Shuuengo Buppan Are Way too Peppy for Me This Morning

Did you guys hear the latest Soundcloud upload from Shuuengo Buppan yet?

I do not have the capacity for that much energy. “Oh, but Maniac,” you say, “it’s literal midsummer and isn’t life grand? Doesn’t this make you want to conquer the entire week?” Continue reading

We Never See Enough of Zekkyou Live

I really, truly, genuinely always regret that I’m never able to do enough for Screaming Sixties ’round these parts. They work so hard and so much, like literally professionally idoling (or maybe they have weird day jobs, I don’t know), and they have a great thing going for them, but they release so little and almost never put out more than tiny little snips of video.

Here’s a nice big chunk from their show with I love you Orchestra the other day!

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Wow, PiGU Absolutely Crushed This One

I’ll admit it, I was getting kind of annoyed with Osaka’s favorite cosplay cafe pop punk idols lately — Rino graduates, Momokan graduates, a little bit of live video trickles onto YouTube, but very little of note gets out publicly and I start to get kind of concerned because PiGU used to be good for a fresh single at the very least every few months, with MVs coming along basically whenever, and I didn’t go and get myself all invested in such a project just to have it die a typical idol death! No I didn’t!

Well shut my big stupid mouth. This is friggin’ great:

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Is This a New Yurimaru Track?

Update: Jordan with the info!

You guys who are bigger fans of Hirano* Yuri than me (Jordan, I’m looking in your direction), help me out. She added this rocking little corker to Soundcloud last night, and I don’t recall having heard it before, but that apparently doesn’t mean anything because I miss lots of stuff:

I mean, I don’t even have an analog for that much bounce. Supergrass, but with the singer from Letters to Cleo? No idea. Continue reading

I’m Not Sure That I Expected This from Hissatsu Emomomomo

I have to stop and count the ‘mo’ every time

Anyway, obligatory “Codomomental should sue for royalties twice” joke, and then the video, followed by detail:

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Did You Guys See Alloy’s Full MVs?

Here’s one that I’m throwing out mostly for posterity purposes — you all probably saw via Facebook or Twitter or something that Alloy released the full versions of the “Propeller” and “Roller Coaster” music videosl:


Idols boozin’! Well I never!

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You Guys Down with Attain Music?

I never really know what to make of Attain Music, truth be told. Every time they’ve done something worth mentioning, I’ve mostly enjoyed it, but I’ll be gosh darned if they don’t make it a little bit difficult. I guess very deliberately doing “kawaii rock” will have that effect.

Anyway, this sweet little ditty was part of the massive media dump that happened on Friday (still digging out!), and I wanted to give Peri Ubu’s old group another chance to show off:


I want you to imagine Peritan in this video

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What Do You Guys Think of BILLIE IDLE’s ‘MY WAY’?

Of course, look at and listen to it if you haven’t already had a chance:

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Say Hi to the New Malcolm Mask McLaren

Nao, the second third member of Malcolm Mask McLaren, graduated the other day. Sad! I for some reason thought that the promised new members weren’t going to be revealed until they debuted a little while after the fact, so I literally said “aw, just put the Nao thing into the Weekender, it’s not really whole-post material because you did the announcement before” and made a note to follow up.

So imagine my surprise to see this!

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This New Track from Panda Mic Is Pretty Fun

Oh wow, do you guys remember Panda Mic? That very deliberately black and white junior idol quintet was like a little refresher of very poppy punk at a time when it seemed like idol was losing the uniquely well-suited-to-it style a little bit.

Well, they’re back, celebrating their anniversary with a new track available via OTOTOY:

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