Good morning! Did you all have a good week? I’m gassed, personally, because this is the particularly silly season at work and I’ve been grinding a lot of hours. But! This is the first year in a few that I’m doing all of the work and not feeling ground to dust because of it, and I haven’t had even a whisper of the usual stress monsters lately. That is very cool, may it continue, and may I be able to put more time into creative pursuits as a result!
Speaking of creative pursuits, if you haven’t yet you really need to check out the first installment in our top 50 album countdown. D had brought up this and similar topics several times in the past; now we’re finally making them go. It’s great stuff and and was a lot of fun to determine! Just wait until we get closer to the final 10 and a bunch of stuff you love most isn’t there!
Don’t Mess This Up
Idol’s greatest screamer taking a wee hiatus:
— PassCodeオフィシャル (@passcodeO) July 6, 2021
Speaker of screamers, Broken By The Scream really needs to start doing more stuff before I lose it:
Also, skip ahead to 2:33:
Dear overseas fan's🥰
All of the music videos that NEO JAPONISM uploads to YouTube have English subtitles✍️
We can't see you in person yet, but one day we'll bring this music directly to you❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥
— NEO JAPONISM (@NEOJAPONISMinfo) July 6, 2021
FRUN FRIN FRIENDS album!
— 花とポップス (@hanatopops) July 8, 2021
NELN’s is on the way next week, so they dropped this re-edit:
Also heck yeah:
— Ringwanderung 8/4 1st full album synchronism (@RWR__OFFICIAL) July 8, 2021
Trailer for the new 2& EP:
New one from Qupipo:
This is a terrible clip but just imagine what it’s going to be like when this hits Budokan:
— 神激「神使轟く、激情の如く。」 (@shingeki_rock) July 7, 2021
Do or do not do drugs when consuming Erisu media:
Great big ANAL SEX PENiS news:
— ASP official (@ASP_idol) July 4, 2021
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is ZOC for two things, really. First, this MV:
And then you may have seen that they’re doing a live with BiS and really making a lot of it due to Seiko’s past affiliations:
Which is kind of funny since that earlier crossover was a teaming-up of titans and while this is still cool, it’s just not the same.
Bonus in Focus
Because POPPiNG EMO doesn’t get anybody else interested, ever, here we go again. New MV:
This song completely owns, what’s wrong with you people
And big ol’ chunk of live:
Extra Bonus in Focus
So PARADISES is down a member effective immediately:
— PARADISES (@PARADISES_P) July 9, 2021
So this is swan song, then!
3776 about four months late:
Excited about the SIPP single!
In the event that we don’t get to post about it, here’s new Fingers Cross:
KAMIKAZE SENSATION retrospective!
You guys like Qumali Depart, right?
Society needs more from MIGMA SHELTER than live clips, come on:
Or from Bakashinu, really:
You can sort out the context here for yourself; me, I was convinced that we were going to get a redux of that wild &CRAZY fart monster video:
— 病ンドル (@yandoll_tokyo) July 8, 2021
Have a great weekend!