Your Homicidols Weekender #244

Good morning! Or as good as it can be — there’s a sort of hell-in-a-handbasket thing going on in the news right now, like everywhere. Even our distractions are terrible. I caught a few minutes of the Olympic Open Ceremony last night and just couldn’t deal with not just the empty stadium, but the fact that it shouldn’t be happening anyway, like nobody other than a handful of rich people really want this to go off. And at roughly the same time, a young hockey player whose rap sheet is longer than his career highlights and who literally said he shouldn’t be drafted into the NHL was drafted in the first round anyway. The world can be so poisonous.

But here we are, and sometimes it’s important to remember that we only have any kind of control as far as our own lives go. That’s good, actually, and it means that we can form the world a bit around ourselves, find things that make it work for us. And, ah, ahem, look at this Weekender and all of the fun in it!

Also go read the latest installment of the countdown, and comment about how mad you are that the thing you like didn’t crack the top 20!

Presumptuous, Aren’t We?

Oh lord, they let BiSH join LINE:

WTAF, Haru?

A few new songs from Kolokol:

You’ll Melt More! is, uh, really different now:

JyuJyu releases album, only sells it in venues:

Awesome move for Fingers Cross:

Idol in Focus

This week’s Idol in Focus is Broken By The Scream, who are deep into their still-little-to-do-so-let’s-screw-around mood apparently:

But actually I wanted to make sure that you were aware of the fact that you can get their new merch, and also that said new merch includes reminiscence of a truck stop bathroom:

Bonus in Focus

Actually this is probably the real Idol in Focus, but: NELN with a new MV that’s definitely on their softer side:

And also a vocal cover of the greatest pop song of all time:

Speaking of vocal covers:

It’s rare that I just straight up don’t like a NEO JAPONISM song, but here we go:


We need more crossovers like this:

This Wonder Lander live album performance is strangely beautiful in its visuals:

Two-step clinic!

Have a great weekend!