Well, team, if the last release from the new arguable idol punk rock champions (that’s Malcolm Mask McLaren, if you’re scoring at home) got you motivated to become a fan, maybe their latest drop onto Soundcloud will help to solidify that opinion for you:
Oh man. Oh man! After the previous look at the track (whereupon I failed to communicate well), I’m comfortable in saying that Malcolm Mask McLaren’s new single, “Existence,” was at least going to be good. Now with the MV, yes, let’s not insult anybody with qualifiers on the “good” part:
Edited to reflect why Maniac shouldn’t write after midnight
Idols should always be on Soundcloud. It is good! However, upon joining Soundcloud, idols should make more of a show of displaying that to fans. Get some subscribers lined up, you know? Tease out demos. Do stuff!
Instead, Malcolm Mask McLaren, who are suddenly way more important than I think even they could have anticipated* and might actually be up to the task, took a more low-key approach. I mean, if I were moving onto a new medium, and I had a bitchin’ new track to share with the world, I’d make a little more of that release, you know?
Thank you, Mr. Major
Not tremendously long ago, it felt like the number of people emerging as fans of Malcolm Mask McLaren (or perhaps Malcolm McLaren, if you will) might be the Next Big Idol Fan Thing. They had fun music and everybody seemed to like them! Then what some people took as a weird single happened, Nao graduated, two new members joined, and a lot of the louder voices in support of MMM stopped being so loud.
So maybe some other people can take their place! Here are a couple of just-uploaded live (but pro cut, I think) videos to follow on the last set:
Let’s roll with the live stuff until compelled not to — in this case, here’s two sets of Malcolm Mask McLaren from their appearance at Idol Koushien a little while back:
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!
— Malcolm Mask McLaren (@MMM_core) July 1, 2017
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.
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
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 […]