Ama Piri May Save Us from a Day without a Guitar Solo

With the homicidol heavyweights apparently content to mostly do a whole lot of very little nowadays, we must content ourselves, friends, to finding rock sounds where we can. Idols are doing it a lot these days, though, so it’s not always a tough hunt!

See for example Ama Piri:

Guitars, guns, dancing in a warehouse, woodland suvival — what’s not to like?

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Did You Catch the Latest from merry merli?

You guys know I like sleeper somewhat recent debutantes merry merli. I don’t always get it, but what they’ve put out so far has been cool and smart and with just enough edge to keep me paying attention. Low-key compelling material will get you far, kids!

This latest video of theirs is from a couple of days ago, and I originally put it into the Weekender as a cautionary tale (i.e., never assume that an idol group is going to keep doing any one thing, especially when that one thing and their visual style kind of clash), but it’s interesting enough and has enough of a story behind it that I wanted to pull it back out … for funsies:


It’s a like yume-kawaii Maison Book Girl!

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Oh, So This Is What That New Ladybaby Was All About

Okay, fess up: Who else saw the title “Pinky! Pinky!” and thought the song would be about something along the lines of, I don’t know, some fashion thing or even just something else generally kind of cute, potentially dark-cute, whatever. I ask because I’m going to call you a liar if you try to convince me that you definitely thought it was a reference to a blood oath made via pinky swear and came packed with a video featuring a violent escape from a distopic school?: Continue reading

Here’s the Winning Gokigen Teikoku Fan-edited MV

Well, guys, I hate to break your hearts, but neither Terry nor Viz Major nor any of a number of us otherwise won Gekijo-ban’s contest to create the official MV for “Important Announcement”:

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This Is My Kind of Savage Garden

I have this thing, see, about bands etc. that have misleading names — Massive Attack being the ones who started the little obsessive observation — and Savage Garden was always right at the top of the list. I remember the first time the voice on the radio (which was a Top 40 rock station, back when those things existed) promised a “new one from Savage Garden” and I got excited because hey, that sounds like it might be kind of awesome! If I’d known that I’d instead be getting a well less funky Australian Hall and Oates, I’d have managed those expectations better.

Regardless! This is about Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, whose Egoistic Eat Issues is now in stores, and what better way to celebrate than to get out the second video from the album:

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Tell Me If You Ever Expected to See a Nun Idol

So like I was saying earlier, our dude Pure Idol Heart was just spouting off performers’ videos yesterday like an auctioneer, and among the list was a name that rang a bell but was tough to place. I asked for video, I received a link … and then it fell into place.

My peoples, please say hello to Eri Kitamura* (Twitter), who I literally queued up for all the way back in April, didn’t publish because other stuff was going on … and then promptly forgot about, which shame on me:

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Bless Your Rocking Heart, 2&

Okay, I’ve been complaining a lot. Imagine being the podcast guys! I can horse around in WordPress for 15 minutes and make a thing happen — they have to plan out a whole show and then do all the graphics and video and stuff, so lulls in idol season must be an extra level of hell, or at the very least annoying.

I’m done complaining for a minute because 2& dropped this wonderful gem on the world yesterday, and it’s all that I need right now:

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How about a Change of Pace from Babyraids JAPAN?

“Oh cool,” quoth I, “there’s a new Babyraids video! And it looks really pro and idoly — I can only imagine what kind of song we’ll get out of it!”

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Hey, a New PASSPO MV!

Well if somebody doesn’t want the Friday before a holiday weekend to start things off with a real punch! You guys, it’s PASSPO time!


Prepare to be called a liar if you deny the majesty of this song

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Zenkimi Released Their Update to ‘Untitled Choir’; Album Watch Is On!

That sneaky, sneaky braintrust at Codomomental managed to head-fake the world this morning by first putting out news about a bunch of new media appearances for their Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da flagship, then offering up a surprise in the form of the first song from Kaqriyo Terror Architect; despite the impending release of Egoistic Eat Issues, one could be forgiven for thinking that the teased noontime announcement would be … well, anything. It could even be a boat video!

But which one? Try an old favorite.

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