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New PV Alert: sora tob sakana – ribbon

From their new “cocoon ep”, sora tob sakana continue their juxtaposition of sweet voices and mathematically precise music. When “ribbon” starts, you might be tricked into thinking you’re listening to a saccharine idol group; but then the drums start with its pinpoint rhythmic hyperactivity. And, this is why I love …

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New PV Alert: Ebisu★Muscats – Bakkyaro

A new album from Ebisu★Muscats is on the horizon, and now we get a promotional video just in time to promote “Kidoairaku”. “Bakkyaro” fills itself with the ladies of Ebisu★Muscats in gold hotpants and midriff baring double breasted tops. The outfit’s sheen doesn’t do much to distract from the content …

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New PV Alert: SUPER☆GiRLS – Sweet☆Smile

The SUPER☆GiRLS 16th single promotional video is here, albeit it’s the clipped short version. Aside from their frilly performance outfits (I love the frill), the girls seem to be taking on an athletic challenge with their colorful bowling shirts and cutoff denim shorts. In this abbreviated version of the PV, …

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New PV Alert: Malcolm Mask McLaren – Bordeaux

The guitars keep coming on the latest release from Malcolm Mask McLaren. “Bordeaux” features a deep, full sound to a wall built from six strings. True to their mission statement, the song remains a melodic piece of hardcore despite the sound. The artificially aged visuals of the promotional video add …

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New PV Alert: BILLIE IDLE® – BYE-BYE

From their Best Album “BILLIed IDLE”, BILLIE IDLE®’s “BYE-BYE” continues the group’s celebration of 80’s new wave/punk nostalgia. The song swings a bit with crunchy guitars in a steady 12/8 beat and does a great job showcasing the great voices that one-time BiS members Hirano Nozomi and First Summer Uika …

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New PV Alert: Q’ulle – Shout It Out

Back with the coupling track to their major label debut, Q’ulle’s “Shout It Out” plays to the one of the group’s strengths from their early days: the single camera, single take dance shot. As the secondary track on the single, you probably shouldn’t expect explosions or other pyrotechnic events. However, …

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NSK’s PV Power Hour 03/31/2017

The power crew talk about mistress, The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, Namakopuri, ROCK A JAPONICA, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, and TOWA TEI With Ano. Recorded March 31st, 2017. Ending theme song: “Dave Drops The Bass” by Chase Lim AKA 13thBeat [download] Charlie Cowdin’s Twitter- @drako60 Yoshi Hagiwara’s Twitter –  @yoshirekt …

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New PV Alert – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Easta

In the most improbable of improbable, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s newest single is an Easter song. I’m not sure how much Easter saturation the Japanese market experiences, not do I know what Japan is doing with a “Christian” holiday like Easter. But, here we have it! To be fair, Kyary Pamyu …

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Episode Recap: Odekake Ep 210 (3.30.17)

HKT48のおでかけ! Air Date: 3/30/2017 Rating 7/10 A group of HKT48 members talked about being drunk, spending money, and other amusing moments of their adult life. Instead of music, there’s a short montage dedicated to Ota Aika, who announced her graduation from HKT48 earlier this year.

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