This Is My Kind of Savage Garden

I have this thing, see, about bands etc. that have misleading names — Massive Attack being the ones who started the little obsessive observation — and Savage Garden was always right at the top of the list. I remember the first time the voice on the radio (which was a Top 40 rock station, back when those things existed) promised a “new one from Savage Garden” and I got excited because hey, that sounds like it might be kind of awesome! If I’d known that I’d instead be getting a well less funky Australian Hall and Oates, I’d have managed those expectations better.

Regardless! This is about Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, whose Egoistic Eat Issues is now in stores, and what better way to celebrate than to get out the second video from the album:

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Zenkimi Released Their Update to ‘Untitled Choir’; Album Watch Is On!

That sneaky, sneaky braintrust at Codomomental managed to head-fake the world this morning by first putting out news about a bunch of new media appearances for their Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da flagship, then offering up a surprise in the form of the first song from Kaqriyo Terror Architect; despite the impending release of Egoistic Eat Issues, one could be forgiven for thinking that the teased noontime announcement would be … well, anything. It could even be a boat video!

But which one? Try an old favorite.

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Zenkimi Says, Welcome to the New Hell

Egoistic Eat Issues is (holy crap) just a few weeks away, so expect the Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da promo train to be kind of relentless. Which, great! Go ahead and share your music! Because as we all know, these two-hour windows are only two-hour windows in spirit.

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Last Weekend Was Full of Non-TIF Action Too

Happy Friday, ya jamokes! I should have shared this post a few days ago (indeed, it was drafted!), but stuff started to happen and then I bumped it twice and finally, here we are, it’s Friday and I’m talking about last weekend as if this one weren’t looming.

But! The focus last weekend was rightfully on the Tokyo Idol Festival, whereas even right in Tokyo there was plenty of other idol action happening.

Like This One Festival That Also Happened and Wasn’t TIF

Just mentally call it Maniac’s Favorite Festival. Look at this (slice of the) lineup:

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Come Listen to Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s ‘Infantry Dystopia’

I woke up and saw a warning tweet from Zenkimi. “Bring headphones.” It said.

“Oh, they must be doing another twitcast,” I thought like a jerk.

NO DUMMY IT’S THE FIRST TEASER FROM THE NEW ALBUM!

Got the goods after the jump.

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I Hope You’re Ready for a New Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Album

If you are, maybe the world is.

Egoistic Eat Issues(!) will grace us with its presence in September. It will undoubtedly have enough synths to start a cosmetic surgery clinic in Napa. Continue reading

I Actually Managed to Save the ‘New’ Zenkimi Track

Had a little hosting snafu (again), but we’re back in business! And with plenty of time to be able to politely share the latest two-hour teaser from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da. Or, more precisely, a remix/re-recording of an old song (but a great one) with Mene and Togare:

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It’s a Zenkimi Sneak Attack! Another New Track

Holy smokes, you guys, I definitely didn’t expect Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da to drop another two-hour teaser window for another song (from the upcoming EP? from yet another release that’s yet to be announced because they’re just all over the place anymore?) even after they put out that “good news coming!” announcement over night, but here we are!

Click if you like (and it’s before 10:00 a.m. ET), or get the goods on a permanent basis after the jump. Continue reading

Just Everything Zenkimi

This is a lot of release stuff all at once, because all Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da can do is release records and tour. I’m not complaining! John thankfully picked this up, so I pass it on to you.

For the last couple of weeks the chatter has been all about Tsurezure and when or if they are going to release something soon. Then all out of left field come this news, well at least out of left field for me. Been a bit out of the loop as of late. Anyhow, lets see […]

via Zenkimi: Doing All The Things — Straight From Japan

One More Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da Solo: Togare!

Lousy Zenkimi with their push announcements for times when I’m not going to be able to do anything about their likely-to-be-awesome music … anyway! The long saga building toward Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s Mini-album O’ Solos (that is, the release that finally broke my ability to keep track of what all Zenkimi has on their schedule) has reached its end with one final solo, that of newby Toga Ren:

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