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New PV Alert: BAND-MAID – endless Story

BAND-MAID, the hard rocking maid outfit, have a few dates in the USA this September. As if to herald their arrival stateside, the group has a new promotional video, “endless Story”. Melodically driven, the new song feels like growth. The guitars sound more atmospheric, and a string arrangement adorns the …

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New PV Alert – SHE IS SUMMER – Bloom in the city

SHE IS SUMMER has a groovy new track for your summer playlist in the form of “Bloom in the city”. The funky 80’s track gets double use as the theme song for the TV Osaka Midnight Drama “Madoromi barmaid 〜 yatai bā de saikō no ippai o.〜 (まどろみバーメイド 〜屋台バーで最高の一杯を。〜)”. The …

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New PV Alert: Yurumerumo! – Fusae

Seeming to come in the blink of an eye, Yurumerumo! (You’ll Melt More!) has a new EP collecting their previous digital singles and including this song, “Fusae (ふさえ)”. Of the variety of styles of Yurumerumo! promotional videos, “Fusae” falls under the “green screen spectacular” category. The girls are supplemented by …

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New PV Alert: i☆Ris – FANTASTIC ILLUSION

Ladies and Gentlemen, put on your magic hats! i☆Ris are here to astonish your eyes with the stage spectacular promotional video for “FANTASTIC ILLUSION”. Brass tacks to start with: “FANTASTIC ILLUSION” is the opening theme to the TV anime “Magical Sempai (手品先輩, Tejina-senpai)”. The anime seems to be about school …

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New PV Alert: GIRLFRIEND – sky & blue

This week seems like the week for girl bands, as we get a new promotional video from Osaka girls GIRLFRIEND. If I’m reading things correctly, the group’s members are now 18 (which means they are still minors in Japan). On this, their fifth single, Mirei, Sakika, Mina, and Nagisa rock …

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New PV Alert: RINGOMUSUME – JAWAMEGI NIGHT!!

Putting together traditional Japanese sounds together with EDM, RINGOMUSUME takes a shot at the modern on their latest single “JAWAMEGI NIGHT!!”. The dance beat keeps steady time as flutes and lutes embellish the arrangement pleasingly. The chorus lyric will have you singing “Ja Ja Ja Ja-Ja” before song’s end, too. …

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New PV Alert: SCANDAL – Fuzzy

A new digital single brings SCANDAL back on the pages of New School Kaidan. “Fuzzy” features the rosy recollections and not-so-pleasant realities of a recent breakup to the screen. The drama starts with a mix tape and ends with a descent into murky bathwater; here’s hoping that things will end …

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New PV Alert: Shine Fine Movement – fancy you

From their final performance together, Shine Fine Movement release the live performance video of their song “fancy you”. I’m always a bit sad to report on these final releases from groups, especially if the group barely had any time to get off the ground. Throughout the performance footage, you can …

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