Check out This New PIIIIIIIN MV

Man, it’s been a while since the last time we got to check in on PIIIIIIIN, and it was literally just dumb luck that I saw this video hit Twitter this morning:

That’s “容赦なく逃げてった未来” (“Future Fled Mercilessly” or something?), and I’m happy to have it. It sounds a lot like a PIIIIIIIN song! Or, more accurately, like a PIIIIIIIN song from SCRAMBLES — just compare to this and tell me I’m crazy. Continue reading


PIIIIIIIN Somehow Sneaked These Two Fun Songs Past Me

It was a family weekend here at Maniac Mansion, and you know what that means: Finding creative ways to avoid spending so much time with people to whom you are only tenuously related by law! Despite outdoor temperatures being in the triple digits, I took it upon myself to heroically do yard work and some maintenance tasks, and in so doing flipped on the ol’ Soundcloud app, and in so doing saw that PIIIIIIIN had recently uploaded a couple of songs that managed to escape notice, and of course they were listened to with great interest: Continue reading


Enjoy Yourselves a Little Bit of PIIIIIIIN

I wasn’t crazy about PIIIIIIIN’s most recent release, but I like these two minutes of them live:

Those outfits are boss. PIIIIIIIN doesn’t always rock, but when they do, they rock.


They Do Let Our Kind into Things Like iCON DOLL LOUNGE

I’ll just go ahead and admit that I had no earthly idea what this was and why it was a big deal on Twitter over the weekend, but it actually looks like a lot of fun.

Apparently, iCON DOLL LOUNGE is a fashion show / performance event that has idols strut their stuff in what might be seasonal fashion wear, then tear it up on stage. I’m still trying to see all who was there, but this past weekend’s event featured a whole bunch of site favorites, including the beloved PassCode and personal favorite that all you tasteless fools don’t heed well enough Bellring Girls Heart. Continue reading


Oh, So This Is Why People Like PIIIIIIIN

Once upon a time, while I was compiling the groups that I wanted to launch this site with and putting those groups into categories and, yes, judging whether they rocked/were frightening enough to include, I had PIIIIIIIN as an assignment (Twitter) And I listened to a couple of songs and ultimately thought “this goes in the later pile.”

But because I spend a lot of my down time crawling around YouTube and Soundcloud for newer stuff, I often get brought back around to “later pile” groups, and in this case I had a newer track come up in a related list, and I came back to “oh yeah, I wanted to look at PIIIIIIIN again after a minute,” and I’d just had occasion to mention them, so I bit. Continue reading


Just to Show You They’re Serious, TIF Invites Trouble Back on Stage

A few days late to this party, but the Tokyo Idol Festival (a cesspool of scum and villainy) has been releasing its schedule so far. Here’s how I reacted to some of the news as it came out on Friday.

See, TIF is kind of a big deal. Like, the biggest idol festival. The one that can catapult you to national, even international, attention. It’s no place for the kinds of ruffians that inhabit this domain. Continue reading