The debut single from Up Up Girls (Kari)’s sister group/second generation/backup dancers came out yesterday, and to be honest, I was getting lazy in my Up Up Girls coverage, and after the music video for “Ninoashi DANCING” turned out to just be fairly standard idol fare, I banished it to the Weekender without giving it much thought. But here’s the most important thing to come from that:
Gee whiz, I thought I’d popped this out a couple of weeks ago, well before TIF, which is precisely when this was released and precisely why it was released, as Zenrokyu were at TIF and I think there’s even video of their performance. Anyway, this is a neat video for “Parallel Girl” that I should get on the record for when folks get to the point of finding things like Full Power Girls R for themselves:
It took me a minute to buy into WiLL back when they were getting a little hype a few months ago, but I did come around enough to be surprised that I’d almost forgotten that the poor things were out there, idoling away — specifically, I thought “oh, right, I didn’t see them on TIF or @JAM or anything rosters yet” — and genuinely a little stoked when Japanese Idol MV RTed this one yesterday:
I’m a friggin’ doofus and missed the latest from we-B’s surging up-and-comers NEVE SLIDE DOWN this morning until reminded by our good friend Pure Idol Heart, and of course then immediately had to get into a meeting and do actual day job work instead of something enjoyable like a new NEVE SLIDE DOWN video.
Good lord. In the chat during the podcast the other day, I was (not alone!) extolling the incredible virtues of Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s “Any” MV and how it was this perfect starter for their TIF sets, and I’d said upon its release that it’s high energy and almost bright look at the world was so refreshing. That’s great! However, Yanamyu’s best material is traipsing around in the dark, damp corners of angsty psyches, invoking the feel of rainy evenings in flannel. So, “AWAKE”:
I published Brian’s excellent behind-the-visor piece the other day, and it was good, but you may have noticed that things in Dotsworld move at a rate that’s hard to predict; this is one of their busy times. The other night, they were included on a shoegaze radio show, for instance. And now, a new MV:
You know what, you guys? I’m not going to chide you for never looking at REGiNA KiSS when they (for they are very prolific) release new video, nor will I chide you for not listening to them when they release new music. It seems like nobody does! And that’s actually pretty criminal, if you ask me.
This is Kanna. She’s one of the three members of REGiNA KiSS. She’s a full-suite kind of idol, doing music here and also a lot of modeling. And, fittingly, she’s a pretty good singer: