Happy Sunday, friendly folks. Not quite a week ago, I was more than pleased to bring you notice that the perfect idol project that is Yanakoto Sotto Mute had brought out a new song at their birthday party over the weekend. Additionally true, though, is that they had a second new song, “No Regret”, in their quiver:
Despite absolutely no desire to hide my complete infatuation with Yanakoto Sotto Mute, given that they are perfect and their album is also perfect and by the way nothing is better than them, I had been deliberately quiet about them lately because, well, there wasn’t a whole lot going on. What has happened, though, was that they held their anniversary live over the weekend, and of course it was a show of other things that are almost as perfect as YSM:
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) June 17, 2017
There’s a lot of beautiful things in that lineup
I look back on when I first heard Yanakoto Sotto Mute. It was months before Bellring Girls Heart was announcing its kind-of end, and a sister unit coming into being felt like a nice move; give Bellheart a sidecar, and oh look they do grunge and stuff, that’s appropriate and … damn, that one girl there can sing like the dickens, huh? And these songs are pretty powerful!
Two EPs and about a year later, there’s a distinct feeling of change around the whole thing. BRGH took a break and got a new name and a bunch of new members, and it may be that the student has become the master. Or is the Yanamyu thing really just a bunch of hype? On to the review!
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.
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) March 27, 2017
OH WHY ARE THEY SO PERFECT
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This is just a quickie — I’ve seen folks sharing this in various places around the International Alt-Idol Internet Fandom Consortium Inc. (Kari) — but I wanted an excuse to do something with the perfect modern idols, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, and their release of these details around the upcoming BUBBLE album is perfect.
※先行発売は3/26(日)LIKE A BUBBLE TOUR FINAL＠渋谷WWWの物販にて！ pic.twitter.com/lYLVVUjXGD
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) February 24, 2017
I’m not even sure if I’m strong enough to handle how amazing this album is going to be:
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) January 26, 2017
Sorry, that’s the cart before the horse. Yanamyu is awesome! Their two EPs and regularly live-debuted new material prove it — while classic alt rock was slain by the nu-metal beast in the West, it managed to re-gestate in Japan and materialize in idol and Yanakoto Sotto Mute is right there on the leading edge. Their releasing BUBBLE right around the group’s birthday feels so, so right. Continue reading
On the A-to-Jcast the other night, Terry brought up Yanamyu. Tiffany wasn’t familiar! So a struggle ensued to find the right words to describe this perfect idol project; grunge! post-grunge! shoegazer! the entire rock output of the 90s put into a musical blender! Yeah, they’re a little hard to pin down.
But here’s what matters: Their live is just as idol-avant-garde as their big sisters in BRGH, but the vocals are right on point (none of these girls is a bad singer!) and with some of the best and most creative arrangements you’ll get from this kind of performance. The choreography makes me swoon.
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?
Guess you’ll have to read the whole thing. Continue reading
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:
11/26(土)夜 新宿LOFTで行う入場無料のリリイベ！そこで発売する「Sealing EP」の曲中から、ホロスコープのMVをドロップ！
— ヤなことそっとミュート (@YanakotoSM) November 9, 2016
I love when idols pull in guitar moves from Sparta’s Porcelain album.