This Thursday Hurts Day Goes out to the Ides of March

I missed Indie Idol Wednesday yesterday, shame on me, but Twitter & Friends provided even more bad news from the world of idol, and of course that happened on the day that Caesar was stabbed to death by a combination of trusted friends and bitter enemies. History!

And that’s what a pair of idol projects are now, unfortunately. No, I’m not referring to the soon-to-die Hauptharmonie (my soul will never recover), but to one group that I used to think had a real chance to do something, and another that seemed like they were right on the cusp and in fact had been active and stuff lately. They’re dead/dying.

First up, Koisuru Beat. I really only got to look at them once, and almost a year ago at that, but had recently learned that they’d had some management/membership issues of their own and were operating as a solo effort. Well, they won’t be operating as anything anymore:

And this literally three days after calling for auditions. Rough one, and it’s a shame how these things shake out, but getting any real longevity in idol is basically a miracle, anyway, so hopefully the past unpleasantness doesn’t leave the ex-members without positive experiences and a chance to keep idoling if they want to.

This next one, though, is a little bigger. Continue reading

How Do You Guys Feel about Koisuru BEAT?

Much like the whole Honey Emperor thing, here’s another instance of a group that I’m completely on the fence about, but maybe you all like/will like them, and I am nothing if not a public servant.

So: Koisuru BEAT (Twitter). I first came across “Vanilla Sky” a while ago via somebody’s feed:

And, honestly, I didn’t really care for it. It’s not bad per se, just not terribly exciting*. I actually took them off of my list of groups to eventually come back around to, figuring that I could think about them again if they put out another release that maybe had a little more oomph to it. Continue reading