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Ok, I swear! One of these days Martina’s voice is gonna be fully back, and I’m not gonna have to do these videos on my own. She just started to get her voice back on Saturday but after using it in a couple videos she strained it and it started to get all crackily and painful, so we had to get her a rest. Ah! And I filmed this late at night, which is usually when coughs and colds flare up the worst. So I was coughing a lot here in between scenes. Sorry if I seem off here, because I was a bit. But the show must go on! There are some good songs we wanted to share. We can’t just NOT share them, you know?

1) Gogostar “Black Comedy”

 

Ok. I’ll admit it. I like Gogostar. They’re really cool. Their videos aren’t really my cup of tea, but their songs are funky enough for me to like them, but Martina’s totally nuts for them now, though. She really liked them before, and after hearing this song, she went out and bought all their albums on iTunes. We do strongly encourage people to support the artists by buying their music. Buying the music I’m ok with. But the playing them on loop? MARTINA!!!! *shakes fist at her* It’s almost as bad as when Martina first heard MBLAQ’s “Cry” and played it on loop for a solid month. Except now Martina isn’t dancing all over the floor. That’s a good thing. Oh wait, I take it back…yup…Martina just broke into interpretive dance. *sigh*

2) J Rabbit “Happy Things”

 

I feel gross watching this. Not bad gross, but that kind of gross you feel when you see something overly sweet, like two people skipping and holding hands under rainbows, and you’re like “Ahhh WTF! I can’t watch this!” not necessarily because what you’re witnessing is intrinsically bad. It’s just…ugh! Too damned cute! Wait, is that how people feel about us when we’re goggly with each other? OH DEAR GAWD NO!

But we like the song at least, even though the video’s too saccharine. The song has a very dreamland epic feel to it, and it sounded like it’d be perfect for Howl’s Moving Castle. Something you sing when you’re telling everyone that climbing the mountain will be a great idea, because all of your friends will be there, and you’ll come to realize something wonderful about your friendship! Wait: that could be interpreted as something from Lord of the Rings. Ok – no death armies waiting on this mountain. It’s supposed to be a friendly mountain.

3) Walrus “Seoul Witch” feat Kim Jae Wook

 

Ah yes, good old Rock and Roll. It’s kind of hard to find a simple genre band now and days, everyone is mixing and matching little bits of this and that from all genres and creating their own unique sound. I feel like Walrus is a return to a simpler rock sound. The video isn’t riveting, but still I find myself unable to look away. I want to see what adventures unfold! What will occur when two ridiculously good looking people happen to find each other out in the middle of a desert and hang out on a road trip adventure! Actually, I expected this video to take a rated R kind of turn, but no, innocent innocent stranger danger adventures ensue. Also, can anyone tell us where this video was filmed? Our guesses: USA, Australia, or New Zealand.

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  1. pumpkin_spice
    pumpkin_spice

    OMGZ!!! J Rabbit is sooooo cute!!! It just sounds like that song that you walk along to while talking about some amazingly awesome and cute adventure to candy mountain or to find a magical unicorn or something!!!! CUTE OVERLOAD! :D

  2. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    The Happy Things song has a very Tin Pan Alley era sound to it.  

  3. I’m ABSOLUTELY in love with J RABBIT. I’ve been listening to their songs and covers on YouTube for a couple of hours now while studying, they’re really something different ;) Happy Things is just one of their… happiest songs, i guess :) Thanks guys!

  4. yeah, gogo star is fabulous.  remind me of juju club and some other mid-90s indie type bands that were popular when i lived in korea.  the girl in the group even rocks the pigtails that the chick from juju club had.  i love to see the occasional mixed-gender korean group, it’s a nice change of pace.  clover, too, rock for that reason (and others)

  5. Kim Jae Wook is the lead singer in the band Walrus, so he isn’t really featured. Yes he is an actor, but this is his band (and it’s awesome).

  6. Hello! I would like to request Red Roc’s Hello for K Crunch Indie Playlist. I’m not sure if this really falls into the “indie” category, I mean it has a substantial amount of views on YouTube (over 1,500,000). I just think Hello is a beautiful song with bittersweet lyrics. Come on, Martina, review it for the love of T.O.P!

  7. Cyllene

    So glad you guys covered Walrus! I love that album! and Jae Wook actually formed the band. The Feat. tag makes it sound like he was a guest for the song or something, but that’s actually him singing and playing guitar, he’s the band’s lead singer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8st4-3ugfE&feature=related

  8. Walrus video = Levi commercial haha

  9. I likes me some Black Comedy a lot, but I also likes me some Norazo – Sales King.  Check check it, yeahhhh!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2w5tLPg-nA

  10. Phelinia

    Love GogoStar!! Last time you mentioned them, they instantly became a favorite and I had to get everything they had out on iTunes and Yes Asia. Wish they had more. They have such an incredible sound and beat. Thank you for introducing us to indie groups. Loving K Crunch Indie!!

  11. RHD drive vehicles always give away their country of origin.

  12. Amanda Kess

    Loved gogostar and walrus! Happy things sounds like korean show-tunes….. I don’t know how I feel about that. 

    and…OMG! Was that Rookiez is punk’d in the background? Love them!

    Overall, very pleased with this indie playlist. :)

  13. can i request “com a little closer” by neon bunny? :)

  14. lol what are the chances of two koreans finding eachother like that in austrailia? lol
    I LOVE GOGOSTAR ^.^ thanks. new songs for my MP3

  15. You guys mention Yelle!!!
    JE VEUT TE VOIR….

  16. minty_chip

    I love Walrus! I feel like I could listen to “Seoul Witch all day.

  17. punkyprincess92
    punkyprincess92

    oh Simon!! ofcourse i know what tapes are!!! i think my house still has them somewhere!!! and our Pokemon tape was all YELLOW!!!! 
    YAY STUDIO GHIBLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes! yes they did fly Simon!!

  18. awesome songs this week! loved gogostar and ofc walrus! :D i think i need more rock in your indie playlist~

  19. I think Gogostar could be totes be my favourite new band. Love the song, love, love, love the film clip and YAY! for chicks rockin’ out!!! Can you get this on Australian (and waaaay more overpriced than it’s US counterpart) iTunes?

    • fuuko4869

      Yea what’s with Aussie iTunes being so overpriced? It’s the same digital file….
      It’s no surprise that everyone just…*cough*downloadsstuff*cough*

  20. During the beginning of the walrus mv i was like… this looks familiar… thats because it’s in Perth where I live!!!!! omg, the mv was filmed in western australia!
    anyway I love the playlist guys :) Hope you recover quickly Martina~

  21. that was coway water wasn’t it? wasssnn’t itttt?????

  22. fuuko4869

    AUSTRALIA FTW!!! Good to see we’re finally getting recognised xD

    The MV “Walrus “Seoul Witch” feat Kim Jae Wook” was filmed in Western Australia.

    You see the sign saying ‘Pinnacles Desert Discovery’, which is in the Nambung National Park :)

  23. Walrus! Wooo! Love them. Actually, Kim Jae Wook is the leader and singer of the band. :D Check out ”To be” That song is more.. hmm… noisy? 

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