This One Step Closer to Industrial Idol Is Intoxicating

If we’ve ever interacted much on Twitter or Facebook, you know that my personal white whale is an idol project that actually goes full-on industrial — I’m talking the really filthy, heavy, distorted electronic gamut rum between NIN and Ministry and all the way out to Fear Factory. I want this, as it would tie a neat little bow around idol’s ability to genuinely do everything.

This isn’t quite there, but it’s close:


Thanks, Pure Idol Heart!

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If You’ve Wondered about Chemical Reaction Lately, Here’s What’s Happening

Happy Monday, you goofs! I hope you had a good weekend; I began a very long bit of time away from home for a very important conference for Day Job’s line of work, and there’s a good chance that you’ll see this at about the time that I’ll be making a fairly significant presentation. It’s been on my mind a lot! But idol doesn’t sleep, and I’d frankly rather be listening to music and making fart jokes on the Internet than worrying about impressing a bunch of Leaders in the Field, so here I am with stuff for you!

In this case: Chemical Reaction! I was curious as to why hits from search were occasionally including “chemicari” lately; knowing that to be the shorthand for Chemical Reaction, I figured that they either had more fans that I reckoned (for the record: they should have lots of fans), or something was afoot and I should probably check in on them. It only took a couple of weeks!

As it turns out, the What isn’t something new, but little releases from a record they put out as a venue-only release a couple of months ago:

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Let’s Have Ourselves a Look at Mikicco

It was literally months ago when one of the routine Twitter conversations with Pure Idol Heart got me to pop open a few video snips in my browser at work … whereupon I basically forgot about them for a while. But I needed to clean up my whole business there this week, so I took some time to stick around after hours and account for things, either just Xing it out for being not terribly interesting or setting reminders for myself, and this is the result of one of those reminders.

This is Mikicco (Twitter), aka Mikitsuko Mikikko, and her profile lists her as being less than 4 cm tall and 4 kg in weight, so she must be very small indeed. No really. Also something with shellfish, loving and hating it. Weird girl! Continue reading

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PassCode’s ‘bite the bullet’ Is Partway Here

We heard the trailer for “bite the bullet” last week, and, in addition to being more than ready to hear PassCode’s second major label single, I was also nervous that region blocking would kind of ruin the party for those of us in North America (we weren’t able to pre-order, for instance).

No such problems with the video’s short version!


Slick

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Alloy’s Steps Forward: One Single, Two Members

Oh, and this goes on the Thursday Hurtsday train, too, probably — certifiably loud inheritors of the actual petit pas! legacy because they’re from the same family and until like two weeks ago even had an old member Alloy* are going to release their first single:

I’m always amused when musicians release a single well after having put out something else, album or EP or something; it’s not, but it sounds to my brain like a weird step down

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If You Wanted a Preview of PassCode’s ‘bite the bullet,’ Now’s the Time

I don’t want to say too much about it because I’m sure that the video’s impending (and possibly even available in all countries right away this time!), but definitely check this out:

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Let Babyraids JAPAN Fuel Your Week

Man, you guys, I was a little uncertain as to how good this week was going to be. I was actually looking on YouTube for any video from THE SPUNKY’s actual last live when I decided to take a look at my recs, and … serious, give this a spin:


That riff

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There There There’s Going to Be a There There Theres Single

I can hear you groaning all the way from Maniac Mansion

This requires no introduction (besides what’s already there):

Three weeks away!

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It’s a Beautiful World When Yurimaru’s Making Stuff

Here’s a nice way to kick off Friday — Yurimaru, only like the bubbliest little solo rock idol when she feels like it and also does lots of other stuff, has a DVD coming out at the end of the month.

The trailer:


Good catch, Jordan!

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Malcolm Mask McLaren’s ‘Bordeaux’ Friggin’ Rocks

Man, guys, it’s gonna be a good Friday.

Malcolm Mask McLaren, now operating as much without masks as with, are not in fact going in a musical direction that’s anything other than straight-up idol punk rock, but are in fact straight-up idol punk rock.


I like this so much, I even dispensed with the usual overly alliterative title

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