How about Some Avandoned to Make Your Friday Go?

I had the stupidest damn day yesterday (well, after the BiS thing), and I’d really like to have a nice Friday. Being the generous sort, I’d like for you to have a nice Friday, too! Fortunately, the coolest twee girls in idol (aka, Avandoned) posted a full show while I was busy doing a bunch of dumb stuff that I didn’t want to do (yesterday), and now let’s all just enjoy it together.

Also, two cool things that I recently learned about Avandoned: Continue reading


Malcolm Mask McLaren Barefaced and Live for ‘like this sneakers’

Ahh, Malcolm Mask McLaren, you are so good at moving these releases out in little bunches. Just last week we had “Just Believe”; this time around, we get “like this sneakers,” which I’m sure is new to just about everybody except for you lucky dogs who were in Japan the last couple of months, and that title, I think I know what they’re saying, but I’m also having a lot of fun with it. Almost as much fun as the song! See how I did that?

And that, friends, is melodic hardcore. Up to and including that xylophone. Continue reading


Bellheart’s Shallow Grave with PassCode & Yurumerumo!

You may have heard about Bellring Girls Heart being gutted in the very near future when Ayano and Mizuho graduate, and the group going on a I-believe-it-this-time temporary hiatus before a very soft reboot next year.

What you may not have heard about is how they’re going to go out as vividly as possible.

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The Sweetness Will Make Your Teeth Ache

Update: I want to say that there’s no way this is true, but I bet it’s totally true. I have no reason to doubt our friend. Wild.

It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to call on Pure Idol Heart for delivering on a good find, but this is just one example of why you should always pay attention:

Tell me that they aren’t rocking You’ll Melt More!’s look from last year

Meet Attain Music (Twitter), or maybe that’s not really their name because Attain Music is definitely the company, but the group doesn’t seem to have a name of its own? Anyway, as you can see, they’re cutting out any and all pretense and going straight for the darkest, blackest combination of all — kawaii rock. Maybe “Kawaii Rock Idol” is the name? Continue reading


Visionary Cuteness with Maboroshi Karen GeNE

So last week, when we were talking about ska idols (skadols!), Pukovnik Krv recommended that we have a look at … well, judging by the title of the post, if you weren’t thinking it was about Maboroshi Karen GeNE (Twitter), what were you thinking?

As luck would have it, they rolled out a new video like literally the next day. Judge for yourself:

Hm. I feel the energy, and some of that bouncing ska beat. So what’s their deal? Continue reading


I’m Breathing a Sigh of Q’ulle Relief

Updated: A Re:Start live of their own on Jan. 7, kind of doubling down on the band thing, and more references to a new label without saying what that is. Whatever. Q’ulle lives!

Today’s a light one, gang, because life doesn’t slow down just because you’d like it to (I am listening to Darkthrone, and I’d like for things to be quite slow indeed!). BUT I’d made a point to check up on Q’ulle’s Other Side of HOPE Asian tour finale that happened tonight, seeing as how there was some uncertainty as to just what would happen with Q’ulle at this point, new album aside.

And —

All right, what’s it gonna be? Continue reading


This Is Certainly a Little Troubling

Doop-dee-doop, surfing around through Twitter … hello, what’s this?

Why, it’s high school idols in corpse paint playing with the tools of suicide! How uplifting!

Say hello to Naniwa Six Immortals of Poetry, or Naniwa Rokkasen, as they like to be called. This song is from their first single, “Don’t Die!,” which is coming up at the end of the month. How fitting! I mean, overall, the song and video aren’t nearly as bleak as things start off, but it definitely has that “I kill” feel to it, with the excluded girl still harboring some ill feelings. It’s a song with a message. Continue reading


New Material from Yanakoto Sotto Mute

First things first, you know that if I hear that the literal coolest thing in idol is already on the verge of another EP release, I’m going to only waste minimal time in telling you, right? Well:

Set your calendar for Nov. 26, because. It’ll be good for you.

And if I hear that Yanakoto Sotto Mute has rolled out a new song, you’d better bet your sweet bippy that I’m going to very quietly lose my mind over the fact. Via Viz Major on the Idolmetal group:

With a title like that, one could be led to believe that the post-grungy alt-rock Yanamyu might be covering Pearl Jam (or Willie Nelson covering Pearl Jam), but that’s not the case. Instead, it’s a song that I’d probably have demanded be played at my prom and then sulked when it wasn’t because I was one of those jackass kids. Continue reading


It’s a Late Throwback Thursday, But Here’s Some Old-school Fruitpochette

I thought you guys might enjoy this:

In case you missed it, Mina’s hard at work at her new career, and Shiori has a new partner after losing her first new partner.


Who Wants to See Guso Drop’s New PV?

The correct answer is “I do! I do!” if you’re a fan. And it should be even if you aren’t, because while the pun doesn’t actually make any sense (or even actually be a pun, given that the title is something different), this is exciting-ass stuff:

And speaking of idolcore-as-hell

Goddamn, Guso Drop, we were worried about you! Continue reading