VKH Breakdown Episode 7 - NEW YEAR, NEW KEI: BatAAr's YouTube Controversy, Extra Kei, and Parody Kei

The main topic of this episode sort of flew under the radar when it happened back in December, but it's so significant for indie artists on Youtube that we wanted to make sure we gave it front-and-center coverage. Please let us know what you think about this issue!

(Editor's Update: Great news! BatAAr's music video has been remonitized by Youtube! While it's great that the video has been remonitized, what happened is still very concerning for music artists on Youtube, so make sure you listen to the episode to hear our thoughts on the whole situation. And don't forget to let us know what you think as well! You can watch their video update on the issue by clicking here.)

Also in this episode, we cover some interesting new trends in indie visual kei that we expect to see a lot more of in the coming years. Make sure you tune in to learn all about "extra kei", "parody kei", and the artists that are pushing these trends along.

Special thanks to ​umbrella for providing the intro and outro music for this episode. The intro track is "Kuda" and the outro track is "Hakoniwa", from their 6th single Kuda. Get more info about the band and buy the single at the links below:
OHP: www.xxumbrellaxx.com
Kuda on CDJapan: www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/DAKDCCNM-8
If you'd like us to talk about a certain topic or answer a question on the show, email us at vkhbreakdown@gmail.com. Check us out on Soundcloud, like our Facebook page, and let us know what you think! Links to the podcast and show notes are below:

Soundcloud Page: soundcloud.com/vkhbreakdown/
Facebook Page: fb.me/vkhbreakdown
Email: vkhbreakdown@gmail.com

(Note from Jeff: This episode was delayed due to some abnormal issues with our initial recorded audio. Our first topic relates to Crossfaith's new EP, which has since been released. After listening to the single, I would say that the opinions Winona and I put forth in that segment still apply. Please keep that in mind while you listen, ands sorry in advance for any wonky audio in this episode.)

Show Notes
3:02 - What we're listening to. Jeff's Vivavrush PV: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSyV4nlpuPU
8:39 - Crossfaith: Winona and Jeff have some...strong...feelings about the band's latest EP.
21:40 - lynch. regains their bassist: we react to this unexpected but positive turn of events.
24:40 - BatAAr vs Youtube: we break down the band's unfortunate situation, give Youtube a piece of our mind, and discuss what this means for artists on Youtube.
You can support BatAAr in the following ways:
- BUY their music: bataar.bandcamp.com
- Buy their merch: shop.bataar.com
- Subscribe to their Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCiEOIIn6V7DQlaEZYYYL9Lg
36:50 - TRNTY D:CODE: we give our first impressions of the first band to be signed to KEIOS ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN, YOHIO's new Japanese label
42:45 - "Extra Kei" and "Parody Kei": Jeff identifies and breaks down two interesting emerging trends in the indie visual kei scene.
Extra Kei - ACME
- "Maguro Kaitai Chainsaw": www.youtube.com/watch?v=junhIwlgXOI
Parody Kei - 0.1g no gosan
- "Yuugai Menhera Doll": www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9zRxqUV6bs
- "Dekiai Yandere Boy": www.youtube.com/watch?v=01OS5GUK2co
Parody Kei - tensai
- "Senpai no Kanojo": www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3O5VjJlQZY

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