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New PV Alert: SCANDAL – Tonight

Starting with strums from Mami’s guitar, “Tonight” presents SCANDAL in a setting removed from their pure rock offerings. The song gives us the instruments as though they’ve been looped, resampled, and reconstructed into a a modern pop piece. The strings round out the arrangement even as Haruna raps over the …

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New PV Alert: PINK CRES. – Roulette

Natsuyaki Miyabi gets started with their second single release “Roulette (ルーレット)” puts the trio on both sides of the wheel of fortune in a grooving soundtrack punctuated by horn riffs and swinging rhythm suitable for the quickstep. PINK CRES. put on the glamor with textured performance outfits that evokes a …

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New PV Alert: CYNHN – Suisei

The girls in blue find themselves in a funky jam in their latest single “Suisei (水生)”. The atmospheric guitars erupt in a slap-happy bass groove that only ramps up in intensity. On the video side of things, CYNHN get a performance shot in ankle deep water with an atmospheric haze …

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New PV Alert: Little Glee Monster – STARTING OVER

“STARTING OVER” from Little Glee Monster finds the harmonizing group in studio with a set of musicians to accompany the vocals. From their new album BRIGHT NEW WORLD, Little Glee Monster breaks into full party mode with curtains of shiny glitter and balloons while providing a joyful soundtrack filled with …

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New PV Alert: Hinatazaka46 – Nazee

The latest Coupling Track promotional video from Hinatazaka46 puts the trio of Higashimura Mei (東村 芽依), Kawata Hina (河田 陽菜), and Matsuda Konoka (松田好花) together for a one-room disco for “Nazee (ナゼー)”. Initially devoid of color, the girls gradually add their highlighter colors on the walls to illuminate the text. …

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New PV Alert: Aimer – Haru wa yuku

Back with another collaboration with the Fate/Stay series, Aimer lends her voice to “Haru wa yuku (春はゆく)” her 18th single. A sense of mystery fills the musical offering here as Aimer leads you further down into the mystery. Black settings and beams of light from above set the stage as …

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New PV Alert: At Seventeen (@17) – Muteki no egao

Maid cafe idol unit At Seventeen bring their unique style to a new promotional video, “Muteki no egao (ムテキの笑顔)”. The girls from the @home cafe wear their velveteen maid uniforms as they dance along a cheerful soundtrack of funk guitars and horn section. “Muteki no egao” is definitely a dance …

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New PV Alert: 26ji no Masquerade – Flash Back

“Flash Back”, the new promotional video from 26ji no Masquerade, showcases a darker side of the unit. The sounds of heavy bass and crunching guitars accompany a visual work that puts the girls in shadows. The dark purple outfits similarly sets the mood for “Flash Back”. I didn’t locate a …

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New PV Alert: Under Beasty – O kiraku song

The cute idol face of Under Beasty release a promotional video for “O kiraku song (お気楽ソング)”. The five girls get girly with a “pajamas only” sleepover punctuated with balloons, plushie animals, and Pocky games. Assembled on the back lawn, the girls get a dance shot flanked by nature’s perfect canvas …

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