It’s a GREAT MONKEYS RE:START!

Heck yeah, GREAT MONKEYS! What a group. Just like the totality of idol in here, and they’d be about six months old at this point if– well, if you haven’t been keeping score at home, they:

  1. Released one of the awesomest songs of 2020 as a debut single
  2. Actually debuted
  3. Almost immediately went on hiatus
  4. Announced that the group was disbanding
  5. Clarified that it was only mostly disbanding actually
  6. Proved it
  7. Set a re:start date of tomorrow
  8. Dropped the below this morning

Absolutely my kind of project. I love fun things, and I love chaos for the sake of it; if they started doing atmospheric blackgaze and gave themselves names like Idol ov Hell, they’d be my literal perfect musical interest ever. But! As it stands, this is what we have with the re:start:

So really more of a re-shuffle in fact

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Time for the First TOKYO Tefutefu Video

So we’re Codomoblog for a few days, no big deal. You take what the universe gives! But you guys, you’ve heard TOKYO Tefutefu to date, but now it’s time for their whole first digital single (technically tomorrow, no doubt on all of your favorite streaming platforms) in music video form!

You may have the same thought as multiples of Team did: Man, that is some high pitch! And yes it is. And that is a cool song and it would be nice if we could get some more. It’s also the first release from a new Codomomental project that didn’t have me immediately trying to connect the dots to other Codomomental projects, so that’s fun. Now let’s see where it all leads!

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I’m Sorry, Have We Not Been Talking about Kamikaze SENSATION This Whole Time?

Prepare yourself for a new Deeply Stupid Moment in Homicidols History, friend, because it is deeply stupid.

I have in the past humblebragged over the total number of idol acts whose work has graced the hallowed halls of this here fancy-ass website. I’ll even update that number for the anniversary in a few weeks! The point is, we cover a lot of idols, and though it seems like there’s never any shortage of new ones to come along (you should see the Let’s Discover queue!), the good ones at least always get held up for at least one or two posts because it’s hard to ignore a good act. Yeah, maybe there’s a weird gimmick of something, or they wind up being not as good as the thing that got you excited in the first place, and so we stop covering them unless something else particularly interesting happens, but in general if the hypothetical you that is an idol in this particularly poorly crafted sentence have done some good work and it is loud, we’re going to blog some posts about you.

Except Kamikaze Sensation, apparently! The excellent media you are about to consume dropped a tiny little bit ago, and I was like, oh that’s weird I don’t remember Kamikaze SENSATION that way, and so for evidence I started a search for Kamikaze Sensation inside of the bowels of Homicidols Dot Com and found only three draft posts that said nothing. So give me credit for on several different occasions meaning to write about Kamikaze Sensation, if nothing else.

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Kindly Allow the mishmash to Reset Your Monday Mood to Great

If your week is already going as poorly as mine is, kindly take this very fun tune from the mishmash as your metaphorical energy drink:

And as soon as I post it, things start looking up! Amazing!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #216

Holy hell, you guys, if these haven’t been some of the longest days I’ve lived I don’t know what else was. I’m not going to offer commentary on current events that happened a few miles from Maniac Mansion earlier this week except to say that I personally was knocked for a huge loop that I’m still trying to get settled under. Of course I spent the time of those things unfolding by listening to music in my home office, so congratulations to PassCode for providing an excellent musical counter-focus and immediately running to the top of my Best Of 2021 list.

If you have things that you want to say or need to talk about, you know that we have a really great community of people, and there are friends everywhere. A lot of us have been through some things and can relate. Don’t be afraid to ask to chat.

Now, being thrown for a loop when the idol queue is as long as it already was, that’s a recipe for personal disaster, so … well, I can’t do any more today, but I’m setting a goal to clear the list this week even as new things come along. Fingers crossed!

This Is No Time for Optimism

Breakups are sad, but reunions are sweet:

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Neither New Nano-Nani’n’Neruns Nor New “Naughty Naughty” Near Nasty!

Today is January 6th, celebrated by many as the feast of Epiphany, commemorating the time when the Three Kings from the East brought gifts of Gold, Frankenstein and Meh to the God-cub Jesus, asleep in the hay.    And today you, dear reader, get to feel two-thirds as special as the Holy Baby, for Two Queens from the East now shower you with two valuable presents.

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Kaishin no Ichigeki’s Out Here Doing Beautiful Things

I’m trying to think of a particular single idol release in the past couple of months that I’ve waited so pointedly and specifically and hopefully for than the new album from Kaishin no Ichigeki. Ever since sort of bringing them back into the fold, I’ve kept them high on my notifications list because I have this feeling that (2020 Best Ofs aside) they’re due for a significant move, or at least play for one, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to miss it.

They’ve been teasing a new album for a while now, with short MV trailers even, and I freely admit that I got myself extremely hype for this one. Did I squee when it dropped this morning? Maybe.

Potential bonus: Titled after a significant foodborne toxin?

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GO TO THE BEDS Was Just Pulling Our Legs!

So if you recall from … not long ago, there was some trepidation among WACK wota when GO TO THE BEDS did a little promo clip of themselves in gasp! frilly little tradol outfits with egads! lame-ass boring tradol music tinkling in the background, and they were doing the ganbare fists and stuff. I think Coco may have blown a kiss at the camera unironically! For about 45 seconds, people were deeply concerned. Had Watanabe finally lost it?

And then people who were alive in 2012 and/or know anything about the history of the company that GO TO THE BEDS is part of and recall their past forays into revisiting music video content from said company’s legacy acts speculated that perhaps this was a play on the famed “IDOL” incident from 2012, and there was much nodding in agreement among us. We won’t be fooled by any simpering sparkly idols! Continue reading

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Let POPPiNG EMO Welcome You Properly to 2021

While we’re on a bit of a streak with this very simple, inoffensive theme that definitely doesn’t demonstrate my own lack of creativity at the moment, let’s also enjoy this new one from POPPiNG EMO:

What’s the occasion? Because they can, I guess. The tweet introducing the video makes it sound like it’s been in the works for a little while, so it may just be flexing for the hell of it. And it’s a fine video! But also a nice little rocker of a tune from the group with a SCRAMBLES pedigree that is about one stupid stunt away from being gobbled up by Watanabe on principle. Continue reading

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SPARK SPEAKER with a Great 2021 Message

Ah, SPARK SPEAKER. I’m trying to think of a group in right-now idol that’s as well-regarded without having quite broken through the chika glass ceiling. Talk to anybody — “Hey, how about that SPARK SPEAKER huh?” — and you’ll at worst get indifference, at best effusive praise and the kind of fanenbying* that my feed usually only looks like when BTS does something. They’ve been around for a lot longer than people think, have done a lot more than we realize, they perform as relentlessly as a very determined combination of Screaming Sixties and Guso Drop, and it’s like every damn thing they do is brimming with energy and super infectious.

And right now? They’re saying something that people need to hear more and more often, “Believe in yourself”, which yes is in song form apparently written by a labelmate and clearly not being new per se given that it’s been performed live enough to have plenty of material for this MV! Continue reading

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