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New PV Alert: mistress – Too Noisy! Too Noetic!

Mistress take a pop turn with their new promotional video “Too Noisy! Too Noetic!”. Told through a mostly rock arrangement, the song definitely favors the hooks over the riffs. Highly stylized performance outfits contrast sharply with the naturalistic setting for the dance performances. Then again, when one of your members …

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New PV Alert: Obento Idole – Chopstick

There’s something compelling about this group of girls. Obento Idole call Western Japan their home and use the French spelling for what we know as idols. The Obento Idole project started in 2014, but that doesn’t seem to have much bearing here with “Chopstick”. I found the arrangement and melodies …

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New PV Alert: Nemoto Nagi – Outloud

Noted Niji no Conquistador member Nemoto Nagi at last releases a promotional video to her contributuion to the “E Ticket Rap Show” compilation released earlier this year. “Outloud” is an exercise is restlessness and the hikikomori life. Nagi rustles about her closet-sized apartment flitting between one activity and another until …

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New PV Alert: LoVendoЯ – Shoot! Baby, I love ya!

If you think Tanaka Reina’s rock band project seems to get more idol-like every day, well you’re not alone. “Buppanase! Baby, I Love Ya!” dolls the group up a bit in colorful plaids and prints and presents a song every bit as pop as your favorite idol group’s latest single. …

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New PV Alert: dela – Nagoya de GO2 (dela ver.)

“Nagoya de GO2” puts dela together with Nagoya University and Matsuzakaya Nagoya store for some synergistic cheer. The large group in festival gear is a spectacle as the drone soars above and across the outdoor grassy field and building roofs. The festival atmosphere, with colorful apparel and flags waving attractively …

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New PV Alert: ONEPIXCEL – monochrome

ONEPIXCEL introduce you to their first album with the moody electronic piece of monochrome. Consistent with the song’s title, the promotional video paints with a muted palette. The soundstage puts its artifacts in the air: chairs, tables, and other household implements suspend eerily while the girls seem rooted to their …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 08/19/2017

The power crew talk about NERFY GUINER BIEBER, Ringo Musume, Up Up Girls(2), Sasaki Ayaka, Tacoyaki Rainbow, and =Love! Recorded August 19th, 2017. 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: Tacoyaki Rainbow – Money!! Money!? Money!!

The newest single from Tacoyaki Rainbow follows the lineage of idol songs that switch genres as often as my 12 year-old neighbor changes his mind about his favorite ice cream flavor. Starting with an old west “Wanted” poster like you’ve seen in Trigun, “Money!! Money?! Money!!” keeps an Ennio Morricone …

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New PV Alert: Up Up Girls (2) – Sun!x3

Last week, we were charmed by Up Up Girls (2) and Kajishima Aya’s nasal talents. For the second promotional video from the group’s debut, the girls head outdoors. “Sun!x3” might very well serve as promotion for the beauty of rural Japan with the lush mountains and fields playing costar to …

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