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

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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

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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).

I don’t know if that was a look-we’re-alive kind of thing, or what, but I’m glad to have seen it because I saw that MMM has something cooking. Continue reading

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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?

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

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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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Masks Off! Malcom Mask McLaren Makes Me Malliterative Mometimes

What a terrible title, but I couldn’t help myself.

Anyway! I was flipping through the ol’ Twitter last night and remembered a disconcerting-looking tweet from MMM’s Mone several days ago, and thought I’d check in:

To newer people: When an idol tweets out images of written text, it is almost always a bad thing.

In addition to their second one-man held roughly 30 hours ago to celebrate their anniversary, they were holding a follow-up show “tonight” (now like four hours ago) to celebrate Nao’s birthday. How nice! Except that Nao’s tweets, when run through Twitter’s Bing translator that is mostly garbage, kept saying “thank you” (of course) and “departure” (NOOO!). Continue reading

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Malcolm Mask McLaren’s ‘myself’ MV Moves Me

The world sucks right now. I mean, it sucks most of the time, but things are rather magnified. So thanks, MMM, for giving us a song that sounds a little like how a lot of people feel, but has just enough bounce in it to remind you, hey, it’s Friday, and there are idols who wear surgical masks and are named after the Sex Pistols’ manager and it’s amazing how far drones can extend your filming budget:


Somebody needs to remind Nao that “always on” means you have to at least pretend for the camera

I’ll always appreciate MMM’s commitment to their “melodic hardcore” thing by putting an actual bottom on what could be reductive pop punk pablum.

If there’s any truth to this allegation that the masks may come off, I’m going to be very upset.

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Just Another Live Clip of Malcolm Mask McLaren

Their birthday is coming up in a couple of months or so, so I have the feeling that Malcolm Mask McLaren will be putting out a meaningful release soon.

In the meantime, we get these occasional clips via Twitter:

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