In keeping with this Tuesday’s short-lived and likely-never-to-be-revisited tradition of posting about selfish idols, Wagamama Rakia, The Original Wagamama, have made available a re-recorded version of their “There is surely tomorrow” song, now with all four current members:
This is a dumb post about mistress, you guys. It was originally going to be a review-cum-celebration of the second annual mistFES, and was in fact originally titled “How the Hell Does mistress Do It?” because I could never get my head around just how a (frankly) mid-tier idol project was able to get like half of everybody even remotely interesting to the same place/s at the same time/s, pay for all of that and make it an experience that people were into. Like, look at this lineup and tell me that you wouldn’t prefer that to TIF or @JAM:
— mistress (@mistress_RC) June 16, 2018
Anyway, it’s all moot now because mistress is disbanding next month:
— mistress (@mistress_RC) June 17, 2018
I had the funnest little internal self-dialogue when I saw Candye Syrup tweet about the release of this MV. It went a little like:
“Oh neat! It’s been a little while since Candye Syrup did a thing, and they need to do a thing because of their con appearance in Arizona among other things, so this is good!”
“What are you so excited about? Don’t your think that Candye Syrup has a hit rate somewhere around Andre Drummond’s shooting percentage?”
And then I did something else, because spending too much brain power on such things is for suckers. Quite a few hours later, here we are! I will no further preface this song or video except to say that this is the title track for the WHITE RUSSIAN EP due out on Wednesday, which is in fact more like a maxi single, but I gave up on understanding the ins and outs of how idol groups refer to their releases a while ago.
Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle; the normally digital idolcore-esque Wagamama Rakia are recording again, likely because they’re so digital idolcore-esque as to very literally suck up ex-members of defunct groups of a similar type who also happen to be their best friends, and adding to the roster usually means that it’s time to make more material lest the wota start to do other things with their money. And because they’re recording again, Wagamama Rakia, bolstered by the strength of Layna’s arrival, are able to give us a little update!
I usually don’t want you to just take my word for something. Yes, the sky is blue; yes, water is wet; yes, the first proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem was written by me while waiting for the school bus. However, I want you to take it from me right now that I am in fact as exuberant about NoA’s release of two fresh tracks as would be indicated by the title of this post, not by the two days’ delay that it took me to get there (thanks Jul!). A guy gets busy sometimes, all right?
So! Do you recall NoA? Like, owner of the single greatest group disbandment ever? That NoA? Our last look at her was a good indicator that she wasn’t exactly making chopped liver in her solo / not-idol efforts. Now that, yes, there are more NoA songs, do they stack up?
Let’s kick this off by acknowledging that probably nobody in idol is as regularly loud as Broken By The Scream. Only a few units ever have had such a go-for-broke musical style, and I can’t think of any that employed dual high-low harsh vocalists. This makes BBTS unique, and they’ve parlayed being loud, good, and atypical into a certain modicum of popularity. Nobody disputes this.
The big question is, with their first full-length album now on the way, are they ready to take the next step and become something bigger, something more than the niche they currently fill?
— 激ロック (@gekirock) June 11, 2018
After yesterday’s introductory blast to NEORDER NATION, I definitely didn’t think we’d have another preview coming so fast, but here we are!
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) June 7, 2018
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I give up! 2018 wins. I spent the better half of last year complaining the rock idol was passe and eventually going to be just some dang thing, and how does the universe respond? By laying it on thick, that’s how. Hakuchumu. Toricago. Wyenra. Just to name a few!
And now, after once again doing that ever-so-crafting trick of looking up idols who appear on other idols’ Twitter feeds, I give you the latest entry from Osaka (ofc), a polyglot rock unit that I frankly couldn’t be more excited about. Listen to this loudness:
Or, if you prefer it in video form:
Nothing is as predictable as a Codomomental act teasing a good series of promo tracks ahead of their releases, and as soon as the “see you at 21:00” tweet happened the other evening, I created a placeholder for this post. Look how smart I am! Then they did a bunch of other announcements first, and boy did I have egg on my face! But you know what? Eggs are delicious.
But also, per the usual manipulation of Codomomental’s good faith and trust, what they’re saying is available for a couple of hours is actually our eternal plaything! If you can, of course click the link here, but know that goodies never really go away here at Homicidols.com.
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) June 6, 2018
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Yes, friends, I am excited about sugartrap at any point that they’re doing active things like recording music (which they do occasionally) and performing live (which they do all the time). I’d prefer to wait a little bit for a real-deal MV to sprout wings and fly into my face closer to the release date of this record, but I’m also wont to force-feed you sugartrap (it’s good for you!) and will not be wroth should they be posted twice in quick succession.
Further proof that Osaka idols are best idols