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New PV Alert: ・・・・・・・・・ – Slide

OK, this is another unpronounceable group name. I get it. Around these parts you can call them “Dots” or “Dots Tokyo” or even “Ten Dots”. What I know for sure is that Dots created a wonderful gazy new song that tickles my 90s self. Guitars ring out into infinity, the …

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New PV Alert: DEVIL NO ID – Mayoi no Mori

Girls dance crew DEVIL NO ID build an atmosphere with their promotional video for “Mayoi no Mori”. Wearing pajamas and dance atop mist, the dreamlike state isn’t difficult to perceive. On first glance, looks like the exclusive guest list to Queen Mab’s kingdom with a commiserate somnambulic soundtrack. But then …

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New PV Alert: Sakura Ebis – Watashi Romance

Disco and laser lights; that sounds like the recipe for an idol release, right? The little sister group to Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku takes flight with this promotional video from the limited venue sale CD release “Watashi Romance”. If this is the future of Stardust, then I think they’re in pretty …

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New PV Alert: MC Bikini aka Fujita Ena – BIKINI RIOT

The goings on of Fujita Ena’s “Bikini Riot” follows four bikini clad pals through their party life. Everything seems like fun and games until someone pulls a gun, that is. “Bikini Riot” feels sordid with its disheveled and dimly lit party room, and the empty pool scenes that look less …

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New PV Alert: Fullfull☆Pocket – Kimi to Shiru

The full version of Fullfull☆Pocket’s third single’s lead track “Kimi to Shiru” came to the light this morning. You might remember that we had a look at the director’s edition a few weeks ago. The drums bash away insistently like a door being kicked down rather than a gentle knock …

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New PV Alert: Momoiro Clover Z – Kyoukai no Pendulum

The cinematic rain falls in the new Momoiro Clover Z promotional video “Kyoukai no Pendulum”. On this coupling track to “BLAST!”, MCZ pulls out the stops: the rain descends, the girls emote, and the camera spins around the solo shots like, well, a pendulum. “Kyoukai no Pendulum” sports a distinctively …

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New PV Alert: RHYMEBERRY – peace

RHYMEBERRY dropped a new promotional video yesterday, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. “peace” consists of slow motion black and white footage of the group’s MCs doing, well, not much. However crisp and clean the images appear on screen, I can’t get over the fact that I …

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New PV Alert: Yukueshirezu Tsurezure – Loud Asymmetry

From the first burst of guitars, you know the “Loud” part of “Loud Asymmetry” isn’t there for show. Yukueshirezu Tsurezure’s metal sounds are punctuated by shimmering keyboards that seem to contrast directly with the hammering drums. I have a feeling that you already know if you’re going to like this …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 07/29/2017

The power crew talk about Magical Punchline, PassCode, HKT48, Niji no Conquistador, notall, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, Festive, and Momoiro Clover Z. Recorded July 29th, 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 …

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