This KIRAKIRA GERIRA Promo Is Epic as Hell

Epic. Ambitious. Maybe even a little intimidating! But KIRAKIRA GERIRA, who are cool, found a great way to make their announcements for 2017:

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This Chemical Reaction Sounds Pretty Good

Do you guys remember from back almost three months ago when I brought up Chemical Reaction for the first time? No? Of course you don’t, because nobody looked at the stupid post. Well, crazy people, here I am again, but with a lot more good stuff (h/t @PureIdolHeart for the references!)

They’re putting out this single as a venue-only CD. I want that CD:

But Chemical Reaction’s parent agency thing, Michipro, just dumped a ton of stuff from their acts onto YouTube over the last few days, and that includes some additional goodies from Chemicari: Continue reading

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Batten Show Jo Tai’s Latest is Ska-riffic

And now you’ll see what I meant in that BiS post; this was actually scheduled last night

Why didn’t somebody (Mister Mister) tell me about this? “Irritating” “Special Day” (see comment), Batten Show Jo Tai’s third single, is out on Feb. 15, and the PV is out now, and it’s exactly the jolt you need on stupid January Hump Day.


ばってん少女隊 – 「すぺしゃるでい」すぺしゃるVer. by jaeho-choi

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Welcome to the Party, Broken by the Scream

Oh. Hell. Yes.

We’ve gotten little teasers about this music and video shoot, and Broken by the Scream just dropped the full article:

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Come Get an Early Listen to Kamen Joshi’s New Single

Even though we had fair warning a while back, I’ll admit to damn near forgetting that this release was coming. Leave it to Corenament MVP Char T Saki to have eyes on the ball:

So that’s what they’ve been doing with all the stuff that Armor Girls should be doing!

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Let’s Prep for the End of 2016 with a Whole Shitload of New STARMARIE

STARMARIE! One of my favorite personally new idols of 2016, always a good time to visit with, dropped a butt-ton of video and music over the last couple of weeks. With their cool esoterica theme and totally unique style, I can think of no better way for us to get ginned up for the bitter end of this brutal, exciting year.

First, live PVs. Like, actual PVs and not the stuff to follow. Feast on this jazz:


“Nameless Star of My Home”


“Glamour”


Portrait of a Beautiful Leona

Nice! They also just dropped this preview, “Hoshinotereka,” on Soundcloud:

The lyrics are here, too. That was thoughtful of them!

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Q’ulle Seems Very Ready for Their Big Re:Start

The upstart queens of idorock, Q’ulle, are thankfully still alive (get it?) after the little bit of drama back in the fall, and they’re promoting their big “evolution” show on Jan. 7 using the only means that ever makes sense — by DVD video digest!


Just in case that Facebook post didn’t render, or you like embeds or something

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Did Somebody Mention Babyraids Japan?

Actually, yes, somebody (d0fph0t0!) did mention Babyraids Japan, in the context of the Best of 2016 voting and why the hell weren’t Babyraids Japan included? And the basic reason is that they weren’t nominated by anybody. But the other basic reason is that, a few posts about them here and there, they’ve never really caught on the way some others do.

So with lots of eyes looking at ye olde Homicidols.com over the next few days, let’s check in on the queens of “emotional idorock.”

What luck! This charming video appeared on YouTube about a week ago:

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You Want This Sugartrap Album Preview, Don’t You?

Reverse the Curse! See, back in the early days of the site, it seemed like just mentioning a group out of context (like, “hey, let’s post some random Under Beasty video, haven’t heard from them in a little while”) would lead to something crushing coming along about them not long after. Or, like in the case of Psybou Kanojo, the discovery itself led to the project’s end.

But the Curse also has a flipside, and it’s that sometimes random mentions turned into fresh new releases (like Under Beasty!). And so it is this time! Fresh off of getting a chance to bring up Sugartrap again for the first time in a while, here they are with a preview for their upcoming first full album:


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What’s Old Is New Again: GANG PARADE’s ‘Plastic 2 Mercy’

We have already trod this ground to an extent with the awkward business with the “Winter Song” free download that wasn’t but the pretty okay Soundcloud experience. That was the B-side to GANG PARADE’s upcoming single re-release of “Plastic 2 Mercy”*; this is the real McCoy:

Hey, and maybe the download link works this time! (It does!) Or, given how they didn’t even bother to correct it the last time (unless I missed that), I guess that epic prankster Watanabe was just getting another one over on us! What a commentary on the human condition and his own oft-frustrating idol project!

Anyway. There are going to be several cohorts of reaction to this reproduction of the Pla2me classic, and I’d love for unfiltered thoughts from people who fit any of these categories: Continue reading

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