Kang Huh Dalrim “꼭 안아 주세요”


Ok, so we rambled a bit in our video about the vibe of the video rather than the song and video themselves. Probably because we were just in Hongdae and it’s still fresh in our minds. I know yesterday we wrote about us possibly moving to Japan and asking if you’d hate us if we did, but after yesterday we’re like “Man, Hongdae is so awesome! We gotta find a way to live here!” Seriously. It’s just so funky and vibrant there, and definitely our dream place to live in Korea. A lot of people talk about living in Gangnam, but we find that area a bit too stooshy for our blood. It’s cool sometimes, you know, but there are lots of times that we see people that give you that look. You know: THAT look. Like “Pffffft you are so below me!” Hongdae never has that pretentiousness. Except for once, when we saw someone who thought they were a celebrity or something giving foofy-I’m-better-than-thou-fart-faces. They did not belong in Hongdae! BLASPHEMERS!

God! We get so distracted sometimes when we write. Long story short: Hongdae’s so young and fun and laid back, and this video really reminds us about why we love it so much. WE MUST FIND A WAY TO LIVE THERE AHHHH!!!

KwonMilk & The Greatest Voyage 권우유와 위대한항해 “오늘도 앵콜”


Martina got a little caught up in trying to figure out this bands genre but I think we’ve decided upon something simple…like SKAROCKFOLKABILLY. Yup. Sounds great, just rolls off the tounge with little to no effort. *shifty eyes* Now for the record, we’re actually not sure if the name of this group is called Greatest Voyage or if it’s KwonMilk, or a combo, because this was our first time to hear of this band. It was nice to see a trombone in this band because brass instruments are not something we often see being used in Korea. Anyhoo, this band is very peppy and their music videos are very much slice of life kind of videos, taking place in a Korean high school, or marketplace, or in the basement of an apartment. If you get dig their sound live, then head over to their official youtube channel, KwonMilk, to watch their actually music videos. Quite a quirky band.

Neon Bunny “Come a Little Closer”


Wow! What a great song! Not so great video, but still a good song! And that’s the great thing about music videos: you can watch the video if you feel like it adds value to your experience, or you can look at something else and listen to the music in the background. Yay for variety!

Not saying that this is a terrible video. It’s just not our kinda thing. Shirtless men working out with paper bags on their heads: that makes us feel a bit icky. There’s something about facelessness that disturbs us. I remember going to a concert in which the band played in horse masks. Sure: it’s a commentary about society, but IDGAF what the commentary is. Horse masks and paper bag masks are unsettling.

HIBBLY JIBBLIES! Ok, now that that’s over with, we still recommend checking out the song. If you can find it on iTunes, do pick it up! The song’s great, and “Neon Bunny” is a wonderful name which gives them bonus points. I just hope the rest of Neon Bunny’s videos aren’t like this one…

  1. Hey Simon and Martina! Love the playlist this week! I made a video request and I hope this is the right place to put it. XD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYtbLllABjM&feature=plcp

    I didn’t mention it in the video, but the original music video for the song is pretty interesting, and I linked it too. Both videos are great, but personally that recent live performance is the better of the two. Hope you check it out! Thanks!

  2. The first song you linked–I think I heard it in a drama. I had been going crazy trying to find out what it’s name was at the time, now I’m going crazy trying to remember what show I was watching when I heard it. XD
    …this is going to drive me crazy now. (TT~TT)

  3. HOLY COW THAT KWONMILK SONG! No clue who they are but I tell you, I HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO SEE THEM PERFORM! That song was just amazing. The presence they had and the vocals and the music and it was just like heaven. That was awesome. Its been a while since I heard a song that sounded along that genre line that was even that remotely awesome. Thank you for that. I need to go find a place to download that. Where can I get it?

  4. Oh boy, KwonMilk & The Greatest Voyage made me feel like I was at a school dance… in the 60’s… in Korea? yuppp fun stuff :) and that piano…. ooh I loved the piano jams <3

  5. As soon as I read paper bag I I knew it had to be about Neon Bunny. The video was made by a friend of hers and used in a film festival so that sorta makes me want to look over how awkward I feel watching it because I’m sure there’s a message or something that I’m supposed to get but…I can’t get past the paper bags or shirt-less guys. So I’ll never know what it’s really about. Despite the video, I love Neon Bunny. Seoulight is a great album~

  6. Can see your creativeness blossoming even further in Hongdae. Love the K Crunch Indie, KPop, fapfap, wanks, tldr, open the happy,.. hope you stay in Korea. It would be so great to see the Uberness of the two of you in Hongdae.

  7. :( You put “INDEi” instead of “INDiE”

  8. totally agree on hongdae being THE place 2 be. hands down.

  9. Awesome songs wow! Really diging the k crunch indie segment (:

  10. actually the second band really is called KwonMilk and the Greatest Voyage. Btw, Kwon Milk is a leader of great ska-punk band No.1 Korean and adding the Greatest Voyage is another project.

  11. Such great songs! Have you guys listened to Linus’ Blanket? It’s a happy-foot-tapping-indie song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JETesvTO1CA&feature=related

  12. i love Neon Bunny !! ^^ Thanks to talk about her ;)

    I wasn’t all too fond of the other two.
    but i love Neon Bunny so happy they got reviewed :D

  14. Martina you look beautiful today! :)

  15. I need to not watch your vids while I brush my teeth; almost spit my toothpaste onto my screen.

  16. Neon Bunny! I thought of suggesting that song earlier but I guess I forgot :/ but you reviewed it anyway! ^^

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