I was kind of eagerly anticipating this one, gang, on account of You’ll Melt More! being one of my back-pocket favorite things in idol and their previous stuff from discopsychedelica being up to the group’s normal high level and all of that. It dropped, I very eagerly clicked to YouTube and:
Please do indulge me for a minute this morning, gang, to bask in the stupid glory that is You’ll Melt More!, live, which they published yesterday and I didn’t notice but PIH and others celebrated and I felt like an idiot, but now I can make an ounce of amends.
Happy Friday, everybody! It’s been a weird-ass week, and I’m not the only person to notice that. In fact, I originally wanted to apologize for a lighter post load (a bunch of work and social obligations all collided) than usual, but then I realized that very little of interest (other than Zenkimi and BiSH, I guess) even happened, and thank goodness for the 100 Days of Tsurezure to even populate the ol’ blog feed.
But now that’s all in the past. My work obligations are met, the social stuff has slowed down*, and it’s sweet, blissful Friday. I could think of no better way to commemorate that fact, that about 10 consecutive days of way too much to deal with and very little time to tackle it was over, and now I’m looking forward to some great stuff, than this great and literally months too late Mannequin Challenge video by You’ll Melt More!:
I was the recipient of a little poke the other night (the friendly kind, not the I’m-trying-to-bust-through-your-rib-cartilage-and-puncture-your-lung kind), and it was our old pal Kayseur with a newly translated IDOL AND READ interview from issue 007, this one featuring none other than one of idol’s more interesting personalities:
In this case, they added these two 360-view clips of their (completely amazing) WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL tour final, which … I mean, I’m a little down on VR technology, but these idol videos that keep happening could convince me to change my mind.
Cruising through the Japanese music media has its benefits. Yeah, you’ll be inundated with a whole bunch of stuff that isn’t idol (like bands!), but you’ll also be rewarded with things like this huge-ass feature on You’ll Melt More! that OTOTOY just put up.
Among the sales pitches for YMM’s big-ass catalog and live reports, though, there’s this interview. And while I can’t read it at all and you may not be able to, either, it’s worth running through Google or your translator of choice for cool little tidbits and, of course, a ton of awesome photography of Japan’s baddest alternagirls.
Do you guys remember when Yurumerumo was going to wrap up their WE ARE A ROCK FESTIVAL tour by playing their own instruments at the finale (inadvertently previewed here)? Like, Younapi with the hilarious Moog synthesizer and Chiffon on bass (of course) and you felt pretty confident about Ano on guitar and, sure, Kechon can probably handle drums?