Well, it has been a couple weeks, but that happens sometimes. I am sure nobody wants to listen to news about nothing, right? This week we are only a twosome, Terry and John. I guess Garry is off doing important stuff or something. I think we did a pretty good job.
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.
Painfully Violent from 偶想 Drop is out. Hmm… I really don’t know how to go about talking about this video. I guess the only other video I could even compare it to is 星が瞬く夜に (Hoshi ga matataku yoru ni), at least as far as music videos go….. I will just leave that there.
All my socials were bombarded earlier today. 偶想 Drop fans are pretty rabid when it comes to telling you about their group of choice, no doubt about that. Well, for the last eleven hours they have been all over, promoting and promoting.
What is the big news you ask?
Sometimes things come together in great ways. Who remembers the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials? What goes together as well as chocolate and peanut butter? Well, it seems NECRONOMIDOL and 偶想Drop do, as was seen last night at their 2-man live: 『暗黒混沌GIG』.
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
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.
I am sure some of you heard there was a slight mishap at the 偶想Drop×Aphrodite 2-man Live @渋谷O-nest. During the performance of 偶神 Miyako (I call her the quiet one) can be seen to just sort of fall forward and disappear from view.
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/