Good morning! Or, if you live in (say) Texas, I really do hope that you’re having a good morning because power has been restored, your pipes are unfrozen and imminent threat of danger is no longer necessarily a thing at home. What a week. We had two separate “storms” here in the National Capital Region, one of which was billed as It Will Ice So Much That Your Trees Will Come Down (note: trees still standing) and the other, the tail end of the system that obliterated the aforementioned Texas and many other points in between because we didn’t get the polar vortex, went from OMG 8 INCHES OF SNOW AND ICE to me scraping less than 1 full inch of icy slush from the driveway. I love myself some good winter snows and we haven’t had much in that way the past few years, so … get your act together, Mid-Atlantic Winter.
Big week in idol, too, which is going to seem like a weird thing to say because this isn’t the thiccest Weekender we’ve ever put on, but there are a whole mess of posts to follow because basically everybody chose the past handful of days to put out things that we’d want to talk about in much more depth than, well, the Weekender. Those’ll be coming over the next few days. Homicidols Hot Takes, get ’em while they’re HOT!
You all stay safe and well, please and thanks. If you need to hunker down with the DAIDAIDAI EP that’s like minutes away at this point, do it.
Biases Make Baby Jesus Cry
Happy belated Valentine’s Day from Aizawa Aria:
Dempagumi.inc: Eitaso out, half of DEARSTAGE in:
— でんぱ組.inc (@dempagumi) February 16, 2021
It’s getting very hard to avoid becoming a POPPiNG EMO blog:
Things are going well when I’m telling randos about Sway Emotions Slightly:
BOY MEETS HARU NEW EPISODE START:
BOY MEETS HARU
-NEW EPISODE START- pic.twitter.com/DzY7uTKr3m
— BOY MEETS HARU (@boymeetsharu) February 18, 2021
It’s fun to think about how far WAGAMAMARAKIA has come:
Of course Herosyn dropped an elbow on ^that^ dance video with one of their own:
Very all about this upcoming Alive to Rainy EP:
M04 drain away
型番ALCD-0009 価格：1.650円（税込） 全4曲入り 販売、発売元：アライブエンタープライズ 流通：タワーレコード pic.twitter.com/1B3cXPt0wc
— アライブとレイニー 公式アカウント (@alive_to_rainy) February 18, 2021
WILL-O’, get ’em while you can:
Just a reminder that Babymetal still has more of these left to perform than they’ve done, and we can’t even think about being at them:
Thank you for coming to "10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN"
DOOMSDAY ‒ Ⅲ
— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) February 16, 2021
This is not the “solo track from a member of RAY” we ordered!
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is Sugarpills because they keep teasing and even releasing new music but not actually doing it in ideal media for sharing:
作曲 Top Athlete
— Sugarpills-シュガーピルズ-(公式)🌓 (@sugarpills_info) February 19, 2021
Bonus in Focus
I did some math and I might get to this new Kolokol MV in several weeks’ time, better to give it some air when it’s still fresh:
Also, new costumes!
Kolokol – New costume ✨✨ pic.twitter.com/ts3qmVvP0F
— Kolokol (@klkl_official) February 20, 2021
Upcoming from Aina:
Obligatory NEOJAPONISM, who are welcome to release another album soon:
In the big promo push for that new single, Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da did the Natalie interview thing:
— 音楽ナタリー (@natalie_mu) February 17, 2021
Got a couple of treats for my fellow BIRTH fans:
tipToe. released a maxi-single this week, and it’s awesome; this is the thing:
And this is the one from DESURABBITS, who did not release a maxi-single this week:
Thanks Hina, very cool:
— ムラタ・ヒナギク ▽ 始発待ち (@hinagiku_482) February 18, 2021
Broken By The Scream showing us how idol covers ought to be done:
Have a great weekend!