I was telling some people yesterday that this whole lousy site is this ongoing series of discoveries; every time I feel like the well has run dry, there’s something else to discover and swell my maniacal heart.
Enter Maplez (Twitter), who are another one of those “we show up on a lot of bills that include other groups you like, bro” groups that I finally got around to checking out this morning. And I’m very happy to say that this is a nice continuation of that PassCode post:
Formerly known as Hiroshima Maple★S, they’ve been around for a few years and, despite having 10 current members, actually have twice that many ex-members, which may or may not mean that every idol-aspiring girl in Hiroshima who isn’t named Nakamoto has been a part of the group at some point.*
I do think that they’re reading the tea leaves and moving in a harder direction; their older stuff still had big, fat electronic beats, but came out either a little poppier:
Or maybe a little more like Perfume:
Still, I’m really happy to have looked in their direction today. To borrow from Pro-Pain, we need a little more death on the dance floor.