For Indie Idol Wednesday, I’m Finally Doing Bonnou Paradox

All right, I’ve now officially seen Bonnou Paradox (Twitter) referenced enough times that I guess I should look to see what the deal is. I know this: They’re newish, they’re “hard rock,” they go with a duality theme and they’re perfect for Indie Idol Wednesday.

This is what they look and sound like:


They also get filmed at odd angles!

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Oh Sweet, mistress Released Their First MV

Happy Indie Idol Wednesday! I actually have another piece that I’m sharing, more on point, more of a discovery, but. You guys remember mistress, right? They’ve been percolating around for the last few months, sort of slowly building up the way that idols should do, putting out barely SFW t-shirts and getting their first EP ready. And now, finally, to promote it, their first MV:


How many idol songs have been called something along the lines of “DECiSION” over the years?

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Hot Damn, Zenkimi’s Teasing a Mashiro Solo Song

It’s on the two-hour rule, but of course we know how to get around that and holy crap why aren’t you listening to this song yet?

That’s the link. Tell Zenkimi and Mashiro how much you like it with #DyingCRY. And if you’re late to the party, click through for what you need to get into this sucker. Continue reading

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Before They Were Homicidol: Imada Yuna and the Wages of Sloth

Whoops, I did it again; despite some doubts about whether delving back into the bowels of some favorite idols’ performance history was worth the trouble, the now-not-so-recent entry on BiSH’s Atsuko* got me thinking about other notables’ time as safe, normal idols, and I remembered Yuna’s time before PassCode.

Yes, the world’s tiniest harsh vocalist was, once upon a time, this:


She’s in there if you look very closely!

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Don’t Watch the New Hoshina Fumimi Video If You’re Dieting

If you’re currently hungry, or currently trying not to impulse-eat, or have a weird thing about other people eating, or if you’re Pour Lui, definitely do not take the next several minutes to watch Hoshina Fumimi stuff her face from a very close angle; if that’s the case, hit play here and then switch to another window and just listen.

However, if you have no such limits, you may suddenly find yourself with a hankering for donuts:


TY Pukovnik Krv!

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BiSH Is One Step Closer to Budokan

My apologies, kiddos, for being a bad Maniac yesterday and not contributing much of anything, but I was dealing with some stuff and it just got to the point where posting anew wasn’t going to better anybody’s lives, so I decided to just shift the relevant stuff ahead a day.

And speaking of relevant!

BiSH’s Nirvana-themed tour final was yesterday, and at it they announced the biggest show in their history, and arguably for anybody in the WACK camp — they’re going to Makuhari Messe (Event Hall — see below0. That’s kind of a big deal. Continue reading

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Please Take Four Minutes Today to Take in Aina and TeddyLoid

If you recall, in our post-“Promise the Star” world, the most exciting thing about BiSH was the announcement that Ainajiendo herself would be featured on multihyphenate TeddyLoid’s new EP, which would include a cover of “MONSTERS” and a whole bunch of other stuff.

A lot of you are going to be just as excited as I was to hear and see this (or as excited as a really nice friend and I were when listening to it yesterday); another lot of you are going to hate this so hard and I really wish I could see your faces!


Reminder: Aina’s also a sick dancer

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Excellent and Painful New Records on the Way

And while my nose is straight up my own butt with the Corenament, releases continue to be announced and excitement continues to be built. John on two releases that are sure to be loud and satisfying.

Well, looks like EiT PARK RECORDS/Disk Union is going to send a couple more releases our way. These are a couple I have been waiting for, since it has been a while for each group. First we have a mini-album from 偶想Drop entitled “Painfully violent”. I am sure most of you have seen it on […]

via New Releases From Guso Drop and Malcom Mask McLaren — Straight From Japan

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This Thursday Hurts Day Goes out to the Ides of March

I missed Indie Idol Wednesday yesterday, shame on me, but Twitter & Friends provided even more bad news from the world of idol, and of course that happened on the day that Caesar was stabbed to death by a combination of trusted friends and bitter enemies. History!

And that’s what a pair of idol projects are now, unfortunately. No, I’m not referring to the soon-to-die Hauptharmonie (my soul will never recover), but to one group that I used to think had a real chance to do something, and another that seemed like they were right on the cusp and in fact had been active and stuff lately. They’re dead/dying.

First up, Koisuru Beat. I really only got to look at them once, and almost a year ago at that, but had recently learned that they’d had some management/membership issues of their own and were operating as a solo effort. Well, they won’t be operating as anything anymore:

And this literally three days after calling for auditions. Rough one, and it’s a shame how these things shake out, but getting any real longevity in idol is basically a miracle, anyway, so hopefully the past unpleasantness doesn’t leave the ex-members without positive experiences and a chance to keep idoling if they want to.

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Did ayumikurikamaki Debut a New Song?

This one’s actually from several days ago, team, but I haven’t seen much more about it out in the world (and have been a little busy, thank you very much). But check it out!

If our favorite former bears are on their way to Budokan to return to bear glory, and this is part of the soundtrack of that journey, I’ll be pretty okay with it. This is the music that ayukuma should be making.

Happy Wednesday, and gird your loins for the first open matches of the Corenament!

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