This Is a WILL-O’ Update Post

Much like that Under Beasty post from a little while back, this is one that started off as a Weekender item and then ballooned into something more. This isn’t going to be complicated, but it is a whole stack of items, and maybe I feel like being a little extra generous.

Anyway, in their post-Alloy incarnation as themselves, WILL-O’ have a (pretty cool) new look:

And a new logo to go along with it:

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The Once and Future Alloy

This is a post that’s taken most of a week to come together, and I have a feeling that it’s still insufficient, so bear with me, don’t get mad if details are left out, and please do enjoy the tracks to follow.

So. Alloy. They’re pretty good! They’ve also dealt with their share of turnover, as one would expect in idol. Par for the course! Also, if you happen to be a fan of Alloy and/or specific members thereof, completely and irrevocably devastating. Why anybody likes idol, I will never understand.

Nonetheless, the whole point of this is that Momoko’s graduating, like imminently, and the group dropped a couple of tracks to commemorate. Last of the current regime: Continue reading

These Lyric Videos Are a Great Reminder That Alloy Is Cool

I’ll be honest, I like when you guys tell me about stuff, largely because there’s a good chance that I missed or bypassed it, and you’re like, no idiot, listen to and enjoy and share this. And then I can!

So Alloy. Martin, bless him, kindly drew my attention to the fact that they’d dropped a lyric video for “Pinball”, one of their earlier tracks (and by earlier, I’m talking 16 months old):

Which they then immediately followed up with another one for “astronaut with this little infinity sign because things need to be complicated”: Continue reading

Yes, Alloy, I’m Awake, Thanks

All right, now that those terrible, uncomfortable, awful, heinous things are behind us, it’s time to pick up the pieces. Hey, I know! Let’s … actually, forget going looking for action, because Alloy got us taken care of right here:

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Alloy Has a Metric Ton of Stuff for You

So Alloy, unofficially officially the successor unit of petit pas! and definitely up to the billing, started themselves a big-ass tour, and, rather than do the obligatory idol thing where you make the big announcement at the end, they decided to front-load the fact that:

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Did You Guys See Alloy’s Full MVs?

Here’s one that I’m throwing out mostly for posterity purposes — you all probably saw via Facebook or Twitter or something that Alloy released the full versions of the “Propeller” and “Roller Coaster” music videosl:

Idols boozin’! Well I never!

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MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEIR MV: Alloy May Never Run out of Demos, and I’m Okay with That

Most important update from the original: Hey look, new MV short!

Maybe this can take some of that sting away.

I remember when petit pas! was getting ready to release their (only) album last year, and they’d tease out a track every week, usually on Monday, and it was a really cool journey that, frankly, masked the fact that Refrain was ultimately kind of so-so, which is good marketing. So, fittingly, Alloy (same company) is employing not dissimilar tactics in making their catalog something to connect with.

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At Last, Alloy’s MV

This is kind of a funny little sage if you’re me, and probably not amusing at all for you because the whole reason you clicked was to look at the thing promised in the title, but maybe I feel like burying the lede a little bit to indulge myself, okay.

So Alloy, who are good and promising but have been through kind of a tough start since their debut late last year, and who are carrying the proud torch of petit pas! and are therefore worth at least some time to round out, have been consistently doing these twitcasts, and sometimes those twitcasts involve song clips. There’s a version of this post, this exact same chunk of HTML in fact, that included embeds of several of them! And I had intended to run that on Tuesday … and then Wednesday … and then even Thursday, but there was so much in the air that I backed off, maybe if they could just get that promised video out!

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I Like This Alloy Song, But I Want Much More

Alloy just keeps on grinding out demo tracks on Soundcloud. They’re all good! Including this new one!

It’s very imaginatively titled*, and also perhaps prophetically, because things called “Ten” have a tendency to turn out pretty well, even if this isn’t the actual title in the end. That’s not a great joke. Continue reading

One More Rip-roarin’ Track from Alloy

Good ol’ Alloy; their MV is apparently mere days away, and the two tracks they shared out the other day were, despite being instrumental-only demos, packed with noise and aggression and made me really happy. So is the next in the series (literally, “Seven”, “Eight” and “Nine”), up to par?

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