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K Crunch Indie Playlist: Always Same Fight

November 11, 2012


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Urban Zakapa “All the Same”

Yep. You heard correctly in the video. We’re finalizing the details about interviewing Urban Zakapa! So cool! We’re still working out the details, but it should be going down this Friday afternoon. And, hopefully, we’ll be able to publish this at a more reasonable time than our Block B interview, which is still waiting for approval. Ah! Anyhow, if you’ve got some questions you’d like us to ask for the interview, leave em here! This interview will probably be different than our usual interviews with Kpop idols (less silly). Think of it more like our Clazzi Interview. Anyhow, we’re excited, and if you’re an Urban Zakapa fan, hopefully you’re excited as well! Yay!

Galaxy Express “Always”

It feels kinda odd writing about other songs and videos now, because it’s like “Hey! We’re gonna interview Urban Zakapa…and here are a couple other videos.” Kinda takes away from the other videos we want to talk about, which isn’t fair to them. Anyhow, we’ll try to talk about them regardless: Galaxy Express is a band that we’re not that into, but we feel like we should be into them. From watching this video, it seems like they’re big and have a lot of history in the Korean Indie scene, just…before we got into Korean Indie. We’re trying, though. This song seems like it’s more of a “I love you my fans, thanks!” kinda video: the exact kind of video we don’t want to include on our KpopCharts usually, because it’s not a real video. But, we can at least feel a level of appreciation for the song itself, which is pretty…just not really our thing.

Eastern Sidekick “Fight for Rainbow”

Woohoo! Something not emotional! Or maybe it is emotional but we’re not getting it in the lyrics that we didn’t look into. It’s just not a sad sounding song. Woohoo! This is a song we can get more into. And it’s the first time we ever heard of Eastern Sidekick, though we’re surprised, because we’re usually into the Fluxus label. Looks like we slipped on this one! Anyhow, this is the song we can most get into this week. We’ve never been into emotional songs because we can’t really relate to them much anymore, so songs that are more upbeat and songs that can get us moving are more up our alley. This is definitely one of them. Woot!



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K Crunch Indie Playlist: Always Same Fight


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  1. Galaxy express is awesome!!! Where can I buy all of their songs? :P

    3 years ago
  2. Whoa! webdesign change!

    3 years ago
  3. Not a question, but a message of thank you for Urban Zakapa~ I auditioned for my choir with one of their songs and got in :D I hope they continue to make awesome music!

    3 years ago
  4. Yay, Urban Zakapa! One of my fav song from- Cafe

    3 years ago
  5. You’re so gangster, Simon!

    I really liked “Fight For Rainbow”!

    3 years ago
  6. I don’t really like Urban Zakapa but I like this song better than their other songs;

    moreover, the video is very artistical and interesting. Very nice! (your hair looked nicer with your bangs down Martina… (‘_’) )

    Galaxy Express – Always – very nice song(the singer has some really strong vocals) buuut not really my thing :)… *love the “love rock” at the end of the video :D*

    Oh!! I love Franz Ferdinand!! My all time favorite song from them would be an older song from them “Matinee” <3<3 . < I can't do video requests… T__T IF ANYONE would like to see Two Months(투개월 ) – "Your thoughts" (니 생각) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrMreAFxST0 or any of their songs and can make a video request PLEASE do so!! my words couldn't even describe how lovely they sound!! Thank you(in advance)!! ..and should I mention the female singer appeared in "Shut Up Flower Boy Band"!)

    Thank you for the upload! :D


    3 years ago
  7. Oh EYK. How do you always manage to distract me from my studying? I have less than 12 hours before my next exam, and here I am commenting on your website again.

    I was even planning to just secretly watch the playlist (cos it’s K-Indie man!!! I can’t miss K-Indie!!!) but then you said you’re interviewing Urban Zakapa??!!!! :O :O :O

    I’m a massive fluxus fan as well, so I LOOOOVVVEEE Urban Zakapa :D I think they’re the most popular group from fluxus – or is Clazziquai Project? My favourite song by them is Beautiful Day – the video is really sweet too :)

    I really want to leave a question for them, but unfortunately I know nothing about them aside from their music and MVs (same for most bands I listen to =.=) So…I watched a short interview of them by MTVK, and have few questions:

    1. They talked about going for a sadder image on their latest album. Was there any particular reason for that? Did any of them go through a sad experience lately? Or was there any personal experience that they based the songs on?

    2. I want to ask the guy with the high-pitched voice (sorry, don’t know his name) – how does he feel singing falsetto even more than the female member? How do they allocate the parts and verses for the three of them, especially with the large amount of harmonising in their songs?

    3. When they first started out making indie music, what kind of part time jobs did they have? Because I doubt they’d be able to live off music alone. And at what point did they decide to drop everything and do music full time?

    4. Urban Zakapa is one of the most popular indie bands in Korea. What if they were to get an offer from a large entertainment company such as SM/JYP/YG, and promoted overseas as a kpop ballad group such as 2AM. How would they feel about that? Would the international recognition be worth the change in company?

    5. For Hyuna, If you could swap bodies with anyone in Korea for a week, who would it be? What would you enjoy most about being in their place, and what would you find most challenging?

    6. For the moustache guy, please tell him that his husky voice and facial hair is extremely sexy and he would be really popular in Australia. *wink wink*

    3 years ago
  8. Oh and holy bananas, I forgot to mention the awesome thing about the Galaxy Express video. A lot of the footage is from their SXSW (South by Southwest) tour dates making new fans and then ends with footage that looks like them back home in Korea playing a bigger show with their staple fans.

    3 years ago
  9. All these songs are really great. I’m from a prominently Hispanic city that borders Mexico, honestly I can see Mexico from my apartment, and all the songs remind me of Spanish Rock songs I hear or have grown up hearing. I love that sound and feel in songs, all these songs feel like a fresh version of that sound, especially Eastern Sidekick with its upbeat but not heavy rock sound.

    My favorite song of this weeks K Crunch is Urban Zakapa’s All the Same. They have such an amazing menagerie of singers in the group, each with a distinct incredible sounding voice. I really loved it. I didn’t find it very sad ballady sounding, a bit more uplifting ballad sounding. The way some Mumford & Son’s songs start of mellow but build to a Hell Ya! I will survive, thrive, push on forward upbeat brighter day, the sun is shinning again feeling.

    I wish I had a question for Urban Zakapa, but this is the first time I have ever heard of the them. I guess that could be my question: How do you feel about the prospects of your music gaining popularity worldwide?

    3 years ago