Oh Em Gee, There’s a Dots EP

Can I confess something to you guys? I’ve been a little de-motivated lately. We had a super fun December with all of the Best Of stuff, and then the first few days of the new year were like a smorgasbord of music and video and announcements … and then not a whole hell of a lot happened. Now, granted, there are always new discoveries to look at, and it’s not completely quiet out there in the idolverse. It’s just … you know, sometimes you need a little kick to make things go. It’s winter, it’s cold, the sun never shines. Can’t something go off and add some excitement?

WHY THANKS FOR DELIVERING, DOTS!

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Yajima Mai Is Birthing a 2nd Mini Album and Has the MV to Prove It

Let’s keep it dark today, shall we? I owe a few people credit for pointing out this one, but let’s give it to @AshLikeSnow17 for being the most recent. Here’s the vampiric solo idol Yajima Mai crushing “BLOOD RESOLUTION”:


That title though

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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?”

Great! Fortunately, Osaka’s latest electronic idolcore hype group made their intentions clear not long after: Continue reading

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The Edge of Goodbye: Bellheart Goes out in Style

Bellring Girls Heart went into dormancy yesterday with their HELLO WORLD live that was streamed live on YouTube and then, after a little while, mercilessly taken away from us, thereby robbing untold dozens of international fans of the opportunity to see idol’s murder of crows go out like only they could.

Good thing for us, then, that Bellheart re-published the video!

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Update from the Front Lines of Ska Idol

This is pretty awesome: In addition to the dope solo skadol project Like, Hate, Love, the … well, the Ska Idol Project has launched a sister group, Snowdrop.

This appears to be what they sound like:

There’s ska, then there’s ska-core, and then there’s … that

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New (and Re) Release Info from Yukueshirezutsurezure

This was literally yesterday’s news, but I didn’t get around to it until late in the day and figured WEEKEND! But Tsurezure revealed at their tour final for Post-Catastrophe that they remain committed to Codomomental release schedules with this pair.

Number 1: Remember that EP of theirs that got a bunch of album attention in the Best of 2016? It’s coming back, re-recorded with the current membership:

Four editions, all limited, end of February. That’s all so far, but I can see people tripping over themselves to get a crack at that. Looks in mirror … Continue reading

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Guso Drop’s New Video Will Light a Fire under Your Ass

It’s here! Guso Drop’s first real video in like forever!

Made you look! That’s actually just video from Anna’s birthday live the other day. Pretty decent cover of “Headbanger!!” at any rate. No, it’s the “Gushin” video that you came for, and it’s the “Gushin” video that you’ll get. Continue reading

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Get Your First Listen to Every Track on ‘MISS UNLIMITED’

If you haven’t already ordered PassCode’s major debut maxi-single / EP thing, maybe this will convince you:

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New Material from Yanakoto Sotto Mute

First things first, you know that if I hear that the literal coolest thing in idol is already on the verge of another EP release, I’m going to only waste minimal time in telling you, right? Well:

Set your calendar for Nov. 26, because. It’ll be good for you.

And if I hear that Yanakoto Sotto Mute has rolled out a new song, you’d better bet your sweet bippy that I’m going to very quietly lose my mind over the fact. Via Viz Major on the Idolmetal group:

With a title like that, one could be led to believe that the post-grungy alt-rock Yanamyu might be covering Pearl Jam (or Willie Nelson covering Pearl Jam), but that’s not the case. Instead, it’s a song that I’d probably have demanded be played at my prom and then sulked when it wasn’t because I was one of those jackass kids. Continue reading

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I Review Things: ICE CREAM SUICIDE | “I.S.C.R.E.A.M.”

Cover art for alt-idol denpacore idol group ICE CREAM SUICIDE's debut EP I.S.C.R.E.A.M.

I can’t remember a promised debut that generated more excitement among our little community than ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s. Hell, I was practically beside myself at the thought — between the name and the art and the sophisticated introductory campaign of three groups by a newcomer agency and the inclusion of former Bellheart member Anna-chan, it all seemed like the idol world had heard our pleas and put together a special little project just for us.

And then they had their live debut, and BOY were a lot of people confused. Instead of a -core-riddled harsh idol project speckled with yami-kawaii violence, we got what sounded like a safe, contemporary-standard denpa-style pop song. I remember the Twitter chatter that day: Had we been had? Like, of course denpa makes sense because it’s so hot right now, but where’s the rock? Sanity did ultimately prevail and people seemed to reach a consensus agreement to withhold actual judgment until the debut EP, I.S.C.R.E.A.M., was released.

So what does I.S.C.R.E.A.M. sound like? What does ICE CREAM SUICIDE bring to the world? On to the review! Continue reading

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