Pure Idol Heart floated this one my way last night, you guys, and just in time, too, because I was worried that Indie Idol Wednesday was going to be more Okay Not Indie At All Idol Wednesday. But check out HAMIDASYSTEM (Twitter):
They’re just a few weeks old, and that’s fine video, but it’s just scratching the surface. Continue reading →
Our helpful friend Pukovnik Krv let me know early yesterday that the original (and probably only!) Adopt-an-Idol, Poroporo Baroque, is calling it quits. So far, all the official account has done is post the remaining members’ statements:
It does strike one as being a good idea to always be writing new music, even if it’s just loose stuff jotted down in a notebook or spun together in Guitar Pro or something; keep the creative juices flowing, have stuff worked up a little for when you’re ready to really get down to work on new material, have things for your songwriter/manager to flip onto Soundcloud to give people an idea of what’s ahead, you know.
BiS, in the lead-up to their Re:STUPiD album, have been teasing out tracks on Soundcloud and for free OTOTOY download every week, with … mixed results? Skepticism abounds! So after a weird little teaser this morning, BiS followed up with the latest, and presumably last two, teaser release ahead of what’s probably an MV next week and then the album itself the week after.
Okay, I like this one. “Mysterious Hall”? I had very brief flashbacks to Pantera’s “Cowboys from Hell” for a very hot second, and then I realized that I was listening to a little bit of a BiS repeater, and that’s okay. Continue reading →
It’s the little things in life that make me happy. A well-cooked meal; the cats sleeping peacefully; enough idol news to make my job easy; etc. Or, you know, one of my all-time favorite performers coming back and doing almost exactly what I wish she were doing!
Yesterday, for the Monday Match Game, we took a look back at PSYBOU KANOJO, now defunct for almost a year. The idol in that case, named Utane Yuki, was almost uniquely suited for the sonic blasts she sang and shouted and danced over, and her sudden departure from PK was genuinely sad (thought it did eventually lead to us getting DAIDAIDAI, so silver linings and all that).
You know, I’m a pretty big fan of the defunct-but-also-DAIDAIDAI-inspirational PSYBOU KANOJO, if you hadn’t noticed, and I’ve been spending some time over the past week or so doing a bit of retrospective. Not everything was pure gold, but there was enough creativity and heaviness and power and heaviness and beats and heaviness that I can still throw on some of Yuki’s live videos, or go through the old Soundcloud account, and have enough godDAMN moments that I go right back to being really sad that Yuki called it quits basically out of nowhere.
But we still have her music! And because of that, we can play with it forever.
Last week’s Monday Match Game gave Osaka Shunkashuto a slim win over Q’ulle in a true idol dance-off; this week, we’re going heavy, but we’re going heavy in a completely different way than usual.
PSYBOU KANOJO had some great original music, but also some great covers, and it’s those personal versions of others’ compositions that we usher into Homicidol Arena. The thing is, the referee (e.g. the polling widget) doesn’t like Soundcloud, so what you’re going to use to vote are the originals … but you’re going to be voting FOR the PSYBOU KANOJO versions. Make sense? Continue reading →
Welcome back into the world that somehow has BiS in it again, amigos. I’m not in the least bit unhappy that one of the basest of inspirations for me putting this whole game together in the first place is back and living and stuff, though I have concerns! And those concerns are very important!
That being as it may, we know that there’s a second indie album from what I think is BiS 2.0.1 if I’m doing the version histories properly, and, presuming that they follow the same general pattern of releases as they did through BiS 1.3.2, this would be the loud and angry album that would, well, make BiS into BiS.
Oh hey look! Two new songs to preview for free on Soundcloud and download from OTOTOY!
I’m not always going to highlight every hip-hop-related thing that happens in idol (that’s for the other site), but I know that a whole lot of you guys are into Koutei Camera Girl (RIP) and subsequently into their spin-off, Koutei Camera Gal, and Saturday’s kind of become the honorary Tapestok Records day, so why not?
Gal went and made use of a very busy week for idols on Soundcloud, and it’s just about exactly what you’d want from them: