It’s Indie Idol Wednesday, So Say Hi to AH

I promised Viz Major that I’d get around to this interesting little duo one of these days, and Indie Idol Wednesday seems as good a time as any. Why? Because they’re indie as hell!

This is actually a little preview/promo/profile thing that the Viz put together a few months ago. I also recommend following them on Twitter, though look at their website with some wariness because Chrome seems to think it’s a malicious website (could just be a big misunderstanding, though!).

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This Is How You Do a Birthday Celebration

Quick note on this post: I love when you guys tell me about stuff! Sometimes it’s a bit of news, or sometimes it’s a performance to share; whatever it is, if it’s cool and good, I’m going to want to amplify it so more people can see more idol stuff.

Take for example Hoshina Fumimi, a member of Daichi’s A-minor crew and the kind of solo idol that I can personally really get behind — she’s doing it for the love, and she’s doing it because she’s good, and people should support that.

Pukovnik Krv is probably as big a fan as anybody in the West of Daichi’s merry band of misfits, and you know that he contributes a lot of material and insights around Guso Drop and family. In this case, it’s Fumimi’s birthday live, which has some story to it.

Part 1!

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Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s ‘Lily’ Is Absolutely Perfect

Late last night, Yanakoto Sotto Mute tweeted out that they’d be releasing their MV for “Lily” after having shown it off at their live. Thanks for the warning — I need this.

OH WHY ARE THEY SO PERFECT

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THE SPUNKY’s Disbandment Draws Near, and the World Will Be a Little Less Fun

Variously updated became I’m an idiot and can’t check info on my own stupid website

Good morning, lovely people! The Corenament rages on, now down to the Final Four (coming in a bit), and the timing has its own bittersweet element; THE SPUNKY sort of rocketed into this guy’s consciousness, and no doubt that of many others, during their surprising-but-deserved eventual third-place finish in the 2016 version.

This final live in Nagoya, their old home base, we’ve known about, but it finally came yesterday:

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This Is Like How Doctors Trick Kids into Taking Medicine, Only Way Brutaler

There I was last night, minding my own business, when the ever-reliable Pure Idol Heart was tweeting things my way (that’s what friends are for!), and right into the ol’ feed came what I immediately proclaimed to be my new favorite thing:

Christ. That’s filthy. Have another:

That’s Strawberry Painkiller (Twitter), and whoever was smart enough to slip opiates into fruit deserves a friggin’ raise. Continue reading

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Checkmate’s Newest Is Just Stupid Heavy

Holy moley, you guys, if you haven’t had a chance to hear the latest (live!) number from Checkmate, you need to take a few minutes right now and —

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Yannderu Ame and Their First Musical Teaser

Hi friends! You may have seen from John that Yannderu Watashi to Yamanai Ame (Twitter) exists. You may have also seen the information that I’ve lost track of, stuff on Facebook etc. that talked about their name and concept and stuff — the name’s like “I’m sickly watching the rain fall” but probably not as poetic as the “Tears in Rain” monologue but still pretty good — and the fact that they got Arisa from the ashes of the old Mugen Regina.

Anyway! The point here is not to tread back over stuff — it’s been covered, and with more genuine interest — but to hold up the shiny thing and get all excited about it. You know me. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #19

Holy crap, you guys, it feels like half of everything happened this week, and that’s not even remotely true. Unless you’re Zenkimi, that is. Otherwise, the march toward the Corenament final continues unabated (Final Four revealed Monday!), and idol, as forever and always, remains a terrifying, stupefying enigma.

So What’s the Good Word?

I’ve been told that the Alt-Idol Podcast is off for the week, so go relive last week’s instead:

Non got talent:

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I Find Things: It’s Time for Li-V-RAVE

Welcome to the world of stumbling over stuff on Twitter:

This is Li-V-RAVE (Twitter). They’re super brand new, like a month old, but I’m digging this limited stuff so far primarily because one of the members used to be a member of something else and was randomly in my Twitter feed and I don’t know who she is but that’s okay, now there’s Li-V-RAVE! Continue reading

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I Bet ayumikurikamaki’s Latest Is Great; If Only We Could See It

H/t to Phillter for pointing out that ayukuma released the video for their upcoming single today; thumbs down to whoever decided to publish the thing without availability in the United States or EU. But if you can see and hear, I bet it’s pretty good!

Somebody will have a torrent available later, I’m sure; I’ll add if/when I can; you can also view on Facebook

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