is the project of 4/6 of the final Guso Drop roster, which may nor may not be better than not having Guso Drop at all (depending on one’s perspective), and that’s their debut live. Here’s a somehow-more-intimate angle: Continue reading