I hope it’s somebody’s birthday, because New BiS has a message for you!
Kidding! Kind of! Following up from “Human after all,” here’s another song that’s bringing influence in from all over the place — old-school heavy metal, disco, pop punk, #IDOL — to put together something way more fun than any one constituent element. Continue reading
Update: Also available for free download
If you’re anything like me (have mercy), you’ve been waiting very, very hard(?) for a listen to the first new New BiS*. And I hate to break it to you, but it’s here.
Hold on to your butts.
I should’ve seen this one coming: With the new group’s new first album Brand-new idol Society2 (yep!) coming out in a little over a month, BiS was going to be releasing something soon, and in this case it’s a whole mess of their classic songs re-recorded with the new members:
That’s like the 75th different official version of “nerve.”
BiS was promising “SOMELiTTLETHiNGS” on Twitter last night, and there’s been a lot of stuff from the new members about recording and lessons and whatnot, so I assumed the “LiTTLETHiNGS” would be a simple PV … but this, this is a whole different level:
All of that auditions stuff happened, and BiS held their re-debut live last night. The world got an official introduction to the new members, and every idol content creator in the world got a gimme article for Labor Day.
The new members are:
- Pour Lui
- Aya Eight Prince
- Peri Ubu
- Kika Front Frontal
And if anybody cares to explain most of those, please do!
Two things of note! The first is that, although I haven’t yet made official introductions, folks are beginning to join the Homicidols.com team. You all know Kerrie at this point, and she felt pretty strongly that this was something that you all would like, and with the BiS Auditions from Hell coming to a close, I thought I’d turn it over to her. Oh, and you may have noticed the site’s new top banner; that’s a Kerrie Special, too. Take it away, kid.
Hello boys, girls and neither! Kerrie aka @weeaboowitch here! You might remember me from Know Your Bistory or that ridiculous Hunger Games BiS Audition thread (which by the way, I can’t believe it came true; well, the part about Pour Lui auditioning for her own group, anyway)
So as you all are aware, Pour Lui is currently in the middle of the BiS auditions, of which we have a daily roundup here.
Well, as it turns out, three ex-BiS members and namesakes of the current auditionees seem dead set on upstaging Pour Lui, and have come out with some new releases, with varying degrees of interest. Actually, I’m afraid we’re a little tardy to the BiS party as Kim Zolciak would say, as most of these have been out for a couple of days now. But let’s have a look anyway. Continue reading
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Your new BiS:
- Pour Lui
- Yokoyama Hina
- Nagayama Yukiko
- Koshouji Megumu
- Maina the End
Three out of five, but five, ain’t bad!
Quickie updates from the field:
You were right, Garry!
I’m sure they’re thankful for that!
Called SiS! Of course!
Totally amazing work. Still wondering if this includes that lousy quitter Ton Tonko.
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Gang, we made it. It’s time for #1 in the Know Your BiStory countdown. There are some truly great songs in the world. And then there’s “primal.”
It’s literally a huge honor to get to write about this song. “primal.” wasn’t the group’s consensus #1 when we all voted, but it sort of emerged while we worked out which track was more awesome than another. And, given everything we’ve seen so far, that shows an extremely high level of respect.
I think the most important thing to consider about “primal.” is that, awesomeness aside, it came at one of the biggest — if not the biggest, period — pivot points in BiS’s tumultuous history; Yokoyama Rina, today known as Rinahamu and one of the most creative, prolific women in J-music, had left the group because she just couldn’t with the antics, and Terashima Yufu, the infamous Yuffy, had been recruited to replace her. They had an album and two singles — both of which are on this list — and this third single was representative not of where BiS had come from, but where they were going.
It’s fucking exquisite. Continue reading
The penultimate entry in the Know Your BiStory countdown brings us back to @weeaboowitch, the megafan responsible for “STUPiG” and the BiS Audition Hunger Games. Check out her art at kestreldraws.tumblr.com.
According to Google, “bisimulation” is “a binary relation between state transition systems, associating systems that behave in the same way in the sense that one system simulates the other and vice versa.” But if you’re not a computer scientist, BiSimulation is the song where we said our farewells to Wakisaka Yurika, Terashima Yufu and the famed Quintet lineup as a whole (but mainly Wacky, since it wasn’t until after the single was released that Yuffy finally got sick of Pour Lui’s nonsense and followed her dreams of being a catgirl). Continue reading
On the eve of Pour Lui’s BiS Audition Final Boot Camp Special (not to be confused with the BiS Audition Hunger Games; also nor as fun, probably), BiS has announced a small army of finalists who … I think they’ve been paying attention to us, you guys: