Come Feast on Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s ‘Any’ MV

Why the heck do things that I should see coming a mile away surprise me? Even since the STAMP EP was announced, it was basically only a matter of time before Yanakoto Sotto Mute put out the video promoting it. And, like, if you listened to the preview on iTunes, it was practically guaranteed that it’d be for “Any,” because it’s this bizarrely upbeat song that sounds like a love letter to the greatest generation of human artistic achievement (since 1980 at least) ((and in the United States for the most part)), and yeah, I could hear it on the radio.

Anyway, have a look:


The most 90s thing you’ve heard today, or the most 90s thing you’ve heard every day?

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Do You Want to Hear a Song That You Can’t Buy?

You guys remember notall, right? It wasn’t that long ago. Well, they’ve been busy, including performing at the Japan Expo in Paris. Which, cool beans, and good for them. While they were there, they (source below!) released this really fun tune with an MV that might set off your personal idol I Like Her!-ometers.

That’s really cool! Everything about it is cool — song, video, release locale, etc. But how about this? IT’S NOT FOR SALE. Continue reading

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Dots to the Rest of Idol: Hold My Beer

It’s a shame that the Dots, identity-deficient singularities of incredible artistic idol power, aren’t going to be part of Queen of the Scene, but I think they just wrapped up Least Predictable Release by Idols Forever for 2017:

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I Really Like How Gokigen Teikoku Is Sounding

Sebastian shared this on Facebook yesterday, and I had originally drafted up a little post about the fan contest to do their MV (see below), but you know how you get curious about a thing and start looking through members’ stuff?

Yeah, Ichigo with the studio cut:

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This Is a Maboroshi Karen GeNE Check-in Post

Somebody was passing around some Cute Gene video the other day (PIH? The Viz?) in a way that I made a note of it and immediately went back to business, only to then remember that I’d seen something days earlier and had no idea where to go, so then the only choice left is to go to the most immediate source there is, that being the subject itself.

So! THANKS SOMEBODY.

Anyway, this was the original topic of conversation:

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You Should Listen to This Amazing-ass Dots Series

It seems like we can’t go a day or two without something else amazing from the Dots well, nor can we go a day or two without Viz Major finding something in the darkest crevasses of the Idolverse and shining on it the kind of light that only Westerners with excellent-albeit-unconventional musical tastes can provide. In this case, an unreleased track from the enigmatic nameless collective of idol singularities:

Now, listen to that song, but I want you to do something else. And yes, it’s good and it’ll be a reward for trusting me even though you very correctly swore to never do that again. Continue reading

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It’s Been a While, So … Let’s Poco Poco!

I legit can barely remember the last time that we had a nice look at You’ll Melt More! sister unit Let’s Poco Poco, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t worth a nice little look.

They released their latest MV yesterday:


“Nothing Without You”? Nihongo is hard

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AIBECK Added a Fresh Track

So AIBECK, potentially exciting and fairly busy new idol project and home to the … I actually can’t quite place exactly why I like An’z-don, but An’z! went ahead and added a new song to Soundcloud last night, a song that I almost definitely would have missed if I hadn’t been on Soundcloud for entirely different reasons:

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So Like Death Lolita Is a Thing Now? Check out Arisaka Emi

Shut it down, you guys. Forget Queen of the Scene. Just forget it all. Site’s closed. Nothing left to see.

No, wait.

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Thanks for Giving Me a Reason, Fullfull Pocket

Once upon a time, a more wide-eyed but less adventurous Maniac was going through some idol sets and doing the obligatory YouTube-it-and-see-if-it’s-cool thing. One of the things that came up during that adventure was Fullfull Pocket (Twitter), who at the time struck me as being, well, kind of alt-interesting in the way that amiinA and sora tob sakana are*, but not really something that I was going to devote time or energy to, certainly not in a world filled with the bright shining lights of & Crazy and Haloperi Doll**. The only other time that I really dipped my toe in was when Hauptharmonie was touring around and including Fullfull Pocket on the roster, and even then I wasn’t all that moved.

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