If It Were Possible to Slowly Back Away Online, I’d Be Doing It from Pikarin

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!

No.

Hakuchumu Has Landed

While you go ahead and get yourself familiar with Hakuchumu, I’m going to get things warmed up a little bit. Last week, @Eyex1st pinged me about a new group. With new stuff. And a … eccentric producer. And, naturally, an entire Pringles tube full of interesting.

Just look at this series of teasers:

My very first thought was that this was a project up to something, whatever that might be. It was all in the service of setting up: Continue reading

Yamakatsu’s Rocking Renewal

The idol gods have seen it fit to bless us with even more good new stuff from good old units, friends. The Idol Formerly Known as Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen — now known as Yamakatsu — dropped an MV in advance of a later-this-month release:

“Survivor” is off of Yamakatsu’s eighth(!) single, “distopia”, the title of which alone gives me a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside. GO DARK, VETERAN IDOLS!

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Go Get ’em Candy GO!GO!

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:

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The 12 Stages of Listening to Broken By The Scream

First, feast your ears on this:

Broken By The Scream’s first one-man is coming up in a month. This is a trailer to get you hype. Are you hype? You should be hype. Or perhaps your experience is something like this: Continue reading

SHiX Wants You to Hear This Song So Badly, They Didn’t Even Finish Mixing It

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:

“RoughMIX” is right!

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I’m Afraid That Ophetan Is Going to Run out of PVs Someday

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!

Happy Thursday. The Hurtsday portion will be along in a bit.

2! 2 2& PVs! Ha Ha Ha!

If you don’t like Sesame Street, you can eat one

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&.


TY Pukovnik Krv!

Fittingly, it’s two videos in one!

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Babyraids Looks Like They’re Ready to Have a Great Year

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

RIOT BABY Is a Riot, Baby

I’m so sorry

Man you guys, just when I thought it was safe to relax for a minute and settle into whatever kind of normal being a fan of idols really allows you to have, along comes … well, RIOT BABY:


Also follow them on Twitter!

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