Hey, you know what? Let’s do a new idol thing. Haven’t done too much of that lately, but I have minutes and I am motivated!
I like when you guys ping me with idol things. One, I get to vicariously experience your excitement; two, I like learning about new idols, especially now that I don’t get to spend time on the scroll like in the good ol’ days*. So thanks Andrew! We’ve been waiting on this group to make something shareable happen for a very little while, they having very slowly come into being since, well, we’ll get to that part. But January basically. And now they have a true PV!
Pikarin dropped a new video yesterday! It appears that she has contributed music to a TV show, a show that she is even in(?), and we can listen to it and look at it and wow, it’s been a little while since we had new things from Shiina, it feels like, maybe we should be really stoked and just dive right in without so much as half a care, willy-nilly sacrificing our brains to what’s sure to be a completely charming, inoffensive bit of music accompanying a straightforward PV!
I’ve already given away to whom I’m referring here, but let me just say that some casual what-are-they-doing Twitter cruising a little while back turned out a result that for one sweet second made me think that Hauptharmonie still lived, and that I might know true joy again.
Alas! It was Candy GO!GO! and the short-version PV for their new single!
I mean, it’s called “HONEY TRAP” ffs
This is their umpteenth single, releasing the day before this live DVD celebrating the group’s seventh(!) anniversary:
So SHiX, who literally just came up the other day kind of randomly even though I was glad to do it, are putting all of those new members to work already. No, not just stage-idol-buppan stuff, but recording music! And then, possibly because whoever’s running SHiX has a good sense of humor, putting that music online while still in the midst of the production process:
It’s a new weekly occurrence for my favorite solo underground idol, Ophelia 20mg — last time out, she released a trailer for her upcoming EP/album doodad; this week, it’s back to short versions of full videos for … is she going to do one per song on the record? Holy moses.
Google says that the title of this number is “poison retrenched.” I don’t even care if that isn’t right; that’s a great title.
Actually got an update on the title! Thanks @microBun!
@homicidols poisonous euphoria is a better translation of the title.
Hey team! It’s been a mess of a morning, but I didn’t want to let it get away without a proper Thursday Hurtsday entry; and, thanks to a friend, I’m even changing up my original plans.
One of last year’s toughest graduations was Saki from Guso Drop. It was all a positive career move over all, and has so far led to some fairly wild stuff from the new blood among the Heaviest Idol in the World, plus good developments for Saki in her solo guise as 2&.
Babyraids JAPAN! The most idorock group in existence is also like making cold-brewed coffee from roasted, ground fun beans. I spent a solid week a while back just rotating through MVs and live videos of theirs; just in my own mind (feel free to disagree!), they have the same raw, manic joy in their work as Dempagumi.inc, but at a more manageable pace and without half of the flashing lights.
They’re releasing a new single next month, and they’re of course doing the one-man routine to promote it. And to promote that, they’ve been putting out these cool promo videos that just kind of lay it down: Continue reading →