Seven Minutes Enduring a Zenkimi Surprise

This is the life of the fancy idol blogger:

“Oh, all right, Zenkimi’s doing the announcement thing at the ass crack of dawn. Cool, cool. Maybe a song teaser? That’d be fun. … No, wait, that’s not the usual pattern for them, and they always say it’s a twitcast if it’s going to be a twitcast … OH GAWD NO, THIS IS IT, MASHIRO’S LEAVING, ISN’T SHE? THIS WAS HOW THEY TALKED ABOUT MENE. NO WAIT I BET IT’S YOTSU SHE WAS ALWAYS SO LAZY ABOUT IT.”

And then you remember that idol is the stupidest hobby in the world, easily the least rewarding, but also so fleetingly very rewarding: Continue reading

You Can and Maybe Should Get the New REGiNA KiSS Singles Today

So for the handful of individuals other than John and me who pay attention to poor, benighted REGiNA KiSS, you may be aware that they’re simul-releasing their third and fourth singles literally right now (or, rather, have already, because Sunday is now over in Japan because spheres). Other than all of the times when I definitely tell you what you should be doing, I’m not going to tell you what to do (on the presumption that you’re an adult and have agency), but I will tell you that you need to at least give this multi-preview a listen. REGiNA KiSS tends to surprise people who put in the effort!

That listen:

As you might imagine, I’m endorsing the fourth single, “Ikenai xxx” for the sole reason that the B-side (of course it’s the B-side) cranks. I’m sure that its actual subject matter makes sense with the title, but there ain’t a single 50/50 thing about that — it’s just loud and going for it.

Thank you for humoring me and for giving REGiNA KiSS a chance. You may all go back to whatever it is that you like to do on your Sundays.

Wherein I Renew My Attempt to Win More Fans for Himegami CRISIS

I have some stuff to post, you guys. Stuff people might not like! We could wind up with another comments situation like the WACK election, or the Facebook disbelief in the inherent importance of Poppy (which, boo); it could get even worse! Which, fine. There are worse things in the world than people disagreeing with you/me on the Internet.

What I will not stand for, however, is opposition to the whatever-you-want-to-call-it that is Himegami CRISIS, who are awesome, who graced the world with this: Continue reading

More from DAIDAIDAI, Please, Forever

Well, today’s been a fairly heavy one (though I think I’m going to stay on the DEADLIFT LOLITA thing for a while yet), but some of the best and simultaneously most unsung work in idol is still happening, and now would be a great time to crank it up to 11 and rock out.

I speak, of course, of DAIDAIDAI:

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You Aren’t Prepared for This One New from DEADLIFT LOLITA Today, Or Maybe You Need It

Oh my.

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GANG PARADE Just Dropped a Video Filmed in the Back of My Brain

Oh my goodness. Oh my. This isn’t real. I’m hallucinating.

To continue to promote the GANG PARADE takes themselves higher!! album, and staying right in line with that out-of-nowhere barn burner from a couple of weeks ago (not to mention the tracks uploaded to Soundcloud), here’s what four-and-a-half minutes inside of my head on an average afternoon would look and sound like if you weren’t quickly suffocated by the brains that fill my head, rather than air to breathe!

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The Joke’s on Us for Joking about the WACK Shuffle; Election Impending

Well, at least all of that sudden noise is going to result in something more than a cynical cash grab.

Building on the (deserved) reception of SAiNT SEX and (sigh) the WACK shuffle album, the two-headed troll called Watakuma Kennosuke, in conjunction with the suits at avex, is going to hold … an idol election:

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I Am Definitely Ready for Zenkimi’s New Single

Well, gang, the idol gods continue to smile upon us, and now it’s time to get our very first listen to the latest single from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da. Previously untitled, it’s now “せきららららいおっと”, which I’m sure has a nice translation or at least a clean romanization, right? Anyway, enjoy.

You cats know the drill by now. Click through on the link in the tweet if the teaser window is still open, or click through here to access the track’s forever home. Continue reading

You May Now Get Excited for SPARK SPEAKER’s First Album

And in News Items That Are Almost a Week Old, hey, SPARK SPEAKER’s first album is coming! And there’s a trailer for it!


Thanks, Lee

KYO-MEI will drop on the 22nd. It’s clearly going to be worth getting via entirely legal means!

Why, There *Is* New BBTS Live Video This Morning

How was everybody’s weekend? Pretty okay? I’m really not looking forward to getting back to the grind today. Work is dumb! So loud things, those are good things right now.

Broken By The Scream’s SCREAMING RHAPSODY is finally hitting stores on Wednesday, and while what follows here isn’t a full-blown MV per se, it’s a whole song’s worth of a live cut!


via my dude as always

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