This Is All of DAIDAIDAI’s First One-man

No one single thing in the past week got me as excited to acknowledge a YouTube notification as this. I love DAIDAIDAI, have championed them from their birth (two years ago!), have eagerly waited for a chance to completely immerse myself in their soundscapes, the kind of thing that really only works when you’re seeing a live, rather than catching up on clips from fans’ cameras or the errant MV. And today, a pro-shot (of sorts). It feels like victory.

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Shut It Down, DAIDAIDAI Just Gave Me Everything I Ever Wanted

Jesus.

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DAIDAIDAI Is Getting an Overhaul

DAIDAIDAI! Everybody should have a DAIDAIDAI in their idol life — that is, not a hard oshi situation, but a project that you totally love and respect and can put some emotional investment into without going over the top, because it’s just not that kind of project. Instead, you play their music as an accompaniment to life and quietly covet their merch. I put them down as one of my sleeper candidates for a big 2018 (because see above), and here they are at the onset of April giving the world a little peek at their plans:

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More from DAIDAIDAI, Please, Forever

Well, today’s been a fairly heavy one (though I think I’m going to stay on the DEADLIFT LOLITA thing for a while yet), but some of the best and simultaneously most unsung work in idol is still happening, and now would be a great time to crank it up to 11 and rock out.

I speak, of course, of DAIDAIDAI:

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DAIDAIDAI’s New MV Is Like a Sign of the Times

I am so, so happy to get DAIDAIDAI’s first official MV from the digital gods this morning.

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My Goodness, This New DAIDAIDAI Song

This happened the other day:

“Say,” I thought to myself, “do you think that DAIDAIDAI might have some new video tonight?”

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DAIDAIDAI Defies Their Own Name with This Sweet Live Video

Man, I think DEMON TAPES must have heard me saying nice things about the ex PSYBOU KANOJO, because I felt like I’d been waiting almost forever for the best-named idols in the business to give us something fresh.

I think this lyric video for “SOTTO MO ZUTTO JI” qualifies.

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More Details on DAIDAIDAI’s CD Release

After that other bit of news, this is a nice thing to have on Monday:

(The link is for the track list and details; the @ in there is for the cover artist.)

That’s the CD mentioned as being released in conjunction with this really awesome looking live on Feb. 5. Here’s the little trailer doodad: Continue reading

DAIDAIDAI’s Already Got 2017 Moving for Them

Late last week, DAIDAIDAI tweeted out this cryptic message-via-image:

Seeing as how the most Japanese I can read there is “that’s DAIDAIDAI’S name, I know that,” I ran it by people who do have Japanese, and the general agreement was that “it’s a message, but who knows?”

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Check out This New Rocker from DAIDAIDAI

I’ll confess to having been on the nervous side when it came to just how active a debut we’d get out of DAIDAIDAI; the world is littered with idols who announce a debut, release some stuff, have that debut … and then just kind of blend into the background without doing anything noteworthy.

Thank goodness for DAIDAIDAI, then.

Can somebody translate that title? It’s coming out as like “Koenig Kenichi” or something similar.

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