A Deep Mystery: KeePXOUT’s Sudden, Unexplained Demise

Something or another prompted me to look up KeePXOUT the other day. Maybe it was a reference to visual kei, or a photo, I don’t know. But an amazing thing, something that I was yet to experience, happened instead.

Look at the official Twitter. Or the company’s. Or the staff account. Nothing for well over a month now, and not a single notice as to a farewell live, graduation, spontaneous human combustion, anything. Instagram? Deleted. Website? Doesn’t exist. One of the members has disappeared from Twitter completely (or, rather, that account did), and the other has moved well beyond the group (and loves cats!). It’s like walking through an idol ghost town.

Being the intrepid not-journalist that I am, I decided to look into this. Continue reading

I Really Do Love Everything about KeePXOUT

My favorite v-rock idol duo released this pro edit from a show a few weeks ago, and it pretty much sums them up — idol-ed up choruses, mixed harsh and clean vocals, ridiculous visuals.

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I’ll Make You Guys Like KeepXOUT If I Have To

Because we’re making a sandwich out of Death of Death Pop Sunday today here at Homicidols.com, it only makes sense to put something good and positive in the middle, like visual kei idols KeepXOUT:

Here’s a little tip: Somebody on their team can English, so tweet them encouragement and get a nice message back in return!

Happy Friday! Please Allow KeePXOUT to Annihilate Your Soul

Remember the random discovery of KeePXOUT from a few months ago? I’ve been seeing them on some bills and in Twitter photos lately and thought I’d check in, and they very helpfully just recently uploaded some good live performance video:

It’s kind of amazing that there aren’t more visual kei idols; this stuff goes together like adenine and thymine. Sure, plenty of idols incorporate visual kei elements and philosophy (looking in your direction, Under Beasty), but I can’t think of anybody who’s as deliberate about it as KeepXOUT.

Happy Friday.

When You Wish upon a Deep Girl

So there’s this thing that happens, totally coincidentally and not at all because of psychic powers, by which idols will come up as topical, in conversation or whatever have you, and all of a sudden they snap-release a new single and video and all feels right with the world.

I was trying that yesterday with Deep Girl, in whom I am very interested as to what they ultimately accomplish, to the point that my non-Maniac alter ego is involved in some extra social networking stuff around them, and I saw this posted yesterday:

Oh, who is this KeePXOUT (Twitter)? Obviously a visual kei unit, which … okay, we’ve come full circle if there are visual kei idol units (it’s kind of like deathcore or Reese’s peanut butter cups). That does carry a certain expectation for the sound, so: Continue reading