I’m very sad that Kuronkeo no Yuutsu has run me flat out of nine-lives puns, and also sad that their disbandment is imminent. They add a diffident coolness to an idol world that’s usually so earnest and deliberate, playing as what we used to call “alternative girls” way back when my neighbor’s older sister was smoking cloves in the woods and letting me borrow her Dead Milkmen shirts.
Their last PV is for a song called “Don’t Disappear” or something like that, and the whole shebang is just full of feels. Continue reading →
That’s, like, three levels of pun in the title. You’re welcome.
And I was so proud of myself, too, for finally bringing Kuroneko no Yuutsu back to feature last week. This too-cool-for-school idol duo had long been a personal favorite, and now, as of Oct. 23, they will be no more, going out in a blaze of totally chillaxed glory at the first, last and only one-man. (h/t @supreme_nothing, cool person and best handle on all of Twitter)
It’s a shame that hipster scum became such a polarizing pariah status (I blame the asshats who infested Brooklyn), because 90s-style hipster idols — they listen to Sonic Youth and developed ironic self-detachment as a way of dealing with crushing poverty — would be a fascinating sub-scene, and Kuronekono could lead them and everybody could act like they’re too cool to even deal with this stuff, man, putting so much energy into proving how not-important the performance is that an irony singularity forms.
It has been fun as hell this week, gang, with all kinds of new music all over the place. But my in-laws are visiting and I have to fix and clean a whole bunch of things, so please do take this and enjoy what’s there. Tell a friend or two, “Hey, I really like this stuff going on at Homicidols.com, and I think you would, too.”