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.
Jeez Louise, you guys, you’re supposed to tell me when Hiroshima’s own loudols (I love that word) release something new. This is their seventh(!) single, due for release on Tuesday.
Honestly, I’d love to know who wrote this, because it sounds so much like a heavied-up version of a down-catalog Sakura Gakuin song that I’m surprised that it isn’t a down-catalog Sakura Gakuin song. Continue reading →
In a coincidence that Alanis Morissette would almost certainly misidentify, yesterday, I used DAIDAIDAI’s teaser video to sum up my personal feelings about the onrushing end of election season; today, it’s the video of their debut that, front to back, might encapsulate your experience.
I wanted this to be about three minutes longer, but I’ll take it!
Ah, this is good. So DAIDAIDAI (die die die!) have been doing regular promotional appearances with flyers on which is printed a QR code to download their two demo tracks. Unless you happen to show up where they are, no music for you!
But their very cool manager just added the songs to Bandcamp, and you can get a free listen (no download, though) for about 23 more hours:
Let’s set the right energy for what’s about to come next and come back to Broken by the Scream. Remember them? A landing place for an ex-969er? Part of that two-week stretch where it seemed like there was another metal-sounding unit either debuting or recently debuted or about to debut in a few months or something but WOW that’s a lot of metal are you sure you guys are okay?
Yep, more new idols! Or, in this case, not so much new as new to us.
Meet Sola Sound (Twitter | Facebook!). Their online lifespan goes all the way back to March, and it looks like they debuted in May. Three members, doing kind of a PassCode Lite sound, with a little of the edgy kawaii presentation, and a website that looks a lot like NEVE SLIDE DOWN’s … holy shit, has We-Bstudio colonized?(no) Continue reading →
OMG you guys, do you remember the e-sports idols Sunfairies? Maybe! I saw some of their members very Twitter-active suddenly and thought I’d look up the reason and … they have a new song! And it’s good!
Don’t ask me where and how I first wound up following Production Axcis (that’s a company, not a group) and their Atelier di marionetta (pretty much literally, “dolls factory”*) on Twitter, but I’ve always been kind of confused about it and the two young women associated with it. I even did a search of old stuff on here just to make sure that I hadn’t previously written about them and forgotten it — nope.
So! They just (well, Friday) dropped this full-length MV on YouTube. The song is called “Poison Girl,” and though you’re probably seeing this in the morning, just try to imagine that you’re listening to it on the way to the three-story club that only cards on the first and third levels and mostly plays shit like Prodigy and Chemical Brothers and Skrillex on that coveted second floor, where you’re looking forward to drinking too much and getting stuck in a weird pelvic tangle with two strangers in leather who seem nice enough until they actually invite you back to their place and your brain immediately turns “their place” into “torture chamber” and you hurriedly find your friends and escape. Good night!