Shallow Graves Often Mean That You Can See the Body

The other night, Bellring Girls Heart’s pre-hiatus tour, Shallow Grave, saw them join forces with their own new sister group, the literally perfect Yanakoto Sotto Mute. Because certain wota are great, video of the entire show is online:


Well, all of Bellheart and some of Yanamyu

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I Review Things: Yanakoto Sotto Mute | “Sealing EP”


It’s not a secret that I’m super-duper excited about the launch of Yanakoto Sotto Mute. Grunge idols from the people who brought us Bellring Girls Heart! That’s pretty much guaranteed to be right up Maniac’s alley. And their first EP, 8CM EP, proved that this was a project way the hell on the right track; hard alt-rock with well-matched vocals and members who put on as elegant and artistic a stage show as you’ll see in idol.

Their big sisters are going on hiatus, and Yanamyu are being featured in the farewell tour. With the opportunity to share a big stage in front of a big audience, can they take a big step up after just a few months of existence and become a player in the alt-idolverse? Can their second EP (available for free until the 26th!) follow up on the promise shown in the first and equip the group for what’s to come?

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The Horoscope You Need Today Is Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s

Hey, who all’s having a rough morning? I bet pretty much everybody! What a long night.

There is good news! Actually, there’s a lot of it, because while idol felt it like it was holding its breath yesterday (well, everywhere that isn’t Kamen Joshi HQ), today’s just full of new stuff. And chiefly among that new stuff is Yanamyu with their first MV, for the song “Horoscope” off of their soon-to-release new Sealing EP:

I love when idols pull in guitar moves from Sparta’s Porcelain album.

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Yanakoto Sotto Mute Are the Perfect Modern Idols

It’s pretty atypical that we have ourselves a good ol’ fashioned think piece for the weekend, but the Mrs. Maniacs are visiting and I’m actually writing this on Wednesday night to give you, dear readers, something to tell me I’m wrong about when I’m in no position to defend myself.

You jerks.

I’m obviously a little bit smitten with this new idol project that looks more at home at some chic coffee shop in the trendy part of town than in dark, tiny clubs and sounds like the misplaced bastard child of 1990s Seattle. It’s just, they’re good:

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New Material from Yanakoto Sotto Mute

First things first, you know that if I hear that the literal coolest thing in idol is already on the verge of another EP release, I’m going to only waste minimal time in telling you, right? Well:

Set your calendar for Nov. 26, because. It’ll be good for you.

And if I hear that Yanakoto Sotto Mute has rolled out a new song, you’d better bet your sweet bippy that I’m going to very quietly lose my mind over the fact. Via Viz Major on the Idolmetal group:

With a title like that, one could be led to believe that the post-grungy alt-rock Yanamyu might be covering Pearl Jam (or Willie Nelson covering Pearl Jam), but that’s not the case. Instead, it’s a song that I’d probably have demanded be played at my prom and then sulked when it wasn’t because I was one of those jackass kids. Continue reading

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YSM vs. NSD: Who Ya Got?!

Update: We have a winner!

Congratulations, NEVE SLIDE DOWN. In the minds of the readers of Homicidols.com (12 of them!), you’re going to win this battle against your future best frenemies in Yanakoto Sotto Mute. Savor victory while it lasts!

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New Member, New Freaky Imagery for Yanakoto Sotto Mute

I will make no secret of the fact that I’m super-duper excited about Bellring Girls Heart agencymate / sister group Yanakoto Sotto Mute; their EP is fantastic, and they have a very cool vibe that’s more “opium den” than Bellheart’s “graceful mania.”

In addition to the fantastic art they just employed (Look at that banner! My goodness.), they also introduced a new fourth member today! Continue reading

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Get That Yanakoto Sotto Mute Live Experience

Have I failed to make it abundantly clear that I am way beyond excited about the existence of Yanakoto Sotto Mute? In any way?

One enterprising YouTuber went above and beyond at Yanamyu’s live last Thursday, recording their full set and sharing the video with the world. If you’re in the mood for some grungy alt-idol, or are a time traveler from 1994 and wonder if Japan has yet managed to mash up the hottest sounds of your normal today with pop singers, you’re in the right place. Continue reading

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Yanakoto Sotto Mute Is Moving Fast

We just got our sneak peek at the Bellring Girls Heart affiliates what seems like a few minutes ago (their four-track single thing is still available for download), and here they are already announcing new music:

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Your New Favorite Alt-Rock Idols Are Here: Meet Yanakoto Sotto Mute

Yesterday:

Screen capture of a tweet from @GodMars

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