The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.14: DEAD and BERRiED

Garry, Terry and John are back for the next installment of the worlds greatest (only) English language alternative idol podcast in the world. We do some talking about the news, look at some MVs, the usual stuff. Sit back and enjoy.

In the news this week:

  • Candye♡Syrup are the new kids on the block.
  • Bonnou Paradox gets a new member.
  • Mimoto Tomomi and Miyu Yuki are leaving Hachimitsu★Emperor.
  • AIBECK release 4 new songs on SoundCloud.
  • DOPING BERRY are breaking up and STRAWBERRY SYNDROME are losing a member and going on hiatus.
  • BiS member Pour Lui concludes her “DiET or DiE” challenge.
  • BABYMETAL are announced as the “2nd headliner” of the SUMMER SONIC festival.
  • GANG PARADE unveil the jacket covers and new visuals for their upcoming “Beyond the Mountain” single.
  • Former Guso Drop member and current 2& soloist Saki announces that she isn’t an Idol anymore and is cutting down on chekis with fans.
  • BiSH member Aina the End will be contributing an ending theme for the anime “18if”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Artema Doll, You’ll Melt More!, DaiDaiDai and Maison book girl.

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Guso Drop, At It Again

Well, those girls of 偶想Drop really know how to sell a thing. If you have ever bought their CDs before you know they have some unique types of marketing. If you bought the release むし (mushi) you ended up with four copies, you know, so you can distribute three to prospective fans. Then with 偶神 (guushin) they made it limited to 1000 CDs but with 26 cover variations. Sort of a rip on standard idol CDs variants. Well, now we have something new.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.3: The Week Where Everyone Disbanded

Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) are at it again, of course some knucklehead (me) forgot to plug in his headphones so, you know there is a bit of echoing at points, my bad. Still a pretty good show covering a variety of subjects.

In the news this week:

  • NECRONOMIDOL to tour Europe this summer
  • BABYMETAL drop a trailer for their Tokyo Dome Blu-ray
  • An update on Pour Lui’s DiET or DiE challenge
  • Information on new releases announced by Shiina Pikarin, Guso Drop and Malcolm Mask McLaren.
  • A big discussion on the various disbandment and member departure announcements from Hauptharmonie, PiiiiiiiN, Gokigen Teikoku and more

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, Uijin, Band Ja Naimon and Teddyloid feat. Aina the End.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org

New Releases From Guso Drop and Malcom Mask McLaren

Well, looks like EiT PARK RECORDS/Disk Union is going to send a couple more releases our way on May 17th. These are a couple I have been waiting for, since it has been a while for each group.

First we have a mini-album from 偶想Drop entitled “Painfully violent”. I am sure most of you have seen it on YouTube during a live. It will be 9 tracks and was recorded by the current line-up, all 6 of them.

Details: 偶想Drop – Painfully violent

Second is a release from Malcom Mask McLaren  called “Bordeaux”. THis one is just a single, but what do you want? Everything to be an album? You all know MMM are good, so Just get it.

Details: Malcom Mask McLaren  – Bordeaux

Here is the original tweet from EiT if you ant to check it all out for yourself.

Waka Should Be Fine

Today I was a bit under the weather, and nobody likes to feel that way. Thus, I can really feel for Waka-chan from 偶想Drop. Last night during their live she suffered an asthma attack. She was not able to work the merchandise table, I think she went to the hospital but I have not verified this.  I don’t think she should feel bad about it myself, she can’t control when an attack will happen.

We hope she will be back in action soon. Such a dynamic new performer for the group.

Official Website: http://gusodrop.info/