BiSH Wage War for Punk Integrity in COD tie-in MV, STORY OF DUTY

BiSH enable God Mode in their “STORY OF DUTY” MV which doubles as a promo for the Call of Duty mobile game.  For a war game endorsement, it is probably notable that they never pick up a gun. Instead they dance with cheat codes enabled, invulnerable to all incoming attacks while obliterating their foes with impunity.

Best part: 1:24 where Chitti and Atsuko taunt tanks by doing The Robot.

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New PassCode Feels Good, Man

Consider yourselves lucky that I didn’t turn this entire post into one long pun on the song title

I’ll be honest with you, folks: I may have shut down almost all of my old barrage of notifications to keep from losing my mind, but I did keep a few on, and one of those was for PassCode, which partly works because their Twitter account is about 10% as busy as most, so you the ratio of quality information to filler schedule stuff is quite high, but this being the season that it is and the environment that it is and with everything else going on, I kept seeing “Anything New” and assuming it was some kind of streamed live event and only realized late yesterday that OMG ITS’S A NEW SONG, WELL THAT’S APTLY NAMED I GUESS, HOLY HELL THERE’S AN MV COMING. And so I did that little nervous hoppy-hand-shaky dance thing in my head and got all het up, so when the sucker came up live on YouTube this morning I could not have been more ready.

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LiLii Kaona Celebrate 3rd Anniversary with Europa MV, Quietly Demand Your Attention

LiLii Kaona celebrated their three-year anniversary this past weekend with a special live at Moon Romantic, and they had a lot to celebrate. LiLiKao’s incredibly productive third year has included the release of their startling EP, KIYOKU, their first DVD, and non-stop performances including frequent appearances on the MoonRomantic Channel and the beyond excellent Tribu.pre live series. However, despite their near-constant activity, LiLii Kaona may still rank among the best kept secrets in chika idol.

It is well beyond time for that to change. Although we are about a month away from considering the Best of 2020 nominations, if there is any justice in the world (spoiler alert: there is not) LiLii Kaona should be a finalist in the category of Best EP for  KIYOKU, Song of the Year for the impeccable “Rust”, and now, after premiering during their 3rd anniversary live, Best MV:

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This Is Both a Review and Not a Review of WILL-O”s Latest in Honor of Their End

Well, gang, I’m super late to the party on this stuff, but I had to do it sometime, and there is literally no time like the present. Maybe it’s still news to you! It certainly was to me when I first found out. But yeah, WILL-O’ is drawing it down and bowing out:

Or, I guess the most accurate way to say it is, they’re going on tour, and then at the end all of the members will graduate, and whether there’s a WILL-O’ after that point remains to be seen (I’ll give it 3:2 odds in favor of “yes”). Still unhappiness though.

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RT If You Agree

So Malcolm Mask McLaren has a new single, and of course it’s both off-easycore goodness and bursting with joy at the same time — I miss OG MMM, but I can’t pretend that I don’t love what they’re doing now — and frankly I enjoy it and its message and this sort of conceptual totality so much that I’m just dropping it right in here like an addendum to the Weekender. I’m even eschewing the usual alliterative title because even I can only take a joke so far!

But yes, here at Homicidols Dot Com could not more cosign on this one:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #205

Good morning! I hope you all had a good week. I had what we could probably call a busy-level-up kind of week — like it was always going to be tough because there were a lot of deadlines happening at once, but then it managed to get just a little bit worse — but it’s been good to find more time for this here website nonetheless. I have an embarrassing amount of stuff in my personal to-do pile, and that’s without the Best Of kicking off in just a few weeks. Yikes!

Autumn, if I haven’t mentioned it to you before, is by far my favorite time of the year. There’s no “especially” in it — every phase is awesome in its own way, from the last vestiges of summertime to the turning of the leaves to the fall of the year, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pre-winter and the run-up to Christmastime. A person like me has it all, with the perfect range of weather, beautiful scenery even just in the neighborhood, perfect sports and food and … I can’t say enough about it. It’s a crying shame that we’re in the middle of a runaway pandemic and have an election for the most powerful person on earth and our choices are between two senile sacks of crap, OR being harassed for years to come if we dare show a preference for something else!

Anyway, the best thing about autumn is having lots of reasons to be with who you love to be with during peak comfort kinds of times. I highly recommend! And if you happen to listen to some cool tunes made by cool people at the same time, more power to you all.

The Danes Call It Hygge

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Our Cup Runneth Over with New Yanakoto Sotto Mute

The perfect modern idols have a new single on the way! That isn’t new-news, but I needed an easy intro. So: New single. Next week. This is excellent. I’m genuinely surprised every time I see it referred to as their second major — the timeline’s broken, see — but not half as surprised as about the live-fan-comment-MV-clip-reveal thing they did last week*, a neat gimmick if nothing else.

The official release is Wednesday, but yesterday we were graced with the MV and of course it’s just the most YSM thing you can possibly imagine:

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Get Into Sway Emotions Slightly, You Guys. It’s Rewarding.

So Sway Emotions Slightly, who you may recall as kicking enormous amounts of ass, released a new MV last week. I in my perpetual sloth wanted to write it up over the weekend, didn’t get a chance to, and then got waylaid but other things that kick enormous amounts of ass, so I apologize — to you, dear reader, and also to Sway Emotions Slightly, and in addition to them the hidden forces in the universe that misalign every time I don’t Do the Thing, please don’t let the air out of my tires again — and please allow me to rectify by sharing this with you. And then, while you’re buzzing over the immensity of it, let’s have a nice long post about awesomeness and feelings and stuff.

Gawd but I love everything about that. I’m usually the first person to complain about a boring MV, but “boring” and “not action-packed” are not synonyms, and in fact this MV is anything but boring. Its stillness is a virtue and amplifies the song so well, and I feel gives the idols themselves as much personality as anything else they’re done so far … just, like, quietly. But the MV isn’t what I want to talk about. Continue reading

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A Brief Celebration of One of the Year’s Best Releases

It’s been a while since Homicidols Dot Com was like the super-timeliest thing in idol. That’s okay! Frankly, the Content(TM) is usually better nowadays, what with adequate time to digest the source and have more nuanced reactions than “aw gee ain’t idol swell!” But this is new territory, I think, for the release I’m referring to is both officially like a month old but also itself pretty much a year in the making even at that time, and basically only happens/ed that way because of a great personal disappointment in the Idolverse. Continue reading

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Chiaki Once Again Proves Herself to Be a Completely Different Level

Well the last week and change sure did load up my personal responsibility queue here at Homicidols Dot Com, friends! This is fraught territory — since when* do I have time for this much posting? — but I’m going to do my best. Address it piecemeal.

In this case, let’s take on what’s simply one of the very best things in a year short of things that are merely good. The unstoppable force that is Mayumura Chiaki, an artist whose work is both appreciated by all with taste and just often enough deigns to cross into prime Homicidols territory, has a new song with a new MV. The song is lovely and I encourage you to listen to it a lot; to do so, you should watch this MV, which … you’d think such a thing would be simple to do, until you realize everything in and behind it, and you realize that there’s a deep creative intelligence at play and all you can do is clap politely and blog some posts on the Internet about it:

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