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Mongoose “Bohemian Girlfriend

 

Ok, I wish we talked about this video on film now rather than when we filmed it. Back then, we were like “yeah, this is a cool song” but now we’re like “HOLY SHIZNAT! THIS IS AWESOME!” We’ve had it on loop for a while. In fact, I’m upset that we didn’t get this on iTunes. Hmm. I’ll go check now if it’s available there.

Well, that’s a big fat no. Too bad. I’d definitely buy it. Because it’s so good. We mentioned how it reminds us of Junior Boys. It’s got a bit of Cut Copy in there as well, I’d say. I dunno. It’s great, it’s on loop for us on YouTube, and you should definitely check it out, if not for the awesomeness of the song, then for the turtles!

Pucca “Love Crash”

 

Snap! We love this song, too! But this isn’t really a new discovery for us. We’ve loved Glen Check for a while, and this is probably our favourite song of theirs, ever. We’re just happy to see it being picked up elsewhere, like here, in this Pucca animation. Now, we don’t know that much about Pucca. We see it around a lot. We’ve seen it on TV and on Stationery and stuff, so we’re familiar with it. We’re just not sure how big it is. Is it bigger than we made it out to be? Smaller? Not sure. But it’s popular, we’re pretty sure about that.

So, hopefully it can make Glen Check super ultra combo-breakingly popular, because it’s that good.

Boccoli, You Too, “Mac Cha (막차)”

 

Now, this song isn’t something that we’d listen to all the time. It’s not Get Up Out of Bed and Pump Your Fists As You Get Ready Music. It’s better for when you’re about to call it a night. Very calm and ambient. We’re just really impressed by the video. It’s simple, sure, but it just seems so interesting: they’re playing their music at an empty bus stop in Seoul at night as cars drive by, and – rather than the cars being distracting – they’re adding to the song. It’s quite cool, and we like it!

Side note: Ryan, if you’re reading this, hi! We met you last night in Hongdae. You’re the one that introduced us to Telepathy’s “Techno Shoes” a while ago. Anyhow, you recommended another band for us to check out, but we were in no fit state last night to remember what that band’s name was. I think they had two of the same word for their band name, like “HOO HOO” or “CHOP CHOP” or “DERP DERP” I don’t know. If anyone else here knows what we might be talking about, let us know!

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  1. Aaron Fitzgerald

    Dear S&M,

    Few suggestions for K Crunch Indie bands! 
    I saw Winterplay live in Hongdae about two weeks ago, it was their last performance as a full group because the guitar player is going solo, and he’s got some delicious blues/jazz/funk goin’ on; Saza 최우준. He’s a part of Fluxus record label, who also have some other good musicians you could showcase.

    *So yeah, here’s some linkage. At least check out Saza, incredible musicianship.*

    Saza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ9ZKzqQ8ZE&feature=relmfu 
    Winterplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4nvJMzYt5w
    Handsome People: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPbnmtyBhWE&feature=relmfu
     
    Also, thanks for the Indie playlists- supremely happy you guys started doing these. :-)
    Cheers,
    Aaron F.

  2. I am shocked at how little you guys actually write about any of these
    songs and videos. I don’t think you know anything about music other than
    being able to summarize the most obvious points.

    • Wow…*curiouslypokesyouwithastick* this is the first time I’ve seen a real live douche here.

      *gesturestotheotherEYKnasties* Guys. Guys, come look at this! *poke*

    • The purpose of these playlists is to try to give the songs and artists more exposure, to try to share Korean music that isn’t Kpop, in a quickly and easily digestible format. It’s not a place for us to review the songs to great depth. Maybe in another segment, perhaps? But, with limited time, and with 5-6 other segments for us to do per week, there’s only so much we can do, an I’d rather get the word out there on the music than avoid it altogether.

      • Who’s asking for depth? If you’ve got nothing to say or nothing worth saying, don’t bother with “we really like this one!” for every single one. Your viewers aren’t incapable of coming to that conclusion on their own.

        • wow, this “guest” has @55h0L3 written all over them

        • Just a heads up: your choice of words isn’t all too friendly here:
          – “nothing to say”
          – “nothing worth saying”
          – “don’t bother”

          We feel that we do have something to say, because we’re trying to introduce people to songs that they might not otherwise have known. I think that’s worth saying, and I think it’s worth the bother.

          Otherwise, what would you suggest we do? Not express our pleasure in the music?

        • Make the effort – couldn’t take more than 15 seconds – to say something substantial.

        • fuuko4869

          Well, y’know, that’s what we use the comment section for – for viewers to come to their own conclusions. Simon and Martina provide us with random videos every week, we watch them, and then we can write our own opinions in the comment section. Whether or not Simon and Martina write a lot about it, it wouldn’t make much of a difference to me, since it wouldn’t affect my own opinion.

          In saying that, why don’t you give us your thoughts on these songs? Make the effort – couldn’t take more than 15 seconds – to say something substantial. Eh? ^^b

        • Interesting. I just checked the email address of who wrote this. Why are you still stalking us? Don’t bother responding. Just know this: you’re creepy.

  3. MrPokeyLope

    The Glen Check song totally re-ignited my high school love of all things Pucca and upon disocvery of it; cold I suggest the Pucca theme park for a WANK sometime? It’d be uber, mega, awesomesauce.

    …If I made some sort of mistake and it doesn’t exist, I’ll just continue to live in my pleasant ignorance~ ~(-w-)~

  4. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE PUCCA!!!!!!!!!! *bothfistsintheair* Seriously, I’ve got the Pucca theme song on my MP3 player. XD   Puuuuuucccccaaaaaa loves Gaarruuuuuu! Kissy chase kissy face WHAM BAM BAM!
    Ahem. Anyway, after the first song I was like…wtf was that? Maybe if I understood Korean the video would make more sense to me. The turtle was cute though.

    The last song I didn’t care for. The vocals grated on my head. The video, however, was awesome! I really liked the simplicity, the sights and sounds of the traffic, and just the way the night looked. Very cool video.

  5. fuuko4869

    Yay Pucca!!!! *I mean Glen Check!!! “ヽ(´▽`)ノ”So glad you included it – I’ve been watching it on repeat even since someone posted it on Facebook. I was thinking of submitting it to the Kpop Charts, but then I thought, ‘Naaaah, they’ll include it the Indie playlist for sure!!’ xD

    URGENT: The Pucca/Glen Check Video you included was the teaser. Here’s the full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb946g2yOig 

    The first video was sooo random….and wait, it repeated itself (like the other turtle video? xD) I liked that it mentioned Tokyo and Bangkok, both cities that I really like. So the turtle is chasing after his Bohemian girlfriend around sewers, into an erupting Fuji mountain, exploding planet….totally makes sense….

    I love the sound of the cars in the third video. I do that a lot – just sit quietly and listen to cars going past. It’s soothing. I liked it even more than the song, actually.

    @BrotherBadlips:disqus SO jealous of you man. D:

    •  Thank you for posting the full mv link. IT WAS AWESOME!!!

      THE CAT!!! THE CAAAAAAAAAAT!!! Pfftwahahahahaha!

      It made me laugh like a crazy person!XD

    • thanks for linking the full vid, im diggin it the more I listen to Glen Check every time (not to mention the cool animations). totally agree with the soothing cars in the video. i was waiting for someone to walk by behind them but it never happened… if it were me id probably stop and dance a little then walk on.

      as for meeting them it was really cool and super chill. we chatted for a while and danced, and made fun of cars driving through the most populated walking spaces (oh Korea). 
      wait a minute… it says your a mod for EYK… do you know them? haha, or are you just modding from a land far far away?

      • fuuko4869

        HAHAHA you danced?! What? Intoxication? xD
        I’m modding from a land far far away T_T The internet makes it so easy to communicate these days, I still remember when I used to write letters that’d take a month to arrive…. Unless something brings them Down Under, I don’t think I’ll be meeting them for a while :(
        *ahem. I never thought about the pedestrians – now that you mention it, it’s strange that there weren’t any. Perhaps they edited them out? Or they retook the scene until noone passed by?

  6. Martina, your bandanna matches your wall. o u o…..Which leads me to say..WHERE DID YOU FIND SUCH A PRETTY BLUE ONE? D8  I only have red, pink, and a black one with skulls.

  7. the broccoli song sounds like a song from the shut up flower boyband soundtrack. i love it!!

  8. Mimosa Sillanpää

    Aww… that Bohemian girlfriend was such a cute video, I really felt bad for the turtle (before I reminded myself that’s just a cartoon..) and the Mac Cha -video is just perfect for me now: Good night everyone!

  9. Pucca used to have a cartoon show on  DisneyXD – don’t know if it’s still on, but I think it has/had a fairly big following with all of its super cuteness and randomness. There’s quite a lot of Pucca fanart and groups on DeviantArt. I used to see a lot of Pucca merchandise in mainstream stores (and Asian stores), though it’s been a while.
    The video fits in with the show perfectly~ Love it.

  10. AcidTongue8

     Did you guys mean to put in the Pucca Spot Video? Or should it be this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb946g2yOig

    :s

  11. Success!

    YES I am reading this and NO the band’s name wasn’t DERP DERP although that would be a hilarious name and I would definitely go see them.

    The band’s name I saw (as well as a number of others) was WHOwho (correct caps and spacing), but unfortunately i feel like they are so underground that even hipsters dont know they exist yet.

    In light of your query I found a Facebook band page that they have that i will post HERE:
    https://www.facebook.com/whowho330 

    other than that I’m going to go see them on Thursday for a concert so ill try and squeeze some more info out of them like if there is an album or music videos online and so and so.

    Peace!

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