I had wanted to wait until the MV was out for this one, team, but I’m not entirely sure that it’s going to get an individual release at this point (Team Maimi may want it as a reward, not just a carrot), so let’s just enjoy this short trailer for Innocent Emotion:
This sucker is out tomorrow. It’s obviously loud and melodic and epic and metal — like classically so, minus the “extreme” that’s so obligatory anymore — and I can’t wait.
Well, gang, it’s official — while this time last year was bursting with new releases and activity and the whole world felt alive, most of idol seems to be holding its breath. At times like this, I like to dive into YouTube and see what kinds of offbeat and interesting things are showing their face.
My favorite find today? Hinata from le biglemoi inexplicably doing an entire set solo:
I will remind you that le biglemoi has like 35 members, so how this happened … well, thinking back on the time that Keikarin did a full PiGU live when everybody else got sick, and I did just survive norovirus, and that stuff can be crazy contagious, so while I’m not saying that the rest of the group was violently expelling the contents of their digestive tracts, I’m not not saying that happened, either. I’M JUST ASKING QUESTIONS OKAY.
While we’re on a little run of less well-known idols doing great work, let’s pause for a second and take another look at Ishido Natsumi, who I will maintain is not only cool and good, but also one of the least appreciated vocalists in idol, period; this is a preview for her upcoming single, dropping tomorrow:
“Choice the Happiness” is just the latest. Everything she does is bad as hell. Continue reading →
All right, partly because I feel badly about having missed out on the first of these bits of NECRONOMIDOL news in the first place and also because I wanted to gather a bunch of stuff together, I’m doing this thing a little bit weirdly.
First up! If you haven’t yet seen Necroma’s feature piece from the Bandcamp home page, you really should check it out:
The scene is infused with the playfulness of dance, twinkling piano, and elaborate costumes.
Such is the travail of business travel that you sometimes see cool things and then can’t do anything about it. Take for example this new video from Party Rockets GT, their eighth single, “START”:
PRGT has better songs, but I don’t know if they have one that so totally covers what they’re all about — the melody is extremely familiarly theirs, there’s this chugging guitar and driving beat overlaid with some of the sparkliest idol vocals you’ll ever hear. And, of course, their dance game is actively simple, and their outfits are winners (though I prefer their blacks), and … look, why aren’t more of you people behind Party Rockets? Continue reading →