The other night, despite my desktop notifications being very quiet, my phone blew up with: ZOMG PASSCODE UPLOADED A NEW ALBUM ON SOUNDCLOUD!!eleven! I had gawdawful network, so I waited to get home and a chance to possibly even snag some code from the app to share with you lovely people, only for Soundcloud to be all “ha ha ha, you live in the wrong country like a big dork!”
It took a few days, but senpai came through, and — if you’re one of the roughly 22 people who are aware of PassCode and haven’t yet downloaded Locus because you’re in a coma — you can get that preview that you so badly need: Continue reading →
I like to tease PassCode, mostly because I really like them, and good-natured ribbing of one’s nearest-or-at-least-dearest is a time-honored tradition. How many hours of raw enjoyment did I wring out of their first two albums and accompanying singles, and how formative were they in my more natal Maniac period? Much, is the answer. So yes, I made fun of Locus a little bit, only to reverse course and decide that yeah, it’s probably going to be hot, and … well, the fuller trailer’s here, showing off those re-recordings with far more gusto, and if you skip toward the last 30 or so seconds … Continue reading →
I am yet to win this despite twice trying in the past, though I do not suspect that it’s rigged against anybody other than me. Good luck, Hackers! Unless you live in North America, in which case you need to wait a few more days!
Another new feature that I’ve been dying to bring to ol’ Homicidols.com is another one that fellow Deadspin readers may appreciate. Just to get this out of the way: It’s meant to be funny, you guys, not to be taken deathly seriously.
Like, it’s pretty rare to get idol interviews that don’t require translation; in this case, we get a bona fide loudol in a Western music magazine doing more than just getting a passing blurb. Continue reading →
I kid a great deal, of course; I’m just sore that the sudden flurry of excitement that broke out yesterday wasn’t because there was a new single or !gasp! album on the way, but because it’s not technically for anything new at all, and, as I put it:
But that whole flurry was, as speculated, a re-issue. And not just any re-issue, but a re-recording of the ALL is VANITY and VIRTUAL albums, the big releases from the pre-Universal days. (Via) Continue reading →
I don’t actually think that PassCode’s going to take a cue from PASSPO and start up a Band PassCode or anything, but it’s always cool to see idols expanding their repertoires and adding a little something extra to their lives. I also wouldn’t put it past Hina to work a ton on her drum work and take on a second gig in a jazz band.
You all can thank current Japan resident and former unofficial official translator of Homicidols.com Phillter for bringing this impossible dream to light earlier today: Hey look! PassCode VEVO uploaded a bunch of live video from the MISS UNLIMITED Tour final at Studio Coast!
“How exciting!” you remark to yourself, only to remember that you live in a country where PassCode’s media doesn’t always extend. Nonetheless, you press play and —
Your mileage may vary, in other words
Because I feel like people who can’t view the videos deserve something for their trouble, here are two pieces of PassCode news! Continue reading →