This Phantom Kiss Is Like a Punch in the Teeth. Fantastic.

May the most chthonic of ancient deities bless us all! Yes, friends, it’s another Tsurezure song preview morning!

As usual, it’s a two-hour shindig; as usual, because they never say not to, we prefer to flaunt the rules around here. Continue reading

These Lyric Videos Are a Great Reminder That Alloy Is Cool

I’ll be honest, I like when you guys tell me about stuff, largely because there’s a good chance that I missed or bypassed it, and you’re like, no idiot, listen to and enjoy and share this. And then I can!

So Alloy. Martin, bless him, kindly drew my attention to the fact that they’d dropped a lyric video for “Pinball”, one of their earlier tracks (and by earlier, I’m talking 16 months old):

Which they then immediately followed up with another one for “astronaut with this little infinity sign because things need to be complicated”: Continue reading

Nor Have I Said Anything about the New HAMIDASYSTEM

This is a really bad one, you guys, and I’m sorry, but in addition to just plain missing the best chance to share this (Sunday, or HAMIDASYSTEM Day in Japan, as the cool kids now it), I almost forgot about it. It’s just a lyric video, but I’ll be gosh-damned if it isn’t just further confirmation that HAMIDASYSTEM is in that rarefied territory of being legitimately better than, oh, 98 percent of other things in idol, and that they’re inversely well-appreciated by the gibbering masses who don’t so much exist as much as I need a handy strawman to make my point so there:

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A Three-MV Journey through the Yukueshirezu – Story – zure

Although my thesis isn’t anywhere near the completion point I’d like it to be, my Tsurezure fever is as fiery as it ever was.

In case you don’t read the main Codomomental Twitter, the producer has said he wants the fans to think of “Paradise Lost” as a complement to “Miss Sins” and “Loud Asymmetry”, as they are intended as a triptych.

Now, because we enjoy speculations almost as much as we adore idols here at Homicidols, I’d like to piece together the story that links these three songs. In the future, I’d love to cover the timeline from the arrival of Tsuyame and Cococo through Post-Catastrophy, as all videos converge through recurring use of similar motifs, but that will wait, as all the MV have their individual stories, transforming this into a laborious enterprise.

For now, story time! Continue reading

Were You Interested in Broken By The Scream Lyrics?

Possibly!

It doesn’t matter if you’re pro, con or agnostic on Broken By The Scream; they’re becoming increasingly popular in a relatively short time, with 80,000 (and counting) views of their most recent MV and literally hundreds of Facebook shares of that harsh vocals demo video of Io’s. While they’re still coming up in Japan, they’re catching on at a by-percentage faster clip among gaijin scum like us for sure.

A very helpful fan decided that we could stand to acquire some meaning from BBTS’s lyrics, and translated them! Specifically, the entirety of Screaming Rhapsody. Terry shared them in the group, and now I am sharing them with you! Continue reading

Hey! Come Get Some Kaqriyo Terror Architect!

So while I spent a good part of the weekend pining for some positive news from Tsurezure (I think the 100 Days was an inadvertent curse), it’s their new sister group that’s popping out the new song preview on Monday morning. “Hide and Seek” is currently on the two-hour teaser release, but you know how we roll around here:

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And Here’s le biglemoi with the Best Thing Happening This Week

You guys remember le biglemoi, right? Briefly just about the coolest dang thing to happen in the middle portion of the year, loud but also going with a darkened tradol look, they fell into the ever-predictable Westerners’ trap of Oops We’re Good but Also Missed Doing Something for a Week and Now You’ve Forgotten about Us. It happens a lot!

Anyway, they’re cool and good, but I’d nonetheless completely lost track of their existence — ironically so, as you’ll discover in the Weekender — to the point that they weren’t even in my Check This Weekly list anymore. And that’s a shame, because this is the kind of work that le biglemoi is capable of producing:


I love nonsensical English lyrics in idol songs

Amazingly? This isn’t on their Twitter feed (yet), and it’s as yet not promoting any particular release; it’s like management expects that fans will all be subscribed on YouTube, that their notifications will work (they never do) and then they’ll do the dirty work of telling each other about the thing. Which, funny, that’s how I know about it (thanks, PIH), and also I would never dream of trying such a thing (/cough), but additionally also is an inexplicable way to do business for (presumable) money.

Regardless, there’s a song here! 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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Yannderu Ame Is Now YAMIAME and Has a Lyric Video for You

I’m glad that this one got cleared up! So I’d been following the Idols Formerly Known as Yannderu Ame Etc. for a while, liking them enough to keep them on blast so I’d know for sure when they made announcements, added video, etc. And I noticed kind of recently that their Twitter bona fides are different, right down to the official account’s handle. And I thought little of it, because, well, I get kind of lazy sometimes.


That had me at “riffs”

That’s a really cool song! And it’s notably different compared to the last lyric video they put out, back when they were definitely still Yannderu Ame Etc. So … Continue reading

DAIDAIDAI Defies Their Own Name with This Sweet Live Video

Man, I think DEMON TAPES must have heard me saying nice things about the ex PSYBOU KANOJO, because I felt like I’d been waiting almost forever for the best-named idols in the business to give us something fresh.

I think this lyric video for “SOTTO MO ZUTTO JI” qualifies.

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