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New PV Alert: SCANDAL – Tonight

Starting with strums from Mami’s guitar, “Tonight” presents SCANDAL in a setting removed from their pure rock offerings. The song gives us the instruments as though they’ve been looped, resampled, and reconstructed into a a modern pop piece. The strings round out the arrangement even as Haruna raps over the …

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New PV Alert: PINK CRES. – Roulette

Natsuyaki Miyabi gets started with their second single release “Roulette (ルーレット)” puts the trio on both sides of the wheel of fortune in a grooving soundtrack punctuated by horn riffs and swinging rhythm suitable for the quickstep. PINK CRES. put on the glamor with textured performance outfits that evokes a …

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New PV Alert: CYNHN – Suisei

The girls in blue find themselves in a funky jam in their latest single “Suisei (水生)”. The atmospheric guitars erupt in a slap-happy bass groove that only ramps up in intensity. On the video side of things, CYNHN get a performance shot in ankle deep water with an atmospheric haze …

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New PV Alert: Hinatazaka46 – Nazee

The latest Coupling Track promotional video from Hinatazaka46 puts the trio of Higashimura Mei (東村 芽依), Kawata Hina (河田 陽菜), and Matsuda Konoka (松田好花) together for a one-room disco for “Nazee (ナゼー)”. Initially devoid of color, the girls gradually add their highlighter colors on the walls to illuminate the text. …

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New PV Alert: Aimer – Haru wa yuku

Back with another collaboration with the Fate/Stay series, Aimer lends her voice to “Haru wa yuku (春はゆく)” her 18th single. A sense of mystery fills the musical offering here as Aimer leads you further down into the mystery. Black settings and beams of light from above set the stage as …

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New PV Alert: Under Beasty – O kiraku song

The cute idol face of Under Beasty release a promotional video for “O kiraku song (お気楽ソング)”. The five girls get girly with a “pajamas only” sleepover punctuated with balloons, plushie animals, and Pocky games. Assembled on the back lawn, the girls get a dance shot flanked by nature’s perfect canvas …

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