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


YSM vs. NSD: Who Ya Got?!

Update: We have a winner!

Congratulations, NEVE SLIDE DOWN. In the minds of the readers of (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


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


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


Screen capture of a tweet from @GodMars

There’s a story to this, and very good free music, and you owe it to yourself to click on through. Continue reading