Your Homicidols Weekender #108

Happy Saturday, friends! Have you had a chance to weigh in on final nominees for the Best of 2018? I’ll leave that open until noon just in case, but things close up after that so that Team (mostly Kerrie!) can get things organized for voting next week. I’m thinking, we’ll probably do the same rolling thing as last year, to space things out.

I’ll save bigger reflections for when we get to do the real Year in Review, but I think this might be the last real good regular week of the year. It was a good one! There have been bigger Weekenders over the last couple of years, but few as dense as this one. It’s like 2018 wanted to go out with a slow-burning bang, and who can blame it? That was basically the theme.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some winter wonderland stuff to take care of. Play the Fun, give this glut of idolness a perusal, and prepare for what I think is going to be the best round of annual awards we’ve ever had.

That’s What You Think!

Listen to this amazing amiinA album trailer:

Permanent theme for Homicidols Dot Com or naw?

I scoff at those who scoff at the Corenament:

And speaking of festivals, I figure that this one ought to interest folks ’round these parts:

Koutei Camera Girl Drei, have mercy:

Anybody else following from? Here’s the membership latest:

That NECRONOMIDOL/NEMLESSS project has a name and art:

Here’s Yanakoto Sotto Mute, uh, mixing their own record?

Which is way more interesting than this Payrin’s short that I got way too geeked up for:

I sometimes watch BiSH clips like this and think about the group that debuted in front of like 20 people at HeavySick Zero:

RELEASE THE WHOLE THING, XTEEN!

Another new mishmash clip:

That amazing Hikari Shiina song is actually an official single, go get it:

The triumph of Not Secured, Loose Ends and their new lineup’s first one-man:

Coming soon:


Idol in Focus

This week’s Idol in Focus is Marionet because they’ve been posting live video that’s worth looking at. That’s it!


Who else remembers when Dots had nine members?

Quite a bit going on in this Toriena track:

I’m starting to think that we’re never going to get a real MV out of the new JyuJyu album, so here’s a live clip from the tour finale instead:

And from the brand-new Kimi no Mawari!

Here’s what that new Codomomental group’s going to look like:

Our girl Ten Tenko scoring the big international accolades:

Fuka from Qumali Depart is in this thing!

This one from NEO JAPONISM was just too nice to post on its own:

Did we swing and miss at one of You’ll Melt More!’s best efforts?

More from the mistress:

New from KING RAGE:

When idols are allowed to wear the outfits of their friends:

Very literally, listen to Broken By The Scream:

Gods help us:

Have a great weekend!

Your Homicidols Weekender #106

Good morning! I won’t apologize for making mincemeat of kind of a weird week in idol — between Day Job and Major American Holiday, I’m surprised that I got this much together — but I do find myself wishing that I’d been able to follow up on a few more items. Upshot? A few actual post-posts to blog! Neato!

Speaking of Major American Holiday, the Fun covered #IdolThanks, so we get to focus on the next one upcoming. No, not Christmas. I’m talking about the 2018 Best Of stuff! There’s literally now less than a week left for 2018’s releases and events to qualify, or for something from December 2017 to emerge and shock us all, so think very hard about what’s been good and what’s been great and what left you weeping in a corner from the past year. Team Homicidols is handling the cut-down process this year so that nominations don’t take a month to work out, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be making a final call with opportunities to get your favorites into the mix for the big awards.

And as for the week that was …

Oh, I See What You Mean

Prepare yourself for the next sure-to-be-soul-ending installment in Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s string of EP releases, typos in hashtags notwithstanding:

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Whole Lotta IVOLVE? Sure

And speaking of Soundcloud being where a lot of idol is happening anymore, along comes IVOLVE with a couple of tracks in addition to their fine previous work in that regard. And you know, partly for its regularity and partly for its potential, it’s a notification that I’m glad to see, when they post anew — a lot of the groups that still exist from when this site got started are legacy projects, living on inertia or with essentially a fixed membership, whereas groups like IVOLVE, which are themselves somewhat established and boast membership from that earlier era and still have a bright future ahead, they feel like a bridge between eras. And idol eras, as we’ve learned, aren’t exactly long-term things!

Anyway, you’re here for the stuff, not the Maniac:

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Yeah, It’s Another Melon Track, You Should Be Thankful

Well okay fine, sure it feels like this was posted a couple of hours after the last thing of theirs that I posted about them posting, but it’s Melon Batake a go go, is anybody really going to complain about fun-ass monster movie beach party Frankie & Annette vs. the Wolfman tunes? No? That’s what I thought.

You’re welcome to find me an idol act that’s more consistently fun and creative than Melon. You are! You’re also welcome to be a big dumb failure, which is what you’ll be for looking!

To give heft to this post, here’s rare visual proof that even idols from outer space need to rehearse their choreography:

Short Posts for Short (Teaser) Tracks with mishmash

Ah, mishmash, the kind of pun-ready, merry-marking idol group that I’d have to invent from the innate substance of the universe if they didn’t already exist, so perfectly they fit into their niche as they do. Yes, one of 2018’s top debutantes, and one yet to fail to make good on that reputation with any release. Bully on them, then, to keep clips of tracks flowing onto Soundcloud, which has inexplicably emerged as the best resource for new idol stuff short of an international CD service. The latest entry:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #105

Happy Saturday! Does everybody get a chance to have something approaching an actual weekend? I ask because I increasingly don’t anymore, and it’s driving me crazy. Yeah, a change in my personal social prospects contributed, but the fact that I don’t have a prayer of spending a larger part of a blustery day like today working up savory foods and enjoying idol and stuff, not anymore, that sucks. Instead, it’s either a combination of chores and social obligations, or I legitimately just plain have to keep working.

My point is, enjoy this stuff while you have it. The Weekender ain’t all of it. Homicidols Dotcom isn’t all of it. Explore and go on fantastic journeys of discovery. Suck up other media. Let YouTube recommended things to you until you’re blue in the face. Oh, and of course play the Fun.

And wish me luck. I’m about to go fix a car thing that I’ve never had to fix before.

These Anecdotes Though

A new single (the first?!) from EMPIRE:

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Prepare for the Weekend and Change with Melon Batake a go go’s ‘Idol of the Wilderness’

This beauty popped up on Soundcloud like it was preordained. If you aren’t ready to smash Friday and go into your weekend like a BAMF, possibly while stroking the six-shooter in your hip holster while striding down a dusty Main Street in search of outlaws to bring to justice, I very literally cannot help you:

Never bring an idol to a gunfight, they said, but who the hell are they, and why wouldn’t I? You clearly need them and their music to set the scene!

Melon’s got a big line of shows next week. Gotta promote that final indie release!

It’s going to be so weird to have this in-every-sense-of-the-word-outstanding unit publishing on a major label. As long as it doesn’t mess with what Soze’s able to do with that incredible brain of hers, I’ll take it with cautious optimism.

Easycore Impressionism with Pure White Canvas

Doop-dee-doop, checking up on Soundcloud … Hello, what’s this?

I– There’s something familiar here, but I’m not sure what. Is there time? Today there is time! Let’s go on a journey together! Continue reading

Let’s Also Enjoy This Song from 143!

There still isn’t any time, and in fact this is being rapidly thrown together a good while before the time it will publish because there’s no time! But it’s a fun new song from 143, which qualifies as something worth blogging a post about all on its own, and also because there’s more context.

First, the song!

Here are your lyrics, because this is the timeline that we’re in now, it’s all Soundcloud and Twitter lyric sheets:

They also published lyrics for something that … well:

Now, for what it’s worth, I have no idea why these two songs, given the following context of the simultaneous release of the group’s first two singles, neither of which includes either of these tracks:

Idol is amazing.

Let’s Enjoy This NEO JAPONISM Song!

I miss time. It’s a nice thing to have! Lack of it keeps me from many things anymore. Thankfully, the gods invented things like YouTube and Soundcloud, so I don’t need all the time to keep up with everything, and can sometimes even do it on the go. Like, for instance, this very nice rock song from NEO JAPONISM, who you will recall do lots of nice rock songs in that inimitable way that only idols can. Let’s listen together!

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