GANG PARADE Broke the Ability to Metaphor

Ages ago, back when I was planning out how I wanted to do this idiotic project, I wrote out a series of topics that I thought were worth discussing. It’s worth noting that said editorial outline ultimately turned into nothing because I had grossly underestimated the size and complexity of just this little corner of the Idolverse, and I wasn’t ever going to have time to make a lot of those pieces happen. Noting that, however, I can still say that I had wanted to do a pre-most-WACK-things post on the general career arc of one Watanabe Junnosuke, questioning whether it was skill or luck that had gotten him through (at the time) OG BiS, OG BiSH and OG Pla2POP.

So! GANG PARADE made “BREAKING THE ROAD” official today:

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Wake up. Download Some Dang DOTS. Post Your Reaction.

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. Idol is gearing up for a hell of a 2018 with a bunch of teasers in the waning moments of 2017 that should do no less than to whet your appetite for an incredible year in music. In this case? Just one of Maniac’s very favorite things, Tokyo’s Dots, who have their first full-length album coming out in January — but you can get a full preview of the whole dang thing beginning right now if you know what’s good for you:

OTOTOY, where so much of my time and money gets spent

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You Can Download the New There There Theres Single for Free

I was writing that as if there’s some kind of fake-out involved, but there’s no fake-out. Just like almost everything else AQBI related, the “There’s something behind” single” is available for free via OTOTOY for one week starting today:

I use the term “new” here a little liberally, as you may already be familiar with the material if you follow TTTs, but that’s all well and good because free studio versions muchachos! Continue reading

GANG PARADE’s ‘Beyond the Mountain’ Is Available for Free in Many Ways!

I didn’t see this one coming!

Because I’ll never actually understand WACK’s business model, nor how T-Palette operates in general, I’m surprised every time this happens: If you want GANG PARADE’s new single, you can download it for free from OTOTOY (preferred site for officially free idol downloads!), or you can just get the songs straight from Soundcloud: Continue reading

In Case You Missed It: There There Theres 1st Single Free for a Week

This is (again!) old news for most folks, but it’s worth having and pushing out there a little: There There Theres, releasing their first single post-resurrection, are making it available for free via OTOTOY until the 10th:

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All Right, Now You Can Get at GANG PARADE’s Latest

For a hot minute there, GANG PARADE had made this announcement about the availability of their “FOUL” single on OTOTOY (for free! why!) and the addition of “Close your eyes” to Soundcloud without actually having posting the track to said service, and OTOTOY keeps taking its sweet time to zip up my files, so I had to wait like 30 whole minutes for the thing to arrive.

Anyway!

It’s not even the first time that’s happened. Fun!

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Wake up to New BiS Times Two

It was only a matter of time before BiS started teasing out more material from Re:STUPiD; the first thing you should do is give these a listen:


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“If Tomorrow Comes” is a pumped-up combo shot of a bunch of well-worn BiS territory; it reminds me of “ODD FUTURE” in particular, with some “FiNAL DANCE” mixed in; I say this as praise, because those are both great songs of theirs from the original final album, when they were the most mature musically, if a bit defanged.

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