John’s Cracking Horrifying Mysteries for the Benefit of Us All

This is a fun little saga. You know the cover of Necroma’s NEMESIS? And the skull in the foreground with the cryptic writing on it? Ever wonder what that says?

After some hard work by a member of the Alternative Idol group we were able to figure out the meaning of the mystery characters on the skull. If you are feeling a bit lost by the previous statement have a look at this: NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: The Mysterious Glyphs. I think the end results might […]

via NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: A Mystery Solved — Straight From Japan


I Might Be Wrong, But This Was All the WTF I Could Handle for Tuesday

Hey team! So there’s plenty of “normal” stuff (that is, music videos etc.) today, or as normal as it gets for this whole business, but … you know how idols can get kind of creative in how and when they screw around, and how that tends to wind up on video, which then winds up on Twitter, when then winds up burning itself into the ancient reptilian part of your brain, which is probably exactly what they intended?

So Yannderu Ame, among the latest in sick-plus-disturbed-plus-crying idols, recently had themselves a little moment like that, I think. I say “I think” because what looks to me like a moment out of Ringu could simply be how they start the day, or part of a more elaborate bit of play-acting, I don’t know, don’t judge me.

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Introducing The First Official Homercidols Competition!

This is obviously a big transition period at the moment. Not just for me, your new overlord, but for Maniac, our old overlord and you, the reader-underlords too.

I know not all of you are keen on the idea of me taking over from Maniac, so how about a competition to sweeten the deal, huh? I’ve got some great prizes for you!

Remember Especia: The group that’s been sometimes called the “Vaporwave Idols” (Discuss in the comments below if they’re actual vaporwave idols or not) sadly disbanded this week. We’re all going to miss them all.

In honour of our fallen idols, today we make Especia the first Simpsonswave Idols.

I literally want you all to make a Simpsons AMV with Especia’s music, and tweet it to us under the hashtag #ESimpsonia by April 2nd.

The first place winner gets this gently used copy of The Simpsons Movie that I just happen to own. Second place gets some homemade crumbly maple fudge that I made yesterday:

Aren’t these just the best prizes? Good luck everybody!


I Missed the Latest Tsurezure Teasers, But Not Everybody Did

Hola amigos! While I slept like a maniacal little baby, Codomomental brass decided that the best way to keep us from ganking their song previews and making them alive forever was to … adjust the release window. I’d just delete the files, but that’s me!

Anyway, I wasn’t going to be doing anything that began at 5:00 a.m., but I taught John the ways of the Force, and he bailed us out this time.

In typical Codomomental style, Yukueshirezutsurezure drops a few songs on us. They are off the upcoming re-recorded CD, 「Antino未deology-改式-」. Here is the tweet, it was only and hour window. From the sounds of it the mix is a bit different and the vocals are a lot cleaner this time around. It also appears they changed […]

via Yukueshirezutsurezure Drops a Few Songs On Us — Straight From Japan


Oh Neat, I Shared This

I’ve been trying to work out the best way to do reblogging between WordPress sites in our little network of friends, and I finally got this one to work! Lovely. So this is from Straight from Japan (hi John!), and I’d been meaning to do something with it for a few days, and now here we are. Good for us! You should also follow John, as nobody gets into the indies as hard as he does.

Neo-Tokyo themed alt idol unit uijin is releasing their first single, “001/ten-age”. It will be a venue only release starting on January 28, 2017. It will contain the tracks “001” and “ten-age”. The group just debuted on December 3 2016, so they are moving forward pretty quickly. They have also announced their first one-man which […]

via uijin Releasing First Single and More — Straight From Japan


The (Koutei Camera) Girl Died So the (Koutei Camera) Gal Could Live

I’m not always going to highlight every hip-hop-related thing that happens in idol (that’s for the other site), but I know that a whole lot of you guys are into Koutei Camera Girl (RIP) and subsequently into their spin-off, Koutei Camera Gal, and Saturday’s kind of become the honorary Tapestok Records day, so why not?

Gal went and made use of a very busy week for idols on Soundcloud, and it’s just about exactly what you’d want from them:

No, not speed metal, you dinkus

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Your Homicidols Weekender #8

Christ on fire, what a ridiculous start to 2017. I don’t think I wrote anything that pissed off anybody, and it was still a record-breaking week for number of posts and total hits. Thanks, I guess? We can all look back on it with fond memories when we get into June and like nothing interesting is happening besides “hey look at this live video GOD SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING TIF’S STILL MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY.”

Our first graduation of note (yay!) for the year was Sawada Risa, who left Alice Juban / Kamen Joshi on Monday. Now who’s going to carry that enormous … butcher’s knife? on stage at PARMS?

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The Next Two-hour Zenkimi Window Has Begun

Wow. “Loser Gospel.” Be still my heart.

There’s some serious idolcore happening in here. No harsh vocals, but it doesn’t need them. As usual, will keep the updates running after the jump. Continue reading


My Heart (Pochicon) Breaks a Little, But All Wounds Will Heal

I missed it the other day, but my latest New Favorite Thing in Heart ni Pochicon (as I have been advised to call them) is in a bit of disarray: Fuyu (you may know her by her cigarette and bulldog expression) is heading to the hospital for some R&R.

Ordinarily, as examples like Yasui Yuuhi have taught us, when an idol goes on hiatus for health reasons, it’s often an elegant way of moving them out of the picture until they can be quietly graduated without fuss or muss. Fortunately: Continue reading


Here’s the Present and Future for petit pas!

This morning, we had the absolute displeasure to wake up to the news that petit pas! was going to dissolve in September, with very little detail provided by the group or management. A few hours later, though, there’s plenty of information: Continue reading