Sweet Holy Moses, These Alloy Songs Rock

I’m sorry, were you guys looking for something loud and punishing for your Thursday Hurtsday fix? I’m afraid that I can’t do anything to help you … other than share these two new instrumental demos from Alloy.

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Up Up Girls (2)’s Existence Continues To Baffle Me, Also New Album

You know how I can never figure out if Up Up Girls (2) are official members of Up Up Girls (Kari) or just a sister group? Well, I’m still trying to figure that one out in my head, as last time we saw them they appeared as members/back-up dancers in Kari’s music videos but now they’re releasing their debut single, without any involvement from the original Up Up Girls (Kari) whatsoever!

Its released August 15, and it’s a double A-side between “Sun!x3” and “No no Ashi Dancing”. Continue reading

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We Got Some More New Tracks from NoA

Welcome back, NoA. When last we met, the former DiSPANiC member had put out a few teasers after a long period of (online) quiet; over the last few days, she’s been at it again.

This is “Future.” It’s a nice little song!

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There’s Something Hauntingly Romantic about merry merli

I have a big-ass event to run for work today and wasn’t sure if I’d get much of a chance to really do much, you guys, so I figured instead that a little Indie Idol Wednesday double feature might be in order.

Remember merry merli? I sure as hell do; they were a surprisingly good time for a unit that just kind of bopped into existence without so much as an excuse me, and with slightly higher production values than we usually see (though not much more exposure, fwiw). Like immediately subsequently to that discovery, they generated another MV preview and even something of an updated look, and I’m not going to go so far out on a limb as to suggest that this “rocks” per se, but it feels kind of evil and has a sufficiently diabolical name (“Lorelei of the Meridian”! It’s practically Masonic!) that hell, have a listen: Continue reading

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Indie Idol Wednesday in Black and White

You guys remember when I was like “Indie Idol Wednesday works best when you share the random stuff that you come across online” and we had a few of those and it was cool? Here’s a totally new indie, really indie, that’s literally weeks into existence but, thanks to the magical power of the Internet, perfectly accessible to at least check out:

That is what I believe to be the debut live of Tsuioku no Monochrome (Twitter), very generously and smartly provided by Viz Major the other day, and a perfect candidate for Indie Idol Wednesday. They’re so new that they only have like 150 followers! Continue reading

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Maybe This One Will Make You a Believer in Diamondollfy

Good morning! I have a few things to get out today, but of course music is going to take center stage. In this case, I present to you Diamondollfy via Pure Idol Heart.

Now Diamondollfy hasn’t really registered too much among you all, and that’s understandable; their “rock” and “kind of metal” moments are often more than a little attenuated, often a little bit of extra drumbeats or overdrive on the guitar or something to take it to a step somewhere just beyond the normal reaches of idoldom, whatever that even means anymore.

Their latest, on the other hand:

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Yanakoto Sotto Mute Celebrated Their Birthday in Style

Despite absolutely no desire to hide my complete infatuation with Yanakoto Sotto Mute, given that they are perfect and their album is also perfect and by the way nothing is better than them, I had been deliberately quiet about them lately because, well, there wasn’t a whole lot going on. What has happened, though, was that they held their anniversary live over the weekend, and of course it was a show of other things that are almost as perfect as YSM:

There’s a lot of beautiful things in that lineup

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Under Beasty Debuted a New Song and Haven’t You Missed Them?

Good morning! When was the last time that we got to visit with Under Beasty? Technically April! That’s kind of wild; for a while last year, I was happily sharing new stuff and updates from them at what felt like a month basis. Then they went and joined up with Candy GO!GO!’s agency and started to change up their sound and they weren’t quite the same Under Beasty anymore, and literally when you consider the membership thing, but that’s neither here nor there.

What is here or there is this new song that they rolled out yesterday:

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This Pun Is Too Good for the YAMIAME Post I’m Using It For

Okay, this is just a really random throw-together of stuff, but hear me about: YAMIAME was tweeting out lyrics to their songs a little while back, and I was like, oh, that might be a nice thing to collect and have available for the time that .25 people anywhere ever become very curious about untranslated lyrics of an underground idol group. Makes perfect sense! And I thought, “maybe it’ll be good to run on a rainy day.”

Rainy. Like the song title they have. LIKE THE NAME OF THE GROUP.

Nothing?

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Is This Curtains for Himekyun Fruit Can?

My eyebrows kind of did that high-arch thing when I first saw this in the Idolmetal group yesterday — Himekyun Fruit Can, that is, the forever queens of idol rock and I will brook no disagreement, are graduating all* of the members in October because reasons:

You can look at that story, or this one from Natalie.mu, but the facts are the facts. HKFC’s getting a reboot after a couple of concurrent tours and a festival and a best-of album and all that jazz. Continue reading

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