Idols and Six Feet Under: Meet Bury

Here’s an interesting one that the Viz reminded me of yesterday: Bury. Here’ what they look and sound like!

With a name like that, you’d think they’d be metal, possibly deathcore or even (please) brutal slam, but I’ll take punk, too. Continue reading

Here’s a Nice Big Chunk of Malcolm Mask McLaren to Prep You for More Malcolm Mask McLaren

Let’s roll with the live stuff until compelled not to — in this case, here’s two sets of Malcolm Mask McLaren from their appearance at Idol Koushien a little while back:

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Hell, Let’s Stick with the Live: Tsuioku no Monochrome

All right, let’s play Recall Random Post from Months Ago right now; remember this debut from back in June or so? Tsuichro uploaded some live, and I feel like we may as well enjoy some idols in their natural environment at a time when there’s not quite so much to talk about otherwise:


Thanks, PIH!

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Hell to the Yes, Payrin’s

Well I’ll be cow-kicked! Payrin’s, who are plenty cool but don’t do enough, are releasing themselves a single, a triple A-side:

And at a birthday live. Love it. I’d next act if you want to hear it, but you definitely want to hear it. Continue reading

Is This Curtains for BILLIE IDLE?

Just like how the double live album/Best Of compilation set my heart a patterin’, I think this latest announcement from BILLIE IDLE has all the ominous and so far none of the relief:

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It’s the New Malcolm Mask McLaren in Action!

Happy Friday! And what a way to get things moving than fresh live video of Malcolm Mask McLaren, showcasing what I think might be their first publicly available video of the post-Nao era version of the group, and their first new song to boot:


MMM lives always look like a blast

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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