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New PV Alert: Ciao Bella Cinquetti – The Rut

The latest promotional video from Ciao Bella Cinquetti finds the foursome on the ruts of a road in an open field. Sung (almost) entirely by Hashimoto Aina, “Wadachi” works with a full band arrangement with guitars jangling throughout the arrangement while organs round out the sound. Performance shots place those …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – Smile

Back to the funk with Tsubaki Factory. “Waratte”starts with a mean groove accented with horn riffs. That groove carries throughout song until it bursts into a relentlessly uplifting pop chorus. Pretty apt for a song called “Smile”, right? Tsubaki Factory play stone face throughout most of the promotional video. Playing …

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New PV Alert: Tsubaki Factory – The Flower Pattern

Just what is the flower pattern? The pluck of the first petal should indicate which pattern lends its name to “Hana Moyou (The Flower Pattern)”. After a couple of songs that seemed like departure from the Tsubaki electro-dance sound, the group returns to that signature sound. Floral bouquets brighten up …

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New PV Alert: Babyraids JAPAN – 〇〇〇〇〇

The circles are everywhere for Babyraids JAPAN’s newest release “〇〇〇〇〇” or “maru maru maru maru maru”. The shape dominate the opening seconds of the promotional video as they everyday circular objects momentarily on the screen: a record, a coffee mug, a compact disc, a tire. The girls performe in a …

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New PV Alert: Sanrio Super Star Mic Relay with KissBee

The girls of KissBee team up with your favorite Sanrio characters for the new “Sanrio Super Star Mic Relay”. The girls dress in colorful outfits to match their Sanrio counterpart. The matchup feels pretty surreal if you’ve only mostly seen Hello Kitty on the side of your pencil bag. Then …

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New PV Alert: Billie Idle® – My Way

I know what you’re thinking: “In what kind of weird reality does this new Billie Idle® PV exist?” The revolving walls and floors of the PV envelope the group in a cartoon reality, and all they actually do is walk. I like to think “My Way” presents another example of …

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New PV Alert: Niji no Conquistador – Jump!

The second promotional video from Niji no Conquistador’s first triple A-side keeps the summer feeling alive with more footage from the group’s visit to Guam. The band arrangement of “Jump!” feels a bit refreshing with the instrumentals laying a groove without breaking into musical acrobatics. The strong chorus hook might …

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