New (and Re) Release Info from Yukueshirezutsurezure

This was literally yesterday’s news, but I didn’t get around to it until late in the day and figured WEEKEND! But Tsurezure revealed at their tour final for Post-Catastrophe that they remain committed to Codomomental release schedules with this pair.

Number 1: Remember that EP of theirs that got a bunch of album attention in the Best of 2016? It’s coming back, re-recorded with the current membership:

Four editions, all limited, end of February. That’s all so far, but I can see people tripping over themselves to get a crack at that. Looks in mirror … Continue reading

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I Review Things: Yukueshirezutsurezure | “Post-Catastrophe”

Other than Babymetal’s Metal Resistance, I don’t know if I had more eagerly awaited an album in 2016. In absolute terms, “meteoric” isn’t a great way to describe Yukueshirezutsurezure’s rise, but in terms of awareness (at least among our kind) and rapidly defining a sound and attitude, they ran a marathon in a short while, only just failing keeping up with their equally compelling big sisters in Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da in total releases.

So yes, I anticipated that this was going to be a definitive album. I had such high expectations of it that, like a former jock parent who just can’t let go, I’m probably being a little bit unfair to the work, which should always be taken as it is rather than as I or anybody else want it to be. Nonetheless, I gotta be honest: I’ve struggled with this one. Continue reading

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Yukueshirezutsurezure Was Interviewed to Commemorate Their Album Release; Here’s the Translation

You-know-who has struck again, friends, and again we are the happy beneficiaries of his largesse. Tsurezure gave this interview to Natalie.mu, published last week on the occasion of the release of Post-Catastrophe, and the English translation is ours to enjoy.

Make sure to thank our benefactor, you guys. I have a review of the album coming, but that’s not going to be half as interesting as what we’re able to read thanks to the Anonymous One’s generosity. It all lives after the jump. Continue reading

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The Tsurezure “Post-Catastrophe” Notes, Part II

What is it with sequences today? At any rate! Our anonymous benefactor has provided translation to the second part of the notes on Yukueshirezutsurezure’s Post-Catastrophe album, as shared by Codomomental’s management on their blog.

Speaking of, the lyrics for the title track have been added to that MV post!

Oh, and Part I is here

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Yukueshirezutsurezure’s ‘Post-Catastrophe’ Wins My Heart

This is exhausting. You need it.

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Monday Match Game: Beauty and Brutality

Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! Last week, in a true clash of titans, BiS’s enigmatic Gozeela defeated international film star and Japanese kaiju icon, the literal King of All Monsters, Godzilla. And I finally made my joke pay off!

This week, it’s down to brass tacks, brass knuckles and maybe even brass balls. Idols are supposed to be cute and sweet and delivering pleasant-sounding music; these idols, though, are of a completely different sort. From some foul spot deep inside their souls (or possibly from the work of well-compensated vocal coaches!) spews forth such harsh, demonic screaming that one could be forgiven for wondering whether this is even idol anymore at all and instead some cruel joke played upon unsuspecting music fans.

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Tsurezure Released Two Previews Today, Thank Goodness

Why a Sunday?! But while your friendly neighborhood slept and then woke up to deal with another issue, Yukueshirezutsurezure was pre-releasing one track from the upcoming Post-Catastrophe and one that you’ll only be able to get if you buy at Tower Records.

Of course, they’re time-limited. Of course, we have our own ways around these problems. And when Maniac sleeps, it’s intrepid friends who make the save. Continue reading

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This Video Completely Changes the Notion of a Family Reunion

Fans of the Codomomental collective may be aware of a solo I-don’t-think-it’s-idol-but-maybe project called milcboy, which is the domain of the woman known as syam, who you may have noticed having a number of writing credits on Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da songs and may (per our wonderfully informative and generous source on all such things) be sister to one of Codomomental’s founders. This is usually where I’d make a snarky comment about nepotism, but milcboy is pretty all right.

Regardless of all of that, milcboy released yesterday a new MV, a cover of a certain song by a certain yami-kawaii idol quartet that has more than a few people kind of smitten over the course of the year. And, you know, she wrote it for them in the first place.

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Wanna See Some Notes from the Mind Behind Yukueshirezutsurezure’s “Post-Catastrophe”?

This is pretty amazing, even just run through a translator:

GESSHI writes the lyrics and stuff for Tsurezure’s psyche-shattering songs. This blog post on the Codomomental website isn’t the lyrics, but his thoughts on the lyrics and how the songs came together. Continue reading

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You Need to Listen to Tsurezure’s ‘Post-Catastrophe’ Now

Go have a listen. Then come back for the rest of the good stuff.

This is the title track off of their upcoming first album, due out on Dec. 7. It is a genre-spanning something, all right! I think Zenkimi’s Megumi had the right idea:

Anime theme! But of course there’d be at least one track on here that has the harsh edges sanded down and some popular elements (that denpa swerve out of nowhere, I felt a little “Neo Jealous” on that one”). So, you know, broaden that appeal. We may love them just the way they are, but tiny girls with blue-dyed hair screaming like demons, that’s still not quite to what you’d call “mainstream popularity” just yet.

Live-forever file on the other side of the jump, if you’re late to the two-hour window party.

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