The Last Two REGiNA KiSS Videos Demonstrate Why You Should Be Paying Attention

Okay, I think REGiNA KiSS is done with the IDOL SHREDDER promos now — it’s been almost a week since the last MV they put out — so let’s round back on the last two, which just so happen to be the best ones, and prove a lot of things but mostly just prove that you should be listening to this project because you’re ostensibly here because you like idols and loud music!

I’m actually sharing these in reverse chronology because that’s the best way to do a crescendo in this case. So first:

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Prepare for the Weekend and Change with Melon Batake a go go’s ‘Idol of the Wilderness’

This beauty popped up on Soundcloud like it was preordained. If you aren’t ready to smash Friday and go into your weekend like a BAMF, possibly while stroking the six-shooter in your hip holster while striding down a dusty Main Street in search of outlaws to bring to justice, I very literally cannot help you:

Never bring an idol to a gunfight, they said, but who the hell are they, and why wouldn’t I? You clearly need them and their music to set the scene!

Melon’s got a big line of shows next week. Gotta promote that final indie release!

It’s going to be so weird to have this in-every-sense-of-the-word-outstanding unit publishing on a major label. As long as it doesn’t mess with what Soze’s able to do with that incredible brain of hers, I’ll take it with cautious optimism.

Never Forget That Maison Book Girl’s Game Is Peak Game

In a way, it’s pretty appropriate that a sleep-themed music video from Maison Book Girl (who love Homicidols Dot Com as much as Team Homicidols Loves Them) would come out right as I wake up.

That was “Semai Monogatari” from Maison book girl’s upcoming album, Yume.

In a time full of general idol weirdness you can always count on MBG to bring something that’s both a pleasant break from everything else, while also being artsy enough to make you go “Hmmmm”.  I’m looking forward to hearing the deeper meanings and interpretations from certain fans because god knows I’m too dense to really think any deeper other than “Ooh, pretty!” Continue reading

Let’s Also Enjoy This Song from 143!

There still isn’t any time, and in fact this is being rapidly thrown together a good while before the time it will publish because there’s no time! But it’s a fun new song from 143, which qualifies as something worth blogging a post about all on its own, and also because there’s more context.

First, the song!

Here are your lyrics, because this is the timeline that we’re in now, it’s all Soundcloud and Twitter lyric sheets:

They also published lyrics for something that … well:

Now, for what it’s worth, I have no idea why these two songs, given the following context of the simultaneous release of the group’s first two singles, neither of which includes either of these tracks:

Idol is amazing.

Let’s Enjoy This NEO JAPONISM Song!

I miss time. It’s a nice thing to have! Lack of it keeps me from many things anymore. Thankfully, the gods invented things like YouTube and Soundcloud, so I don’t need all the time to keep up with everything, and can sometimes even do it on the go. Like, for instance, this very nice rock song from NEO JAPONISM, who you will recall do lots of nice rock songs in that inimitable way that only idols can. Let’s listen together!

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Marionet Isn’t Slowing Down One Bit

Now that they’ve officially debuted, one could forgive Marionet for going into the usual routine of doing lots of gigs and even performing new songs but not really putting things out into the digital world for broader distribution, seeing as how the crux of idol always falls to the live experience. But no! There’s yet another new song, and it is good and it makes me feel like, of all the good new things moving around in idol these days, this one might have some staying power.

Just a nice, mature song. And, as I mentioned, they debuted the other day; here’s a live clip, even:

Proving that they’re real!

Yeah, I don’t know if this is the best debut of the year, but it’s certainly among the most aggressive and enjoyable. Keep doing you, Marionet.

This GARUDA MV Is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted

I am a man of varied, but simple, tastes. I like savory foods and funny movies and boozy drinks and contact sports and loud music. I like most of these things best when I’m the one doing them, save for the loud music part, as I am not blessed with such skills; instead, I like when loud music is performed in unique and interesting ways, like by Japanese girls screaming into microphones. Hence, this whole idol business, and this whole Homicidols thing. For almost two years did I delve deeply into idol, chika and otherwise, discovering and sharing and thinking and celebrating, before putting HTML to Internet. I thought I knew all there was and would be.

There were idols of all shapes and sizes, of all genres and styles. Some did great, others less so. Some seemed to even transcend ideals, as they blended and offended elements until they had a thing that was all their own. And still, there were holes! The most notable, for me, was industrial. Yes, I spent a long stretch of time declaring for the world to know that an industrial idol, even a reasonable facsimile of the same, was my Most Wanted, my white whale. If I could have that, I could consider the loudol circle closed.

And then GARUDA, the ball of dangerous creativity otherwise known as Yuffie, answered the bell. Her first real-deal single has been available for purchase for a hot minute, and now we get the real-deal MV for it: Continue reading

It’s the Exciting Stuff We Yearn for, BiSH

Of course, who cares what I think when BiSH is absolutely raking in cash for WACK, and the train seems to only keep accelerating. Look, it’s another video game tie-in (like right after making fun of that)! They’re like in all of the media! Even more than they used to be!

“stereo future”, the single, is out in December, but we get the video today:

Or, humorously, they shared the link late last night before the video had even officially published, leading lots of people* into I-didn’t-read-the-tweet-shut-up confusion. But it’s not something to miss, so of course I was up early for the express purpose of winding up wishing that I hadn’t done that. Continue reading

Here’s Your All-new New Candye Syrup

Well if this isn’t a pleasant surprise — after graduating all of their original members post a final show right here in the good ol’ USA, Candye Syrup is back. Or, more accurately, a unit called Candye Syrup is back, because these are totally new Candye Syrup members:

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YUZUKINGDOM Is Still Going, Still Loud

Did I mention that I’m like running out the door? Ha, meta, I wrote this before I wrote that thing in the Weekender, and then came back and added it to the continuity for laughs and deleted the old intro! But I am not laughing at this new one from YUZUKINGDOM despite the fact that Yuzuki’s vocals seem to have the power to rip the very notion of continuity out of reality and turn it into a smoldering pile of viscera!

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