It’s the New Malcolm Mask McLaren in Action!

Happy Friday! And what a way to get things moving than fresh live video of Malcolm Mask McLaren, showcasing what I think might be their first publicly available video of the post-Nao era version of the group, and their first new song to boot:


MMM lives always look like a blast

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Say Hi to the New Malcolm Mask McLaren

Nao, the second third member of Malcolm Mask McLaren, graduated the other day. Sad! I for some reason thought that the promised new members weren’t going to be revealed until they debuted a little while after the fact, so I literally said “aw, just put the Nao thing into the Weekender, it’s not really whole-post material because you did the announcement before” and made a note to follow up.

So imagine my surprise to see this!

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I Don’t Like When Idols I Like Go Away: MMM’s Nao Is Off

John on the case of a graduation announcement that gave me real-deal sads: Nao, who re-filled out Malcolm Mask McLaren when she joined about a year and a half ago is hanging ’em up. Reasons etc. on John’s site.

Why I liked Nao? Just something about how she looked when she stepped into the group way back when “ROX” was new. The punch she added to an already powerful duo. The somewhat awkward cool. I dunno. I liked her. And now I’ll miss her.

Last month we had what seemed like a mini exodus of idols from the scene, you all remember that podcast right? Last week was sort of the opposite, announcements of new members all over the place. Well, Malcolm Mask McLaren just couldn’t do things like everyone else. They had to wait to do their announcement.

via Malcolm Mask McLaren – Nao To Graduate — Straight From Japan

Malcolm Mask McLaren’s ‘Bordeaux’ Friggin’ Rocks

Man, guys, it’s gonna be a good Friday.

Malcolm Mask McLaren, now operating as much without masks as with, are not in fact going in a musical direction that’s anything other than straight-up idol punk rock, but are in fact straight-up idol punk rock.


I like this so much, I even dispensed with the usual overly alliterative title

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Does Malcolm Mask McLaren’s Change in Look Hint at Something Else?

Damn, look how artsy-fartsy MMM’s getting all of a sudden. What’s next, they abandon the bleeding/runny-paint M logo and go with some calligraphic M-cubed thing? Are they looking to fill a city pop niche that Especia has now left behind? Will Ai ever stop looking completely amused with herself?

Anyway, that’s the lesson here. Also, John wrote a thing if you want to order the single.

Who is excited for the new Malcolm Mask McLaren release, because it is getting closer. I know, I know, it is not until May 17th, but that will be here before you know it. Just to get you pumped up about it, they have released the jacket art and it looks pretty nice. We also […]

via Malcolm Mask McLaren Release Date Is Getting Closer — Straight From Japan

Excellent and Painful New Records on the Way

And while my nose is straight up my own butt with the Corenament, releases continue to be announced and excitement continues to be built. John on two releases that are sure to be loud and satisfying.

Well, looks like EiT PARK RECORDS/Disk Union is going to send a couple more releases our way. These are a couple I have been waiting for, since it has been a while for each group. First we have a mini-album from 偶想Drop entitled “Painfully violent”. I am sure most of you have seen it on […]

via New Releases From Guso Drop and Malcom Mask McLaren — Straight From Japan

Malcolm Mask McLaren Makes Me Mirthful

I can play this alliteration game all day, people. Don’t even try me

While the pre-Corenament is winding down, it’s always fun to look back in on idols that you might not have thought of in a while, but who are consistently busy working and putting out all kinds of entertain. Or, in some cases, they just pop right out for you with something fresh to check out!

In this case, Malcolm Mask McLaren (currently duking it out in the Clash Legacy Conference) shared some older video of their set at Idol Koushien (you know, that show that I stayed up late to watch and then never made it far enough to get to the good stuff).

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More Live Malcom Mask McLaren

I AM ALL OUT OF CLEVER ALLITERATION THIS MORNING! So let’s just enjoy Malcolm Mask McLaren, still and forever performing with their faces visible to the world, in this live video for “myself” which is a pretty nice song but was already the subject of their first real MV so:

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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?

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Just Believe in Malcolm Mask McLaren

See what I did there?

The mostly malliterative mistresses of melodic hardcore, Malcolm Mask McLaren, made good on their promise to go bare-faced on stage from now on and showed the world that they are not, in fact, terrible swamp monsters by releasing this live video of “Just Believe.”

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