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New PV Alert: THERE THERE THERES – SOIL

A pre-school stage play should probably be the last place to watch the increasingly dark continuation of Bellring Shoujo Heart. Believe me when I say this, but you really need to listen to “SOIL” at full volume and with headphones. So much of the musical detail gets lost through my …

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New PV Alert: Someday Somewhere – Kono koi wa transit

The battle continues for “Last Idol”. For this second season, Someday Somewhere gets production work from Sashihara Rino. The results are startling. Someday Somewhere put on their pale blue-green outfits and look about as lively as I’ve ever seen them (based on the one promotional video). Clever screen use puts …

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New PV Alert: Hakoiri♡Musume – AXIA~kanashii kotori~

Commemorative the graduation of member Tetsudo Mio, throwback professionals Hakoiri♡Musume put together this video collage of the member on a trip to the seaside. Mio sings Saito Yuki’s 1985 hit “AXIA~kanashii kotori~” with confidence and charm. The vintage keyboard sounds lights and delights the ears while the rhythm bounces through …

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New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – Howling

From the major debut single “LAGRIMA”, ONEPIXCEL submit for your approval the choreography movie of their coupling song “Howling”. For those of you had the major debut blues from that previous song, “Howling” throws hard beats and great looking choreography in your face. Naturally, a dance shot promotional video doesn’t …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 03/24/2018

The power crew talk about Kobushi Factory, Niji no Conquistador, Beboga!, NGT48, Tenkou Shoujo Kagekidan, BiSH, and SHINGEKI. Recorded March 24th, 2018. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter – @drako60 Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt New School Kaidan Twitter – …

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New PV Alert: Juice=Juice – It’s okay to cry

The lights are off, but as the arpeggiating strains flit on the piano the luminous spheres ignite. “Naiteiiyo (It’s okay to cry)” builds from the simple beginnings into quite the hopeful little song. Delicate accompaniments interchange with a refreshing live band arrangement for this bittersweet mid-tempo song. The snare drum …

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New PV Alert: Dream Ami – Amaharu

For that clean Spring feeling, why not join Dream Ami for her Spring ride in the forest. Ami wakes up one morning from her colorful stained-glass birdhouse of a home intent on spreading hope and joy to all. The former E-girl releases colorful balloons carrying messages to her devotees, paints …

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New PV Alert: BiSH – PAiNT iT BLACK

The new promotional video release from BiSH provides a bit of schizophrenia along with its edgy yet accessible sounds. This time around, the group provides the second OP theme to the anime “Black Clover”. With such a mainstream connection, you probably shouldn’t expect anything too “out there”. Musically, “PAiNT iT …

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New PV Alert: sora tob sakana – Lightpool

It’s major debut time for sora tob sakana, who make their first appearance in the big leagues with the promotional video for “Lightpool”. A quick listen to the instrumentals tells us that the group will maintain their prog tendencies with noodle after noodle of guitar and keyboard licks and polyrhythms …

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