Contributor to New School Kaidan, idol fan TheNumber244 gets tickled mainly by Hello! Project. A former musician and full-time nerd, he calls Los Angeles his home. TheNumber244 is waiting for the day someone calls him "senpai".

New PV Alert: sora tob sakana – ribbon

From their new “cocoon ep”, sora tob sakana continue their juxtaposition of sweet voices and mathematically precise music. When “ribbon” starts, you might be tricked into thinking you’re listening to a saccharine idol group; but then the drums start with its pinpoint rhythmic hyperactivity. And, this is why I love …

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New PV Alert: Ebisu★Muscats – Bakkyaro

A new album from Ebisu★Muscats is on the horizon, and now we get a promotional video just in time to promote “Kidoairaku”. “Bakkyaro” fills itself with the ladies of Ebisu★Muscats in gold hotpants and midriff baring double breasted tops. The outfit’s sheen doesn’t do much to distract from the content …

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From their Best Album “BILLIed IDLE”, BILLIE IDLE®’s “BYE-BYE” continues the group’s celebration of 80’s new wave/punk nostalgia. The song swings a bit with crunchy guitars in a steady 12/8 beat and does a great job showcasing the great voices that one-time BiS members Hirano Nozomi and First Summer Uika …

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